The first truck in the world was created by the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft in 1896. With a payload capacity of 1.5 ton, this truck, that had iron clad wooden wheels was driven by a 4 hp, 2-cylinder “Phoenix” engine and the very first model was shipped to England. Technically, it was not a truck as the motorized engine was just connected to a horse-drawn cart.
With more modifications and improvement in engine power (now with 2.2 litre, power output of 6 hp), the Daimler Motor-Lastwagen built in 1897 was a real truck as the engine was now placed below the driver’s seat, ahead of the axle with transmission through a 4-speed gearbox. This new truck had a modified radiator, and a Bosch made magneto ignition switch. It could carry 2.75 tons and travel at a speed of 11 km/hr.
Production of this new truck was ramped up in 1898 when most of the brewery owners preferred to use this new mode of surface transport.
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|- Material: RESIN|
|- Non-opening model|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3|