1948 IHC KBS-6 Fire Truck
Asking $16,000 Due To Financial Demands Will Consider All Offers…
A One of a Kind, Titled, All Original, with very low mile makes this a great barn find for restoring.
Cab / Chassis KB6 built by International Harvester Company. The “S” in KBS refers to the two-speed shifting rear axle. This is great for the granny-gear and the open road (about 55 HPH)
Engine is the original “International Blue Diamond”, Model BLD-250., Series 63738
Rear Section is configured as a Fire Truck. Officially is a "FMC High Pressure Fog Fire Fighter”.
Mileage reads 10,885. Speed odometer cable failed in the summer of 2013. So, less than 11,000 is an honest mileage. It’s from the “ROCKLAND COMMUNITY FIRE DEPT. In Wisconsin.” I’ve put about 600 miles on it over the last 16 years in our local parades as reward rides for our vacation bible school kids…
This Fire Truck with Its PTO Operated High Pressure Water Pumping System Is a Tanker, Fire Fighter Truck, with Other Farm Applications has a 1,500 Gal Storage, Hydrant Hook-Ups and/or Lake Side Pumping Hook-Ups, and other Multi valve controlled Options. Featuring stainless steel valves controlling left or right hose reels with brass plumbing in all original working condition in 2010. Made By John Bean Manufacturing Company, Lansing Michigan and/or San Jose, California.
Electrical System is the original 6-volt system.
Brakes are "OK" but should be thoroughly checked out before the next parade or road trip.
Chrome on the hood and grille are in excellent condition.
Instrument Package on the dash is distinctive because it is the “Old Square Style”. Beginning in the early 1950's IHC went to round instruments.
This Particular Truck has the distinction of headlights and siren mounted separately from the trucks body and the original rotating red emergency light mounted on the cab (all still work) and original Spoke-Rims.
WINDSHIELD is capable of opening outward at the bottom which is great for airflow on hot summer or rainy days. There is also, plenty of headroom in this cab.
Contact: Don 507-461-3465