The feeling that a truly heavy-duty engine for truck and tractor service was not available led the company represented by the authors to commence the development of an engine that would be capable of high speed as well as have ability to develop maximum horsepower and torque at low or medium speeds. Five specific requirements are stated for a tractor and three for a truck engine; the requirements of a universal truck and tractor engine are then specified under six headings.
The special features of design of the engine developed are described in minute detail and illustrated by photographs and charts, seven definite features being mentioned as having been productive of the desired results. The testing apparatus is described and power and torque curves, a timing diagram and capacity curves of the water and oil-pumps are presented. Gasoline was used as fuel, although the engine is designed to use either gasoline or kerosene and is said to be adapted to the use of the heavier fuels.