This truck is an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, commonly called a HMMWV (pronounced “humvee”).
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It’s curb-to-curb turning diameter is about 11′ narrower than my 1992 Toyota 4Runner’s, allowing it to maneuver around obstacles much more easily than you would expect from a truck of its size.
It has an automatic transmission and power steering.
We think that his glow plug controller is dead, and his fan is stuck on, but his fuel injection pump doesn’t seem to have the problems that mine did.
Right side view, with 4-door soft top and cargo area cover.
It has 4-wheel independent suspension and full-time 4-wheel drive.
Ground clearance is improved by geared hubs in each wheel, which allows the axles to enter the hubs above the centerlines of the wheels.Brandon, the guy who rents me hangar space for my 2.5-ton shop van, liked my HMMWV so much that he bought one, too!Like mine, his truck has some problems to be fixed, but I don’t think he’ll have any more trouble than I had.The truck has a characteristic “sloshy” feeling when stopping because each brake are separated from its wheel by a gearbox and a driveshaft.Although it’s a wide and heavy vehicle, the HMMWV is very easy to drive.The differentials are mounted even higher, creating the appearance of a cavernous tunnel underneath the truck.