Benz three-ton truck.

This Benz three-tonner is a typical truck of the pre-World War I days. It had chain drive and solid rubber tires. Propeller shafts and pneumatic tires did not see general use in trucks until the 1920s. The Benz trucks were manufactured at the Gaggenau factory, acquired by Benz in 1907 to meet the growing demand for commercial vehicles.

  • Cylinders 4
  • Displacement 394 cu in
  • Output 45 PS (33 kW)
  • at engine speed 1200/min
  • Top speed 16 mph
  • Payload capacity 6610 lbs