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US Marine Corps Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) Wrecker

The TRUCK WRECKER, 10X10, LOGISTICS VEHICLE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT (LVSR), MKR15 is the wrecker variant of the US Marine Corps LVSR heavy truck.

The LVSR Wrecker variant performs heavy wrecker/recovery missions. The LVSR Wrecker is employed throughout the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) in the Marine Logistics Group (MLG), Marine Divisions (MAR DIVs) and Marine Aircraft Wings (MAWs). The first LVSR wreckers are expected to be in-service by 2011.

Truck Wrecker, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR15.  Photo:  Oshkosh Defense
Truck Wrecker, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR15. Photo: Oshkosh Defense.

The MKR15 wrecker is a 10x10 truck designed for use on improved roads, highways, and cross-country terrain. The wrecker is equipped with a pair of aft-deploying recovery winches with a 78,000 lbs. combined straight-pull rating, reacting on a hydraulically operated ground anchor. The MKR15 is also furnished with a front mounted self-recovery winch with a 20,000 lbs. straight-pull rating. The wrecker is equipped with tiedown and lifting provisions.

The wrecker is capable of flat towing or lift-towing the HMMWV series, FMTV series, 5-ton M809 and M939 series, LVS series, MTVR series, MRAP series, and LVSR series vehicles. The LVSR wrecker is capable of towing from a rear pintle selected trailers up to 53,000 lbs. of gross trailer weight. The wrecker has a centrally mounted material handling crane, 270° centered at the rear. Outriggers forward of the crane provide stabilization during crane operations.

The MKR15 wrecker also includes a 10,000 pound cargo deck with integral tie-downs and ISO locks capable of securing a container. The LVSR Wrecker will replace the LVS MK48/15 and corresponding A1 models.

Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) Wrecker Characteristics

Cab Seating 2 person
Axle Configuration 10x10 (five axles) All-Wheel Drive
Curb Weight 67,800 lbs. (30754 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 106,000 lbs. (48081 kg)
Length 451 in. (11455 mm)
Width 98 in. (2489 mm)
Height 122.3 in. (3106 mm)
Reducible Height 102 in. (2591 mm)
Track 80.7 in. (2050 mm)
Wheelbase 213.5 in. (5423 mm)
Maximum Speed 65 mph (105 kph)
Tires Eleven 16.00 R20 XZL with Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)
Fuel Capacity 166 gal. (628.4 liter)
Cruising Range 300 mi. (483 km)
Fording 60 in. (1524 mm) without kits
Air Transportability C5A, C17 aircraft
Engine CAT C15 600HP
Transmission Allison® 7-speed automatic
Transfer Case Oshkosh® single-speed
Suspension Oshkosh® TAK-4® independent all wheels
Steering 4 axle steering: 1, 2, 4 and 5
Flat Tow 110,000 lbs. (49895 kg) highway
Lift & Tow 97,000 lbs. (43998 kg) GVW with 24,000 lbs. (10886 kg) lift capacity
Crane Iowa Molding Tool Co Inc.
Articulated Crane Lift Capacity 18,000 lbs. (8165 kg) at 11 ft. (3.35m) – 10,000 lbs. (4536 kg) at max. reach of 20 ft. (6.1 m)
Winch, Main Two 39,000 lb. (17690 kg) dual drum style constant pull design with 320 ft. (98 m) of .75 in. (19 mm) cable
Winch, Self-Recovery 20,000 lbs. (9072 kg) front mounted 200 ft. (61 m) of 5/8 in. (16 mm) cable
Hydraulic Spade 78,000 lbs. (35380 kg) pull in 60 RCI soil
Cargo Deck 8 ft. (2.44 m) with Sixcon ISO lock provisions and tie-down provisions for bulk cargo up to 10,000 lbs. (4536 kg)
Manufacturer Oshkosh Truck Corporation

TRUCK WRECKER, 10X10, LOGISTICS VEHICLE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT (LVSR), MKR15 has been assigned NSN 2320-01-543-0651.

Truck Wrecker, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR15.  Photo:  Oshkosh Defense
Truck Wrecker, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR15. Photo: Oshkosh Defense.