Yep. That's the article I got the starting info from. When I was driving for AM General, it was the rebuild program started in the early 80's. They contracted with the government to take old M809s, completely strip them down, repair/replace/upgrade into the M989 models, and return them to service. As I recall, the government basically got a brand new truck for 2/3 the price of a new one. It was a great program not only for tax payers but for the local economy here. My mother in-law worked on that line for a while between stints at the HUMVEE plant over in Mishawaka.This is the model that I found for sale
Import one of these bad boys and put a bed that suit your needs.
Around 23 metric tons of payload, 400 HP 10.5L Man engine, 6x6, AC, etc
Why would you even doubt that that truck can carry that much payload on this side of the pond is beyond me. It's perfectly legal the way it is. If it was required to have a tag axle, you would see the tag axle mounted on the truck, but it's just not the case.Almost every state over here is going to limit that truck to 55,000 pound gross weight without a tag axel. I doubt the laws on your side of the pond allow that much either. If you had a tag axel you could run it to 74,000 gross in my state and that’s among the highest of the 50 states.
Yes, it's perfectly legal on most Europe. Few countries are a little bit more restrict and may require another axle, usually towards the Scandinavia area.You can legally run 73,000 pounds on a tandem truck over there? I thought you were in general more regulated over there and no state here will allow 73,000 on a tandem truck. I have no doubt the truck will handle it but being legal is another set of problems.