M-917 20-Ton Dump Truck
The full nomenclature of the M917 is Truck Chassis, 75,000 GVWR, 8x6, for 20-ton dump truck, 12 cu yd dump truck. It is also called Truck, Dump, 20-Ton, 8x6.
The M917 vehicles are authorized in Corps units, primarily the Construction and Combat Support Companies and the Combat Heavy Battalions.
AM General produced the M917 while Freightliner produced the M917A1 and M917A2 vehicles.
M917 Truck, Dump Characteristics
||Cummins Model NTC-400
Big Cam I
|Big Cam II
||Detroit Diesel S60 12.7 liters (776 cubic inches), 430 HP, 1450 LB-FT Torque, DDEC IV Engine Controller
||Semi-Automatic, 16fwd, 2 rev.
||Allison HT-750 CRD
||Allison HD4070P (7 speed automatic, double-overdrive)
||Meritor T-2119 (1-speed)
The M917 is equipped with a pusher axle for equalizing the load on the rear axles. The M917A2 is also available with a Material Control System (MCS) for spreading materials in a variety of patterns. NSNs are:
- M917 NSN 3805-01-028-4389
- M917A1 NSN 3805-01-431-1165
- M917A1 W/MCS NSN 3805-01-432-8249
- M917A2 NSN 3805-01-488-7442
Truck, Dump, 20-Ton, 8x6 M917. Photo courtesy Freightliner LLC.
An M917 dump truck follows an M1114 HMMWV across a bridge, near north entry control point, Logistics Support Area Anaconda, Iraq, May 2006. The bridge was newly constructed by Horizontal Platoon and 2d Platoon of Bravo Company, 84th Engineer Battalion.
North Dakota Army National Guard using an M917 20-ton dump truck to reinforce an earthen dike, Pembina River near Neche, ND, 17 April 2006.
84th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) loader and M917 trucks fill a tank ditch, Camp Bucca, Iraq, 26 June 2006. Note armored doors on the dump truck.
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