Workhorse Custom Chassis will now offer a power take-off (PTO) that can drive a multitude of products including an air compressor, generator or hydraulic pump for walk-in trucks built on Workhorse’s new heavy-duty W62 diesel chassis.
Workhorse has created an integrated build process that enables the PTO option to be spec’d with the chassis right from the dealer. The PTO-ready chassis is then upfitted with a selection of products from Vanair, the world’s largest manufacturer of vehicle-mounted air compressors.
Totally contained within the chassis frame rails, the Vanair products utilize the power of the engine to drive pneumatic, electric and hydraulic tools and equipment. The auxiliary power is generated from the platform’s International Maxxforce 5 200 horsepower diesel engine.
Additionally, over the past year, Workhorse’s walk-in truck has seen a number of redesigns and now it’s also getting a new name—the MetroStar.