There’s a certain performance to love about the 4800 that you just can’t get with any brand that isn’t Western Star. There’s loads of room to perform your duties with as you go around tight spots, plenty of options can suit plenty of jobs and there are about 109-inches of glory with the BBC package alone. It’s the real deal, and it’s about time someone looked a little closer.
What Makes This Western Star So Special?
For starters, how about a wheelbase of up to 448″? It of course comes with the ever reliable Detroit® DD13® engine, packed with a 12.8L exhaustion of 350-505 horsepower. What’s more is that the front axle can handle 12,000 to 20,000 pounds while the rear axle handles around 40,000 – 46,000 pounds. And that’s just the standard Set-Back Axle model.
If safety is what you’re worried about, there is roll stability control enabled as well.
Not to mention the largest door openings ever featured on a Western Star. Grade 8 frame fasteners are part of what makes it possible to add optional equipment on the frame of the Western Star 4800. It can be retorqued as needed. Inside, there’s an understanding that this Western Star will probably go through some snow and mud alike. For such an occasion, the interior is decked with marine-grade rocker switches. They’re large and waterproof enough to operate with gloves on. But even without, the switches are safe from water and salt alike.
Lastly, it’s worth noting how the 4800 has a tow pin to end all tow pins. They’re able to take on about 65k lbs. of line pull, if you happen to be pulling away from a 45-degree angle. The central pin levels the pulling force in-between frame rails.
Furthermore, this is just the type of truck we need to see more of in the world. Wouldn’t you agree?