31 October 1980__
6 March 1980
TRUCK TRACTOR: YARD TYPE, 4X2, M878
This specification is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the
Department of Defense.
1.1 Scope. This specification covers diesel engine driven, four-wheel, two rear wheel drive
truck-tractor, yard type, with a one man half cab, having a minimum gross vehicle weight rating
(GVWR) of 43,500 pounds and a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 100,000 pounds.
Vehicles under this specification shall be procured only from a manufacturer who meets the
standard commercial and commercially proven component criteria. Vehicles shall be warranted
by the manufacturer as specified in the procurement documents.
2. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS
2.1 Issues of documents. The following documents of the issue in effect on date of
invitation for bids or request for proposal, form a part of this specification to the extent specified
- Tires, Pneumatic, Vehicu1ar (Highway).
- Plates and Foils, Photographic (Photo-sensitive Anodized
- Cleaning Methods and Pretreatment of Ferrous Surfaces for
Beneficial comments (recommendations, additions, deletions) and any pertinent data which may
be of use in improving this document should be addressed to: US Army Tank-Automotive
Command, ATTN: DRSTA-GBS.l, Warren, MI 48090, by using the self-addressed
Standardization Document Improvement Proposal (DD Form 1426) appearing at the end of this
document or by letter.