EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
For a more complete description of the components of the SSL, refer to Theory of
General. The Heavy Type II M400T (tracked model) and Light Type III M400W (track over wheel model) Skid
Steer Loaders (SSL) are an integral part of the Army's mission to efficiently build roads, airstrips, and other
engineering assets in a wide variety of geographic, environmental, and tactical situations. Work tools are easily
interchanged using the quick coupler. SSL is equipped with a NATO slave receptacle.
Multi-Purpose (MP) Bucket. When equipped with the clamshell bucket, the SSL can perform excavating, digging,
lifting/loading, stripping, leveling, and stockpiling operations, as well as removing obstacles such as large stones,
tree limbs, etc.
Pallet Forks. SSL can perform various loading/unloading operations when pallet forks are attached.
Auger. With the auger, the SSL can dig 12-in. or 24-in. (30 cm or 61 cm) in diameter holes up to 96 in. (244 cm)
Hydraulic Hammer. Allows the SSL to easily break up concrete, rocks, asphalt, etc., as well as drive stakes/
Mobility. The SSL is equipped with lift points for sling loading and tiedowns which allow for transport by rail,
highway, and marine vessel. SSL is capable of fording depths of 6 in. (15 cm) with wake.
Safety. The SSL is equipped with the following safety features: parking brake system, ROPS/FOPS cab, mounting
provisions for portable fire extinguisher, and safety interlock system.