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M-878 Truck, Tractor, 5 Ton, 4x2, Yard Type

The M878 Truck, Tractor, 5 Ton, 4x2, Yard Type is NSN 2320-01-044-8376. This tractor is used to move semi-trailers or trailers in local, yard or dock environments. It has an engine with 225bhp@2800rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, air brakes and 12.00x20 tires. The overall bumper to bumper length is 191 1/2 inches and 116 inches from the center of the front axle to the center of the rear axle. The towed load allowance is 44,480 lbs.

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An M-878 Truck, Tractor, 5 Ton, 4x2, Yard Type on a pier in front of the maritime pre-positioning ship Pfc. James Anderson Jr. (T-AK-3002), Newport News, VA, 21 September 1990
An M-878 Truck, Tractor, 5 Ton, 4x2, Yard Type on a pier in front of the maritime pre-positioning ship Pfc. James Anderson Jr. (T-AK-3002), Newport News, VA, 21 September 1990.

An M-878 Truck, Tractor, 5 Ton, 4x2, Yard Type pulls a trailer with a container of chemical munitions into a storage area, Johnston Atoll, November 1990
An M-878 Truck, Tractor, 5 Ton, 4x2, Yard Type pulls a trailer with a container of chemical munitions into a storage area, Johnston Atoll, November 1990.