Heavy Equipment Transporter System

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The heavy equipment transporter system (HETS) is used to transport, deploy, and evacuate tanks and other heavy vehicles. It consists of either the M746 or the M911 truck tractor, with the M747 semitrailer. During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm the HETS vehicles were employed primarily to haul M1 Abrams tanks. However, they demonstrated poor durability when loads exceeded 60 tons.

General Characteristics

 M911 tractorM746 tractorM747 trailer
Length:30 feet27 feet48.2 feet
Width:9.5 feet10 feet11.5 feet
Height:11.8 feet10 feet6.8 feet
Weight:26.3 tons25.8 tons17.1 tons
Speed:43 miles per hour38 miles per hour 
Range:614 miles200 miles 
Crew:22 
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