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ATC 6x6

Heavy utility truck

ATC 6x6

The ATC 6x6 military truck is a rebadged version of the Tatra T815

 
 
Entered service 2005
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 13.4 t
Payload capacity 12.6 t
Length 8.7 m
Width 2.55 m
Height 3 m
Mobility
Engine Cummins ISM 400 diesel
Engine power 400 hp
Maximum road speed 110 km/h
Range 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 100%
Side slope 45%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 1 m
Fording 1.25 m

 

   The American Truck Company (ATC) is an importer of the Tatra trucks to the US. These trucks are being offered for the military and other government organizations. The Tatra trucks are rebadged and sold in the USA under the ATC brand. The Tatra T815 is being marketed under straightforward name ATC 6x6. Its Czech chassis designation is T815-6MWV27 26 298 6x6.1R. The ATC 6x6 truck has been exported to Israel. A total of 302 trucks were delivered to Israel under United States foreign military sales program. A contract was signed in 2004 and deliveries began in 2005.

   This truck was purposely designed to operate over rough terrain. The ATC 6x6 has a unique Tatra's independent suspension on all wheels with backbone tube frame and swinging half axles. Each wheel moves up and down independently. Due to this unique suspension the truck can go off-road at high speeds with just minimum vibrations. Also the suspension keeps the cargo in a stable position. This unique chassis has been constantly developed and improved by Tatra for more than 80 years. As a result the ATC 6x6 tactical truck can carry heavy loads in forward areas.

   Trucks exported to Israel have a flatbed troop/cargo body. It has a payload capacity of 12.6 t. It is fitted with drop sides and drop tailgate. It can carry about 24 fully-equipped soldiers. The cargo area can be covered with bows and canvas cover. Vehicle can be fitted with a hydraulic material handling crane. Some of the Israeli ATC 6x6 trucks were fitted with this material handling crane. This military truck can tow trailers and artillery pieces with a maximum weight of up to 25 t. Water and fuel tanker versions, palletized loading system, container carrier and other versions of this truck are available.

   Most of the trucks exported to Israel have a two-door day cab, that accommodates driver and co-driver. However there were versions with double cabin with four-doors.

   The ATC 6x6 is fitted with American engine in pace of the Tatra's air-cooled unit. This truck is powered by a Cummins ISM 400 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 400 hp. it is mated to an automatic electronically-controlled gearbox with 6 forward and 1 reverse gears. Maximum speed is electronically limited to 110 km/h. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system.

 

Video of the ATC 6x6 heavy utility truck

 
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