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M320T2 Crane, Truck Mounted, GED 6x6, 20 ton Capacity

There are three related Harnischfeger models:

  • M320T Crane, Shovel, Truck Mounted, 20-Ton, 3/4 cubic yard
  • M320T2 Crane, Truck Mounted, GED, 3/4 cubic yard, 20-Ton w/Clamshell
  • M320RT Crane, Truck Mounted, Hydraulic, 25-Ton

A Harnischfeger Corp. Model M320T crane was tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground from 19 March 1969 to 20 February 1970 (Registration number 08A86569). The M320T2 full nomenclature is:

CRANE, TRUCK MOUNTED, 3/4 CUBIC YARDS, 20 TON,
W/ CLAMSHELL, DRAGLINE AND BACKHOE ATTACHMENTS, G.E.D.,
(HARNISCHFEGER CORP MODEL M 320T2) FSN 3810-151-4431

GED means Gasoline Engine Driven.

Manuals for the M320T2 Crane include:

  • TM 5-3810-294-10 Operators Manual
  • TM 5-3810-294-20P Unit Maintenance Repair Parts and Special Tools List
  • TM 5-3810-294-34P Direct and General Support Maintenance Repair Parts and Special Tools List

Dataplate M320T2 Crane, Truck Mounted, GED 6x6.   Photo: Courtesy Bob Pettit
Dataplate on U.S. Army M320T2 Crane, Truck Mounted, GED 6x6, Granbury, TX, 4 October 2005. Photo: Courtesy Bob Pettit.

M320T2 Crane, Truck Mounted, GED 6x6.   Photo: Courtesy Bob Pettit
U.S. Army M320T2 Crane, Truck Mounted, GED 6x6, Granbury, TX, 4 October 2005. Boom has been removed and disassembled. Photo: Courtesy Bob Pettit.



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