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Old April 12th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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Got the new hummers in the unit finally so i had to take some or the soilders to ft. custer to the driving course. they had a blast 2 days of wheelin on the govt's dime. so this one got high centered all 4 wheels spinning, we hooked up another hummer to try and pull it out. ya that didn't work it almost got stuck also i couldn't get the 5 ton wrecker back there it was to soft. so of course i had my truck back there so we hooked it up and on the last pull the hummer was free and so was my front drive shaft it completely snapped from the transfer case. oh the 1151 hummers weigh about 18,000 lbs
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Old April 12th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #2
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How does a hummer manage to high center in sand? Don't those things have close to 2' of ground clearance?
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Old April 12th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #3
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a lot of these soliders have never driven offroad. and ya i couldnt believe it when they called me
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Old April 12th, 2010, 08:40 PM   #4
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oh the 1151 hummers weigh about 18,000 lbs
I call BULLSHIT on this one. Not even an uparmored HMMWV weighs that much.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 08:43 PM   #5
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Curb Weight: 7500 lbs.
http://www.amgeneral.com/vehicles/hm.../m1151-with-ac
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Old April 12th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #6
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k my bad.......Gross Vehicle Weight 12,100 pounds (5,488 kg)
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Old April 12th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #8
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I also find it hard to believe the US Army don't have a way to recover a stuck vehicle, so they have to depend on your personal truck?? I don't know about that...
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well gee lets see when you go for training to another post you don't bring all your recovery gear and sometimes you just have to use what you have available. guessin you never served with those comments
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ya. just watch dirty jobs with mike rowe. hell tell ya all about gettin out humvees with snatch blocks and jumbo ropes. that is..... because they planned on bein stuck! thankyou.
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What it really comes down to is your truck + tow strap + military vehicle = NO GO. I have served and still do, and there is no reason for you to have your vehicle out on a range of any kind when there are military assets available to do the job. There is more than just your unit using Fort Custer so I imagine a call could have been made to another unit come come recover the vehicle, which would have provided good recovery training for someone to do it right instead the redneck tow strap method and would have saved wear and tear on your truck. But hey, its the Army so I'll leave common sense out of it. Enough said

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Old April 12th, 2010, 09:12 PM   #12
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k my bad.......Gross Vehicle Weight 12,100 pounds (5,488 kg)

we test a load of their stuff at work up armored. the 12,100 gvw on the stockers is just that. the up armored are way heavy. we had a ****** that we tested that was up armored and it was for civilian use somewhere. it was well over 10k and it didn't even look it with the system they had installed. I know it added 5000 lbs to that vehicle. I can only imagine the up armor H1s have more then it had? just the doors on the H1 have to 1000lbs for the 4 of them.
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your telling me you couldnt get a LMTV out there i was up there last weekend beatin the shit outta the hummers lol
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Old April 12th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #14
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we where the only unit there during the week. our unit and the other units didn't show up til friday afternoon.
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There is a full time shop there during the week and they have a wrecker.
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I thought the best thing about a hummer is you don't have to pull out
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I thought the best thing about a hummer is you don't have to pull out
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