Trucks & Heavy Equipment | 9 August 2016International Harvester Trucks: 10 Early Models Share article facebook twitter google pinterest When it comes to farming, the greatest and most useful technological advancement were the automobiles invented for work on the fields. Even the earliest harvester trucks, while in their most simple design, made a huge difference for those harvesting crops. Take a look at some of the earliest models from the 1930’s, excerpted from International Harvester Trucks. The A-2, introduced in 1931, was a 11/2-ton-rated truck boasting the great styling seen on all the A-series. Thisparticular model is shown with the optional dual rear wheels. Distinctive styling was a hallmark of the 1930 Model HS-74. The unconventional headlamp placement, forward-sloping windshield, and side quarter windows make this truck stand out in a crowd. The HS models were all powered by Hall-Scott engines. Although this photo is labeled as a 1930 A-series truck, itappears to be a heavier-duty W-series job. Notice the hood tie-downs, split windshield, and roof overhang, all W series features. The new C-1 chassis was also used to produce International’s popular wood-bodied station wagons. The bodies for these were built by outside vendors. The International-built Model C-1 [1934 model seen here]replaced the Willys-supplied D-1 in the International line-up. Theshield-style radiator and full fenders looked very modern, and thesewere some of the best-looking trucks of the 1930s.The International-built Model C-1 [1934 model seen here]replaced the Willys-supplied D-1 in the International line-up. The shield-style radiator and full fenders looked very modern, and thesewere some of the best-looking trucks of the 1930s. The International D-1 pickup was an especially attractivevehicle, and it was well-made. Sales of these popular trucks helped many International dealers get through one of the worst years of the Depression. Like the cavalry comingto the rescue just in time, theModel D-1 first appeared inInternational dealer showroomsnear the end of 1932. Built byWillys-Overland, the 1/2-tonD-1 series included a standardpickup, cowl and chassis, and thestylish panel delivery seen here. America was still stuck in the Great Depression during 1932 when this Model A-2 delivery truck was produced, and International’s sales were down, like everyone else’s. The economy was in midst of the Great Depression when this 1931 Model A-5 was built for the Cayll Barrett Quality Concrete company in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The driver, standing atop the truck,is watching a load of concrete being poured in at a batch plant. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Get the entire history of the best trucks on the road. The International Truck and Engine Corporation has built the trucks that have been a staple of both agricultural and industrial trucking for nearly 100 years. International Harvester Trucks: The Complete History tells the complete story of the light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks, vans, and station wagons built by International Harvester during over a century of history, starting from the company’s early days, through its first truck model in 1907, and right up to the present. The focus is firmly on the trucks themselves including collectible machines such as the Travelall and Scout. Author Patrick R. Foster is one of the world’s premier transportation historians. His accessible writing style, illustrated with hundreds of never-before-seen archival photographs, makes this book the best examination of one of the world’s most prolific truck manufacturers. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.