Images of various Artifacts of the Month's

March 2023

Artifact of the Month

M911, Tractor, 25-ton, 8x6"

Based on the Oshkosh J-2065commercial tractor, the M911 Commercial Heavy Equipment Transporter (C-HET) was picked to replace the M123A1C, XM523E2, and eventually the M746 tractors used by the Army for heavy equipment long haul missions. Paired with the M747 60-ton trailer, the combination became the standard tank hauler throughout the 1980s.

During Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the conditions encountered in Saudi Arabia, combined with the increasing growth of the M1A1 Abrams tank, led to the Army’s decision to field a replacement design. By the mid-1990s, the M911 began to be phased, out in favor of the new M1070 Tractor.

This particular M911 Tractor was last fielded by National Guard units in Kentucky and Tennessee.