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RB-058

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Estimated weight for transport
« on: April 02, 2020, 12:59:57 PM »
Hi all,

Does anybody have an idea what the weight of a M4A1 will be without: engine, gearbox, rear armor, doors, hood, winch? The time has come that I have found and bought my own halftrack! (That will be a different post after pickup). For transport I have arranged a flatbed with a crane on the truck, and is suddenly rescheduled to tomorrow. The crane however has a lifting capacity of 6600 lbs. Will this be sufficient to hoist it onto the flatbed?
I'm unable to attach pictures right now. Will try later.

Thanks for now!

Rob
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R.E.Co.

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 03:29:11 PM »
My M2, with full armor and full fuel tank weighed on the scale at 13,180 pounds.  A well equipped 1 ton truck and 18K or more flat bed trailer should pull it without a problem.   As for the crane, the halftrack chaise and front armor is probably 9,000 pounds with the features you stated. Hope this helps.
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 08:12:44 PM »
That sure helps! Thanks for your feedback, I might want to arrange something in case it is above the crane it's capacity..

thanks R.E.Co.!
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2020, 08:19:55 PM »
Picture for a general idea.
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2020, 08:30:40 PM »
I bet it's close.  Probably not more than 7k the way its pictured.

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2020, 08:46:11 PM »
Thanks, I guess it's going to be a close call indeed! At least it will be a challenge right?!
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2020, 09:14:49 PM »
Looking at the picture, I'd echo the 7ish thousand pounds. Let's us know how it goes.

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2020, 09:46:10 PM »
Thanks as well Jon! Will let you know for sure!

Rob
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2020, 10:31:38 PM »
Keep us updated!

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2020, 11:31:29 PM »
If it helps it should be light enough to go on a roll back if it is long enough. Mine had an engine and tracks and was able to go on a roll back. It was delivered around 80 miles that way. Good luck.

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2020, 01:00:38 PM »
*EDIT, not sure why those last pictures are on it's side. They're orientated in the right way on my laptop. Anyone has tips how to solve that?

Hi all,

Well, it was a close call but we managed to have it lifted onto the flatbed. The crane had to be fully retracted so it was able to use it's maximim capacity! So the weight is somewhere just under 6600 lbs. It currently is still on the flatbed as I have to clean out the workplace, we will lift it off tomorrow and then all the fun will start!. Transport was initially planned three weeks ago but I had to cancel it because Covid decided to show up, the b****rd! We rescheduled to tomorrow but that got cancelled as well yesterday, but I was lucky that the truck of the company I work for was available and the driver had no problems with this charity project! Herewith some pictures I took today. I will start another restoration thread soon to keep you updated. For now, thank you all for you information and possible solutions! It feels good to be part of this wonderful community.

Rob

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2020, 01:54:03 PM »
*EDIT, not sure why those last pictures are on it's side. They're orientated in the right way on my laptop. Anyone has tips how to solve that?


It's because you took the picture with your phone in the vertical position as opposed to horizontally.  It confuses the site hosting the images.  I fight with this still also.  It probably shows up correctly if you look at the site on mobile, some times it does and some times not. 

Anyway, you did nothing wrong.  Just try to take all your pictures you plan on showing here with your phone horizontal!

Corey
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2020, 01:58:49 PM »
This looks like a great truck to start a project with!  Congratulations.  Looks like the little one being held is already really interested, too!

Corey
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2020, 02:18:10 PM »
At first glance I was thinking a M2 winch model but possibly an M4.

Steve A.

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2020, 02:27:50 PM »
Ok, thanks Corey, I will keep that in mind! I think it is a good base indeed. I'm very happy (and lucky) with it! Yes, that is my son. Everything John Deere, trucks, forklifts etc is his favorite. Comes with that his grandpa has some US WW2 vehicles too so he basically is born and raised in between olive drab!

Steve, it is a M4A1 indeed. Chassis number roots it as a 1943 HT. My aim is to restore it as a M4A1. It has the reinforced chassis for the mortar base.

Rob
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