Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E Crane

The Coleman Motor Company (Littleton, CO) produced the Model G-55A 4x4 chassis with a Buda 6 cyl. engine as the platform for a Quick-Way Truck Shovel Co. (Denver, CO) Model E crane. The combined 4x4 truck crane vehicle was used during World War II by engineering units for bridging, construction and other purposes.

The most notable feature of the Coleman G-55A was the forward engine compartment with its front mounted heavy winch and roller plus the spare wheel and tire mounted on the front left.

Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, Fort Belvoir, VA, August 1942
Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, Fort Belvoir, VA, August 1942.

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Carrier, Crane-Shovel, 5-ton 4x4, Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E (G-684)

Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E Crane on Canadian-Pacific railcar, Pier 3,  
Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 26 February 1943
Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E Crane on Canadian-Pacific railcar, Pier 3, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 26 February 1943.

Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, Fort Belvoir, VA, August 1942
Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, Fort Belvoir, VA, August 1942.

1st U.S. Army Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, during the Cologne offensive, launching a Treadway bridge on the Ruhr River
1st U.S. Army Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, during the Cologne offensive, launching a Treadway bridge on the Ruhr River.

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