Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

I was on the Presidio Parade Ground and saw this Army truck that I couldn't identify. The driver said it was one of over 22,000 made for the military by industrial generator maker Stewart&Stevenson of Houston Texas.

The trucks use a 7.2l six-cylinder turbocharged Caterpillar diesel rated at 275 hp at 2400rpm and 817 lbft at 1600rpm. It has all wheel drive with a 30/70 torque split (50/50 off road), 7-speed gearbox, and ABS. A quick look under the truck revealed leaf springs at each corner.