Western Star Introduces New 4700 Tractor, Options for 6900

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. announced the addition of a new 4700 tractor to its product lineup and the availability of new powertrain options for its 6900 truck model.

Since launching the 4700 truck in March 2011 to six targeted vocational segments, Western Star customers immediately recognized the potential of this truck as a tractor configuration. Featuring several fifth wheel options, the 4700 tractor provides the ideal solution for bulk haul, local delivery and construction applications.

“The response from our vocational customers has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’re excited to expand our offering to new markets and customers that have been eager to experience the quality and customization of a Western Star,” said Guy Lemieux, marketing segment manager, Western Star.

Available in a set-forward and set-back day cab configuration, the 4700 tractor incorporates a high visibility hood, and a wide variety of fifth wheel and wheelbase selections. The 4700 tractor also features one of the broadest power range offerings in a single truck model. From the lightweight and economical Cummins ISC and ISL engines, to the powerful and efficient Detroit DD13, the 4700 features power ratings from 260 hp to 470 hp. Combined with several transmission offerings including the Allison automatic, Eaton manual, and Eaton UltraShift® PLUS, the 4700 tractor can be spec’d perfectly for many regional and bulk haul applications.

Now available for all 6900 truck configurations, the Detroit DD16 engine increases fuel economy and productivity. The powerful 15.6 liter DD16 features up to 600 hp and 2,050-lb-per-feet of torque, and provides superior torque curve for the heaviest loads in extreme vocational applications such as logging, mining, oil field and heavy haul.

In addition to the DD16, the Detroit Series 60 Tier 3 engine is now available for the Western Star 6900 Twin Steer (TS) truck model. Ideal for the most rugged off-highway vocational applications, the Series 60 Tier 3 features a single stage turbo and no EGR. This not only increases fuel efficiency, but minimizes maintenance and operational costs. The engine’s design also eliminates the need for any kind of regeneration, further enhancing its efficiencies.

“Our truck customers have very specific needs, and with new 6900 options that include the DD16 and Tier 3 engine, we continue to be one of the only OEM’s to provide a range of products that not only increase productivity but also improve fuel economy for extreme over-the-road and off-highway applications,” said Peter Schimunek, marketing segment manager, Western Star.

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