MBT-40 Multi-body Transformer Trucks
With chassis prices and overhead running high, the need to reduce acquisition costs and sit time for low-use equipment is more important than ever. Western Star and Carco Industries developed the MBT-40 to answer these needs. The MBT-40 is the most versatile heavy-duty construction and mining support product available today, able to augment or replace multiple lower-utilization trucks.
Built on a proven Western Star 6900 chassis, and utilizing the PALFINGER extreme duty G-68 hooklift, the MBT-40 is designed to load and efficiently operate many different body systems, including the ability to convert from a truck with a 40-ton payload to a tractor that can haul up to 150 tons. Exchanging body systems is a one-operator job, and is accomplished in minutes—not hours or days. Intelligent electric and hydraulic connections automatically configure themselves for optimal body operation and power requirements.
A rigid-framed vehicle with multiple bodies available–and even more coming in the future–the MBT-40 gives you incredible flexibility of changing bodies in a short time without the need to purchase an individual truck for each task. Body systems currently available include dump, water and fuel tank, side dump and lowboy trailer, flatdeck, knuckleboom crane, and more that are in development.