1-13. DUMP TRUCK W/WAND WO/W: M817
a. Purpose of the Vehicle. The M817 dump truck is used to transport materials such as
sand, gravel, and stone. It may also haul scrap, rubble, or other waste materials. These
vehicles operate on or off the road with load limits up to 10,000 pounds
(4,500 kilograms). Fully loaded, this vehicle can tow trailers with up to 15,000 pounds
(6,8 10 kilograms). This vehicle has a welded-steel dump body. The forward end of the
solid dump body extends up and over the vehicle cab to protect it from damage during
loading. Troop seats may be positioned for troop transport operations.
b. Performance. This truck has a tailgate that can be opened at either the top or
bottom, allowing operation as a regular (end load) type, rocker type, or as a spreader
type dump truck.