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1952 Kenworth KCK


Engine Type:
335 Cummins 6-Cylinder

Transmission Type:
5-Speed, 3-Speed Auxiliary

Truck Information:
This 1952 “Bullnose” Kenworth KCK was a real work horse. It was purchased new by the Dressler Ranch in Gardnerville, NV and used to haul cattle until the end of the 20th century. Custom cattle racks were installed to improve efficiency; they are still on the truck today. The 1952 Utility trailer on the back was extended about five feet when length laws changed in California and Nevada, making the whole unit 65’. Its stop lights, fifth wheel, and front axle are all original. The holes along the side of the trailer were used to hold panels in place so that livestock could be separated. At one point, this Kenworth was used to haul cottonseed meal into Oregon and Nevada out of Fresno area. Side doors were put on the trailer to make it easier to load and unload sacks. Jim Dobbas purchased the truck in 1991 and used it to haul cattle to his farm in Sierra Valley, CA until 1999 when the truck was retired. This truck’s chassis weighs 16,190 pounds and has an impressive gross weight of 42,000 pounds. Top Speed: 50 MPH



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