New Western Star 6900XD Multi-Body Transformer Showcased at WasteExpo 2016


Las Vegas – June 7, 2016 – For the first time, Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., is displaying its new 6900XD Multi-Body Transformer MBT-40 Transformer chassis. The MBT-40, which is the first real transformer truck available from Western Star, will be at Palfinger North America’s booth (#1703) during WasteExpo 2016, June 7-9, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The truck is featured as part of the Western Star partnership with Palfinger and Carco Industries. 

The MBT-40 can quickly change from one fully functional in-cab controlled body application to another. Its multiple hydraulic, air and electrical connections allow it to connect and power a variety of bodies from flow-controlled hydraulic motors and pumps to heavy, high-flow tip cylinders. The in-cab control system and a self-adapting hydraulic system also allow operators to quickly and easily swap the controls of multiple body applications.

The MBT-40 truck displayed at WasteExpo 2016 is based on a 6900XD chassis spec’d with Western Star’s new Extreme Duty (XD) Off-Road package. Available for all-wheel-drive and standard drives, the package includes a Detroit™ Series 60 Tier 3 engine or Detroit DD16® engine; an Allison 4700/4800 Off-Road Series transmission; 110,000 lbs planetary rear axle; 28,000 lbs planetary front axle; and a front engine skid pan.

For additional information, visit the Palfinger booth (#1703) at WasteExpo 2016. To find a Western Star dealer, visit or call 866-850-STAR (7827).

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., produces tough custom trucks for highway and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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