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Heavy Equipment Transporter


The Oshkosh Defense Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) A1 is purposely designed to provide rapid movement of mission-critical equipment, including tanks, armored vehicles, and recovery vehicles.  The U.S. Army has trusted production, technology enhancements and sustainment of the HET to Oshkosh Defense since 1976. Proven worldwide, the HET A1 and Global HET navigate the most challenging terrains to ensure equipment reaches its destination when and where it is needed.

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the pinnacle of heavy equipment transportation


The HET is designed to transport heavy and oversized equipment, boasting a high payload capacity that allows it to move a wide range of mission-critical equipment. With superior engineering and advanced suspension systems, the HET offers exceptional maneuverability, enabling it to navigate rough terrains and challenging landscapes with ease.

HET A1 Mobility Features:

  • 700 hp Caterpillar® C18 engine
  • Allison® 4800SP transmission
  • Single-speed Oshkosh 30000 Series transfer case
  • Two 55,000 lbs. (24,948 kg) winches
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Oshkosh Defense is known for its commitment to producing rugged and dependable military vehicles, and the HET is no exception, ensuring consistent performance in demanding conditions. Equipped with advanced safety features, such as Long-Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) attachments, the HET ensures maximum protection for personnel and equipment during operations.

HET Protection Features:

  • 6-person, air-conditioned cab
  • LTAS-compliant
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The HET incorporates advanced technology and features, providing real-time data and diagnostics, contributing to improved operational efficiency and maintenance.

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Global HET A1

The Oshkosh Global HET, a 6×6 configuration of the HET, offers the same versatility, durability, power, and performance with a 72-ton (65,317 kg) payload. Compliant with European road regulations, including Euro III engine compliance, it ensures mission-ready transport of heavy combat vehicles, equipment, tanks, or self-propelled artillery systems across any terrain.

Global HET A1 Features:

  • Two 55,000 lbs. (24,948 kg) winches
  • Euro III engine compliance regulations
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