Western Star and Klein Products develop high-capacity water tank truck

Economic 4900XD truck is equipped with Klein K650 water tank for more efficient liquid application.


Western Star Trucks, Inc. announced the availability of a 6,500 gallon water tank truck for the 4900XD. Developed in collaboration with Klein Products, Inc., the truck features a Klein K650 water tank to provide a more efficient road dust control operation for construction, quarry and mining applications.

Ontario, Calif.-based Klein Products is a worldwide manufacturer of water distributing equipment, patented pump systems and related components. Western Star sought Klein to develop the specialized 4900XD water tank truck based on its ability to outfit the vehicle with a high-volume water distribution system.

Available to order in a day cab configuration, the Western Star 4900XD is equipped with Klein's largest available water tank for Class 8 vehicles, reducing the need for frequent refill trips when spraying mine roads, waste rock dumps and other exposed surfaces.

"We're proud to team up with another premium brand to provide our mining and construction customers a highly efficient truck to tackle the harshest dust conditions," said John Tomlinson, heavy vocational sales manager, Western Star. "Together with Klein, we're committed to offering an affordable solution to reduce health and equipment hazards, and ultimately help our customers be more successful on the job site."

The 4900XD features an extremely low center of gravity and is available with a rollover protection system (ROPS). The truck is also spec'd with outboard cab mounts and up to 20,000 lbS front and 70,000 lbS rear suspension to maximize stability on uneven terrain and provide a more comfortable ride.

Additionally, the Klein K650 tank's distinctive trapezoid design greatly improves rear visibility for drivers.

Spec'd with a sturdy, custom-drilled 3.8 million RBM steel frame chassis, galvannealed steel cab and aluminum fenders, the 4900XD water tank truck provides critical protection and long-term durability, even in the most adverse job conditions.

The 4900XD can be equipped with a fuel efficient Detroit DD15, DD16 or DDC 60 Tier III engine, each easily accessible through the truck's three-piece butterfly hood.

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