1-17. BRIDGE TRANSPORTING STAKE TRUCK WO/W: M821
a. Purpose of the Vehicle. The M821 bridge transporting truck is a stake body type
truck designed to carry bridge building materials and equipment such as the M4T6 float
bridge or class 60 bridge sections. The truck stake racks can be removed when extra wide
loads are to be carried.
b. Performance. The M821 bridge transporting truck has a 20 x 7 foot (6.1 x 2.14
meter) stake body for transporting bridge building equipment and other cargo. A rear
roller can be used for easier loading and unloading. A snatch block at the front of the
truck can also be used for easier loading and unloading. Two hand-operated winches on
left side of body and two winches at rear of body are used to secure load to the truck.
Vehicle turning radius is 47 feet, 8 inches (1,453 centimeters).