Concrete Products

MAY 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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40 • May 2019 www.concreteproducts.com FEATURE TRUCKS & COMPONENTS With an eye to weight reduction, improved safety, and body builder upfitting ease, the manufacturer announced upgraded cab and new powertrain options for its most popular truck model at World of Con- crete 2019. "Since introducing the 4700 in 2011, customer acceptance has continued to exceed expectations," said Western Star Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy Samantha Parlier. "We know cus- tomers already appreciate the truck's versatility and dependability, and our newest features will deliver at an even higher level. The 4700 has always been about providing customers with the choices that are best matched for their exact business needs. New powertrain options expand the adaptability of the already versatile 4700." Western Star 4700 trucks and tractors can now be spec'd with the Cummins X12, an ultra-lightweight engine that increases pay- load capacity: At 2,050 lbs., it is up to 600 lbs. lighter than other medium-bore engines in the 10 to 13-liter category. The X12 delivers up to 1,700 lb.-ft. torque and 500 hp, and has a low-friction design conducive to fuel efficiency. It is compatible with a broad range of fully automatic, automated manual and manual transmissions, and has oil drain, filter and fuel filter replacement intervals that rival comparable engines. Front- and rear-engine PTO offerings enable more upfitting possibilities. Additional upfit-friendly 4700 model upgrades include a third Power Distribution Module for the electrical system; improved inter- face connections on the back floor of the cab; and, four new trailer connection options. Another new option is the Detroit DT12 auto- mated manual transmission, which can be spec'd for 4700s running Detroit DD series power. With features such as creep mode, hill start aid and a precise pneumatic shift and clutch control, the DT12 gives a smoother ride and reduces driver fatigue. WESTERN STAR | 4700 UPGRADES, CUMMINS X12

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