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Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 M-881 CUCV

The M-881 Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 w/28v, 60-Amp Generator Kit (NSN 2320-00-579-8943) is a model of the M880 Dodge Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicles (CUCV) series of trucks. The linked page provides more information on the general characteristics of the Dodge CUCV trucks and a directory of links to pages for other models of the series.

The Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 M-881 is not visually distinct from the M880 cargo truck. The only significant difference is the installed 24 volt, 60-Amp Generator Kit.

Tabulated data for the Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 M-881 CUCV:

Engine 318 cid gasoline V8, 150 bhp @ 4000 rpm, 230 ft-lbs torque @ 2400 rpm with 2 bbl Carter or Holley carb
Transmission Chrysler Torqueflite 727 Automatic, 3 fwd, 1 rev
Transfer Case New Process NP203, 2 speed, full-time 4x4, chain drive
Axles Dana 44 front, Dana 60 rear, 4.10:1
Curb Weight 4648 lbs (2108 kg)
Payload 2500 lbs (1134 kg)
GVW 7748 lbs (3515 kg)
Wheelbase 131.00 in (332.74 cm)
Length 218.74 in (555.6 cm)
Width 79.50 in (201.93 cm)
Height 73.85 in (187.58 cm)
Electrical 12 volt system plus add-on 24 volt, 60-Amp Generator Kit
Brakes Hydraulic, front disc, rear drum
Fording 16 inches w/o kit
Ground Clearance 8.50 in (unloaded), 8.00 in (loaded)
Tires 9:50 R, 16.5 LT, 4 R-D Cust Flexsteel XG
Tire Pressure 45 PSI front, 55 PSI rear
Fuel Tank 20 Gallons US (75.7 liters)
Maximum Speeds At Governed RPM
High Range
1st 25 mph
2nd 45 mph
3rd 70 mph
Maximum Speeds At Governed RPM
Low Range
1st 10 mph
2nd 19 mph
3rd 19 mph

Manuals for the M880 series trucks will be numbered TM9-2320-266-xx where the xx represents the maintenance level. You can purchase the Dodge CUCV manuals at ABE Books.

Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 M-881 Dodge CUCV. From TM 43-0001-31 (June 1985), page 4-38
Truck, Cargo, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 M-881 Dodge CUCV. From TM 43-0001-31 (June 1985), page 4-38.

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