Whether you want to order online, or visit a local store for Diamond Reo parts, Advance Auto can help you keep your Diamond Reo running. Wikimedia Commons has media related to. Lansing, Michigan was where Mr. Here is a picture of one: This reo looks to me like one of those canadian-built trucks like pacific that if just a fusion of a bunch of other parts. Diamond-T T 311 Two independent entrepreneurs striking out in the uncertain world of motorized vehicle building in the early part of the twentieth century. Model 975 was a bridge truck built for Canada.
Please check page history for when the original article was copied to Wikia This truck-related article is a. The chassis was used for different bodies but the majority of 4-tons were Model 968s. The new trucks have the S-line Navistar cab, rather than the Autocar cab. I can't remember who they developed the mixer with. I think there is info in the Herman Sass book.
Metal parts are pewter and can be painted or polished to a shine. We carry close to 20 Diamond Reo parts and accessories for the last 6 years and 2 different models of Diamond Reo cars - so you're sure to find what you need. I have see pictures of thes late model duamond reo's before. Please to meet you hope like my page. Next time we will trace the development of Diamond-T. By 1985, the Harrisburg plant was expanded to be able to produce 10 trucks per day, although output continued at about two per day.
Sweet webmaster of Daily Diesel Dose to pen a monthly page dedicated to the mighty Diamond Reo brand of heavy trucks. From its beginnings manufacturing touring cars, the company later became known for its. One by one they passed by the two boys glued to the upper bedroom window. Tilt and the Diamond T brand with beginnings dating to 1905. Diamond Reo Trucks was an truck manufacturer. Watching in awe as any four and eight year old boys would or could do; we camped for the next few hours or so in front of that window fixated at the site before us.
One by one they dumped their loads of bank run gravel as the Cat D-5 spread the material for a new road base. The New Diamond T or Superior or what is now called the T-line was seperate from Diamond Reo at that time. A long butterfly hood had vertical louvers along both sides. The company continued to build about 150 annually through 1995. The single model C-116 Giant was continued in production with the diesel engine as standard power. A closed cab with doors was introduced.
The list of authors can be seen in the. In 1946, the first year of full commercial production, there were five models, in 1947 there were fourteen. Chicago, Illinois was the home base for C. The models produced were powerful of up to 70 hp. Good to see it still working. Coupled with a Rogers trailer, the truck gave sterling service with the in , where its power and rugged construction allowed the rescue of damaged tanks in the most demanding of conditions. Production for 1978 was 131 units.
Now comes the good part for all us Diamond Reo devotees. These appear to be the same trucks that were marketed as Diamond-T's in the late '90s, with updated engines. There were closed tool compartments along both sides, two open containers in the front, and a bottom-hinged tailgate. Folsom will guide us through the complex and often muddle history of Diamond Reo trucks. In 1967, and were combined to form the Diamond Reo Trucks Division of the. This cab would be used on commercial and military trucks until replaced in 1951.
You have really taken good care of it. Would ove to see one up close but I believe only Diamond Reo and Marmon used those engines. In 1942 improved models went into production and then stopped after only 530 units for military production of tactical trucks and half-tracks. The truck weighed 18,450 pounds 8,370 kg and could tow 25,000 pounds 11,000 kg. One year later and partner bought the rights to Diamond Reo trucks and made room to continue production in their , facility, originally a dealership and maintenance facility. The original article was at. In this monthly feature Mr.
Article says they are also handling Diamond Reo parts - must have all of the old records from the Harrisburg plant, which they are operating in. Shopping for Diamond Reo replacement parts? By 1929 there were chassis load ratings the weight of the body and payload up to 12 tons 10,900kg on three axles. Despite new model introductions and excellent reputation Diamond Reo was forced into bankruptcy on December 6, 1974. We rushed to our bedroom window find a Caterpillar D-5 crawler with a hydraulic straight blade dozer shaping the subgrade to the double entrance way, its operator clad in yellow rain suit. Cappaert of Birmingham, Alabama, bought Diamond-Reo from White. All trucks had geared-differential rear axles.