M983A2 HEMTT Tractor with M870A1 Semi-Trailer
The M983 is a tractor unit for use with the trailer-mounted MIM-104 Patriot missile system.
It can also be used with the Interim Stryker Recovery System, or other trailers.
An earlier variant fitted with a 30 KW generator and crane mounted behind the cab was used to tow the MGM-31 Pershing Erector Launcher in CONUS.
The M983A2/A4 Light Equipment Transporter (LET) tractor is mainly used to transport construction and engineer equipment.
It has a 45,000 lbs. (20,430 kg) 2 speed hydraulic winch mounted behind the cab used to load the trailer.