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Western Star 4900

You’ve Made Do With Less. Now Make Do With Perfect.

If you’re going to do a job, get it done right the first time with the rugged Western Star 4900. Powerful and versatile, the 4900 has multiple options available to help you spec the perfect truck for the job. Whether you’re working in auto haul or you’re looking for a logging truck, Western Star has you covered with durability, comfort and power. Stop compromising. And start doing.

Western Star 4900 Features

Threaded Spring Pins

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Greaseable threads prevent spring from moving side to side within the shackle. Our exclusive design threads the pins directly into the spring bushing providing much more stability, improved feel and overall handling.

The Largest Door Openings

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… in the industry. Makes it easier and safer to get in and out of the truck.

Forged Steel Door Hinges

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Internally mounted protection from the elements. Greater durability to prevent sagging — a common problem with piano hinges.

Double Door Seals

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Both the door and the cab have a weather seal that covers its perimeter. This double seal helps maximize the efficiency of our HVAC systems and provides a quieter ride.

Grade 8 Frame Fastners

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Can be retorqued in the field as needed, unlike huck bolts. Grade 8 fasteners allow for equipment to be installed on the frame without having to cut off huck bolts with a torch (and damaging frame integrity).

Wiring Stand Offs

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Our wiring and air bundles are supported off the frame rail. This allows debris to pass behind the bundle, eliminating the possibility of abrasion which can lead to electrical and air failures.

Laser-Etched Wiring

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Laser etching and color coding ensures ability to troubleshoot wiring issues for the life of the truck.

Cab Insulation

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Barium insulation is placed between the double walled steel cab. This increases the thermal and acoustic insulation of the truck. Our floor pads are nearly an inch thick which further improves the quiet ride of a Western Star.

In-Cab Blower Motor

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Protected in the cab rather than being on the firewall and exposed to elements.

Marine-Grade Rockers

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Large waterproof switches are easy to operate with gloves on and are protected from water and salt which can create shorts.

Convex Gauges

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Prevents glare and improves readability of gauges for added safety and less driver fatigue.

Suspended Pedals

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Suspended brake and clutch pedals prevents objects from becoming lodged behind pedals.

Power Dist. Modules

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The PDM and fuses are easily accessed by removing a panel on the passenger side dash. This allows you to sit comfortably in the cab while working on fuses rather than accessing them in a cumbersome location.

Wiring Raceway

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We put our body builder interface connector and transmission control unit in the cab and out of the elements. You’ll find a bolt-in pass-through plate in the cab floor to eliminate unnecessary drilling, and a dedicated floor channel with an easy-to-remove top that provides plenty of room for you to run your own wiring.

Hinged Dash

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Provides quick access to wiring for service.

Nodal Engine Warning

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Our power units are mounted on clutch housing instead of fly wheel housing which supports the power unit closer to the output shaft of the transmission where the torque is greater. This results in less frame flex and a better ride.

Western Star 4900 Power Train

Detroit DD13 Engine

Designed specifically for Less-Than-Truckload, Regional Distribution and Vocational applications, the DD13® diesel engine delivers serviceability, performance and up to 5% better fuel economy — so you don’t have to choose between an engine with great fuel economy, serviceability and performance ever again.

Detroit DD15 Engine

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The new Detroit DD15 engine delivers more with less weight, powering the evolution of a new era in efficient driving. The DD15 is part of Detroit’s Integrated Powertrain, three specifically-engineered Detroit components working together to improve efficiency, performance, and reliability.

Detroit DD16 Engine

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The DD16 is made for extreme loads. Whether you’re in the coalmines of West Virginia or the forests of Western Canada, this engine has the power and torque to deliver — the powerhouse engine for the owner operator and severe-duty vocational markets.

Cummins ISX

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Expect superior driving performance and industry-leading fuel economy with Cummins ISX15 EPA 2010 engine. Every element has been designed and manufactured to optimize performance, reliability and durability while delivering the lowest operating costs of any engine in its class.

Detroit Series 60

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For off-road applications, with ratings of 500 hp and 1550 lb-ft of torque, or 425 hp and 1475 lb-ft of torque, the Series 60 Tier III is capable of handling the toughest jobs. The Series 60 Tier III runs more efficiently since it features a single-stage turbo and no EGR.

Detroit DT12

Intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM) pinpoints the truck’s location and looks over a mile ahead to anticipate terrain. IPM will adjust cruise control, pre-select gears, eCoast and brake the engine to maximize efficiency into the road conditions ahead.

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