‘A Goddamn Truck’

The Canadian Army didn’t have a good word to say for the poor old Kelly Springfield truck, Tim Gosling finds out why


Make Kelly Springfield

Model K 40

Nationality United States of America

Year 1914

Production Run 1912-1928


Type Four cylinder side valve

Fuel Petrol

Displacement 413.5 cubic inches

Power 38.5 bhp

Transmission Chain drive

Type Manual

Gears Three-speed

Transfer Box N/A

Suspension Leaf springs

Brakes Drum rear only

Wheels Wooden spoke

Tyres Solid. 36X5 front. Twin 40X5 rear

Crew/seats Three


Length 25 feet 7 inches

Width 75 ¾ inches

Wheelbase 150in

Weight 7900 pounds

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