Maultier

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

Gleisketten-Lastkraftwagen 4½ t (Maultier) Mercedes-Benz Typ L 4500 R
Physical Characteristics
Weight of vehicle 6.7 t
Weight, fully loaded 12.7 t
Length 7.90 m
Width 2.36 m
Height 3.00 m (with canvas top)
Ground clearance 0.36 m
Ground pressure, hard ground 5.00 kg/cm²
Ground pressure, soft ground 0.88 kg/cm²
Number of roadwheels 5
Number of track links 104
Performance
Maximum speed 36 km/h
Maximum grade, upwards
  • On rocky ground: 50°
  • In loose sand: 30°
Fording depth 0.70 m
Fuel capacity 140 l
Cruising range 467 km
Cross-country range 61 km
Mileage (road) 0.30 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 2.30 l/km
Turning radius 16.8 m
Payload 4.5 t
Towing capacity 5.0 t
Engine
Make and model Typ OM 67/4
Type Water cooled
Cylinders 6
Displacement 7274 cc
Fuel Diesel
Max. governed speed 2250 rpm
Net h.p. 112

Sources

  1. Holzhäuer. Gleisketten-Lastkraftwagen 4½ t (Maultier) Mercedes-Benz Typ L 4500 R : Gerätbeschreibung und Bedienungsanweisung. Berlin : Heereswaffenamt, Oberkommando des Heeres, 1943. 156 p. D 667/403.