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Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764, Earthboring Machine & Pole Setter

The Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764 is built on the chassis of the M-35 Cargo Truck, a part of the G-742 (or M-44) series of 2 1/2 ton trucks. The full nomenclature is "Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764, Earthboring Machine & Pole Setter with Winch" to indicate the special equipment mounted on this truck. It is designed to set and pull telephone poles and to lay wire and light cable.

The M764 truck is NSN 2320-00-937-5980 and its manuals are in the TM 9-2320-209-xx series, where the xx represents the maintenance level.

Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company
Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company.

Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company
Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company.

Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company
Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company.

Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company
Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company.