The largest tractor of the 50s was brought to the exhibition of classic cars in Paris

The largest tractor of the 50s was brought to the exhibition of classic cars in Paris

February 8, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

One of the two surviving copies of the Berliet T100 was delivered from the museum.

At the exhibition of classic cars Rétromobile, which is now taking place in Paris, delivered the largest truck of the 50s – Berliet T100. From 1957 to 1959, four copies of the car were built, of which only two survived.

Delivered to the exhibition Berliet T100 for the last thirty years is stored in the collection of the Marius Berlie Car Foundation. Tractor presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1957, where it was required to build a separate pavilion.

Berliet used to work in the oil and gas fields in the Sahara, and after the recognition of the independence of Algeria, the second copy of the machine returned to France.

The Berliet T100 is equipped with a 30-liter Cummins V12 diesel engine, with an output of 700 horsepower, and a hydromechanical transmission. The machine has a length of 13.4 meters, width – 5.5 meters, height – 4.5 meters. Full weight – 200 tons.

Consumption Berliet T100 when driving with cargo reached 640 liters per 100 kilometers. In 1962, an experimental Turbomeca gas turbine was installed on the latest T100, but was abandoned due to increased consumption.