International Harvester Loadstar
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|International Harvester Loadstar|
|Body and chassis|
|Layout||4x2, 4x4, 6X4|
|Body style(s)||Truck (bonneted cab)|
*154 hp (115 kW) to 210 hp (160 kW)
*113 hp (84 kW) to 200 hp (150 kW)
|Transmission(s)||4, 5, 7, 8, and 10 speed Manual
4 and 6 speed Automatic
2 Speed rear axle (optional)
2 speed transfer case (4X4 models)
|Predecessor||International Harvester R-Series|
|Successor||International Harvester S-Series|
Loadstar was a series of medium and heavy-duty trucks built by International Harvester from 1962 to 1979. The Loadstar was primarily used for local delivery, construction, and agricultural applications, as well as utility and fire trucks. It replaced the earlier R-series, which had been built in medium (and heavier) duty form until the Loadstar arrived.
It was widely recognizable by its grey grill and "butterfly" hood, but late models had one piece tilting hoods. Most had a medium-duty 4x2 chassis, but 4X4 and 6x4 models were also built. A four-door extended cab was also available.
Models included: 1600, 1700, 1750, 1800, and 1850, with the numbers indicating the size of the model. All models were available a cowl-chassis for school buses. The 1600 and 1700 were available with 4X4, the 1800 and 1850 with tandem rear axles.
|Model||Gross Vehicle Weight Rating||Gross Combination Weight Rating|
|Truck with load||Truck and trailer with load|
|1600||24,500 lb (11,100 kg)||40,000 lb (18,000 kg)|
|1700||27,500 lb (12,500 kg)||40,000 lb (18,000 kg)|
|1750||27,500 lb (12,500 kg)||45,000 lb (20,000 kg)|
|1800||30,200 lb (13,700 kg)||45,000 lb (20,000 kg)|
|1850||30,200 lb (13,700 kg)||50,000 lb (23,000 kg)|
|44,860 lb (20,350 kg)||50,000 lb (23,000 kg)|
|46,000 lb (21,000 kg)|
- American Truck & Bus Spotter's Guide: 1920-1985, by Tad Burness.
- International Trucks, by Frederick W. Crismon
- International Truck Specifications - Loadstar (Wisconson Historical Society)
- International Harvester Loadstar (Internet Movie Cars Database)
- 1977 International Harvester Loadstar 1800 Photo Gallery