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Western Star expands offerings for LowMax (March 31, 2005)

LOUISVILLE, Ky Western Star Trucks has made several enhancements and additions to its LowMax chassis, including n...


LOUISVILLE, Ky Western Star Trucks has made several enhancements and additions to its LowMax chassis, including new lowered front and rear suspensions, horizontal exhausts, forward-mounted 23-inch fuel tanks and a day cab.

For applications such as auto or boat hauling that required the lowest possible configuration, the truck maker has brought in an even lower LowMax package. It has dropped the front suspension two and half inches more than the standard LowMax to get to the necessary height.

Another component contributing to the ultra-low LowMax is the new low-ride AirLiner rear suspension. Normally spec’d at a ride height of eight of eight inches, this lowered suspension now rides at six inches. The updated front and rear suspension offerings help deliver a 101-inch ground-to-roof height. That’s three inches lower than the standard LowMax configuration.

Looking to address the needs of auto haulers particularly concerned keeping exhaust fumes away from their cargo, Western Star is now offering the option of a horizontal exhaust. This option is also worth considering for truckers needing to maximize cab clearance for rack or body installation, Western Star says.

And for heavy cargo applications that require additional weight on the front of the truck for correct distribution, Western Star is making available forward-mounted fuel tanks. Mounted under the cab door, these tanks can be relocated to preserve the LowMax low profile.

Finally, to address the needs of operations with short hauling applications, Western Star introduced a day cab option for its 4900 FA and 4900 EX.


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