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  • O.T. Who's driven one of these?

    Bet my Jeep's bigger than yours! But the old clutch leg is going fast. To bad as it's the best one IMHO. Hercules multi-fuel, B turbo, starts if you look at the button hard, 20,000# winch, troop carrier with new cover, Winter pkg with hardtop & heater, suspension seat, 2 other PTOs, air hands, & gets 11 mpg. Our government has stopped selling vehicles to anyone, even police & fire depts. Going to scrap them. What a shame & waste of our money. Just wondered how many on the forum have driven these?

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    i havent, but are these the ones refered to as a "deuce and a half"?

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    • #3
      You bet! Duece and a half. Ran like **** on all of the 'Multi-Fuels'. 101st Airborne 1984 - 1987.
      Duke Reno / Yankee Metallic Metalcraft

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      • #4
        So why are they not selling to the public any longer?

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        • #5
          I don't know why they quit selling them as we paid for them once? I never run anything but diesel & it hardly smokes at all. Going to miss it or put an air cyl on the clutch so you can use it normally or move it air which is already on board.

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          • #6
            One reason could be , some folks are starting to get a little concerned about police inventory
            beginning to resemble images of the Iron curtain days.

            Google it!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Axkiker View Post
              So why are they not selling to the public any longer?
              Probably the same reason that our government is no longer selling spent casings to re-loaders, but are instead paying to have them shredded and then sold for scrap (for less money)......STUPIDITY
              Hi, my name is Wilson and I am a tooloholic.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WilsonT View Post
                Probably the same reason that our government is no longer selling spent casings to re-loaders, but are instead paying to have them shredded and then sold for scrap (for less money)......STUPIDITY
                It's not STUPIDITY if yer into tyranny.... why make resources available to potential resistance?
                Hellooo'O

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                • #9
                  The new rolling stock sales contract was awarded to Iron Planet
                  http://www.govplanet.com/
                  Mike
                  Central Ohio, USA

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                  • #10
                    I was a driver in the Army. I drove one of those to deliver and pick up Nike atomic weapons for maintenance checks.
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                    • #11
                      Meh, I'll gladly take any of the FMTV variant. 800-series trucks are fun but WAAAYYYY too slow.
                      "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

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                      • #12
                        Could be a 5 ton, it is hard to tell the difference from first glance.

                        But the deuce and a half were much more common. I never drove one, but I drove a lot of other Army vehicles. As battalion motor officer in Vietnam, I issued all the drivers licenses and could make mine for whatever I wanted to drive. The one I remember the most was the M-66 tank retriever, a wrecker for tanks. We had one but were afraid to take it off the post as it would probably sink in the rice paddies or crush most bridges we could encounter. And just what could we use to drag it back? But fun to drive.


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                        Originally posted by carsronnie View Post
                        i havent, but are these the ones refered to as a "deuce and a half"?
                        Paul A.
                        SE Texas

                        And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                        You will find that it has discrete steps.

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                        • #13
                          The 2 1/2's I drove carried a large lead pig in the back. A bit over the advertised weight limit but that was normal practice. I also drove troops, guards and officers at various times. They liked my driving since I don't like taking chances. I have driven way over a million Km in my driving life (I don't drive anymore) and have never had an accident and only two driving tickets, the last one about 35 years ago. I didn't much like driving the weapons. It was at Ft. Baker on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. The road from the Battalion Hq to the Nike sites was not very nice at all. Much was single lane, very steep and if you went off the bay side it was a very long drop. I also worked in the motor pool at times and made sure my brakes were in good condition.

                          Me and a buddy "stole" a Jeep one weekend and drove out the back of Ft Huachuca in southern Arizona. We drove up the fire trails to the top of one of the high ridges there. You could look into Mexico from there.

                          This is a view down the road, just like the one visible on the other side. If we had lost control I wouldn't be posting here today.

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                          • #14
                            I dont know about 'not selling' our town got 5 hummer police dept and a Cummings Allison duece & 1/2 Free. this was last summer.
                            what in hell there going to do with them I'll never know.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by big job View Post
                              what in hell there going to do with them I'll never know.
                              Lets see now ???
                              Won't offer used brass, destroy it instead.
                              5 branches of gov't buys up millions of rounds of ammo.
                              Law enforcement buys , military heavy gear.

                              You can't connect the dots?

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