Benz fire-fighting truck.

  • Collection 3: Benz fire-fighting truck

  • Benz fire-fighting truck.

    Around 1910, when gasoline-engined fire-fighting vehicles gradually became established, Benz and Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft were among the first suppliers. The Benz fire-fighting truck of 1912 had chain drive and solid rubber tires, common on heavy-duty commercial vehicles until the late 1920s. Other typical features were the open drivers area and the long benches for the crew.

    • Cylinders 4
    • Displacement 524 cu in
    • Output 58 hp (43 kW)
    • at engine speed 1000/min
    • Top speed 25 mph