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M-813 Truck, Cargo, 5 Ton 6x6 LWB

The M-813 Truck, Cargo, 5 Ton 6x6 LWB 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.

The M-813A1 5 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck is an upgrade of the M54 cargo truck from the M39-series 5-ton trucks. Truck, Cargo, 5 Ton, 6x6 M-813A1 has a tailgate and dropsides compatible with the M35A2C.

The M-813 was the basic cargo truck of the M-809 series of 5-ton 6x6 trucks. The cargo body of the M-813 was a 14x7 foot rigid steel box whereas the M-813A1 cargo box was equipped with drop sides to facilitate rapid loading and unloading with materials handling equipment such as a fork lift.

M-813 Truck, Cargo, 5 ton, 6x6 LWB manufactured by AM General. Photo Government Liquidation.com
M-813 Truck, Cargo, 5 ton, 6x6 LWB. This unit manufactured by AM General. Photo: Government Liquidation.com

M-813A1 Truck, Cargo, 5 ton, 6x6 LWB. Photo Government Liquidation.com
M-813A1 Truck, Cargo, 5 ton, 6x6 LWB. Photo: Government Liquidation.com

M-813A1 Truck, Cargo, 5 ton, 6x6 LWB manufactured by AM General. Photo Government Liquidation.com
M-813A1 Truck, Cargo, 5 ton, 6x6 LWB. This unit manufactured by AM General. Photo: Government Liquidation.com

M-813A1 5 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck
M-813A1 5 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck

M-813A1 5 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck. Photo Government Liquidation.com
M-813A1 5 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck. Photo: Government Liquidation.com.

Cab interior of M-813A1 5 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck
Cab interior of M-813A1 5 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck. Photo: Government Liquidation.com.

M-813A1 5 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck dataplate
M-813A1 5 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck dataplate. Photo: Government Liquidation.com.

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