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Truck, Ambulance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M886 Dodge CUCV

The M-886 Truck, Ambulance, 1 1/4 Ton, 4x4 (NSN 2310-00-579-9078) 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 Olive-Drab.com pages for other models of the series.

Tabulated data for the Truck, Ambulance, 1 1/4 Ton, 4x4 M-886 Dodge 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 6116 lbs (2774 kg)
Payload 1200 lbs (544 kg)
GVW 7716 lbs (3500 kg)
Wheelbase 131.00 in (332.74 cm)
Length 215.42 in (547. 17 cm)
Width 79.50 in (201.93 cm)
Height 101.00 in (256.54 cm)
Electrical 12 volt
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.

M886 CUCV Ambulances unloading from a C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Reforger'85, January 1985
M-886 CUCV Ambulances unloading from a C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Reforger'85, January 1985.

M-886 CUCV Ambulance.  Photo courtesy of Michigan Museum of Military Transport
M-886 CUCV Ambulance. Photo courtesy of Michigan Museum of Military Transport.

M-886 CUCV Ambulance.  Photo courtesy of Michigan Museum of Military Transport
M-886 CUCV Ambulance. Photo courtesy of Michigan Museum of Military Transport.

M-886 CUCV Ambulance.  Photo courtesy of Michigan Museum of Military Transport
M-886 CUCV Ambulance. Photo courtesy of Michigan Museum of Military Transport.

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