May 252006
 

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Since I’ve sold my other 2.5-ton 6×6 trucks (I had as many as 6 at one time!), this is now my only one left. This M35A2C is a cargo truck, which is the same as the most common M35A2 truck except that it is equipped with an improved cargo bed whose sides fold down to allow loading with a forklift from the side. This kind of truck can also carry a communications shelter, such as my S-448.

 

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Specifications

Here are the specifications for my truck. Note that these trucks were made by many manufacturers, in many revisions and configuration, so similar trucks (even other M35A2C trucks) may have different specifications.

 


 

General Specifications

Name M35A2C 2.5-Ton 6×6 Cargo Truck
Manufacturer Kaiser-Jeep
Year 1969
Cargo capacity Cross-country: 5,000 lbs
Highway: 10,000 lbs
Towed load Cross-country: 6,000 lbs
Highway: 10,000 lbs
Height 112 in (9 ft 4 in)
(Reduced height 81 in)
Length 264.25 in (22 ft 1/4 in)
Width 96 in (8 ft)
Weight Empty: 14,930 lbs
Gross (cross-country): 19,430 lbs
Gross (highway): 21,930 lbs
Van deck height 50 in
Rear door opening Height: 70 1/2 in (5 ft 10 1/2 in)
Width (one door open): 31 3/4 in (2 ft 7 3/4 in)
Width (both doors open): 51 3/4 in (4 ft 3 3/4 in)
Van interior dimensions Height at center: 77 1/2 in (6 ft 5 1/2 in)
Width: 90 in (7 ft 6 in)
Length: 144 1/2 in (12 ft 1/2 in)
Pintle height 36 1/8 in
Ground clearance Under axle: 12 1/2 in
Under chassis: 10 15/16 in
Vehicle/bridge classification Empty: 6
Cross-country: 8
Highway: 10
Wheel base 154 in (12 ft 10 in)
Approach angle 47 deg
Departure angle 40 deg
Turning radius 36 ft
Cruising range 300 mi (max payload, @ 1500 RPM)
275 mi (max payload + max towed load, @ 1500 RPM)
Fording depth 30 in
Tires 9.00 x 20, 8 ply. Tire+wheel weighs around 200 lbs.
Tire inflation Highway: 50 psi
Cross-country: 35 psi
Mud, sand, snow: 15 psi
Brakes Hydraulic, with air boost and glad hands for towing trailers with air brakes

 


Engine

Engine Hercules LD-465-1C 6-cylinder multifuel diesel with turbocharger
Power 130 HP at 2600 RPM
Torque 305 pound-feet
Displacement 478 cu. in. (7.8 liters)
Engine weight 1,650 lbs
Idle speed 800-850 RPM
Operating speed 1500-2600 RPM
Oil pressure at idle (min) 10 psi
Oil pressure at full power (max) 75 psi
Coolant temperature 180°F to 200°F
Fuel consumption 5-6 mpg

 


Fill Capacities

Cooling system 32 quarts
Differential 6 qts (each of 3 diffs)
Engine oil (crankcase only) 20 quarts
Engine oil (crankcase and filters) 22 quarts
Fuel 50 gallons

 

  3 Responses to “M35A2C 2.5-Ton 6×6 Cargo Truck”

  1. Nice truck! I’ve been thinking of getting a 6×6 but really know so little about them other than they are tough units built for hard work. could you tell me what the differences are between the 2.5 and the 5 ton units are? I mean aside from cargo capacity. do they use the same diff’s , trans ect. with different springs or are the 5 ton units actually heavier duty (gears , housings bearings, ect…) When I look at them up close the differences don’t seem to be that much.
    Thanks Robert answer by email to above please. again thanks

    • Hi! There is not much in common between the 2.5 ton and 5 ton trucks other than the cab, generic stuff like lighting, and the engine block. The 5 ton trucks have bigger differentials, a different transmission, power steering, bigger axles, bigger wheels… Their multifuel engines are based on the same blocks if I recall correctly, but aren’t interchangeable. If you look at the side by side, I think you’ll see lots of differences. I think you could have plenty of fun with either size, so just go with whichever kind you like more, or whichever kind you find a good deal on first, or whatever strikes your fancy!

      I’ll send this comment to your email address, too. Thanks for dropping by my site!

  2. i spent 7 years under them, i’ve changed 40-50 hydrovacs. i miss them.: (

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