Specific: The FWD SU-COE was delivered as a part
of the American aid program (MDAP) between 1951 - 1955. The shown
example which where used by the engineers is drawing a
trailer of unknown origin. Used for haulage of dozers
Historical: Militarised cab-over-engine (COE).
The chassis was produced by FWD at their factory in
Clintonville, Wisconsin, and then shipped of to Wilson
Motor Bodies in Kitchener, Canada to be bodied.
Supplied mainly to Britain within the Lend-Lease
programme during WW II for use as a medium artillery
tractor. All-wheel-drive was permanent. There was a
lock-able third differential in the transfer case, so
that maximum traction was obtained at all times without
wind-up in the drive line. Bodywork on the artillery
tractor was similar to the AEC
Also produced as a tractor-trailer version. The SU range
was also commercial available in conventional form.
Length: 6.37 m (251 inches).
Width: 2.43 m (96 inches).
Height: 2.87 m (113 inches).
Weight: 11.970 kg (26.600 lb.).
Engine: 6-cylinder Waukesha SRKR, 8.473 cm3 (517
cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 126 at 2.250 rpm.
Transfer case: Single-speed with lock-able
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: Air-over-hydraulic brakes.
Tyres: 14.00 - 20.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 382 liter (84 gallons).
Range: 370 km (230 miles).
Additional: Some equipped with a 10.000
kg (22.000 lb.) winch mounted between cab and bed.
FWD SU-COE gun tractor (69 kb)
FWD SU-COE GS w/crane (57 kb)