The Deployable Universal Combat Earthmover [DEUCE] is a high-speed, high mobility, earth-moving system capable of conducting the following activities: clearing, leveling, and excavation operations in support of mobility, counter mobility, survivability, and sustained light engineering missions
This combat earthmover is fitted with a hydraulically operated dozer blade at the front. The DEUCE is as powerful as the D5 dozer and able to perform many of the same jobs. There is also a hydraulic 22,000lb winch which is rear mounted
It is powered by a 7.2-liter Caterpillar 3126 turbocharged diesel engine. It has dual power settings and develops 185hp in earthmoving mode and 265hp in travelling mode. Vehicle has an automatic transmission.
A wide range of standard proven and commercially available components are used on this earthmover. The DEUCE can self-deploy and travel long distances without the need of a trailer. It can perform earthmoving tasks and then self-deploy to the next mission site. The machine uses rubber track, which is lighter and less damaging to road surfaces than traditional steel track. The vehicle carries fuel for 320 km of road travel or 10 hours of earthmoving.
This earthmover can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules with a short preparation in 10 minutes, the DEUCE can also be airdropped.
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