A new, 12-gauge diamond plate steel cargo compartment is built into the chassis with additional built-up sections on both sides extending over the wheels.
Full length seats down both sides of this compartment.
Three built-in compartments accessible from exterior fitted under the seats which can be used as tool boxes or equipment storage space.
Canvas protective covering for the cargo area.
An open type cab with folding windshield provides a low silhouette and allows this vehicle to carry loads projecting over the cowl.
Separate seats in the cab for the driver and passenger permits rapid passage into and out of the rear of the vehicle, when the passenger seat is folded forward.
The Cargo Personnel Carrier possesses the .versatility and usefulness of a 4-wheel drive truck with the added advantages of being able to carry a minimum of 12 men comfortably and handle bulkier, heavier or longer loads.
USES OF THE CARGO PERSONNEL CARRIER
Functions of this vehicle may be summarized as follows:
It can quickly and comfortably transport 12 passengers seated (with more standing) to areas inaccessible to ordinary 2-wheel drive transportation. Many sugar plantation owners depend on this vehicle to transport their field hands. This vehicle makes an ideal military personnel carrier. Similarly, police forces find the carrier perfect for riot squad work.
This vehicle has the advantage of being able to transport cargo when not being used as a personnel carrier . With a truck bed area of over 26 sq. i t . and a cargo capacity of over 70 cu. f t . , this vehicle can transport bulkier loads than a truck. The diamond plated 12 gauge steel floor of the cargo box permits heavy, sharp-edged loads to be carried without excessive wear. The windshield folds down, and long objects, such as ladders, can be transported. All these types of jobs are more efficiently performed by the Willys Cargo Personnel Carrier than by an ordinary truck.
HAULING AND PULLING
A third use of the Cargo Personnel Carrier is to carry passengers while pulling a load at the same time. These operations are more common with the military who frequently use their carriers to pull weapons. The Indonesian government purchased a large quantity of these vehicles because they could carry 12 men and pull a 5000-pound trailer load.
SALES FEATURES OF THE CARGO PERSONNEL CARRIER
This vehicle, equipped with 4-wheel drive, can comfortably carry its seated passengers (and 4 to 8 standing) anywhere personnel needs to be transported. This "go-anywhere" ability is the main feature of the Cargo Personnel Carrier, for it can take men and equipment to the job when other vehicles fail.
It has the maneuverability of a 4-wheel drive truck because of its high road clearance of 8-1/8", short wheelbase 11811, turning radius of 24', low silhouette and low center of gravity. These features are the basis of this vehicle's high maneuverability .
The truck bed i s only 2-112' off the ground. This means easy entrance for passengers at the rear . It also assures low center of gravity when the vehicle is fully loaded.
The canvas top is supplied both for the cab and the truck bed area to allow comfortable transportation of passengers in all types of weather. The Cargo Personnel Carrier can readily be sold when this "go-anywhere" feature is needed by the customer.
Power for this vehicle comes from a combination of several factors:
A choice of the 75 Horsepower "F" Head Hurricane Engine or the 11 5 Horsepower "L" Head Super Hurricane Engine
Four -wheel drive traction
Gear ranges to suit the load conditions
The "L" Head Super Hurricane engine is ideal in those areas where extra power is needed for particularly rough road conditions.
The Hurricane engine has a high displacement for a 4-cylinder engine. It has a long piston stroke, high compression ratio and efficient valve action from large overhead intake valves. Properly controlled by the correct gear reduction to suit the road and vehicle load, and driving all wheels, this vehicle fully loaded, can go cross-country, up and down 60% grades, ford streams, and lug through mud conditions that would hopelessly mire any 2-wheel drive vehicle.
The extra traction of 4-wheel drive reduces the tendency of the wheels to skid or spin when additional power is supplied. This allows the vehicle to move forward as long as either the front or rear wheels have traction.
A winch, (optional equipment) driven through the front P .T .O. , increases the ability of this carrier to pull itself, or other vehicles, out of conditions that would entrench even a 4-wheel drive unit. The winch is a very desirable piece of equipment if the Carrier is to perform under particularly trying off-the-road conditions .
No amount of power, however, can be effective unless the Carrier can stand up to the punishment of driving over rough terrain. This vehicle i s rugged. It is designed to withstand the jolts and bounces of off -the-road travel. With a reinforced frame, a 18 -gauge steel body, and an extra heavy 12-gauge steel floor, this vehicle can really take punishment of any sort of operating conditions and still carry 607' of its own curb weight as a rated load. This combination of power to take the fully loaded vehicle anywhere and ruggedness to stand up to the hard punishment of daily use proves how valuable this carrier can be.
Economy of operation is derived from the following factors:
Low cost transportation
Low fuel consumption
Straight-line design and rugged construction
Extreme usefulness of the vehicle
Long vehicle life
This vehicle is economical as a personnel carrier because it can haul cargo when not carrying passengers, and can even transport goods and material at the same time by attaching a trailer . Contrast this vehicle's transportation costs with railway rates, air costs, or slower, non-mechanized means of carrying personnel to back country locations. These savings in time and money prove the transportation cost of the Cargo Personnel Carrier to be low.
While the original cost of the Carrier is lower than that of any competitive model, it is built to stand up under rough use with a minimum of servicing. However, when maintenance is needed, its 18-gauge straight-line steel body is easy to weld and repair. This saves labor, thus decreasing the maintenance cost. Low initial cost, little "down time", and low maintenance cost, insure economical operation.
And this means amortization over a long and useful life.