M-1070 Heavy Transporter Truck & M-1000 Trailer
The Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) consists of the M1070 Truck Tractor and the M1000 Heavy Equipment Transporter Semi-trailer. The HETS transports payloads up to 70 tons primarily M1 Abrams tanks.
HETS operates worldwide on highways worldwide, 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.
Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the M-1070 HETS at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup.
The Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) entered service in 1993.
M-1070 Heavy Transporter Truck & M-1000 Trailer Characteristics
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||500 horsepower Detroit Diesel
||40-45 mph on highway (25-30 mph with 70 ton payload)
||C-5A and C-17
||Oshkosh Truck - Oshkosh, WI
||Systems & Electronics, Inc - St Louis, MO
M-1070 Heavy Transporter Truck & M-1000 Trailer Photo Gallery
M-1000 Semi-trailer w/70 ton MBT.