Oskosh M1070 and Trailer

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Buyer’s premium 16.5 % of the hammer price and VAT according General Conditions
Location: Wichita KS USA
Year of production: around 1990
Country of origin: United States of America
Manufacturer: Oskosh Corporation
Type: M1070
General condition: Good runner, batteries are flat
Estimated Price: € 60.00 and € 100.000

Movie: Oskosh M1070 and Trailer

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Auction starting April 19, 2024 12:00 am


The Oshkosh M1070 is widely considered to be one of the best and most beautiful tank transporter tractor units ever built. As a workhorse of the U.S. Army’s logistics operations, it’s capable of hauling heavy loads over long distances, and it’s been in service for decades due to its remarkable durability and reliability. One of the most impressive things about the M1070 is its sheer power. Equipped with a Caterpillar C18 engine that produces 700 horsepower, it’s capable of towing a maximum of 70 tons, making it a crucial asset in transporting tanks and other heavy armored vehicles.

  • The Oshkosh is in good running order. The truck has been driven in March 2024.
  • The Oskosh has been overhauled (by Oshkosh Corp) in October 2005.
  • The batteries are flat and need to be replaced but can be slave started.
  • CES equipment complete and in good condition but not tested

The Oshkosh will be sold including a 60 ton, low bed semi-trailer, type M747.


To meet a U.S. Army requirement for the transport of the M1 Abrams main battle tank (MBT) Oshkosh Truck Corporation, proposed the M1070. A contract for 1,044 M1070 was placed, with production commencing in July 1992. The contract included an option for 522 additional units.
The final U.S. Army contract for the original A0 version called for 195 vehicles. These were delivered between March 2001 and March 2003. U.S. Army deliveries of A0 versions totaled 2,488. In total, and including export orders, just under 2,900 M1070A0 were manufactured by Oshkosh.
The layout of the M1070 is conventional. The fully enclosed cab seats the driver, one crewman and up to four passengers.
The chassis of the M1070 is 356 × 89 × 9.5 mm C-section (channel frame) constructed from SAE 1027 modified, heat-treated carbon manganese steel with a minimum yield strength of 758 MPa. This mounts a 3.5 inch fully floating Holland fifth wheel and three winches, two dp Manufacturing 55K 24,947 kg capacity hydraulic winches with 51.8 m of 25 mm cable each, and a single dp Manufacturing 3GN 1,360 kg capacity auxiliary winch with 91.4 m of 6 mm cable

The trailer used with the M1070A0 and M1070A1 is the M1000. The M1000 was originally developed as a private venture by Southwest Mobile Systems, later Systems & Electronics Inc (SEI), now DRS Technologies, as a response to a possible U.S. Army requirement for transporting M1 and M1A1 MBTs. A production order for 1,066 M1000 units was placed by the U.S. Army in 1989. By July 2009 more than 2,600 M1000 trailers had been ordered.
The M1000 has 40 wheels (215/75R 17.5 tires) across five axle lines, these with two half-width axles per line. Each axle has hydraulic pendular suspension, providing a 254 mm stroke, with lateral oscillation accommodating surface undulations. A hydraulic suspension system is provided on the pivoting gooseneck to equalize fifth wheel loads. The weight of the M1000 is 22,882 kg. The payload according to the U.S. Army is 63,560 kg, although the manufacturer quotes 80,000 kg at reduced speeds. The overall length is 15.8 m, the deck length is 10.58 m; the deck width is 3.05 m, 3.66 m for a wide deck version.



Manufacturer: Oskosh Corporation
Model: M1070
Manufacturing date: 1999
Serial number: 2320-01-318-9902
Length: 29 ft 6 in(9 m)
Width: 9 ft 8 in (2,59 m)
Height (top up): 12 ft 12 in (3,96 m)
Height (top down): n/a
Weight: 41.000 lb (18.598 kg)
Max. speed (land): 45 mph (72 km/h)
Max. speed (water): n/a/
Operational range: 523 mi (724 km)
Main armament: n/a
Secondary armamant: n/a
Engine: Detroit Model *V-92TA DDEC II, diesel, 500 hp/Caterpillar Inc. C-18, diesel, 700 hp
Crew: 2 operators (driver + 1), + 4 additional spaces (4 seats or two bunks)
Armor: n/a
Production numbers: still in production


Manufacturer trailer: Consolidated Diesel Electric Co.
Model trailer: M747, 60 T low bed, heavy equipment transporter
Serial number trailer: 2330-00-089-7265
Lenght: 510 in (15,6 m)
width:137 in (4,17 m)
Height: 107 in (3,26 m)
Weight: 32.000 lb (14.514 kg)

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