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M-1000 HETS Trailer

The US Army Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) consists of the Oshkosh Truck M-1070 Truck Tractor and the M-1000 Heavy Equipment Transporter Semi-trailer manufactured by Systems & Electronics, Inc., St Louis, MO. The HETS transports payloads up to 70 tons – primarily M1 Abrams tanks.

HETS operates worldwide on highways, secondary roads, and cross-country. The HETS has a number of features that significantly improve the mobility and overall performance of the system in a tactical environment. The M1070 tractor has front- and rear-axle steering, a central tire-inflation system, and cab space for six personnel to accommodate the two HETS operators and four tank crewmen. The M1000 semi-trailer has automatically steerable axles and a load-leveling hydraulic suspension.

The M-1000 Trailer is 622 inches long (51.8 feet) and 144.8 inches wide at the rear bumper (12.1 feet). The trailer has a curb weight of 50,000 pounds and can carry a payload of 140,000 pounds.

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the M-1000 HETS Semitrailer at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

Five Soldiers from A Distribution Company, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, stand in front of the M1070 truck-tractor and M1000 trailer, together the heavy equipment transport system (HETS), with a second M1070 on the M1000 trailer, Basrah, Iraq, 22 April 2011. L to r: SPC Rick Lindsey, SGT Aaron Ruiz, SGT Patricio Salgado, SPC Charles Masten, and SPC Anthony Ramirez.
A Soldier from 233rd Transportation Company, parks a HET in Farmer Motor Pool, Fort Knox, KY, after a road test. The HET weighs 41,000 pounds - 91,400 with the M-1000 trailer attached.
Heavy Equipment Transporters wait to be unloaded from trailers in a lot at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 2010. HETs, along with Third Army transportation units who drive them, are a vital part of Third Army's mission in the Iraq drawdown. The US Army Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) consists of the Oshkosh Truck M-1070 Truck Tractor and the M-1000 Heavy Equipment Transporter Semi-trailer manufactured by Systems & Electronics, Inc., St Louis, MO. These trucks are designed to carry heavy equipment up to 70-tons such as Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, M-1 Abrams tanks, troop carriers and other HETs.
US Army Reserve 257th Transportation Company M1070 Heavy Equipment Transport Truck (HETT) with an M1000 trailer, arrives to assist the Marine Corps reserves with the 6th Motor Transportation Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, during exercise Javelin Thrust-09, Bridgeport, CA, 14 June 2009.
M1070 truck-tractor with M1000 semitrailer (HETS) carrying M1 Abrams tank, stopped to check bridge capacity.
Numerous M1000 60-ton semitrailers are lined up waiting to be shipped to the seaport of debarkation after being retrograded at the maintenance facility on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, 5 October 2009. These items are being transferred to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

M-1000 HET Trailer Photo Gallery

U.S. Army Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) M-1000 Semi-trailer and M-1070 Truck Tractor carrying M1 Abrams MBT
U.S. Army Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) M-1000 Semi-trailer and M-1070 Truck Tractor carrying M1 Abrams MBT.

M-1000 Semi-trailer
M-1000 Semi-trailer.

U.S. Army Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) at 180th Transportation Battalion Motor Pool
U.S. Army Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) at 180th Transportation Battalion Motor Pool.

M-1000 Semi-trailer dataplate. Photo: Courtesy Bob Pettit
M-1000 Semi-trailer dataplate. Photo: Courtesy Bob Pettit.

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