TITLE

Western Star forges ahead with 4700

AUTHOR(S)
Weber, Rick
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Trailer / Body Builders;Nov2011, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the offerings of U.S.-based truck manufacturer Western Star for 2012. It describes the 4700 Class 8 vocational truck from Western Star, which includes a cab suspension system designed by Mercedes Benz in Europe. It also features the Neway 60,000-pound capacity AD 260 Tandem air suspension system, and the 40,000-pound TufTrac All Wheel Drive (AWD) high-performance vocational suspension.
ACCESSION #
69751340

 

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