The Oshkosh M1000 is built to tow tanks – BIG tanks (among other vehicles). Initially built in 1993 the Oshkosh M1000 has a 500 horsepower Detroit Diesel connected to a five-speed Allison transmission. It’s an 8X8 (eight-wheel drive) that has rear-wheel steering.
It weighs 41,000 lbs and according to the owner, it can tow up to 250,000 lbs.
This baby is built to haul vehicles like the M1 Abrams Tank in and out of combat zones. The Oshkosh M1000 can hold up to six people with three across seating – front and rear. It’s back seat can be converted into a bunk. Air can be purified allowing the Oshkosh M1000 to function, self-contained, in nearly every type of combat zone.
Despite being able to tow pretty much anything, there are a few limitations. It’s over 12 feet tall and it is only capable of hitting a top speed of under 50 mph. The Oshkosh 1000 gets about 1.7 miles per gallon and it holds 250 gallons of diesel. That’s basically a thousand dollars per full tank.
In this video, Andre gets up close with this behemoth at the 2014 Truckfest at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, CO. As an aside – the Oshkosh M1000 featured in this video is for sale – for $25,000… or, for the price of a brand new Nissan Rogue.
Check out this monster!