SEMITRAILER EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
The M969A3 Semitrailer is constructed of welded stainless steel, with a single compartment tank of 5000
gal (18,927 L) plus a 3% capacity for product expansion. The chassis is constructed of welded stainless
steel and is equipped with full floating tandem axles and manually operated landing gear.
The M969A3 5,000-Gallon Tanker may be used ONLY with the following prime movers that HAVE ABS
braking systems: M915A2, M915A3, M915A4, M1088 (FMTV), and M931/M932 series. Use of the
M969A3 with the M931/M932 WITHOUT ABS brakes is NOT authorized. Tankers are not to be filled to
exceed the load capacities of the tractors. Due to limited payload capacity, some of the tractors will not
be able to haul fully loaded tankers. No over-load wavier is allowed for these tankers. When driving on
hard-surface highways, only the 10-ton military-adapted commercial 6x4 prime movers, M915A2,
M915A3, and M915A4, with ABS are authorized. The M969A3 Semitrailer can be loaded through the
bottom or top fill opening. The Lombardini three-cylinder diesel engine in combination with the Gorman
Rupp 4-in. pump provides self-load/unload capability.
The M969A3 is equipped with pressure and vacuum vents, a sealed manhole, an improved vapor
recovery system, two 50-foot (15.2 m) lengths of 1-1/4 in. fuel-dispensing hoses, three 4-in. hoses for
loading/off loading and bulk delivery, a portable grounding rod, three static reels, and a spare tire. A
ladder is provided at the rear of the semitrailer for easy access to the top of the M969A3.
Winds and rewinds the spare tire.
Provides spare tire.
Provides access to top of tanker.