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Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 Dodge CUCV

The Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 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.

The Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 has a custom body made by Southwest Truck Body Co. that accomodates tools and equipment in support of field maintenance operations. The nomenclature M887 refers to the truck cab and chassis on which the Contract Maintenance body is mounted. That is, the body is mounted on a Truck, Chassis, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 (NSN 2320-00-579-9080).

The body and equipment considered alone are called Shop Equipment, Contract Maintenance, Truck Mounted, Southwest Model SECM (NSN 4940-01-016-2262), documented in TM 9-4940-421-14. The Contract Maintenance body is Model SECM with Serial No. SECM 1001 through SECM 2532. It consists of eight compartments that provide storage space for all tools and equipment. The shop is equipped with a generator-welder that provides 115 volt single-phase alternating current for operation of the air compressor and other equipment, and 200 amperes, 28 volt direct current for welding. The generator-welder is driven by a 154 cu. in., 4 cycle, gas engine.

Tabulated data for the Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 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
GVW 8000 lbs (3628.7 kg)
Wheelbase 131.00 in (332.74 cm)
Length 213 in (541.0 cm)
Width 84 in (213.4 cm)
Height 82 in (208.3 cm)
Electrical 12 volt
Brakes Hydraulic, front disc, rear drum
Tires 9:50 R, 16.5 LT, 4 R-D Cust Flexsteel XG
Tire Pressure 35 PSI front, 50 PSI rear
Fuel Tank 20 Gallons US (75.7 liters)

Manuals for the M880 series trucks will be numbered TM9-2320-266-xx where the xx represents the maintenance level. See also TM 9-4940-421-14 for Shop Equipment, Contract Maintenance, Truck Mounted. You can purchase the Dodge CUCV manuals at ABE Books.

Reference drawing for Shop Equipment, Contract Maintenance, Truck Mounted utilizing the M887 cab/chassis
Reference drawing for Shop Equipment, Contract Maintenance, Truck Mounted utilizing the M887 cab/chassis.

Reference drawing for Shop Equipment, Contract Maintenance, Truck Mounted utilizing the M887 cab/chassis
Reference drawing for Shop Equipment, Contract Maintenance, Truck Mounted utilizing the M887 cab/chassis.

Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 Dodge CUCV
Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 Dodge CUCV. Photo courtesy of bglanville.

Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 Dodge CUCV
Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 Dodge CUCV. Photo courtesy of bglanville.

Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 Dodge CUCV
Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 Dodge CUCV. Photo courtesy of bglanville.

Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 Dodge CUCV
Truck, Contract Maintenance, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 M887 Dodge CUCV. Photo courtesy of bglanville.

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