In the latest truck vs truck death match, two retired veterans of the US Military stepped in the ring. At the Truckwarz event in Mount Clemens, Michigan two retired US Military trucks took to the ring to participate in the age old showdown, a truck tug a war.
The trucks were surplus M35 Army trucks that have since been discharged to enjoy civilian life. They now spend their days hauling loads and competing in Tug-O-War. During Truckwarz in Michigan, the two M35’s were hooked up and ready to fight. The one furthest from the screen got an early start and began to drag the other truck. But the one closest to the screen, used its herculean power to fight back and bring the its rival across the line, while hauling logs. The lined up again for a rematch and again the camo diesel machine took the home bacon.
The M35 proudly serving for over 60 years
The M35 is the United States Military’s longest serving vehicle, proudly serving the nation since 1949. Weighing 2 ½ tons, the M35 is designed to haul everything from troops, to medical supplies, to ammo and food. Its designed to operate in all terrain and weather conditions ranging from the cold frozen valleys of Korea, to the Jungles of Vietnam to the sandy deserts of the Middle East. The M35 is powered by a 478-cubic-inch (7.8 L), six-cylinder diesel engine, coupled with a 5 speed manual transmission and either a sprag-operated transfer case Rockwell 136-21 or an air-operated select-able transfer case Rockwell 136-27. The engine is multifuel designed to operate on a number of juices such as diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, heating oil or in an emergency gasoline (gasoline doesn’t properly lube the injectors so its emergency only). While mainly a transport truck, they have been armed with everything from M60 Machine guns to M79 Grenade launcher and the M134 mini gun.
The M35 is well loved by the troops who have driven her and ridden in her. She continues to serve her former service men by use as a work truck or to test her full potential in recreation.