FORT MILL, S.C. – Sept. 16, 2015 – The Detroit™ DD13® engine is now available as a factory-installed option for select Western Star 4900 car haulers. The engine – which will reduce front axle weight and enhance fuel economy – can be spec’d for 40-inch, 54-inch, and 68-inch Ultra Low roof sleepers.
The DD13 engine has a maximum rating of 470 hp/1650 lb-ft of torque. It’s designed specifically for vocational applications and delivers easy serviceability, performance and up to 5 percent better fuel economy. The new configuration will be available with the Eaton UltraShift® PLUS transmission, a tough and efficient option that will complement the powerful performance of the 4900.
Additional features, such as an understep-mounted ATS with a horizontal tailpipe, and 200-gallon fuel and 30-gallon hydraulic tank setups, will further contribute to the car hauler’s improved fuel efficiency.
Noted Ann Demitruk, director of marketing for Western Star: “Pairing the DD13 engine with the 4900 car hauler brings our transport customers a new option that prioritizes power, comfort and efficiency.”
The 4900 car hauler features extra-low front and rear suspensions, a low cab-to-ground height, and maximized head room in the cab to enhance driver comfort.
Production on the 4900 auto hauler with the DD13 engine is scheduled to begin in November 2015.
For more information, go to www.WesternStarTrucks.com.
Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., produces tough custom trucks for highway and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.