Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. today introduced its all-new Class 8 vocational truck – the Western Star 4700. The 4700, combined with the Western Star 4900 and 6900 truck models, provides customers with a full range of premium truck options to suit any need.
Available in a set-forward and set-back configuration, the 4700 features a 110-inch BBC – the shortest BBC in its class – and is the ideal solution to meet the needs of the dump, mixer, crane, roll-off, sewer vac and plow applications.
“The Western Star 4700 broadens our product line-up to meet the growing needs of value-minded vocational customers who still demand the attributes found in a traditional Western Star truck,” said Mike Jackson, general manager, Western Star. “Hand-built with unmatched attention to detail, the 4700 features the same durability, ruggedness and reliability our customers expect from Western Star.
Power and Performance
The Western Star 4700 is ready to take on the most demanding of applications, and is available with the broadest range of powertrain options in a single truck model, including the Detroit Diesel DD13® engine and the Cummins ISC and ISL engines.
The DD13 features a six-cylinder, in-line configuration, 350 to 450 hp and 1,250 to 1,650 lb/ft of torque. Combined with Daimler’s proven BlueTec® Selective Catalytic Reduction emissions technology and Amplified Common Rail System (ACRS), the DD13 can save vocational customers up to five percent in fuel economy.
For vocational customers who do not require 13-liter power, the Cummins ISC and ISL are ideal for applications that include the light plow and mixer market. Also utilizing proven SCR technology, the ISC features 260 to 350 hp and 1,000 lb/ft of torque, and the ISL features 345 to 380 hp, and 1,100 to 1,300 lb/ft of torque.
A broad range of transmissions is also available for the 4700, including the latest Eaton Ultrashift PLUS transmission, and Allison 3000 and 4000-series transmissions.
“Both Detroit Diesel and Cummins engines are perfectly suited to meet the specific performance and efficiency needs of the vocational market,” said Jackson. “Together with the Allison and Eaton transmission options, we’re providing a premium powertrain package that will deliver every time.”
Prioritizing on Operator Safety
The Western Star 4700 is equipped with a galvannealed steel cab specially designed to withstand the rigors of vocational applications. The cab is precision welded, then dipped and protected with a proprietary 17-stage e-coat process for long-lasting corrosion resistance and superior paint finish. Its newly designed, sloped hood offers outstanding site lines for optimal visibility. Plus, the short BBC, combined with a 55-degree wheel cut, provides better maneuverability on tight job sites.
“We understand the unique needs of the vocational job sites, so we designed the truck to shine in tight urban spaces or busy construction sites,” said Jackson. “Drivers will feel at ease operating the 4700.”
Designed with Serviceability in Mind
The 4700 was built to maximize profitability by keeping customers on the road longer. For example, the standard stationary grille and optional hood engine access, as well as the Rear Engine PTO access panels, all enhance
serviceability when bodies are installed.
“Our dedicated team of engineers, along with selected body builders and customers, have taken the time to consider every bolt, wire and connector that went into this truck,” said Jackson. “We’re very proud of what we’ve developed, and can’t wait for our vocational customers to start experiencing the premium package of the new Western Star 4700.”
The Western Star 4700 will be available to order in the third quarter of 2011, with targeted delivery in early 2012.
Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. (Copyright Daimler Trucks North America LLC)