The Kaiser Jeep M-818 is fully functional and ready to go anywhere at a moment’s notice. It was purchased surplus in 2004 to haul Price’s WWII LVT “Alligator” Amtrack on a lowboy, but it wasn’t quite enough truck and he upgraded to an Oshkosh. At only 16 tons though, the shop trailer is a breeze for the 5-ton! Tom added the ring mount for a .50 caliber M-2 machine gun, something that would only have been seen on a truck operating near the front lines. The early M-39 and M-809 series trucks are very similar in external appearance, but one quick giveaway is the big fender-mounted air filter on the M-809 series trucks. Though not all variations of the M-809 truck had winches, the M-818 did. Standard fording depth is 6.5 feet.