eng | рус

AM General » M915

In January 1977, together with other six U.S. companies the AM General took a part in a competition to create heavy vehicles for army with a total weight of 23-34 tons. In June 1977, the company won this competition, presented the cheapest car. The chassis for these trucks was taken from Centaur crane trucks of CCC company. Trucks were equipped with a 6-cylinder Cummins NTC400 (14,0 l, 400 hp) diesel engine, semi-automatic 16-speed transmission Caterpillar, one-stage transfer box Oshkosh with a pneumatic actuator, rear axles Hendrickson and 20 or 22 inches tires. By the end of 1984, 7,3 thousand trucks of this models were produced. Range included the following models:
M915 - 14-ton 6x4 tractor with a Cummins NTC-400 engine and transmission Caterpillar.
M915A1 - version of M915 with a Cummins Big Cam II engine and automatic transmission Allison. Production was started in January 1983
M916 - 14-ton 6x6 tractor with a Cummins NTC-400 engine and transmission Caterpillar.
M917 - 20-ton dump truck.
M918 - distributor of bitumen on the M916 chassis.
M919 - 20-ton chassis for mixers 8x6
M920 - 20-ton tractor 8x6. It was used together with heavy trailers - 25-ton M172A1, or 40-ton M870.
In 1990, new updated models M915A2, M916A1 and M917A1 (manufactured by Freightliner) replaced M915, M916 and M917.

M915M915M915M915
M915 M915M915
Copyright to www.olive-drab.com
M915
M915M915M915M915
M915A1
Copyright to www.olive-drab.com
M916M916M916
M915M915M915M915
M916M917M918M919
Copyright to www.olive-drab.com
M915M915M915M915
M919M920M920
Copyright to www.olive-drab.com
M920
Copyright to www.olive-drab.com
M915M915
M920M920
  1. dan
    2010-08-26 05:50:33

    Nice article and pictures. What we the other trucks in the '77 competition?

    How about this latest round that Freightliner won? The Mack entry looks tight. Should have been a close competition.

  2. John Boy
    2011-06-26 05:09:35

    I have one of the M917, and would like to know how the transmission shifts. Does anyone have any information?

  3. NICOLAS GABRIE
    2013-11-01 00:35:28

    LOOKING TRANFER DUMP TRUCK 1979 M917 PLASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE AND PRICE

Add comment


код

Follow us

Database search

Brand:

Country:

Type:
 

Unknown models:


Do you know? View all »

Recent Comments:

Mercedes-Benz » L / LA / LK / LF / LS heavy range

Hi, I would like some information on the 2624. L series such as the gearbox ley out on the lwb chassis freight vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz » Unimog U300/U400/U500 1st generation

Hi I would like to revamp my 1992 Unimog 1700 Tractor. After 14 years of good service it has returned me. I've been searching for a very long time for a Magazine/catalogue for Unimogs. Something like the "Landy" for Land Rover which I'm sure you are familiar. There is a lot written on old mogs,etc in U.S.&Europe. I'm really talking the mainstream everyday working ones, i.e. 423 &427 series ones. For good used components & attachments.

Chevrolet » Series 60 / 80 Diesel LCF

Oops. No Html code, in fact. Sorry for the mess. The references given above: - the 1962 Chevrolet D60 D60H E80 U80 Diesel Truck Brochure; - the 1962 Chevrolet Diesel Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure.

Mercedes-Benz » MB800

Hi. I am looking for brake drums for a 2003 MB800.