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MMV

All-terrain forklift

MMV

The MMV is the standard rough terrain material handling forklift in service with the US Marine Corps



Entered service 2002
Crew 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 13.15 t
Length 6.3 m
Width 2.54 m
Height 2.57 m
Performance
Maximum load 5 t
Maximum reach 9 m
Maximum lift height 12.9 m
Mobility
Engine Cummins QSB4.5T diesel
Engine power 110 hp
Maximum road speed 34 km/h
Range ?
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.4 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording 0.64 m

 

   The Millennia Military Vehicle or MMV is an all-terrain forklift, developed by OmniQuip International (now JLG Industries). It is a commercial machine, modified to suit military needs. Production contract was awarded by the US Marine Corps in 2001. First vehicles were delivered in 2002. A total of 730 machines were delivered. Currently it is the standard rough terrain material handling forklift in service with the US Marine Corps. Over 270 MMV forklifts were delivered to the US Navy. Some sources claim that these forklifts are also used by the US Army. These support machines were used during combat operations in Iraq.

   The MMV is used to load, unload and carry palletized materials and boxes with a maximum weight of up to 5 t. Telescopic boom allows deep access inside shipping containers and trucks. It can also lift loads over obstacles. The maximum reach is 9 m and maximum lift height is nearly 13 m. The MMV also accepts a variety of attachments, including a fork-mounted bucket and personnel platform.

   This military support vehicle is operated by a single man. The cab provides protection from falling objects and roll-over. The MMV carries no defensive armament as it is intended to operate in support units.

   This machine is powered by a Cummins QSB4.5T turbocharged diesel engine, developing 110 hp. Gearbox has 4 forward and 3 reverse speeds. The MMV has a full-time all-wheel drive and high ground clearance. It can operate over rough terrain and unimproved surfaces. This machine can go through mud, sand and snow. The MMV has three steering modes, including 2-wheel, 4-wheel and crab steering. The crab steering is used in tight spaces close to walls or other objects. The MMV can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules or larger military cargo aircraft, as well as the CH-53 helicopter.

 

 
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