Oshkosh Defense® FMTV 5-Ton Wrecker

Capacity to recover.

With a lift and tow capability for either front or rear recovery, the Oshkosh Defense® Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) 5-ton wrecker provides the payload capacity and durability to recover disabled medium and light tactical vehicles. Its full hydraulic operation with remote control reduces connection time to the disabled vehicle as well as decreases personnel fatigue.

The FMTV 5-ton wrecker is a proven retrieval system, tested and passed for extreme durability at government test facilities, as well as out in the field. For over 25 years, the wrecker system has performed successful field operations on the HEMTT, MTVR and LVSR. Commonality of parts across chassis variants significantly reduces the logistics burden as well as operational and support costs. And with the Long-Term Armor Strategy-compliant cab (LTAS) and other advanced technologies, it offers the enhanced protection military personnel can rely on.



» Unmatched Capabilities

  • Crane & winch system
  • Full hydraulic operation
  • Universal wrecker remote
  • 55,000 lbs. (24,948 kg) towed load
  • 55 mph (88.5 km/h) max speed
  • High horsepower-to-weight ratio

» Comprehensive Protection System

  • LTAS-compliant cab
  • Enhanced protection

» C4ISR Battlefield Technology

  • Communication & Control
  • Situation Awareness
  • Navigation
  • Weapons Systems
  • Exportable Power
  • IED Defeat


The FMTV 5-ton wrecker includes a multi-use adapter that minimizes set-up and connection operation time to flat tow without prep, helping to keep personnel out of harm’s way and reducing fatigue in the field. With its ergonomic, adjustable driver seat and steering wheel, 3-person cab and an electronic Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS), the FMTV powers over terrain with full-time all-wheel drive, an integral transfer case and a fully automatic transmission.



Crew-protecting armor and advanced technologies work in concert to provide the capability, versatility, mobility and protection to move supplies and weapon systems or haul equipment wherever the mission requires.



Our proven history of world-class Tactical Wheeled Vehicle (TWV) design and extensive C4 systems integration capabilities gives fleets the flexibility to expand and reconfigure components in the field to meet mission demands.


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