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Rough Terrain forklift


Rough Terrain Forklift


Entwistle's 4,400 pound (2,000 kilogram) capacity, rough terrain forklift has no equal for the specialized mission of loading and unloading ISO containers in all kinds of adverse conditions. It survived extremely rigorous testing by the U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Entwistle has provided versions of the forklift to the U. S. Army, the U.S. Navy and several international military services.

  • Entwistle Model 8909 and Model 9609
  • NSN 3930-01-330-8907
  • Production - Over 900 tractors


Specification Data
  • 4,400 (2,000 kg) at 24 Inch (600 mm) load center capacity
  • 120 inch (3 meter) lift height, 44 inch
    (1,120 mm) carriage shift side-to-side
  • Diesel engine power, full powershift
  • Selectable four wheel or two wheel
  • Selectable four wheel, two wheel, or
    crab steer
  • Diesel Safety (DS) rated by
    Underwriters Laboratories
  • Air transportable including
    helicopter slinging, 36 inch
    (910 mm) fording depth
  • Air droppable (field tested)
  • 12,250 pounds (5,570 kg)
    curb weight


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