When I first heard it rumble into the farmyard, I grabbed my camera and found both Randy and Jake grinning from ear to ear.
Randy bought the 1991 5-ton, 6-wheel drive Army truck from a local auto repair shop, which has bought and resold at least 10 of the trucks. Randy plans to add a feed box on the back of ours and will use it to feed cattle in the winter. Some of the other people who've purchased the trucks around here are using them to haul water and chemicals.
Korean Conflict, Randy's Dad drove an Army truck. We don't have photos of the trucks he operated, but I did find some photos online that might represent the vehicles he drove.
|This shows the size of the truck, compared to our pickup.|
The operator can inflate or deflate tires from the cab. If you're starting to get stuck in the mud or sand, you can let out air to increase the surface area. If you get a hole in the tire, you can inflate it from the comfort of your truck cab.
Of course, it will have to rain for us to test out the maneuverability of this monster machine.
Randy had some help reading his new instruction manual. Kinley seemed pretty excited about the new addition to the farm fleet, too.