Rockhopper is a converted 2008 International MXT, (most extreme truck), limited production 4×4 that has been modified for the most extreme terrain: Antarctica and the South Pole!
Under its massive hood is a custom-installed Cummins 6BT 12-valve turbo diesel with 210 horsepower replacing the original 350 horsepower VT365 V8 diesel engine; supplementing the lower HP engine and delivering an additional 72 horsepower is the G-Force Hybrid Drive System.
Original engine was 9.8 mpg (4.17 km/L) with a curb weight of 10,661 lbs/4,846 kg compared to the Cummins Fuel consumption of 9.5 mpg (4.04 km/L) with a curb weight of 13,424 lbs /6,019 kg and with the use of the G-Force Hybrid Drive System, a whopping 12.4 mpg (5.27 km/L) with curb weight of 13,424 lbs / 6,019 kg.
5 speed manual transmission, 2 speed NP 273 transfer case, custom drive shafts, YS series Mattracks with steering assist, air ride suspension and cab, 5.30:1 differential gear, locker rear and limited slip front.
Custom manufactured “Xpedition” body that folds down to allow shipping in sea container, G-Force Hybrid Drive System, Airworks Twister E60 60 CFM 160 psi DC powered Air Compressor, Reelcraft HD Arctic Air Hose Reel, GFI Systems Satellite Communications, 200 Watt HF/AM Radio Transceiver, Pull-Pal Land Anchors, 20,000 lbs Winch, External Rail Equipment Mount System, custom running board storage compartments, 1400 watt Wind Generator, Grote HD LED lighting, Mattracks Track System, Water Production System, 350 amp Ready Welder system, 4000 watt AC generator (mounted on main engine), 200 amp alternator, custom vehicle wrap by William Huff Advertising, drone landing pad on roof.