Originally Posted by M813rc
Okay, from my copy of FM 5-36 dated May 1985-
To get a weight classification, the following is used:
Weight (empty, loaded, and loaded for highway);
Load on pintle or 5th wheel;
Tires (number per axle, size and PSI);
Distance between axles;
Distance from nearest axle to pintle or 5th wheel;
Outside and inside width of tires or tracks;
Length of track in contact with the ground;
This all gets sent to STRBE-NBE at Ft Belvoir where they perform some ceremony that quite possibly includes waving an intoxicated newt around above the numbers and they give you the weight classification.
OR, you can look and see if they have already done their rituals and your vehicle is on the Standard list in appendix C-3;
or you can get a field expedient number by using 85% of the vehicle gross weight.
For our purposes here, the CUCV series is (fortunately) listed, the numbers are for empty, then loaded cross country, highway and combination -
M1009 2 3 3 4
M1008 3 4 4 5
M1010 3 4 4 -
M1028 3 4 4 5
M1031 3 5 5 6
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