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PHOTO GALLERY: Western Star Transformer, 5700 XE

Posted: May 17, 2016

GREENVILLE, SC — Western Star unveiled updates to the 5700 as well as a new Extreme Duty (XD) Offroad package and MBT-40 Transformer chassis last week. Here’s a sneak peek of a few images from the Larens Proving Grounds. For complete coverage, see the July edition of Today’s Trucking.

Canadian buyers account for 30% of Western Star truck purchases.

Chromed up and ready to drive.

Western Star President Kelley Platt at the wheel.

A 5700 XE makes its way through the course at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds.

EThe MBT-40 Transformer chassis can switch from watering truck …

… to dump body in less than 10 minutes.

Jim Park

Equipment editor Jim Park takes the wheel of a 6900XD, which he and editor John G. Smith took into unusually rough terrain. 

The 6900XD itself can haul 500,000 pounds as a tractor and move 80,000 pounds at a time as a dump.


“This is just the beginning. These are three samples. We are actively working with other body builders,” says John Tomlinson, XD and vocational sales manager.


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