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Kenworth trucks: books - history, models and technology

A book on Kenworth trucks? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Kenworth trucks and tractors.

Kenworth Trucks of the 1950s

For Kenworth, the 1950s were some of its most exciting years. A financial windfall started out the decade, with a special truck built for Aramco that proved so successful that it quickly became a standard at oil sites around the world.
In the mid 1950s Kenworth began building trucks in Canada for the fast growing Canadian market and a new design with the cab beside the engine was wildly successful as it upped the cargo capacity by 1,000 pounds and offered greatly improved visibility for the driver.

In 1956 the company became a subsidiary of the Pacific Car and Foundry Company. The 900 model, with a lighter, shorter chassis, was the first design introduced under this change of ownership, and gained a reputation for unsurpassed reliability as a true workhorse. The first tilt cab over engine was introduced in 1957 with easier access to the engine and transmission for servicing.
This book highlights these trucks in their most glorious years with black and white historic pictures.

Author:Ron Adams
Specs:128 pages, 22 x 26 x 1 cm / 8.7 x 10.25 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:128 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2011)
EAN:9781583882856
Book: Kenworth Trucks of the 1950s

Kenworth Trucks of the 1950s

Language: English

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Kenworth Trucks 1950-1979

Founded in 1923, Kenworth has since become one of the most recognized names in American truck manufacturing. This book highlights the golden era of trucking in crisp period photographs that present a variety of trucking companies and their Kenworth trucks - in action.

Kenworth trucks are featured at work in a variety of settings and jobs - from logging to hauling all types of commodities, including grain, oil and gasoline, livestock, lumber and meat. Photo shots include the many types of trailers used in moving goods from place to place. A visual treat for the Kenworth enthusiast.

Author:Ron Adams
Specs:128 pages, 21.5 x 26 x 1 cm / 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:122 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2005)
EAN:9781583881477
Book: Kenworth Trucks 1950-1979

Kenworth Trucks 1950-1979

Language: English

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