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Mk 29 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) Dump Truck
Mk 29A1 MTVR Dump Truck Ready to Accept Armor (RTAA)
Mk 30 MTVR Dump Truck w/ Winch
Mk 30A1 MTVR Dump Truck w/ Winch RTAA

The Mk 29 and Mk 30 7-ton dump variants of the MTVR family used state of the art commercial technology including an independent suspension system, electronically controlled engine and transmission and a central tire inflation system, which increased the off-road maneuverability and mobility of the vehicle. The Mk 29 and Mk 30 were equipped with a steel welded dump body, which extended up and over the vehicle cab to prevent damage during loading. The difference between the Mk 29 and Mk 30 was that the Mk 30 had a 20,000 pound capacity self-recovery winch while the Mk 29 did not.

The Mk 29 and Mk 30 were 7-ton, 6x6 trucks designed for use on all types of roads, highways and cross-country terrain. They were capable of traversing a 60 percent gradient, a 30 percent side slope up to 15 mph and a 40 percent side slope at 5 mph. They were capable of fording 60 inches of water and had an on-road cruising range of 300 miles. Both variants were capable of being transported by highway, rail, sea and air.

The Mk 29 and Mk 30 dump trucks of the MTVR family were intended to replace existing M817, M929, M929A1 and the M930 dump trucks in USMC service. The Mk 29 and Mk 30 dump trucks entered service in October 2004.

Following the introduction of the MTVR Armor System (MAS) in 2004-2005, Mk 29A1 and Mk 30A1 variants was introduced. Mk 29/30A1s were referred to as "Ready to Accept Armor" (RTAA). These models had upgraded cab mounts, armored flooring, upgraded suspension, and air conditioning. RTAA vehicles were not considered armored vehicles and were interchangeable with standard Mk 29/30s to satisfy T/E allowances.

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