Western Star updates 109-inch BBC model

Western Star Truck Sales Inc has introduced the updated 4900 FA and SA 109-inch BBC models. Now featuring an Allison 3000RDS transmission and Detroit Diesel DD13 engine, Western Star says it is the only OEM to offer this powertrain combination in a 109-inch BBC configuration.

Ideal for construction, government, refuse, and utility applications, the 109 offers superior visibility and can easily maneuver through suburban streets and congested job sites. With the shortest BBC in its class, the 109 is engineered for maximum durability and features superior customization capabilities that meet the demands of a work truck.

Additional updates to the 109 include underhood air cleaners with inside/outside air and dash controls and a six-gallon DEF tank with better packaging and increased clearance on the back of the cab.

The 109 is available with a 12,000- to 20,000-lb front axle, and 21,000- to 46,000-lb rears. The 13-liter DD13 engine features 350-450 hp and 1,250-1,650 ft-lb of torque, and incorporates Detroit Diesel BlueTec SCR technology. When coupled with an Allison automatic transmission, the 109 features maximum power and efficiency to tackle tough jobs.

Critical to the needs of a work truck, the 109 is also body builder-friendly. Featuring a clean back-of-cab and maximum space on the rail, the 109 allows body builders to create a customized body with easier installation that meets specification needs of their customers.

For more information, visit www.WesternStar.com or call 866-850-7827.

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