Western Star 4700 provides 110-inch BBC

Western Star Truck Sales Inc has introduced its all-new Class 8 vocational truck: the Western Star 4700. Available in a set-forward and set-back configuration, the 4700 features a 110-inch BBC (bumper to back of cab distance) — the shortest BBC in its class — and meets the needs of dump, mixer, crane, roll-off, sewer vac, and plow applications.

The 4700 is available with powertrain options including the Detroit Diesel DD13 engine and Cummins ISC and ISL engines.

The DD13 features a six-cylinder, in-line configuration, 350 to 450 hp, and 1,250 to 1,650 lb/ft of torque. Combined with Daimler's BlueTec selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology and Amplified Common Rail System (ACRS), the DD13 can save up to 5% in fuel economy.

For those who do not require 13-liter power, the Cummins ISC and ISL are ideal for applications that include the light plow and mixer market. Also using SCR technology, the ISC features 260 to 350 hp and 1,000 lb/ft of torque, and the ISL features 345 to 380 hp, and 1,100 to 1,300 lb/ft of torque.

A range of transmissions is also available for the 4700, including the latest Eaton Ultrashift PLUS transmission, and Allison 3000 and 4000-series transmissions.

The 4700 is equipped with a galvanneal steel cab specially designed to withstand the rigors of vocational applications. The cab is precision welded, then dipped and protected with a proprietary 17-stage e-coat process for long-lasting corrosion resistance and superior paint finish. Its newly designed, sloped hood offers outstanding site lines for optimal visibility. Plus, the short BBC, combined with a 55-degree wheel cut, provides better maneuverability on tight job sites.

The Western Star 4700 will be available to order in the third quarter of 2011, with targeted delivery in early 2012. For more information, visit www.WesternStar.comor call 866-850-7827.

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