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M1074 PLS (Palletized Load System) (Tractor)

Country of Origin: USA


The Palletized Load System (PLS) was developed to simplify the handling of bulk resupply from rear areas to near the battlefield. The 16.5-ton PLS can be airlifted in a C-17 cargo aircraft.

The tractor vehicle is based on the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Transport (HEMTT), and can carry one demountable cargo bed called a "flatrack" while towing a trailer loaded with a second.

The bed can be unloaded in less than one minute using the British-designed Multi-Lift Mark V hydraulic...

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