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MuckRaker MiningMech MOD
Production information
Manufacturer General Motors (original 'Mech)
Model GMMM-2M
Class Heavy
Introduced 3100[1]
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere IndustrialMech
Mass 70 tons
Chassis GM Specialheavy Industrial
Armor Durallex Heavy Industrial
Engine GM 140 Turbine (ICE)
Communications System Overlook J9
Targeting Tracking System Kallon Lock-On
Heat Sinks 8
Speed 32 km/h

BV (2.0) 1,001[2]


The MuckRaker, a Star League-era design from General Motors, stands out among MiningMechs for its unusual structure and purpose. The 'Mech is a slow, highly stable platform for a large truck bed - a 'walking dump truck' that can reach areas dump trucks cannot. It spread across the Inner Sphere and Periphery, finding use for a wide range of projects including and beyond mining.[2]

Armed MuckRakers came to be common, in part due to the ease of modification outside specialized facilities. Such MuckRaker MODs are ad hoc field refits, rather than factory designs or refit kits. While each one is unique, a somewhat standard common design became apparent over time, the Zhanzheng de Guang (in their Terrorist Handbook) among those spreading design instructions.[2][3]

Weapons and Equipment

The most common MuckRaker MOD uses the truck bed to carry a bank of missiles, usually an MRM 20. The backhoe arm is cut up, and an autocannon (usually a rotary AC/5) is welded on. With heavy industrial armor, the result is a lumbering, somewhat well-protected mobile missile platform.[2]


  • GMMM-2
    The original MuckRaker MiningMech, introduced in 2737,[4] uses a backhoe, while its bay is capable of carrying and dumping 22 tons of cargo. BV (2.0) = 709[2][5]

Custom Variants

  • Harpoon gun variant
    Created and used by miners defending Addicks from a Wyld's Jokers raid; the miners would later become the Marlinspike MuckRakers, this ad hoc MOD wields homemade rocket launchers and harpoon guns. No stats have been given for this variant.[2]

Design Quirks

The GMMM-2M MuckRaker MOD is subject to the following Design Quirks:[2]

Notable Pilots

See: Category:Notable MuckRaker Pilots


The MuckRaker was originally introduced by WizKids in the MechWarrior: Dark Age Collectable Miniatures Game, where it was only known by the name MiningMech Mk II. The publication of Technical Readout: Irregulars gave it BattleTech stats and its new name.


  1. Master Unit Listing for the GMMM-2M
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Technical Readout: Irregulars, pp. 50–51: "MuckRaker MiningMech MOD"
  3. MechWarrior: Dark Age - Sneak Peeks, p. 43: "MiningMech Mk II MOD"
  4. Master Unit Listing for the GMMM-2
  5. Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 125: "MuckRaker GMMM-2 MiningMech"
  6. Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 127: "MuckRaker GMMM-2M-B MiningMech MOD"