Smaller payload trucks with 2-3 ton capacity were preferred during the World War years as they moved faster and could do quick turnarounds.
Keeping this in mind, Mercedes-Benz went on to build a diesel truck, Lo 2750 where the initials Lo stood for 'Lastwagen omnibusse' which mean trucks and bus (in German). The figure 2750 denoted the payload capacity, in this case was 2.75 tons. Over 3500 of these were made until 1936.
Just after the end of World War, when everything was scarce, people were looking for alternative means to counter rationing of petrol. So the only option left for consumers was to switchover to the use of firewood, as fuel. The first such machine was developed by a German engineer called Imbert in the late 1920’s. By 1930, nearly 10,000 vehicles with gasifiers were sold.
The idea was to use wood chips, saw dust, coal, rubber, etc. to be fed in to a unit that would be heated up to 1500 degree centigrade resulting in production of gas, which then after dual and (sometimes) triple filtering (technically called gas scrubber) was transferred with the help of a gas pipe to specially-built carburettor.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: Resin|
|- Non-opening bonnet and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- 1 of 500 pieces made|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||9 x 3.5 x 4.5|