New configuration designed for utility, extreme off-road applications
FORT MILL, S.C. – Nov. 6, 2013 – Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. today announced the availability of its 4800SB all-wheel drive (AWD) model in an 8x8 axle configuration. Complementing Western Star’s rugged 4800 model lineup, the new configuration provides additional traction for the most extreme off-road conditions.
Suited for demanding utility, construction, government and refuse applications, the Western Star® 4800SB 8x8 all-wheel drive is equipped with a two-speed transfer case which promotes excellent gradability and is ideal for low- and high-speed operations.
“This new configuration provides yet another rugged solution for vocational markets,” said Peter Schimunek, product segment manager, Western Star. “Our continued advancements to the 4800 model provide yet another reliable, high performance solution from Western Star to help our customers tackle the most extreme jobs.”
Spec’d with a 57,000 lbs. tridem rear and a 23,000 lbs. front axle, the 4800SB 8x8 AWD model is ideal for customers operating digger derricks and other specialized heavy equipment. Additionally, the transfer case is equipped with integral air shift controls for front axle engagement and features helical gears with constant mesh to minimize operating noise.
The 4800SB 8x8 all-wheel drive truck is available with power ratings from 350 to 470 hp and 1250 to 1650 lb-ft of torque and features a short 109” BBC to provide optimal power and maneuverability in tight work spaces. The 4800SB is also spec’d with an air ride suspension for a more comfortable ride.
For more information about Western Star, and to find a local dealer, visit www.WesternStar.com or call 866-850-STAR (7827).
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.