The Western Star demonstration was held at Michelin’s sprawling Laurens (SC) Proving Grounds.
In addition to the MBT-40, other Western Star's equipped with XD Offroad packages were on hand for a test drive.
John Tomlinson, XD and vocational sales manager for Western Star, was enthusiastic about creating a new market for his vehicles.
The 6900XD Offroad MBT-40, with a tanker body.
The tanker at work. But when the dust has settled, Western Star customers won't have to park this truck.
In just minutes, the tanker was 'transformed' into a dump truck. (See the video below.)
The tanker body, staged and ready to roll when needed.
Dump and tanker: Two jobs, one truck.
The hyraulics system on the 6900XD Offroad MBT-40.
The hydraulics fittings are standardized, and the body builders then adapt their connections.
he 6900XD Offroad MBT-40 on the move.
Some truck editors having a good day at the office.
Nothing was broken, though the editors were challenged, and willing, to try.
The Western Star 6900XD Offroad MBT-40.