The military uses Stewart & Stevenson 4×4 and 6×6 trucks to do a lot of its heavy lifting and transport. These trucks are part of the FMTV (Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles). These trucks are generally rated to carry either 2.5 or 5 U.S. tons of payload, and transport the load over rough terrain.
Acela Truck company resets and refurbishes these big trucks for civilian use. They call the finished trucks the Monterra 4×4 and Monterra 6×6.
These trucks are running on 46-inch tall off-road tires. They offer 22 inches of ground clearance. Power comes from a 7.2-liter Caterpillar turbo-diesel engine. The rating is 330 horsepower. These trucks are off-road ready with full all-wheel-drive capability and a Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS).
Acela performs a 300-point inspection on each truck. Their reset process replaces 600 parts with OEM-certified parts and components. Once the trucks are taken apart, rebuilt with new parts, and painted – they also go through performance testing and final evaluation on and off the road.
These trucks can be re-geared to allow them to reach a top speed of approximately 74 MPH.
These Acela 4×4 and 6×6 chassis can then be outfitted as an overland expedition vehicle, a high water rescue, a construction truck, and much more. Speaking of high water, there is an optional package that allows the trucks a 50-inch water fording capability.
A fully-built Acela 4×4 chassis starts at $100,000. The 6×6 truck chassis starts at $110,000.
Stay tuned to TFLtruck.com as we are planning a very detailed review of these trucks soon! Please let us know what you want featured, and what you want to focus on when we get personal time with these big rigs.