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Unitary Cost: USD$354,000
Also Known As: EMM, M1074, M1074 A1, M1075, M1075 A1, Palletized Load System, PLS A1 and PLS R
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Oshkosh Truck Corporation
Parent System: PLS
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Description: The Palletized Load System (PLS) is a 10-wheel-drive truck and trailer system in service with the US Army as the backbone of its frontline distribution and resupply system. Designed in the 1990s primarily to carry ammunition it can transport a wide range of cargo having no need for other material handling equipment during load and unload operations. Its hydraulically powered hook arm allows to lift various flatracks or containers on or off the truck in less than one minute, and off the truck and trailer in less than five minutes. The US Army employed successfully the PLS system in military operations in Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan in the 1990s and 2000s.

The PLS system is available in several versions: PLS R recovery vehicle; PLS A1 features the same cab than HEMTT A4 truck system; M1075 with container handling system; and Engineering Mission Modules (EMMs) variants including dump body M6, concrete mobile mixer module M5, modular fuel farm, water distribution module, and bituminous distributor module M4. All these variants can be powered by either a CAT C-15 ACERT 600 hp (M1074 A1 and M1075 A1) or MTU Detroit diesel 500 hp DDECIV (M1074 and M1075) diesel engine allowing a top speed of 100kph. The PLS can be transported by C-5 and C-17 aircraft.

PLS Specifications

Crew: 2
Wheel Drive: 10x10
Height: 3.27 meter (129 inch)
Length: 10.8 meter (425 inch)
Track: 1,925 millimeter
Wheelbase: 5,715 millimeter
Width: 2.43 meter (96 inch)
Fording Depth: 1.20 meter (47 inch)
Power: 600 hp (448 kW)
Top Speed: 100 kph (62 mph)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 379 liter (100 galon)
Cargo: 16,443 kilogram
Cargo Hook Capacity: 2,449 kilogram
Max Weight: 63,503 kilogram (139,998 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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PLS News

There are 2 news between
30 Jan 2014 and 18 Jun 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015US Army Orders 1,363 HEMTTs and 435 PLS Truck Systems
Thursday, January 30, 2014US Army and Lockheed Martin Complete Advanced Autonomous Convoy Demonstration

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