Category Archives: Military Trucks

FMTV M1078 M1083 Air Brake Rebuild Parts Now in Stock

One of the issues with those of us who have acquired surplus trucks are air brake issues.  These issues are usually caused by a lack of maintenance or aging components.  Leaking valves are a safety issue and will cause truck INOP.    Many air brake components can be rebuilt instead of replacing the complete part […]

DP Equipment Adding Support for FMTV LTV MTV M1078 M1083 Trucks Vehicles

DP Equipment is adding parts support for the FMTV vehicles that are currently being sold in increasing numbers as surplus by the DOD.  We will have parts support for both the LTV (2 1/2 Ton) and the MTV (5 Ton) trucks since there are many common parts in these trucks.  We are listing parts as […]

What are Caged Brakes or What are “Cage” Bolts and How To Use Them on an FMTV Truck

Before we jump into the Cage Bolts we need a quick lesson on Air Brakes for those who are unfamiliar.  And yes this Cage is different from a CAGE code for those of you who are suppliers to the Federal Government. As a bonus who knows what a CAGE code stands for?(See the bottom of […]

US Military Truck Background M35 2 1/2 Ton 6X6 Models

The M35 2½-ton cargo truck is a long-lived 2½-ton 6×6 cargo truck used by the United States Army and by many nations around the world. It has evolved into a family of specialized vehicles. The truck has many variants and several different power trains depending on the version.  It inherited the nickname “Deuce and a Half” from an older 2½-ton truck, […]