The MBT-40 for Western Star Trucks

There was plenty of head scratching around this site back in late January when the Western Star 6900HD seen below rolled onto the Tracey Road Equipment lot.

Western Star 6900XD

It wasn’t so much the truck that caused confusion but the interesting Palfinger body seen outback. It looked like a rollback but had elements of hook lift. To muddy the waters even more it had a fifth wheel. There was plenty of speculation on the YouTube video of this StarĀ about possible destinations and how the setup worked. Most were in the neighborhood of correct. Turns out this truck was ahead of the curve with Daimler Trucks North America justĀ releasing a video of the MBT-40 cargo system employed by the 6900 making this truck a jack of all trades. My personal favorite is the side dump trailer. What about you?

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2 Responses to The MBT-40 for Western Star Trucks

  1. Andy R says:

    Your welcome.

    Ha ha

  2. Bill says:

    I know a lot about the MBT-40. If you have any questions, send them my way. The 2nd unit will be on display next week at Mine Expo in Las Vegas. The video you have posted is of the 1st until built which will be getting some hydraulic upgrades very soon.

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