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𝗔𝗻 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘃𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵-𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿!
𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵-𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝟰:
The Great War showed the importance of the mobility of artillery and the conclusion was that the horses that towed the artillery pieces had to be replaced by a motorized vehicle.
The US Army was late to the trend and equipped their first towing vehicle as early as 1942, it was built by the Allis-Chalmers company, it was a tractor built on the M3 light tank chassis. It was called the M4 Carrier. From 1943 onwards the M4 was a part of the artillery units. The M4 consisted of a large caterpillar cabin, sheltering the crew of the tractor at the front and the crew of the towed artillery. The M4 could carry up to 11 crew members, with room for additional equipment! The M4 was deployed on many fronts and was intensely used in Normandy during operation Overlord. 5.552 units were made, and they were used by the US Army until 1960. After the Second World War the M4 Tractor was also used in many other armies all over the world. Moreover, many types of these tractors were stripped of their military components and used for log skidders and power line construction.
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵-𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝟰:
The tractor was for sure active on the Western Front in World War Two, it was delivered in 1943. In the late seventies it was purchased by a UK collector after being released by the army. The collector spent a couple of years and lots of effort in the unit to restore it. However, he never finished it in full. Also, the engine was never fully overhauled in that period. It was then sold to another collector who put a lot of effort into restoring the vehicle and completing it with the right tools. It is very complete, original and has been restored in a very high-quality manner.
Comes with all the correct details, it starts on the button, and ready to be used. It will be delivered with Belgium road registration documents. Not that many examples survived worldwide, especially in this great condition.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲! 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗶𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲:
 
 
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