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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

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