Western Star Adds 23,000-lb Front Steer Axle to 4700 Model

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FORT MILL, S.C. – June 7, 2016 – Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., is pleased to announce the availability of a 23,000-lb front steer axle in its 4700 model. The Detroit™ axle is being offered in the set-forward and set-back configurations of the 4700.

The heavy-duty axle is ideal for applications that require a higher front axle weight rating like snow plow, dump and heavy haul. It also is a good match with the existing 23,000-lb flat leaf front springs available in all models.

Detroit front axles are designed to be up to 40 lbs lighter than other brands for the same capacity ratings. They use needle bearings that roll between the steering knuckle and king pin to reduce friction, tighten tolerance and reduce deflection to improve durability, reduce tire wear and provide smoother steering control.

The 4700 model is Western Star’s vocational workhorse and offers a variety of configurations suited for everything from plowing snow to construction.

“Our customers demand a lot from our trucks and the new heavy-duty axle option is an example of how we constantly improve our offerings to help customers be productive,” said Ann Demitruk, vice president of marketing, Western Star.     

The 23,000-lb front steer axle soon will be available in Western Star 4800 and 4900 models as well.

Visit www.WesternStarTrucks.com for more information.

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.

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