Western Star adds to vocational lineup
By Rob Blackstien
Western Star has announced the 47X, the latest addition to its purpose-built vocational lineup. The truck combines with the 49X to form the Western Star X-Series and extend the platform into entirely new vocational applications.
Coming standard with 111.6″ BBC, the 47X is ideal for regions or applications that need a shorter vehicle length, for instance, drywall trucks; and there’s an optional 110.8″ BBC for those that need to meet federal or local bridge law requirements (like mixers or super dumpers).
The truck features a shorter hood and a wheel cut up to 50 degrees to help increase maneuverability on construction sites or when operating in congested urban environments.
“With the 47X and the 49X, we can offer our vocational customers different options that will give them the right tool for their specific job needs,” said David Carson, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). “The vocational segment is a broad segment, covering many different applications, and our Western Star X-Series reflects that reality. Whether their work be heavy-haul, logging and timber operations, or construction, we have the right Star for our customers.”
The 47X is available for order now and delivery to customers begins in early 2022.