Why buy a new truck, when you can own a military tactical vehicle?

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Photo credit GovPlanet.com

Sure, you could go buy a new truck -- but imagine how cool you’d feel rolling up to the home improvement store in a 7-ton, 410 horsepower military machine!

Well, now thanks to GovPlanet.com you can. 

Starting in March the site announced it will become the "exclusive source" for retired Navy and Marine Corps surplus M1161 ITV Growlers and Medium Tactical Replacement Vehicles.

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"This is obviously an extremely rare and unique opportunity to purchase highly specialized vehicles built for and used by the U.S. military," said Doug Feick, Ritchie Brothers Senior Vice President, New Business and Corporate Development.

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According to GovPlanet, The ITV Growler is a “4x4 Jeep style” vehicle which was first used by the Marine Corps as a utility, scout and fast-attack vehicle and comes equipped a 2.8-liter, 132 Horsepower engine.

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Above: A whole lotta truck ... a 7-ton MTVR

The MTVR is a monster that boasts a seven-ton hauling capacity along with Cat C12 diesel engine which cranks out 410-horsepower! 

If size matters, you’ll be impressed with it’s specs.  It’s 26 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 11.5 feet high and according to GovPlanet was used to haul troops, fuel, water, and even the M777 Howitzer.

For six days they will have more than 13,500 industrial items for sale.  Including everything from AM General HMMWV “Humvees” and Stewart & Stevenson 4x4 Cargo trucks to generators, metal storage containers, cargo trailers, wreckers, backhoe loaders and even tactical gear, t-shirts, boots and a BMW.  

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Both the ITV and MTVR are currently on display at Ritchie Bros.' onsite auction in Orlando, Florida.

For more information on the auction and how to bid click here.


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