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Old 01-09-2013, 06:19 PM
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I'm in the market for one of the two and have been on governmentliquidation.com for a week or two lookin around. It seems the 2.5 ton trucks are few and far between nowadays but the 5 tons are a dime a dozen and about the same price. Can someone point me in the right direction here? Are they generally the same truck minus the amount of weight they can haul or whatever?
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That is because the 2 1/2 ton truck has not been in active inventory for about 15 years. they were replaced by the LMTV series trucks. The 5 ton truck has taken over the majority of the workload of the 2 1/2 truck, but even now, it is being phased out in favor of the MTV series trucks. Generally the 5 ton is a slightly more robust vehicle, but either is more truck that what most of us would really need. They are both multifuel, capable of all wheel, and designed for off road operations. Good Luck,
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5 ton.
Better engine.
Power steering.
Air assisted Shift.
Air assisted transfer case.
Multi-fuel engine.
Better parts availability.
Better range.
Tows more.
Faster.
Looks better.
for a few.
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if you're serious about getting one, then get one from the desert southwest. buy it then fly out and drive it home. they are very robust as has been stated, but they are subject to rust and corrosion. i'm familiar with ky and buying one my way will give you years more use of it before rust takes hold.
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Thanks guys. I'm wanting it for bugout situations and to just have fun with in the mean time. Take it out to a buddy's farm and mess around, project sort of thing.
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So with the m900 series 5ton trucks, how come some have dual tires and some have the extra wide tires on the back? I've seen guys do those mods but first I've seen them for sale like that for sale on govt liquidations
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What's best place to find a 5 ton.Is it easy to insure?
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http://www.govliquidation.com/

i was quoted around $150 a year if youre 25 or older and if its an old enough truck to be considered antique (which is either 20 or 25 years old). its so cheap bc they dont expect you to drive a truck like that and that old very much. id say i would drive it less than 1000 miles a year. hell, i only drive my daily driver about 8-10000 miles a year as it is
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