Western Star Trucks Offers New Configuration for 4900 FA Series New 109-inch BBC twin steer features greater off-road maneuverability and handling

Better Roads Staff | June 30, 2009

REDFORD, Mich. – Western Star Trucks today announced a new configuration option for its 4900 FA model series.
Geared toward the construction and severe-duty applications such as West Coast mixers and super dump applications, the new set-forward 109-inch BBC twin steer features a three degree wheel cut improvement over previous designs, which offers greater maneuverability for off-road applications.
“The new 4900 FA configuration option is yet another way Western Star is working to meet the needs of our vocational customers” said Rich Shearing, senior manager of product strategy for Western Star. “Not only will it allow for better off-road capabilities and a tighter turning radius, the factory installed BBC option is more cost efficient when compared to an aftermarket conversion.”
The 4900 FA 109-inch twin steer is equipped with a 450 hp, 12.8L MBE 4000 engine, Eaton Fuller 11-speed transmission and Meritor Tandem 40,000 lb front axles and 46,000 lb rear axles. In addition, the 4900 FA twin steer features shackled springs, rather than slipper springs, for a 30 percent ride improvement without compromising load ratings.
Built with the same durability and customization Western Star customers expect, the 4900 FA twin steer also features a roomy and well-insulated cab, in addition to suspended brake and clutch petals.
For more information, and to find a local dealer, visit www.WesternStar.com or call 866-850-STAR (7827).
Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Redford, Mich., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world”s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.
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