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M984 HEMTT Truck, Wrecker, 10 ton, Recovery, 8x8 w/winch.

The Miracle Maintenance Crew of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Battalion, 227th Aviation from Hanau, Germany, working at the rear of HQ 68, an M984 HEMTT Wrecker equipped with its towing mechanism, cable and chains, Comanche Base (Tuzla West), Bosnia, April 1996
The "Miracle Maintenance Crew" of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Battalion, 227th Aviation from Hanau, Germany, working at the rear of HQ 68, an M984 HEMTT Wrecker equipped with its towing mechanism, cable and chains, Comanche Base (Tuzla West), Bosnia, April 1996.

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M984 HEMTT Truck, Wrecker, 10 ton, Recovery, 8x8 w/winch

The HEMTT M984 is a Wrecker, 8 x 8, heavy expanded mobility tactical truck wrecker, heavy duty crane and winch. It provides heavy wheeled recovery and crane recover/tow/maintenance lift assistance) to 10-ton and lighter tactical wheeled vehicles. It's lift-and-tow system can recover disabled vehicles in two to three minutes.

There are three variants, M984, M984A1 and M984E1, a prototype. The M984E1 and M984A1 are the same vehicle. Army pubs say, "All references to M984E1 shall be interpreted as the M984A1 model."

Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck HEMTT series M984 wrecker specifications:

Length: 392 in
Height: Operational 112 in; Transport 102 in
Width: 96 in
Wheelbase: 191 in
Turning circle: 95 in
Ground clearance: 24 in
Vehicle curb weight: 50,900 lbs
Max speed: 57 mph
Cruising range: 300 mi
Maximum grade: 60% with payload of 22,000 lbs
Engine: 445 or 450 horsepower diesel engine
Transmission: 4-speed Allison 740-HD automatic and 2-speed Oshkosh transfer case with air-operated front tandem axle disconnect
Crew: 2
Manufacturer: Oshkosh Truck (Oshkosh, WI)

As described in TM 9-2320-279-10-1, the M984 is a wrecker vehicle with 82,000-lb (37 200 kg) GVWR and 100,000-lb (45 400 kg) GCWR. Vehicle is equipped with material handling crane with 10,000-lb (4 540 kg) load capacity at 12 ft (3.7 m) or 24,000-lb (10 896 kg) with boom extension retracted and resting on boom support tubes, 60,000-lb (27 240 kg) recovery winch, and 10-foot cargo body. The M984E1 is a wrecker vehicle with 95,000-lb (43 000 kg) GVWR and 114,000-lb (51 700 kg) GCWR that can be increased to 155,000-lb (70 370 kg) GCWR under certain conditions. Vehicle is equipped with material handling crane with 6,000-lb (2 722 kg) load capacity at 18.2 ft (5.5 m) boom radius, 60,000-lb (27 240 kg) recovery winch, and equipment body with 10 stowage compartments.

The M984 variantes have these NSNs:

  • M984 w/winch NSN 2320-01-097-0248
  • M984A1 w/winch NSN 2320-01-195-7641
  • M984A2 w/winch NSN 2320-01-492-8224
  • M984A2R1 w/winch NSN 2320-01-492-8233

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the M984 HEMTT Wrecker at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

M984 HEMTT Wrecker
Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT).  There are multiple configurations of the HEMTT-series trucks: the M977 cargo truck with light materiel-handling crane; M985 cargo truck with medium materiel-handling crane; the M978 2,500-gallon fuel tanker; the M983 tractor; the M984 wrecker; and the M1120 Load-Handling System (LHS) and the M983 Light Equipment Transporter (LET), used in Stryker recovery operations and movement of heavy engineer equipment. The HEMTT is used as a prime mover for the Patriot missile system, M7 forward repair system and tactical water purification system and as the chassis for the M1977 common bridge transporter, M1142 tactical firefighting truck and M1158 HEMTT-based water tender. The HEMTT is also compatible with the PLS trailer.
Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck HEMTT M984 wrecker.
US Soldiers with Bravo Company, 334th Brigade Support Battalion, display their team victory flags with the cranes of M984 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) wreckers (Truck, Wrecker, 10 ton, Recovery, 8x8) during the annual University of Iowa versus Iowa State University football game in Cedar Rapids, IA, 11 September 2010.
SPC Jose Azcarate, 598th Maintenance Co from Fort Benning, GA, maintains a HEMTT M984 Wrecker engine, May 2007
M984 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) wreckers on their way to support Operation Enduring Freedom await onward movement to Afghanistan, Sunday, 17 Aug 2008 from 1st Bn, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, based at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. As the primary recovery means for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP), the HEMTT wrecker is crucial to logistical support of the fight.

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M984 HEMTT Truck, Wrecker, 10 ton, Recovery, 8x8 w/winch
M984 HEMTT Truck, Wrecker, 10 ton, Recovery, 8x8 w/winch.

M984 HEMTT Truck, Wrecker, 10 ton, Recovery, 8x8 w/winch
M984 HEMTT Truck, Wrecker, 10 ton, Recovery, 8x8 w/winch. Photo from Co. B (Maintenance), 634th Forward Support Bn., Champaign, IL, at 2004 Summer Camp, Grafenwoehr, Germany. Photo courtesy of Sgt. David B. Wentz.

M984 HEMTT Truck, Wrecker, 10 ton, Recovery, 8x8 w/winch.
M984 HEMTT Truck, Wrecker, 10 ton, Recovery, 8x8 w/winch. at 1st Cavalry Division Museum, Ft. Hood, TX, 2 December 2005. This unit has the cargo box instead of equipment in the center section. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit

M984 HEMTT Truck, Wrecker, 10 ton, Recovery, 8x8 w/winch
M984 HEMTT Truck, Wrecker, 10 ton, Recovery, 8x8 w/winch. at 36th Infantry Division, Texas ANG, 16 December 2005. This unit has the equipment array in the center section. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

2nd Bn, 135th (Light Utility Helicopter) Aviation, Colorado Army National Guard in convoy with  M984 HEMTT Wrecker towing cargo truck, Hamilton, TX, near Ft. Hood, 2 June 2006.  Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
2nd Bn, 135th (Light Utility Helicopter) Aviation, Colorado Army National Guard in convoy with M984 HEMTT Wrecker towing cargo truck, Hamilton, TX, near Ft. Hood, 2 June 2006. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

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