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M-919 Truck, Concrete Mobile Mixer

The M919 Truck Chassis, 75,000 GVWR, 8x6 for Concrete Mobile Mixer ia also called Truck, Concrete-Mobile Mixer: 22 1/2-Ton, 8x6, 8 Cu Yds, M919 or Concrete Mobile Mixer, Truck Mounted, 8X6, M919. As the name implies, the M919 is a concrete mobile mixer with the capability to transport dry concrete ingredients and water, mix the ingredients in various proportions and discharge mixed concrete directly into forms or other handling equipment. M919 vehicles are authorized in Corps units, primarily the Construction and Combat Support Companies and the Combat Heavy Battalions.

The NSN for the M919 truck is 3895-01-028-4391. It was type classified Std. A in 1980.

The M919 shares the 400 bhp engine and semi-automatic 16/2 transmission with other AM General built M915 series vehicles. The M919 is equipped with a pusher axle for equalizing the load on the rear axles. The materials handling capacity of the M919 is:

  • Cement: 63 cu ft
  • Sand: 130 cu ft
  • Water: 400 gal
  • Aggregate: 187 cu ft

M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer at the Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry, TX
M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer at the Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry, TX.

M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer at the Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry, TX. Photo courtesy Bob Pettit
M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer at the Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry, TX. Photo courtesy Bob Pettit.

M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer, San Diego, CA area, 2012.  Photo courtesy eBay seller guentherkim1qaw
M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer, San Diego, CA area, 2012. Photo courtesy eBay seller guentherkim1qaw.

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