Powertrain is the leader of the Off Road Patrol, and he's a by-the-book commander, so long as the book is entirely optional. Highjump thinks he isn't hard enough on Mudslinger . . . which says more about Highjump than anyone else.
Marvel Comics continuity
Dreamwave comics continuity
Created after the launch of the Ark in a joint venture by the Autobots and Decepticons, Powertrain could first be seen hanging out in Little Iacon with his fellow Micromasters. His second and last appearance then was among a crowd of freed Micromasters that had been taken prisoner by the Insecticons a short while before.
- Off Road Patrol (Micromaster Patrol, 1989)
- Powertrain transforms into an orange semi-trailer truck cab. He was only available in a four-pack with his teammates Highjump, Mudslinger and Tote.
- His mold was also used to make Ironworks.