M109A3

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1967 AM General M109A3 Shop Van

USMC

M109A3 2.5-Ton 6x6 Shop Van:

Specifications for the M109A3 Shop Van vary. These trucks were made by many manufacturers, in many revisions and configuration, so similar trucks (even other M109A3 vans) may have different specifications. 

General Specifications

Name M109A3 2.5-Ton 6x6 Shop Van
Manufacturer AM General
Year 1967
Cargo capacity Cross-country: 5,000 lbs
Highway: 7,500 lbs
Towed load Cross-country: 6,000 lbs
Highway: 10,000 lbs
Height 130 in (10 ft 10 in)
Length 268 in (22 ft 4 in)
Width 98 in (8 ft 2 in)
Weight Empty: 14,930 lbs
Gross (cross-country): 19,430 lbs
Gross (highway): 21,930 lbs
Van deck height 50 in
Rear door opening Height: 70 1/2 in (5 ft 10 1/2 in)
Width (one door open): 31 3/4 in (2 ft 7 3/4 in)
Width (both doors open): 51 3/4 in (4 ft 3 3/4 in)
Van interior dimensions Height at center: 77 1/2 in (6 ft 5 1/2 in)
Width: 90 in (7 ft 6 in)
Length: 144 1/2 in (12 ft 1/2 in)
Pintle height 36 1/8 in
Ground clearance Under axle: 12 1/2 in
Under chassis: 10 15/16 in
Vehicle/bridge classification Empty: 7
Cross-country: 9
Highway: 10
Wheel base 154 in (12 ft 10 in)
Approach angle 47 deg
Departure angle 40 deg
Turning radius 36 ft
Cruising range 300 mi (max payload, @ 1500 RPM)
275 mi (max payload + max towed load, @ 1500 RPM)
Fording depth 30 in
Tires 9.00 x 20, 8 ply. Tire+wheel weighs around 200 lbs.
Tire inflation Highway: 50 psi
Cross-country: 35 psi
Mud, sand, snow: 15 psi
Brakes Hydraulic, with air boost and glad hands for towing trailers with air brakes

Engine

Engine Hercules LD-465-1C or 1D 6-cylinder multifuel diesel with turbocharger
Power 130 HP at 2600 RPM
Torque 305 pound-feet
Displacement 478 cu. in. (7.8 liters)
Engine weight 1,650 lbs
Idle speed 800-850 RPM
Operating speed 1500-2600 RPM
Oil pressure at idle (min) 10 psi
Oil pressure at full power (max) 75 psi
Coolant temperature 180F to 200F
Fuel consumption 5-6 mpg

Fill Capacities

Cooling system 32 quarts
Differential 6 qts (each of 3 diffs)
Engine oil (crankcase only) 20 quarts
Engine oil (crankcase and filters) 22 quarts
Fuel 50 gallons

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