At the time of release it was one of the most sophisticated ground vehicles for sale. The enormous transport, used often in deserts, could hold enough resources to keep its crew well-stocked in the harsh desert environment. Climate control inside the vehicle also helped ward off the effects of the desert. The vast space within could allow the M-ETT to transport large quantities of supplies to settlements, eliminating the need for frequent trips. Sometimes, however, the vehicles broke down, occasionally stranding their crew deep in the arid wastes of the worlds they operated on.
The M-ETT was designed to be used in environments where repulsorcraft were prohibitively expensive or difficult to use, able to run on a wide variety of surfaces. The M-ETT's tracked locomotion was especially good for arid worlds such as Tatooine, where unstable ground and sand dunes made moving in wheeled vehicles and walkers difficult, and sandstorms caused repulsorlifts to malfunction.