Western Star » 4700 Set Forward
Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis introduced its all-new Class 8 vocational truck - the Western Star 4700. It is available in a set-forward and set-back configuration. The new Western Star 4700 features a 110-inch BBC - the shortest BBC in its class - and is the ideal solution to meet the needs of the dump, mixer, crane, roll-off, sewer vac and plow applications. "The Western Star 4700 broadens our product line-up to meet the growing needs of value-minded vocational customers who still demand the attributes found in a traditional Western Star truck," said Mike Jackson, general manager, Western Star. "Hand-built with unmatched attention to detail, the 4700 features the same durability, ruggedness and reliability our customers expect from Western Star." New truck is available with the broadest range of powertrain options, including the Detroit Diesel DD13® engine and the 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. It is combined with BlueTec® Selective Catalytic Reduction emissions technology and Amplified Common Rail System (ACRS), and can save vocational customers up to five percent in fuel economy. The Cummins engines features 260 to 350 hp and 1,000 lb/ft of torque (ISC version), and 345 to 380 hp, and 1,100 to 1,300 lb/ft of torque (ISL version). A broad range of transmissions is also available for the 4700, including the latest Eaton Ultrashift PLUS transmission, and Allison 3000 and 4000-series transmissions. The Western Star 4700 is equipped with a galvannealed 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 4700 features a new interior that will make working on the job site more comfortable than ever. And the 4700's large cab also provides ample storage space. The all-new, redesigned door maximizes storage and improves fit, finish and durability, all while maintaining excellent entry and egress. Body builder friendly features are key in the vocational market - not only for ease of upfit, but for reducing body installation time. And while the 4700 features standard specs such as clean back of cab, in-cab batteries for clear frame rails, and front frame extensions, the 4700's attention to details puts it in a league of its own. The truck's body builder interface connectors and transmission control unit is located in-cab, providing greater protection against harsh or corrosive environments, ultimately preventing the possibility of wiring shorts and downtime. The truck also features point-to-point wiring - ideal for field serviceability in remote locations. An add-on multiplex option is also available.