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I hope someone here knows.Great question! I look forward to knowing the answer.
Still tryin to find this information out... Anybody? Why does no one know the answers to the hard questions?Rather than make a new thread, I figure I'd add on to this one -
In the M870 trailer TM, under 2-8. PREPARATION FOR USE, it states that "An adaptation kit must be installed on the M916 towing vehicle before it can be used with the semitrailer. Failure to do so will result In damage to the equipment."
Furthermore, under 1-12. EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES, it states "The M870 and M870A1 semitrailers are used to transport construction equipment and materiel and are towed by an M920 truck tractor. Either semitrailer can also be towed by an M916 truck tractor using the adaptation kit listed in TM 9-2320-270-34P."
That 270-34P TM is the -34 for the M911 C-HET and none of my searches can bring anything up. Thinking that maybe its a typo and the M915 series trucks are the 2320-273 vs the 2320-270 TMs, I looked in all the 915 TMs and was unable to find anything.
In the M870 TM, it does list an "adaption kit," (fig. 33) which I've attached a pic of. It lists part #10 as a "cable support frame," #1 as an "approach plate center extension," and #6 is a "hang up plate."
The codes in the kit part numbers reference only using it with the M870 and M870 Marine version, but not the M870A1.
Does anybody have any idea what this thing is? Heres my guess - The angle that the winch line comes out could be different in terms of how it passes over the fifth wheel on a M916 vs a M920. Maybe this thing is to keep the winch cable off of the 5th wheel on a M916?
The trailer has a full width, collapsible gooseneck - not a removable gooseneck (RGN). On the front of the gooseneck, there is a clevis/pin.How does the winch configure to lift it up?
What is the rear frame of the tractor issue with the 870?Also the 870 needs a center line winch and a rolling tail board, the HETs two off side winches will not work with a 870 nor will the standard tractor rear frame.
The winch cable needs a roller to go over when it pulls the 870 up over the rear, the sharp edge of the stock rear WILL cut the cable and the king pin will get hung up as well.What is the rear frame of the tractor issue with the 870?
Are there any street legal trailers, that the m1070 was designed to pull?
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