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This listing is for a 1979 AM General M917 Military dump truck. 27,500 miles showing on the ODO. Bed operates as designed. Bed has some slight gashes from an excavator bucket but this will be fixed with some 5/16" plate. Bed can hold 19 yards. Truck is 6 wheel drive.
Truck is equipped with a Cummins Big Cam I engine rated at 400hp and 1250ft/lbs of torque. Has a Caterpillar 7155 16speed Semi Automatic transmission. This transmission is a manual operated transmission but it uses air as a clutch over a pedal system. It is a great transmission to save your knee with. These trucks can be fitted with a 9spd or 13spd transmission easily enough as well. Truck is equipped with a single speed Oshkosh 18000 Transfer case that is direct drive. Rockwell axles with 6.17 ratio front and rear with a power divided front tandem with a standard walking beam rear. Truck has new rear air lines and new pump hoses for the front tandem pumpkin. Truck operates a dual voltage 24/12 alternator. This truck starts on 24v power but operates lights and everything else on 12v power. This can easily be swapped to a 12v only system. Has Two New 8D batteries are installed. Rear pintle hitch is rated for 50,000lbs.
Truck has a curb weight or 34,075lbs with a gross vehicle weight of 75,000lbs. Pusher axle operates as designed. Truck is equipped with 11R24 tube type tires on it that are in great shape (48in tall). Truck can be fitted with 11R22.5 or 11R24.5 or 16.00R20s easily. Cab seats 2 people. Truck front axle is 18,670lbs empty. 15,360 on the rear axles. Truck is 29.2ft long. 8.1ft wide and 11.8ft tall.
Truck drives and operates great. Was recently driven 105 miles round trip to cover a heavy tag trailer with zero issues.
Truck has a clear title. Located in zip 38574 Monterey, TN. Shipping is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Delivery can be made available at the buyers expense.
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