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USMC MTVR Water Trailer (MK149)

The MTVR Water Trailer is the U.S. Marine Corps medium fleet trailer for transporting potable water. The water trailer is designed for use on all types of roads, highways, and cross-country terrain. The trailer is designed to match the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) truck speeds both on-road and cross-country.

The MTVR Water Trailer is rated for 600 gallons over all terrain types and is designed to operate in a full range of environmental conditions including extreme temperatures ( -25F w/o a heater kit to +125F.) The water trailer has an 18 inch hatch to allow for easy ingress to the tank for cleaning. The trailer contains three visual level indicators in the rear of the tank for accurate water level indication. The dispensing unit is removable and stowable on the trailer to ensure safe transport of the dispensing system without damage. The dispensing system contains 6 dispensing points that allow efficient filling of 5-gallon cans and canteens. All trailers are equipped with tiedown and lifting provisions. The MTVR Water Trailer replaces the M149 series water trailers.

The MTVR Water Trailer is Model MK149 with NSN 2330-01-538-6359. The trailer entered service in FY2009.

USMC MTVR Water Trailer Characteristics

Weight 15,318 lbs
Payload 600 gal (5000 lbs)
Length 198 in
Height (not reducible) 93 in
Cargo Deck Height Unloaded 46 in
Width 97 in
Fording Depth 60 in
Maximum Speed 65 mph

USMC MTVR Water Trailer Photo Gallery

Pair of USMC MTVR Water Trailers (MK149)
Pair of USMC MTVR Water Trailers (MK149).

USMC MTVR Water Trailer (MK149).  Photo:  Choctaw Defense
USMC MTVR Water Trailer (MK149). Photo: Choctaw Defense.

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