GMC CCKW-353 Tipper

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Starting bid: 5,000.00

Margin
Buyer’s premium 16.5 % of the hammer price and VAT according General Conditions
Location: Overloon The Netherlands
Year of production: WW-II
Country of origin: United States of America
Manufacturer: General Motors Corporation
Type: CCKW-353 Dump Truck
General condition: Good condition/runner
Estimated Price: € 14.000 and € 18.000

Movie: GMC CCKW-353 Tipper

This is a very neat GMC Cargo/ Tipper and in running condition. GMC are already very convenient when it comes to hauling cargo. This one makes it even easier to unload materials, being fitted with a Dump Truck - body style. Dumping cargo is just a 'shifter' away. It also make a great display at static shows when having the open-box bed lifted in the air. It will make you stand out among the other GMC's for sure.

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Auction starting April 19, 2024 12:00 am

Condition

This is an older restoration. The GMC is part of the Overloon museum collection and has received maintenance in early 2024. It is in running condition.

History

The GMC CCKW is generally considered to be the “Truck that won WWII.” Built in the thousands, it served the U.S. and her allies in all theaters of operation, becoming emblematic of the allied efforts to stop the Nazis in Europe and the Japanese in the Pacific.
With a total of 562 500 units produced, the GMC CCKW is the WWII emblematic light truck, released in numerous variants including: cargo, gasoline tanker, water tanker, workshop, artillery tractor, compressor, amphibious truck and: Dump Truck.
Just 48,356 units of this ‘tippertruck’-version were manufactured, only few remain today, making it a quite rare model. Originally designed for transportation and unloading of large inflated boats used for the building of temporary bridges, the military engineers quickly transformed it as a cheap tipper truck since it was manufactured in great numbers.
But due to the original design based on a long wheel base model, the capacity of the dump body made the weight too heavy for the truck. Hence the curious hinged partition that splits the dump body in two parts when raised. When this hinged partition is horizontal, the dump body is a conventional cargo body. When raised and locked in place, it limits the loading area, thus the weight. It also limits, like the elevation of the center of gravity when lifting the dump body. Not originally designed as a truck for the military engineers, all the CCKW 353 H1 were equipped with split type axles more fragile than banjo type axles. The truck was often used for airfield construction and for rubble removal in the bombed cities.

The dump body mechanism
The hydraulic pump and the distributor are incorporated into the hydraulic cylinder body, thus avoiding any hydraulic hose. This way, the dump body can very easily be removed and replaced by any other standard GMC CCKW equipment.
Equipped with the dump body, the only two links with the truck chassis are : – the small shaft coming from the gear box PTO (Power Take Off) and going to the hydraulic pump – the linkage between the push/neutral/pull lever in the cab and the hydraulic distributor (raise, lower or maintain the dump body in position).
Additionally, the large diameter of the hydraulic cylinder entailed a rather low pressure thus allowing the use of ordinary engine oil, available everywhere (on the contrary, hydraulic oil was relatively uncommon at that time).
The hinged partition folds easily, converting in seconds this tipper truck into a standard cargo truck accepting the cargo racks and the troop seats as well as the bows and the tarpaulin. Once covered and with its cab protector folded, one way to distinguish a tipper from a cargo is by counting the structural compartments on the side of the body: 3 for the tipper truck, 4 for the cargo truck.

Technical

Manufacturer: General Motors Coporation
Model: CCKW-353 Dump Truck
Manufacturing date: WW II
Serial number: 353-294499 H
Length: 21 ft 11 in (6,68 m)
Width: 7 ft 4 in (2,24 m)
Height (top up): 9 ft 1 in (2,77 m)
Height (top down): n/a
Weight: 8.800 lb (4.000 kg)
Max. speed (land): 45 mph (72 km/h)
Max. speed (water): n/a
Operational range: 300 mi (482 km)
Main armament: n/a
Secondary armamant: n/a
Engine: GMC 270 6 cyl., 91,5 hp
Crew: 2 (driver + passenger)
Armor: n/a
Production numbers: 48.356 Dump Truck versions

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