CMC Mercedes-Benz LO 2750 Platform Truck, 1933-1936
At the end of the twenties, a new era of truck manufacturing began in the factory of Daimler-Benz in Gaggenau. Their plans were calculated and different. By 1932 they presented the first truck series that featured the diesel engine as a standard feature. This was a daring initiative and it paid off. Within a short period of time, the diesel engine replaced the then commonly used Otto-engine. The diesel engine, because of its high reliability and efficiency, became the benchmark for all other truck engines. With a new fleet of highly adaptable and customizable trucks, a new Era in trucking was born.
- Hand-crafted metal precision model built from 2,059 single parts
- True-to-the-original, open loading bed
- Metal furnishings on the side boards and tailgate
- Side boards and tailgate can be folded down; both are made of real wood
- Highly detailed 4-cylinder diesel-engine, complete with all aggregates, pipes and cabling
- Detachable three-part bonnet with spring-loaded locking hooks
- Hand-crafted stainless-steel cooler with a Mercedes-Star filler cap that unscrews (caution needed, risk of breakage, observe operating instructions)
- Beautifully-replicated driver’s cab with a movable hand-brake lever and hinged windscreen. Seats are upholstered in real leather, and the bench cushion is removable
- Openable doors and functional direction indicator (winker)
- Fuel tank made of metal with functional filler cap, underneath the passenger-seat
- Openable tool box, mounted left on the frame
- Detachable spare wheel underneath the loading bed in the rear
- Front and rear axle made of metal. Detailed undercarriage with a rigid steel frame and strong semi-elliptic leaf-springs front/rear
- Billiant two-tone painting in ochre/red
Description of the type designation “LO 2750”:
Number 2750 = cargo load in kilo
“L” Chassis is usable for trucks(L)
“O” and for busses(O)
HISTORY (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
After the global economic crisis of the late 1920s was over, an industrial resurgence was looming large everywhere. The Daimler-Benz AG lost no time in developing new, innovative commercial vehicles at its factory in Gaggenau, which made a name for efficiency and technical reliability. The offer of diesel-powered trucks back then was nothing short of being revolutionary.
Based on our replica of the racing-car transporter LO 2750, we introduce this 2.75-ton platform truck of the type LO 2750. Sturdy, compact-looking, and equipped with an economical 65 hp diesel engine, it was a popular means of transportation for medium- and small-sized companies in the 1930s. With a spacious, easily accessible deck and a maximum load up to 2.75 tons, this truck was capable of handling almost every transport need. Between 1933 and 1936, approximately 3,500 diesel-powered units of the LO 2750 rolled off the Daimler-Benz assembly line in the northern Black Forest.
We hereby offer you a standard version of this replica with an open loading platform in a two-tone finish. Made of real wood, the side and tail boards can be folded down. This masterpiece of model making is complete with a beautifully crafted cabin and an authentic 4-cylinder diesel engine housed under a three-piece detachable bonnet.
TECHNICAL DATA (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
- Loading bed manufactured by using selected materials, harmoniously adapted to the chassis
- Rigid steel frame, connected with strong cross-members
- 4-cylinder diesel engine OM 65 with Bosch injection pump & MB precombustion
- Cylinder housing and crankcase cast in one block
- Cylinder heads combined in pairs
- Strong semi-elliptic leaf-springs front/rear
- Hydraulic four-wheel brake
- Spacious driver’s cab, designed for 3 persons
|Bore x Stroke||110 x 130 mm|
|Output:||65 hp at 2,000 rpm|
|Track front/rear:||1,715 / 1,605 mm|
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