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Military plows
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mark    Posted 01-09-2005 at 16:08:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can't find a pic. for you, maybe someone who
knows how to do searches can find one. I did
find the TM # for you : TM 5-9114 it covers both
V and straight blades for the 1/4 ton jeep

Maybe you could ask a a local guard or
reserve unit to see if they have an old one
laying around or if someone kept one for a
keepsake. Who knows maybe the army still
has them for order yet.


Willy-N    Posted 01-09-2005 at 18:19:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
That will help it gives me a starting point with the TM Number. Thanks, Mark H.


Bkeepr    Posted 01-10-2005 at 04:54:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
You also might try contacting the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO) at any posts/bases near you. Didn't see your original post so I don't know what your circumstance is. I believe they now have a nationwide database of excess/surplus equipment that is for sale to the public or other government agencies...you might be able to pick up a snowplow through them.

Tom A


Willy-N    Posted 01-10-2005 at 08:35:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never seen any in there auctions. The Military now has a new plow they use but I haven't found a picture yet of the old style ones yet? I am still looking wanted to know how they were made and hooked on to vintage trucks. Mark H.


hmmmm    Posted 01-10-2005 at 09:12:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now I understand.

You might try contacting the Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI. If you do a web search you should be able to come up with a good number.

A lot of work there is now done by contractors, but even so they still have lots of their old files.

If you can find a/the engineer with trucks in his portfolio and he/she has time you might be able to get a copy of the specs for whatever you want. Depending on the level, specs can include measured drawings and even metalurgical information for critical parts. Most engineers there that I knew were very proud of their work, even if it was done 50 years ago so they should be willing to share.

bkeepr/tom a


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