Bulldog Built for Battle

Oct. 16, 2013
Mack Defense, an arm of Mack Trucks, built several of these prototype M915 military-grade line haul tractors – based on Mack’s Granite tractor chassis – a few years back to compete for a U.S. Army vehicle competition that never got off the ground. Yet this “next generation” M915 caught the eye of filmmakers, who used one to play the role of the nefarious “Megatron” in the third installment of the “Transformers” movie series.

Mack Defense, an arm of Mack Trucks, built several of these prototype M915 military-grade linehaul tractors – based on the OEM's Granite chassis – a few years back to compete for a U.S. Army vehicle competition that never got off the ground. Yet this “next generation” M915 caught the eye of filmmakers, who used one to play the role of the nefarious “Megatron” in the third installment of the “Transformers” movie series.

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Sean Kilcarr | Editor in Chief

Sean previously reported and commented on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry. Also be sure to visit Sean's blog Trucks at Work where he offers analysis on a variety of different topics inside the trucking industry.

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