Western Star introduces 4700SB all-wheel drive model

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. introduced its new 4700 set-back (SB) all-wheel drive (AWD) truck. Now available to order, the Western Star 4700SB AWD is ideal for construction and utility applications requiring a lightweight truck with rugged, off-road traction. The new model, equipped with a Terex Utilities Digger Derrick, is on display at the 2013 Work Truck Show in the Western Star booth.  

Maintaining key attributes from Western Star's 4700 model, the new all-wheel drive truck features a 110" BBC — the shortest in its class — and a 42-degree wheel cut to provide excellent maneuverability on tight job sites.  

Additionally, 4700SB AWD is engineered with premium, lightweight components suited for the rigors of vocational applications, including 16,000 lb. front axles and 40,000 lbs. rears. It can also be spec'd with a half-inch, 3.2 million RBM single channel frame rail option that further reduces truck weight while providing long-term durability in corrosive work environments.

The 4700SB AWD also features Western Star's body builder friendly design for ease of upfit and reduced body installation time.

"We're meeting our customers' demands for a rugged, yet lightweight truck suited for the most challenging of job sites," said Peter Schimunek, marketing segment manager, Western Star. "Our 4700SB AWD combines the best in performance, customization and durability in an affordable package. Complemented by Western Star's roomy, comfortable interior, this truck is the ultimate workhorse."

Powered by a Cummins ISL engine, the 4700SB AWD features up to 380 hp and 1,300 lb-ft of torque and is equipped with an Allison 3000-series transmission. It can also be spec'd with front power take-off (FEPTO) or rear power take off (REPTO), suited for a wide range of auxiliary applications.

The 4700SB AWD joins Western Star's 4800 and 4900 all-wheel drive models, providing a full range of rugged product solutions for the toughest applications and terrains.