LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY… Western Star Trucks today announced several updates to its popular LowMax chassis package. Introduced at the Mid-America Trucking Show here, these enhancements include new lowered front and rear suspensions, horizontal exhaust availability, forward-mounted 23-inch fuel tanks, and day cab availability.
“These LowMax updates strengthen our ability to create highly customized, premium trucks for our customers,” said Jim Crowcroft, Product Marketing Manager for Western Star Trucks. “Auto hauler customers in particular will appreciate such specs as the horizontal exhaust and forward-mounted fuel tanks.”
Ultra Low Ride Height Front Suspension
For applications like auto or boat hauling, when the lowest configuration possible is needed, Western Star has introduced an even lower LowMax package. With the front suspension dropped two and a half inches more than the standard LowMax, customers will appreciate the low height and ultra-sleek look.
Low-Ride AirLiner™ Rear Suspension
Another component contributing to the ultra-low LowMax is the newly introduced low-ride AirLiner rear suspension. Normally spec’d at a ride height of eight inches, this lowered suspension now rides at six inches, with the same superior support expected from AirLiner.
These updated front and rear suspension offerings can help deliver a 101-inch ground-to-roof height – three inches lower than the standard LowMax configuration, and ideal for customers looking for a low profile and low center of gravity.
Horizontal Exhaust Availability
For premium auto haulers who want to keep their cargo clean and in top condition, Western Star now offers the option of a horizontal exhaust. This option also is ideal for Western Star customers who need to maximize cab clearance for rack or body installation.
Forward-Mounted Fuel Tanks
To help enable even weight distribution, Western Star has unveiled a solution. For customers who haul heavy cargo and require additional weight on the front of the truck for correct distribution, forward-mounted fuel tanks can help. Mounted under the cab door, these tanks can be relocated to safely preserve the LowMax low profile.
Day Cab Availability on 4900 FA and 4900 EX
Because not all trips require an overnight stay, Western Star has introduced day cab availability for the 4900 FA and 4900 EX.
Western Star Trucks, headquartered in Willoughby, Ohio, produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a member of the Freightliner LLC Group. Freightliner is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.