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USMC MTVR Cargo Trailer (MK105)

The MTVR Cargo Trailer is the U.S. Marine Corps medium fleet trailer for transporting break-bulk cargo and ammunition. The cargo 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 Cargo Trailer is rated for an 8,000 pound (4 ton) payload over all terrain types and is designed to operate in a full range of environmental conditions including extreme temperatures ( -50F to +125F.) The headboard and tailgates are removable for ease of loading. The trailer incorporates 24 inch sideboards for cargo containment along with on-board stowage of the tarp, bows, headboard, and tailgate. There are integral tie-downs located on the side-rails and in the bed of the trailer for various load configurations. All trailers are equipped with tiedown and lifting provisions. The MTVR Cargo Trailer replaces the M105 series cargo trailers and the M353 General Purpose trailer.

The MTVR Cargo Trailer is Model MK105 with NSN 2330-01-539-1567. The trailer entered service in FY2009.

USMC MTVR Cargo Trailer Characteristics

Weight 19,140 lbs
Vehicle Curb Weight w/BII 11,140 lbs
Payload 8,000 lbs
Length 198 in
Height 125 in
Reducible Height 68 in
Cargo Deck Height Unloaded 46 in
Width 97 in
Fording Depth 60 in
Maximum Speed 65 mph

USMC MTVR Cargo Trailer (MK105)
USMC MTVR Cargo Trailer (MK105).

USMC MTVR Cargo Trailer (MK105).  Photo:  Choctaw Defense
USMC MTVR Cargo Trailer (MK105). Photo: Choctaw Defense.

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