Schutt Industries, the leading manufacturer of trailering sytems for the US Military, including the Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) has been awarded a 5-year Army Afghanistan/Iraqi Supplemental Acquisition Program (AISAP) contract for a truck and trailer system by TACOM for over 80 million dollars. The truck and trailer system consists of a 6 X6 prime mover truck with a hook lift mechanism for self-loading and unloading capability and a payload trailer and demountable cargo beds, referred to as flatracks. In addition, Schutt will also provide spare parts for each configuration.
The prime mover truck carries its payloads on demountable flatrack cargo beds, or inside 20 foot ISO intermodal containers, or shelters. The flatrack is interchangeable between truck and trailer. The tractor with hook lift and trailer form a self-contained system that loads and unloads its cargo without the need for forklifts or other material handling equipment. Without leaving the cab, the driver can load or unload the truck and trailer. The hooklift truck, trailer and flatrack system perform line haul (long distance), local haul (short distance), unit resupply and other missions in the tactical environment to support highly mobile combat units. The system provides rapid movement of combat configured loads of ammunition and all classes of supply, shelters and containers.
“Our hard work and perseverance is paying off,” said Steve Schutt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This latest contract supports our long term strategic plan of growth through diversification. Our engineering and manufacturing capabilities are second to none. We look forward to this new challenge as we take full advantage of our state of the art facilities”.