Anyone have info on the M32K-4A?

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Flea

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Thanks, wreckerman. I'm afraid of that, but I'm also kinda hoping it might be like a pup trailer and track fairly well as long as I don't whip it around.

Then again, if it's not very big, it might look kinda silly behind a deuce. But on the other hand, it's got air brakes so it can't be THAT small.

Anyone got some dimensions on this sucker?
 

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was looking at them the other day myself, i think they are 6ft wide 14ft long. curb weight 2500lbs with a 8k load cap. made of aluminum. the only problem i see with pulling it behind a deuce is the tongue would be at a steep angle due to it being attached right in front of the axle.
 

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Looks like it has an expandable leaf in the middle ( like my dining room table). Pretty cool.
 

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Found this: The prime mission of the A/M-32K-10 Munitions Trailer will be to transport air launched weapons ashore from a magazine/storage site to the aircraft flight lines as part of the support equipment for the USMC EAF. Top speed on hardball roads is 45 MPH.

They are bigger than I first thought (did some research)....the issue with the tongue could be a problem....the hubs are 5 bolt so a deuce rim won't fit....it looks like there is room for a taller tire under the bed. Taller radial tires may allow a higher towing speed on highways.

You could put a Reese type hitch under the pintle hitch on the deuce and then put a pintle adaptor in it, that would drop the angle of the drawbar.

I would not attempt to pull more than one on public roads due to the "wiggle wagon" effect.

If you buy more than one let me know...I might have use for one. Too far away for me to recover with a deuce.
 

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I'm looking into one of these on GL to tow behind the deuce. Anyone have rough dimensions or anything? I wonder how it would tow on the open road, obviously under 60.
I bought one of these trailers in February and picked it up recently. The bed is 6' x 14', about 18' long with tongue. It has a 38' turn radius which is 2 feet more than my Unimog 406 but I think I can adjust it tighter.

Select the PDF titled revision A to read the MilSpec assistdocs.com: Search - Results - Document Details for performance specifications.

It has a ground clearance of 24 inches in the middle. I read somewhere the prime mover is a 5 ton pulling two of these trailers through extremely rough terrain to move air launched ordnance to helicopters and Harrier VTOL jets. The trailer tongue can angle up about 4' or down any amount to follow very rough terrain.

The removable section allows a forklift a closer bite when handling empty. I plan to add an angled section underneath the removable section to carry rigging and tools.

When you inspect, look for the tie down lugs which attach to the strong tie down strips located either side of the removable panels. I got only one lug (found it in the document case) but now I can fabricate some more. If anyone has some of these to sell I would like to buy them.

Trailer lights were converted by simply changing to 12v bulbs. The LEDs parts work at both 12v and 24v unmodified.

Brakes do not need to be caged to move the trailer without air.

It towed nicely empty behind a 1 ton van for about 400 miles mostly on freeway. When the freeway concrete got a little rough it would dance a bit and fishtail at speeds more than 55mph. On good freeway it behaved up to 65. It was empty so I lowered tire pressure to 7psi to reduce tendency to dance on bumps larger than 3".

Backing a 4 wheel trailer with ackerman steering is fun but it takes practice. Some Europeans have to learn to do this when they are young as did I.:p The skill helped me learn to fly helicopters somewhat more quickly.;)
 

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What size tires are on these?
A quote from govmnt source:
'Trailer characteristics include: capacity 8,000 lbs, weight 2500 lbs, length 220 inches, width 75 ins, deck height 38 ins, 7.50x16 ten ply FOD free tires. The trailer is a four wheel, towable, flat bed unit constructed of light weight aluminum. Two center bed sections are removable to facilitate loading and unloading of transported weapons. The trailer is equipped with tie down bars and straps, removable side and end racks, multi-leaf springs, air over hydraulic service brakes, parking brakes, a steel tow bar with a lunette and a pintle hook on the rear. The chassis of the trailer is made up of a non-skid bed, torque box and four traverse bulkheads. Rigidity and strength are provided by a torque box that runs the entire length of the trailer bed and also houses the air reservoir and brake control system. The trailer is towed by a prime mover having a suitable pintle hook, 24 VDC electrical system and 85 to 100 psi compressed air source to operate the trailer brakes.'
 

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I own three of these. They are built to be road worthy behind a duce. They can be daisy-chained one after the other for off road work. They are well made but weigh empty about that of an M105. I pulled mine out of Beauford, SC. Forget about the idea of ever backing one up! It will never happen. We use them as farm wagons. They are sufficiently low to allow easy "hand" loading.
 
I own three of these. They are built to be road worthy behind a duce. They can be daisy-chained one after the other for off road work. They are well made but weigh empty about that of an M105. I pulled mine out of Beauford, SC. Forget about the idea of ever backing one up! It will never happen. We use them as farm wagons. They are sufficiently low to allow easy "hand" loading.
I'll buy one from you - as long as tires will hold air long enough to be towed home!
 

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duh.jpgor duh1.jpg I guess it depends if USMC or USN and who made itduh2.jpgandduh3.jpg so I would say various in sizes!
 
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Yes, There are several mfgs. Some have the old style round tail light and some have the newer style. I believe those measurements on the data plates posted is the top of the flat bed portion.
 
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