Project Description

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M1078 LMTV

Make: Stewart & Stevenson

Year: 1996

Mileage: 18,200 miles

Condition: Refurbished

Price: $45,000

US Army Stewart & Stevenson M1078 LMTV, refurbished. This truck has been fully serviced, and is in excellent condition. Many items on this truck were overhauled or replaced with new. Included is a custom roof rack with integral ladders on both sides of cab. Michelin XZL 395/85R20 tires with matching spare, all (5) five tires on overhauled and freshly powder coated wheels.

Cargo capacity in stock configuration is 5,000 lbs; the bed has been removed from this truck, along with other items that are not used outside of military service. Total weight removed is approximately 3,000 lbs. The truck is currently configured at approximately 8,000 lbs less GVW—plenty of capacity for a fully outfitted camper van, and extra fuel and water storage.

The LMTV is a very capable, very tough and durable vehicle. Below are a few characteristics (see Specifications tab for full detailed specs…)

  • 225 HP Caterpillar 3116 Diesel engine, turbocharged and after-cooled, EPA compliant
  • 7-Speed automatic Allison transmission, with integral transfer case
  • Full-time 4×4 all-wheel drive with locking inter-axle differential (xfr case). Standard drive splits power 70/30 front-axle/rear-axle, mode drive splits power 50/50 front/rear.
  • Driver operated Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) with (4) four modes: Highway, Cross-country, Sand/Mud/Snow, and Emergency (run-flat)
  • Front and rear Rockwell axles with 2:1 planetary bevel gear wheel end reduction
  • Anti-sway bar
  • Air spring cab suspension with integral dampers

M1078 LMTV Standard Cargo Truck (Stock Configuration)
NSN: 2320-01-354-3385

The M1078 Standard Cargo Truck is designed to transport cargo and troops. The M1078 has a payload capacity of 5,000 pounds and to facilitate loading/unloading, the bed side rails are mounted on hinges and can be lowered. The cargo bed can be equipped with an optional bench seat kit for troop seating. The bench seats are constructed of metal material and attach to the cargo bed side rails. The seats can be folded down and stowed when not in use. Troops are assisted climbing in and out of the cargo bed area with the aid of a ladder stowed on the vehicle when not in use. A canvas and bows kit is available for the bed

Turbocharged Caterpillar 6.6 liter diesel engine
Electronic controlled fully automatic 7-speed transmission
4 x 4, full-time all-wheel drive with integral 2-mode inter-axle locking differential (transfer case)
Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)
Anti-sway bar


  • Length: 254.5 inches (6,464 mm)
  • Width: 96 inches (2,438 mm)
  • Height: 112 inches (2,845 mm)
  • Wheelbase: 153.5 inches (3,900 mm)

Curb Weight (no kits, no crew, no fuel) (stock configuration): 17,770 lbs (8,060 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW): 22,770 (10,328 kg)

Ground Clearance (loaded): 22 inches (559 mm)

Performance Characteristics

  • Maximum Speed: Governed (mechanically) at 58 mph (94 km/h)
  • Range (minimum, at GVW): 400+ mi (645+ km)
  • Approach Angle : 40 degrees
  • Departure Angle: 40 degrees
  • Fording: 36 inches (914 mm) without fording kit, 60 inches (1,524 mm) with fording kit
  • Payload (stock configuration): 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg)
  • Towed Load: 10,362 lbs (4,700 kg)

Equipment Specifications


  • Engine: Turbocharged and after-cooled 6.6 liter, inline cylinder configuration (strait), 6-cylinder, Caterpillar 3116 diesel, EPA certified, 225 HP rating (168 kW) @ 2600 rpm
  • Governor: Mechanical
  • Fuel: Diesel, DF-2, JP-4, JP-8, V V-F-800
  • Transmission: Automatic/select-max-gear-range, electronic controlled 7-speed Allison MD3070PT
  • Transfer Case: Full-time All-wheel Drive , Integral to transmission, locking inter-axle differential, normal operation 30% power front wheels, 70% power rear wheels, axle-lock Mode equal power front-to-rear axels
  • Axles: (2) Rockwell Meritor, single reduction carrier, amboid gearing
  • Wheel Ends: 2:1 planetary bevel gear wheel end reduction
  • Overall Axle Gear Ratio: 7.8:1


  • Front Axel Steering Angle: 35 degrees
  • Brakes: Air-activated, internal expansion (wedge)


  • Alternator: Engine-driven, EMI/RFI suppressed, waterproof
  • Voltage: 12V/24 V
  • Tires: 395/85R20
  • Spare Tire: 395/85R20
  • Tire Inflation System: Eaton, electronic cab-mounted controls with (4) modes—Highway, Cross-country, Sand/Mud/Snow, Emergency (run-flat)


  • Crew Seating: 3-Man
  • Steering Wheel: Adjustable, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering Type: Power assist
  • Storage, behind seats: 4 cu-ft each
  • Cab Suspension: Air spring with integral dampers

Cargo Bed (if installed)

  • Dimensions: 144 inches x 95 inches (3,658 x 2,413 mm)
  • Ladder: Stowed, steel
  • Construction: All steel, E-coat rustproofing, drop-side with side rail storage
  • Standard Options: Stowable metallic troops seats; bows and tarp kit