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M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6

The M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6 is part of the G-908 (or M-809) series of 5 ton 6x6 trucks. Details of the history, model numbers, and configurations of the M809-series of trucks are on the linked page.

Debris collected in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption is emptied by a U.S. Navy Seabee M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6, Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines, 29 August 1991
Debris collected in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption is emptied by a U.S. Navy Seebee M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6, Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines, 29 August 1991.

Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 (NMCB-4) with an M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6, Cubi Point, Luzon Philippines, 24 September 1991.  The Seebees were assigned to assist with the clean up of volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Pinatubo volcano
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 (NMCB-4) with an M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6, Cubi Point, Luzon Philippines, 24 September 1991. The Seebees were assigned to assist with the clean up of volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Pinatubo volcano.

National Guard M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6 fording floodwaters to bring supplies to the New Orleans Super Dome in the sftermatch of Hurricane Katrina, 31 August 2005
National Guard M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6 fording floodwaters to bring supplies to the New Orleans Super Dome in the sftermatch of Hurricane Katrina, 31 August 2005.

M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6.  Photo: Courtesy of Billy P. Whyde starhauler@earthlink.net
M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6. Photo: Courtesy of Billy P. Whyde (starhauler@earthlink.net).

M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6. Photo: Government Liquidation.com
M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6. Photo: Government Liquidation.com