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Studebaker US6 6x6 fully restored with canvas for sale

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 5:50 am
by dukw guy
1945 WWII Studebaker 6X6 cargo truck
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This is a very nice running US6, it always starts right up without hesitation. The JXD 230 cu in. engine is total rebuilt along with the drivetrain, runs quiet & strong. No lifter noise runs like new. The US6 goes down the road very nice with everything working. Has new bead canvas not shown in the photos. It is street legal with Wisconsin title. Very good tires and brakes. No disappointments.

Weight 9,875 lb (4,479 kg) empty
Length 20 ft 11 in (6.38 m)
Width 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Height 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) top of cab
8 ft 10 in (2.69 m) overall
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Engine Hercules JXD
86 hp (64 kW)
Transmission 5 spd. x 2 range trf. case
Suspension Beam axles on leaf springs
Operational
range 236 mi (379.8 km)
Speed 45 mph (72 km/h

Design and development
In 1939-1940 the US Army Ordnance Corps was developing 2 1⁄2-ton (2,238 kg) tactical 6×6 trucks that could operate off-road in all weather. Studebaker, Yellow Coach (a GM company) and International Harvester all submitted designs that were accepted and went into production in 1941.
A total of 219,882 2 1⁄2-ton (2,268 kg) 6x6 trucks and similar 5-ton (4,536 kg) 6x4 versions in thirteen variations were built. Studebaker was the primary manufacturer, which built 197,678 of them at their South Bend IN plant, while REO produced 22,204 more at their Chicago IL plant from 1944 under a sub-contract. REO trucks are identical to Studebakers, but REO only built cargo-model trucks with the long wheelbase and without the front-mounted winch, more specifically referred to as the US6 U9. All production by both manufacturers ended in 1945.[2][3]
Service
The US6 was manufactured primarily for export under Lend-Lease. The Soviet Union would become the largest foreign operator. The first Studebaker US6 trucks arrived in the USSR in the autumn of 1941. The Red Army organized a test of eleven 6x6 "Studebekkers" (as they become referred to in the USSR) which took place between July 1942 and May 1943. The results were used to direct the enlargement of the payload from 2 1⁄2 tons (2,300 kg) to 4 tons (3,600 kg).[4] In 1945, it was lowered to 3 1⁄2 tons (3,200 kg, although on improved roads they could carry up to a maximum of 5 tons (4,500 kg).
Large numbers of Studebaker US6 trucks were supplied to the Soviet Union via the Persian Corridor in Iran under the USA's Lend-Lease program. The truck fulfilled many important roles in the Red Army, such as towing artillery pieces and anti-tank guns and transporting troops over long distances. It was renowned for its overall ruggedness and reliability, including its reliability on poor-quality fuel. The Red Army also found them to be a suitable platform for conversion into Katyusha rocket launchers. The truck became affectionately known as the Studer by Soviet troops and was even recognised by Joseph Stalin, who sent a letter of appreciation to Studebaker, in which he thanked them for the superb quality of the US6 for Soviet service.
Studebaker US6 trucks were also used by the US military in the construction of the Burma Road and the Alcan Highway in North America.
Postwar the US6 strongly influenced the USSR's design of the ZiS/ZiL-151, which, in turn, evolved into the ZiL-157.
Specifications:

Long wheelbase frame
The US6 used a Hercules JXD engine, with an 320 cu in (5.2 L) L-head inline 6 cylinder gasoline engine developing 86 hp (64 kW) at 2800 rpm and 200 lbf⋅ft (271 N⋅m) of torque at 1150 rpm. A conservative-type and highly-reliable engine with a compression ratio of only 5.82:1, it could use 72-octane gasoline. This same engine was also used in the M3 half-tracks .
The Warner T 93 5 speed transmission had a very low first, a direct fourth and an overdrive fifth gear. A power take-off could be fitted to operate a winch (mounted just below in front of the radiator) and/or the hydraulic hoist on dump trucks (the U10/U11 and U12/U13 dump truck models).[7]
The Timken T-79 transfer case had high and low ranges, a neutral position and could either engage or disengage the front axle. There was one output shaft mounted forward to the front axle (not used in 6x4 trucks) and two to the rear, with one for each rear axle.[8]
Both front and rear axles were of the Timken split-type with a ratio of 6.6:1. The front axle had ball-type constant-velocity joints while the two at the rear were full-floating.[9]
Chassis
The US6 had a ladder frame with three beam axles, the front on semi elliptical leaf springs, the rear tandem on quarter elliptical leaf springs with locating arms.
There were two wheelbases, the short 148 inches (3.76 m), used in semi tractors, dump trucks, and short cargo models, and the long 162 inches (4.11 m), used in tankers, long cargo models, and the U9 chassis cab (measurements are from the centerline of the front axle to the centerline of rear bogie). All models had 7.50-20” tires and dual rear tires. 6x4 models, intended for on road use only, were rated at 5 tons (4536 kg), twice the 6x6’s off-road rating.
Cab
The US6 carried the design of Studebaker’s civilian truck cab, although it was modified for military use. Studebaker trucks were different from other 2 1⁄2 6x6 trucks built for the war effort of the USA because vent windows were included in each door. These vent windows were separate from the main window that rolled down into the door-frame and could be swung out to help with the truck cab's ventilation.
Studebaker also designed the open-type military truck cab which was featured on the GMC CCKW (later models), but their major customer, the USSR, preferred the closed cab for their generally harsh (cold-weather) climate. While Studebaker's open-type truck cab became the American standard, production of the US6 with the closed-type truck cab was restarted after only 10,000 units of the former

Email me at: Robert@MilitaryVehicleWeb.com
$22000.00
Location: Wisconsin

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/60O6PM2FuocpsFs63

Re: Studebaker US6 6x6 fully restored with canvas for sale

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 6:18 pm
by Pat Gray
Fantastic looking truck, If I didn't have a CCW I would be interested.
Hope it goes to a good home.

Re: Studebaker US6 6x6 fully restored with canvas for sale

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:59 am
by Jon S
Fantastic, out of this world!!! A tough restoration in this day and age. Arguably the most beautiful 2 1/2 ton truck of WW2!!! Absolutely wonderful price on it too!!! I think the US6 is one of the rarest trucks! I'd bet around less than 10 percent of total production worldwide. A rare and beautiful truck!!!

Re: Studebaker US6 6x6 fully restored with canvas for sale

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:20 pm
by 17thAirborne
Nice looking restoration. I wish you all the best on the sale. 8)

Re: Studebaker US6 6x6 fully restored with canvas for sale

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:54 pm
by dukw guy
comes with rear canvas

Re: Studebaker US6 6x6 fully restored with canvas for sale

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:37 pm
by Frank USMC
Who ever wants to buy this vehicle, I have bought one vehicle from Robert, he was spot on with the description...no surprises when it got here....and it is still here. The deal went very smoothly, again no surprises.
One of the few, Frank USMC RET

Re: Studebaker US6 6x6 fully restored with canvas for sale

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:13 am
by dukw guy
Clear WI title

Re: Studebaker US6 6x6 fully restored with canvas for sale

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:00 pm
by RedArrow2016
What part of Wisconsin is it at??

Re: Studebaker US6 6x6 fully restored with canvas for sale

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:41 am
by old crow850eab
Do you still have the US6? please call or text 570 778 1655 Thank You and Best Regards MJM aka old crow