M871A3 TRANSPORTABILITY OF VEHICLES
Transportability capabilities are not specified for specific model vehicles to allow the soldier full
flexibility of the Semitrailer platform to accomplish various missions. Cargo/vehicle security and
safety should be within current/future MTMCTEA PAM requirements. The qualifications for safe
vehicle transportability on the M871A3 Semitrailer are as follows:
Reference TM 9-2330-326-14&P, page: 1-9 for tie-down and twistlock capacities on the
M871A3. Do Not overload the tie-down capacities.
Transported vehicle length not to exceed 30 feet (360 inches). This length is for a single vehicle
or combination of vehicles utilizing the Semitrailer's lower deck.
Transported vehicle(s) may be stacked using both the lower and upper deck areas. The lower
deck is 31 feet, and the upper deck is 10 feet. The rear vehicle must have it's rear wheels
supported by the Semitrailers.
Transported vehicle(s) must not exceed a width of 102 inches. Proper blocking and cribbing
must be applied when exceeding the deck width of 96 inches (8 feet).
Transported vehicle(s) total weight must not exceed 22 tons (45,000 pounds) for both lower
and upper decks on the Semitrailer.
Any transported vehicle(s), wheeled or tracked, meeting all the specification in items 1, 2, 3, 4,
and 5 qualify for being transported on the M871A3 Semitrailer.
Line haul speeds when transporting a vehicle or vehicles must not exceed 55 m.p.h.
When transporting a vehicle or vehicles mission profile speeds are not to exceed the tractor's
safe operational speeds, capabilities and the following:
A 4 meter height requirement must be considered when routing the Semitrailer transporting a
vehicle or vehicles/