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PORTLAND, Ore. – Dec. 11, 2018 – The Western Star® 4700 set-back (SB) all-wheel drive (AWD) 6x6 and 4x4 trucks can now be spec’d with an 18,000-lb. front drive axle. This option, ideal for snow plow applications, provides enhanced maneuverability required for harsh winter conditions.
The heavy-duty front drive axle from Meritor also contributes to sharper wheel cuts, superior steering control and better weight distribution, helping drivers maintain better control on slick winter roads.
“Snow plows work under some of the most extreme conditions and often in tight, neighborhood or urban environments. The new front drive axle option delivers increased capacity and better mobility when it’s needed most,” said Peter Schimunek, vocational marketing manager for Western Star. “When adding new specs, we evaluate the needs of our customers and the challenges they face to ensure we have the best options available to help them stay productive on the job.”
Available with hundreds of customization options, the versatile 4700 can be purpose-built to take on local and regional hauls as well as tough vocational applications.
The 4700SB AWD with the 18,000-lb. front drive axle can be spec’d with the Cummins L9 engine and is now in production.
For more information about Western Star, go to www.WesternStarTrucks.com.
About Western Star Trucks
Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Ore., 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.