Off-roading the deuce

From: Bjorn Brandstedt (
Date: Wed Feb 19 2003 - 11:36:57 PST

I spent the winter of '71-'72 in Korea. Not much snow that time, but I do
remember a how muddy the roads were once we got off the paved ones.
As far as NOT issuing snow chains, the Army doesn't always do the right

When I speak of snow chains, it is from personal experience.
With chains, the deuce is vertually un-stoppable, you have to try it to know
what I'm talking about. Off road, that is, hills, mud, snow etc.
Airing down to 15 psi or so, may help, but does not compare to the tracktion
chains offer.

Have a great day!

>From: "Paul A. Thomas" <>
>To: <> (Military Vehicles Mailing List)
>Subject: Re: [MV] NuclearAttack Medical Treatment
>Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 08:48:40 -0800
> > MV content (an addendum to my statement regarding driving in snow):
>Without chains the deuce can't make it > up the slightest incline in six
>inches of snow and downhill it becomes the proverbial sled.
>I drove deuces and 5 ton tractors for three years in Korea, including going
>up to the DMZ to tow back an M543A2 with part of its block laying on the
>ground/ice.. the deuce handles snow ( on roads at least ) just fine. It
>wouldn't have been much use to us if it didn't. And in the motor pool we
>did not have any chains for the trucks ( between us and our sister company
>there were probably 150 vehicles or so ).
>We didn't do much off road driving in winter, or tried like heck not to, so
>this was paved roads only. But they did well when asked to. Far better
>than most of us did trying to walk to or from the trucks. <g>
> Paul
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