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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Western Star Showcases its Toughest Vocational Solutions at Con Expo

Contact: nicholas.smith@daimler.com

LAS VEGAS. – March 7, 2017 – Western Star will showcase some of its toughest vocational solutions at its indoor (#S63629) and outdoor (#B9300) booths at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.

That includes the Western Star 6900XD Multi-Body Transformer MBT-40, a chassis that can convert from dump truck to tanker in 10 minutes. Based on a 6900XD chassis spec’d with Western Star’s Extreme Duty (XD) Off-Road package, the MBT-40 eliminates the need for multiple pieces of dedicated off-road equipment on job sites that go unused for long periods of time. It can quickly change from one fully functional in-cab controlled body application to another.

Western Star’s booth will also display:

  • 4700SF Con-Tech BridgeKing Mixer spec’d with a Detroit™ DD13® engine and an Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) transmission
  • Twin-steer 4800SB BIK Hydraulics PM 100 Knuckle Boom Crane spec’d with a Detroit DD13 engine and an Eaton Fuller FO-18E318B-MXP transmission
  • 4900SB hydrovac truck spec’d with a Detroit™ DD15® engine and an Eaton Fuller RTO-16908LL transmission

This will be the first time Western Star will showcase its 4900XD 25-Ton Dump truck. Featuring the Detroit™ DDC 60 Tier III engine and Allison 4500 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) transmission and a Columbia Elliptical Body, the 4900XD 25-ton Dump truck is built with the toughest features that can withstand even the most extreme applications.

“Western Star offers the toughest vocational solutions for markets, such as Mining and Construction,” said Ann Demitruk, vice president, Marketing, Western Star Trucks. “Our trucks are hard at work in some of the toughest environments around the world.”

For additional information visit the Western Star booth at Con Expo. To find a local dealer, visit WesternStarTrucks.com or call 866-850-STAR (7827).

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Ore., produces tough custom trucks for highway and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.