FORT MILL, S.C. – May 12, 2016 – Today Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., announced the 6900XD is now available with 28,000lbs rated flat leaf front suspension with 62.5 inch slippered spring length in combination with a 28,000lbs front drive axle. The slippered spring option will both reduce wear and tear and contribute to a smoother ride as it absorbs shocks bumpy roads and uneven surfaces.
Steer axle springs are “double slipper mounted” meaning that the chassis rests on the springs with hard plastic pads and no shackle brackets. The axle is held in place with a torque rod system that provides maximum payload capacity with a smooth ride empty or loaded over rough terrain.
“Whether in the forest or on a quarry, the 6900XD tackles some extreme jobs and terrains. We’ve designed our trucks to take on these harsh environments, and the slippered spring further improves durability and driver comfort,” said Peter Schimunek, vocational marketing manager, Western Star.
This recent addition will further enhance the product offering for the 6900XD used in off road applications such as mining, construction and logging. The spring packs are extremely durable and efficient that can take shock loading and pounding year after year.
The 6900XD can haul loads of over 500,000lbs as a tractor and move 80,000lbs at a time as a dump. Hand-built to exacting customer specifications, the 6900XD is includes heavy-duty components that stands up to even the toughest of challenges.
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.