About Deuce and A Half
The rugged deuce and a half dates back to 1949 when the Reo Motor Car Company developed the two-and-a-half ton off-road vehicle, naming it the M34. Eventually the M35 replaced the M34 and kept the deuce and a half nickname. The standard M35 has a 10-tire configuration, an 8-by-12-foot cargo bed, and options for a soft canvas top or metal hard top, along with four different engine options, including multi-fuel. It has most popularly been used as a military vehicle, and 1999 models received various updates including automatic transmission and diesel engine options. The chassis forms the basis for a number of different styles, including cargo, van, construction, and wrecker body styles, but the M35 is also valuable in civilian life for off-road use. Fire departments, construction sites, farmers, and others use the vehicle as-is or modified. If you require a heavy-duty hauler that can run on various fuel types, such as biodiesel, then shop the wide selection of gently used, rebuilt, and refurbished deuce and a half trucks on eBay, and try to find a local seller for in-person pickup.