EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
a. The 924G Wheel Loader is an integral part of the Army's mission to efficiently build roads, airstrips, and other engi-
neering assets in a wide variety of geographic, environmental, and tactical situations.
b. The loader's Multi-Purpose (MP) clamshell bucket performs excavating, digging, lifting/loading, stripping, leveling,
and stockpiling operations.
c. The MP loader bucket has a hydraulically operated clamshell, which functions to remove obstacles such as large
stones, tree limbs, etc.
d. The MP bucket can be interchanged with forklift pallet forks to further increase machine versatility.
Capabilities and Features.
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Refer to Equipment Data at the end of this work package for machine dimensions, weights, fluid capacities,
and other miscellaneous equipment data.
a. The loader consists of two sections, a front frame section and rear frame section, with center-point frame articulation.
b. The loader, equipped with MP bucket, is capable of lifting, clearing, and dumping loads into the following dump
M929 Series, with 83 in. (2.11 m) sideboard height;
Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), with 80 in. (2.03 m) sideboard height;
M917 Series, with 114 in. (2.90 m) sideboard height;
Palletized Load System-Engineer Mission Module-Dump Body (PLS-EMM-DB): Truck-Mounted, with
124 in. (3.15 m) sideboard height; and Trailer-Mounted, with 112 in. (2.84 m) sideboard height.
Palletized Load System-Engineer Mission Module-Concrete Mobile Mixer (PLS-EMM-CMM): Truck-
Mounted, with 124 in. (3.15 m) sideboard height; and Trailer-Mounted, with 112 in. (2.84 m) sideboard
c. The machine has the following capabilities and features:
Caterpillar 3056E Direct Injection Turbocharged (DIT) Air-to-Air After Cooler (ATAAC) diesel engine
with six inline cylinders, generating 129 horsepower (96 kW) @ 2,300 rpm;
Ether assist in cold weather starting down to -25°F (-32°C);
Caterpillar autoshift transmission with four forward speeds and three reverse;
4-wheel drive: front fixed and rear oscillating axles with inboard planetary final drives;
Self-adjusting service brakes with secondary and parking brake systems;
Articulated frame steering with two double-acting steering cylinders;
Air conditioned enclosed cab with adjustable seat and tilt steering wheel, gages and warning indicators,
work tool hydraulic controls, and heater/defroster/AC controls;
Removable bolt-on Rollover Protective Structure/Falling Object Protective Structure (ROPS/FOPS);
Interchangeable work tools including MP bucket and forklift pallet forks;
Versalink loader arm with hydraulically-activated quick coupler that allows for easy and quick connection
and disconnection of work tools without the need for operator to leave cab;
Lift and tiedown provisions conforming to MIL-STD-209K, Department of Defense Interface Standard for
Lifting and Tiedown Provisions;
NATO slave receptacle;