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Posted last week here on Craigslist in Bloomsbury, New Jersey is this driver quality, 20K original mile former Army 1984 AM General M925 6×6 Hardtop the civilian caretaker is currently asking $10,900 for. If you are seriously considering purchasing this CUCV you can call or text the current owner Glenn at (908) 319-9935 to start the conversation.
By the late 1970s the U.S. Military’s 5-ton M809 6×6 trucks, based on a 1949 design, were becoming old and mechanically dated. Rather than scrap them altogether, a “Product Improvement Package” was developed to rebuild and update the M809 series into the M939 series. A new cab and hood are spotting features, but there were also other improvements.
In 1982 AM General, the original manufacturer of all M809s, began rebuilding M809s into the M939 and M939A1 series at their South Bend, Indiana plant. They ended rebuilding 24,100 of the estimated 35,000 M809s originally in service.
All models of the M939 share a common basic chassis, cab, hood, and fenders. The basic truck is a 6×6 (three axles, six wheels, all of which are powered) heavy truck. Power came from a Cummins NHC 250, a massive 855 cubic inch inline cylinder naturally aspirated diesel producing 240 horsepower and 685 foot-pounds of torque. The original manual transmissions were replaced with an Allison MT654CR five-speed automatic.
The M925 featured here was the standard cargo version of the series equipped with a winch. It had a 14 by 7 feet (4.3 m × 2.1 m) body with drop sides so it could be loaded from the side by forklifts. It had a bottom hinged tailgate. Side racks, troop seats, and overhead bows with a canvas cover were standard.
Here’s the private seller’s description of his AM General M925:
“Up for sell is my 1984 M925 Military Truck
All 10 tires are like new including the spare
All fluids changed less then 100 miles ago
This truck has the very desirable hardtop and 20,000 lb front hydraulic winch with like new cable
This truck could use a new cargo cover, the top of it is weathered but you can only tell by looking at it from above
The Cummins NHC-250 855 cu in 14 L engine was rebuilt in 1991 ,K&N air filter
It has a Allison 5 speed automatic transmission with a 2 speed transfer case
You engage the front axle by a switch on the dash or when the truck is in low range
Weight 22,500 lbs height about 10 feet,the door handle is at 6 feet, mileage of this truck is unknown
Serious inquiries only , no joy rides , low ball offers will be ignored NJ title in my name
This would make a great plow truck with the duel tires
$10,900 no trades Cash talks …….?
Truck will come with a full tank of fuel (80 gal) and everything you need to change a tire ( jack, lug wrench, chain fall)
May deliver the truck up to 250 miles with a deposit (as I do like to drive it) but I suggest you look at it first
I also have 7 14.00R20 wheel and tires for sell . Will be willing to sell it all as a package.”
Good luck with the purchase!
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