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Check out my profile pic. Me and my 123 pulling an m60 on the XM 793 tank trailer circa 1987. The XM 793 was used by the marine corps only as far as I know. Trailer was shaped like a horseshoe with the axles between each leg of the trailer. Max speed was maybe 43 mph Bob tailed. Have had one clocked going down Schwab hill Okinawa at 91. That was in Mexican overdrive. Pulled the M172's and M870's for other heavy equipment such as dozens and self propelled guns like the M109's. Have several thousand miles under my belt in the M123. At 41-43 mph, that's a lot of wheel time. Never touched the clutch except when stopped or taking off. RPM shift through all gears even when splitting up or down. Would love to drive one again just for the memories and to also see if I could still split the gears. Loved the axle brakes as well. Made it turn on a dime in a tight spot like a tracked vehicle.Hmmm, I noticed the M123 towing the M747 w the M109 on the deck in post #20 has truck #B440 on the bumper. It seems that that truck was referenced in a article in either Military Vehicles or Army Motors several years ago. If I remember correctly it was former NG driver that had written the article about using the M123 to haul M60 tanks?
Maybe I am wrong, dunno.
One thing this Corona crap has done is give me time to pull my trucks out one at a time and service them. The old Le-Roi runs great. I was using the Condec to pull stuff out and I was reminded I need a front driveshaft for that truck.Well that's no good...send it down to me and I will de-rust it for you
I can get you that front drive shaft Jeff...One thing this Corona crap has done is give me time to pull my trucks out one at a time and service them. The old Le-Roi runs great. I was using the Condec to pull stuff out and I was reminded I need a front driveshaft for that truck.
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