Wednesday, February 27, 2019

a company in the early 1930s realized that two small trucks with a loading capacity of 2.5 tons was cheaper than a five-ton truck and therefore, it was logical to weld two low-cost trucks together, resulting in the world’s only twin-engine, twin-grille Ford Model AA.

A bakery and flour dealer, Smeets needed an inexpensive hauler to move a five ton load. The only five-ton trucks on the market at that time far exceeded the company’s budget, but two less expensive trucks with lighter weight ratings fell within its budget, so why not make one heavy truck out of two lighter ones and combine the weight ratings to get what they wanted?

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