International Harvester Loadstar

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International Harvester Loadstar
International Loadstar AWD.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer International Harvester
Production 1962-1979
Body and chassis
Class Class 6-7
Body style Truck (bonneted cab)
Layout 4x2, 4x4, 6X4
Powertrain
Engine Gasoline
*154–210 hp (115–157 kW)
Diesel
*113–200 hp (84–149 kW)
Transmission 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10-speed manual
4 and 6-speed automatic
Chronology
Predecessor International Harvester R-Series
Successor International Harvester S-Series
IHC Loadstar as an airport fire truck in Greece.
1968 International Harvester Schoolmaster bus at the Egged Museum, of Holon, Israel.

The International Harvester Loadstar is a series of medium and heavy-duty trucks that were 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 a one-piece tilting hood was available as option from 1972 onwards.[1] 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, Binder, 1700, 1750, 1800, and 1850, with the numbers indicating the size of the model. The 1750 and 1850 had mid-range diesels. The 1600 and 1700 were available with 4X4, the 1800 and 1850 with tandem rear axles.

The Schoolmaster 1603, 1703, 1803, and 1853 were cowl-chassis models used for school-bus type bodies, the 1853 was also available as a forward control bare chassis for flat-nosed bodies. The Schoolmaster had longer wheelbases available than the Loadstar, otherwise they were mechanically the same.

This series was replaced by the S-Series from 1978.[2]

1972-1974 Models[edit]

Model[3] Max. front GAWR[a] Max. rear GAWR Max. GVWR[b] Engine[c] Trans
1600 7,500 lb (3,400 kg) 17,000 lb (7,700 kg) 24,500 lb (11,100 kg) V-345 5 spd.[d]
1600 4x4 6,000 lb (2,700 kg) 14,200 lb (6,400 kg) 35,000 lb (16,000 kg) V-345 5 spd.
1700 9,000 lb (4,100 kg) 18,500 lb (8,400 kg) 27,500 lb (12,500 kg) MV-404 4 spd.
1700 4x4 9,000 lb (4,100 kg) 17,000 lb (7,700 kg) 26,000 lb (12,000 kg) V-345 5 spd.
1800 9,000 lb (4,100 kg) 21,200 lb (9,600 kg) 30,200 lb (13,700 kg) MV-446 10 spd.
1850 9,000 lb (4,100 kg) 21,200 lb (9,600 kg) 30,200 lb (13,700 kg) D-170 5 spd.
F1800 6x4 10,860 lb (4,930 kg) 34,000 lb (15,000 kg) 44,600 lb (20,200 kg) MV-404 5 spd.
F1850 6x4 12,000 lb (5,400 kg) 34,000 lb (15,000 kg) 46,000 lb (21,000 kg) D-170 5 spd.
  1. ^ Gross Axle Weight Rating is the loaded weight of the axle.
  2. ^ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the loaded weight of the truck.
  3. ^ Highest rated engine for model.
  4. ^ A 4 spd. automatic was available.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Take another look- it's also a Loadstar (Brochure). International Harvester. 1972. New optional tilt hood and a new grille combine to make the Loadstar look wider, more powerful, and way ahead in styling [...]. 
  2. ^ Wren, James A.; Wren, Genevieve (1979). Motor Trucks of America. Ann Arbor MI: The University of Michigan Press. pp. 247, 320, 329. ISBN 0-472-06313-8. 
  3. ^ "International Truck Specifications - Loadstar Line". Wisconsin Historical Society. 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-28. 

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