Western Star Trucks Introduces Proprietary Extreme-Duty 6-Rod Suspension

LAS VEGAS… Western Star Trucks today introduced its proprietary extreme-duty 6-rod suspension. Now available for order on the Western Star 6900 XD, the suspension is ideal for the most rugged applications such as off-road mining, logging, and oil field. The new offering was introduced today at the ConExpo-ConAgg 2005 show here.

“With available weight ratings from 85,000 to 110,000 pounds, our extreme-duty 6-rod suspension offers outstanding strength and a smooth and quiet ride,” said Jim Crowcroft, Product Marketing Manager for Western Star Trucks. “We are very pleased to meet the needs of the severe-duty market with a product that will get the toughest jobs done and keep the driver comfortable.”

Western Star’s 6-rod extreme-duty suspension is now offered with 85,000- to 110,000-pound weight ratings with AxleTech International SPRC 1927 tandem axles and 68-inch axle spacing. In the future, Western Star also will offer the suspension with an 85,000-pound weight rating with AxleTech SPRC 1735 tandem axles and 60-inch axle spacing; and a 72,000-pound weight rating with Sisu FR2P-32 tandem axle and 60-inch axle spacing.

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.%

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