M-62 model R-6602 wrecker

In 1952, International and Diamond T companies presented a wrecker truck based on the successful 5 ton M-54 cargo truck. The new design was designated as M-62 and had a boom capable of lifting weights up to 4.5 tons. It could perform tasks such as recovery of stuck vehicles as logistic works and aid in the repair of heavy vehicles. The boom had a 360º swing although the useful work sector was limited to 270º to avoid damage to the cabin. It also had two winches, a 9 tons capacity at the front and another of 18 tons capacity at the rear. The M-62 chassis was a derivative of the M40C chassis. This was the same of a M-54 cargo truck with a reinforced frame and with a modified rear suspension. This vehicle was the main wrecker within the Infantry and Cavalry Units in several armies for several decades, as was the case of the Spanish Army and the Spanish Naval Infantry among others.

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Country of origin

United States


Diamond T – International Harvester


Recovery vehicle – Crane

Entered service




Combat weight

15,115 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

8.84 x 2.46 x 3.23 meters

Power plant

1 x Continental R.6602 petrol engine, 224 hp


65 km/h


450 km