Lot number 429

Oshkosh M1070 (8x8) + 60T semi-trailer M747

The Oshkosh M1070 is widely considered to be one of the best and most beautiful tank transporter tractor units ever built. As a workhorse of the U.S. Army's logistics operations, it's capable of hauling heavy loads over long distances, and it's been in service for decades due to its remarkable durability and reliability. One of the most impressive things about the M1070 is its sheer power. Equipped with a Caterpillar C18 engine that produces 700 horsepower, it's capable of towing a maximum of 70 tons, making it a crucial asset in transporting tanks and other heavy armored vehicles.

The Oshkosh will be sold including a 60 ton, low bed semi-trailer, type M747.

Movie: Oskosh M1070 and Trailer

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Wichita, Kansas, USA
Year of construction
Country of origin
United States of America
Oskosh Corporation
Tractor: M1070/ trailer: M747
Estimated price
€ 60.000 - € 100.000
In running order (driven on March 2024)
€ 85.000,-
Ex. Vat. Incl. commission



  • The Oshkosh is in good running order. The truck has been driven in March 2024;

  • The Oskosh has been overhauled (by Oshkosh Corp) in October 2005;

  • The batteries are flat and need to be replaced but can be slave started;

  • CES equipment complete and in good condition but not tested

The Oshkosh will be sold including a 60 ton, low bed semi-trailer, type M747.

Technical details

Manufacturer tractor
Oskosh Corporation
Model tractor
Manufacturing date
Serial number
29 ft 6 in(9 m)
9 ft 8 in (2,59 m)
12 ft 12 in (3,96 m)
41.000 lb (18.598 kg)
Max. speed (land)
45 mph (72 km/h)
Operational range
523 mi (724 km)
Detroit Model *V-92TA DDEC II, diesel, 500 hp/Caterpillar Inc. C-18, diesel, 700 hp
2 operators (driver + 1), + 4 additional spaces (4 seats or two bunks)
Production numbers
still in production
Manufacturer trailer
Consolidated Diesel Electric Co.
Model trailer
M747, 60 T low bed, heavy equipment transporter
Serial number trailer
510 in (15,6 m)
137 in (4,17 m)
107 in (3,26 m)
32.000 lb (14.514 kg)


To meet a U.S. Army requirement for the transport of the M1 Abrams main battle tank (MBT) Oshkosh Truck Corporation, proposed the M1070. A contract for 1,044 M1070 was placed, with production commencing in July 1992. The contract included an option for 522 additional units.
The final U.S. Army contract for the original A0 version called for 195 vehicles. These were delivered between March 2001 and March 2003. U.S. Army deliveries of A0 versions totaled 2,488. In total, and including export orders, just under 2,900 M1070A0 were manufactured by Oshkosh.

The layout of the M1070 is conventional. The fully enclosed cab seats the driver, one crewman and up to four passengers.
The chassis of the M1070 is 356 × 89 × 9.5 mm C-section (channel frame) constructed from SAE 1027 modified, heat-treated carbon manganese steel with a minimum yield strength of 758 MPa. This mounts a 3.5 inch fully floating Holland fifth wheel and three winches, two dp Manufacturing 55K 24,947 kg capacity hydraulic winches with 51.8 m of 25 mm cable each, and a single dp Manufacturing 3GN 1,360 kg capacity auxiliary winch with 91.4 m of 6 mm cable.

The M1070's incredible strength is coupled with advanced features such as hydraulic winches, air suspension, and an advanced braking system, making it a highly maneuverable vehicle in even the toughest of terrains. But the M1070 isn't just powerful - it's also incredibly versatile. Its size and capabilities make it ideal for a wide range of logistical applications. For example, the vehicle can be equipped with a fifth-wheel trailer, allowing it to tow other equipment and cargo.

Beyond its impressive functionality, the M1070 is also considered to be a thing of beauty. Its sleek and modern design, coupled with its massive size, make it an awe-inspiring sight to behold.


The trailer used with the M1070A0 and M1070A1 is the M1000. The M1000 was originally developed as a private venture by Southwest Mobile Systems, later Systems & Electronics Inc (SEI), now DRS Technologies, as a response to a possible U.S. Army requirement for transporting M1 and M1A1 MBTs. A production order for 1,066 M1000 units was placed by the U.S. Army in 1989. By July 2009 more than 2,600 M1000 trailers had been ordered.
The M1000 has 40 wheels (215/75R 17.5 tires) across five axle lines, these with two half-width axles per line. Each axle has hydraulic pendular suspension, providing a 254 mm stroke, with lateral oscillation accommodating surface undulations. A hydraulic suspension system is provided on the pivoting gooseneck to equalize fifth wheel loads. The weight of the M1000 is 22,882 kg. The payload according to the U.S. Army is 63,560 kg, although the manufacturer quotes 80,000 kg at reduced speeds. The overall length is 15.8 m, the deck length is 10.58 m; the deck width is 3.05 m, 3.66 m for a wide deck version.

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  • Given the fact that these are often very special items whose condition, no matter how hard we try, cannot always be described 100% completely, we really recommend that you make use of this.


  • Bidding Open: Friday April 19 2024 00:00 CET (Dutch American Friendship Day),

  • Bidding Ends:

    • Saturday April 20 2024 (Part 1 vehicles)


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    • Armored vehicles, tanks, cannons etc. € 75,- / lot / week.

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Shipping Information

After buying a classic military vehicle or other items such as cannons, planes, howitzers and tanks, there are several steps you would typically need to take:


  • Legalities

    In principle, no special permit is required for unarmored wheeled and tracked vehicles. In many cases, an export procedure that is comparable to that for exporting classic cars and motorcycles is sufficient. Military collectables older than 75 years and with a value over Euro 50k are often considered National Heritage. In such cases an export permit must be requested from the National Ministry of Culture of the exporting country. Tanks, howitzers and self-propelled or towed cannons often require specific permits that are highly dependent on the country of shipment and the country of destination. In such a case first ensure that you apply for the necessary permits, licenses, and other paperwork required to own and operate such an item in your jurisdiction. This may involve registering the item with the appropriate authorities and complying with any regulations regarding its ownership and use. In such a case it is advisable to contact us in advance because we have many decades of experience in the import and export of Classic Military Heritage. Based on this experience, we can generally quickly provide feedback on what applies to you. This is especially relevant because regulations in this regard change every now and then and sometimes, we also have to deal with export-restrictions. In short: if you want to be sure, contact us in time to avoid difficulties in a later stage.

  • Storage

    Find a suitable storage location for your collectable, preferably a secure and legal place where you can keep it when not in use. This could be a garage, warehouse, or even a specially designed storage facility or museum.

  • Transportation

    After you have all paperwork in place next step will be the (oversees) transport to your desired location. This may involve hiring specialized transport and broker services due to permits, size and weight. Als in this case we can support you with organizing the transport or make sure you get in contact with some experts.

  • Maintenance and Restoration

    Depending on the condition of your military collectable our partner BAIV can help you with maintenance and restoration work to ensure that it is safe and operational. This could involve relatively easy maintenance and repair,  service till a Class-A restoration. In such a case please contact BAIV (link to BAIV website).

  • Training

    If you intend to operate a vehicle then make sure you have manuals that describe how the operate vehicle. Nowadays there are numerous reprints available on the Internet that explain you in a playful way how to drive and operate your vehicle. This is often a team effort, which makes owning such a vehicle extra attractive. If required, you can also involve hiring a professional instructor or attending specialized training courses to learn how to drive and maintain it safely. In such a case, our partner BAIV can also support you.

  • Insurance

    Consider obtaining insurance coverage for your vehicle to protect yourself against any potential accidents or liabilities that may arise from owning and operating it. Often there are specialized insurance companies offering these kinds of services. Local military vehicle clubs often also know their way around the specific options offered by insurance companies.

  • Enjoyment

    Finally, once everything is in place, you can enjoy owning and, if permitted, operating your classic military vehicle, cannon or howitzer. Whether it's for display purposes or for participating in historical reenactments, owning such a great unit can be a unique and rewarding experience.

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Ivo Rigter Sr.