Western Star intros extreme duty suspension (March 15, 2005)

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Western Star Trucks today introduced its proprietary extreme duty six-rod suspension at ConExpo.

Now available for order on the Western Star 6900 XD, the suspension is spec’d for rugged applications such as off-road mining, logging, and oil field. The new offering was introduced today.

“With available weight ratings from 85,000 to 110,000 pounds, our extreme duty six rod suspension offers outstanding strength and a smooth and quiet ride,” said Jim Crowcroft, Product Marketing Manager for Western Star Trucks. “We are very pleased to meet the needs of the severe-duty market with a product that will get the toughest jobs done and keep the driver comfortable.”

Western Star’s new suspension is now offered with 85,000- to 110,000-lb. weight ratings, with AxleTech International SPRC 1927 tandem axles and 68-inch axle spacing.
Western Star also has plans to offer the suspension with an 85,000-lb. weight rating with AxleTech SPRC 1735 tandem axles and 60-inch axle spacing; and a 72,000-pound weight rating with Sisu FR2P-32 tandem axle and 60-inch axle spacing.

Western Star is a member of the Freightliner LLC Group. For more information, visit www.WesternStarTrucks.com

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