FORT MILL, S.C. — Western Star has announced it is now offering two new suspension options.
A Neway 60,000-lb capacity AD 260 tandem air suspension system is now available on Western Star trucks using Dana D60-190 axles. The company says it contributes to road-holding and handling and positive axle alignment, eliminating tire hop and providing better traction.
The Neway offering is the highest capacity air suspension in the industry, Western Star claims, and it provides predictable roll stiffness for high center of gravity loads, ideal for front and rear discharge mixers.
Also new is a 40,000-lb TufTrac All-Wheel Drive vocational suspension, available on the Western Star 4800 with 40,000-lb axles. It’s designed for on- and off-road high articulation operations with bumps, ridges and washboard and will prevent bottoming out. Western Star says the 40,000-lb TufTrac is a more affordable, lighter alternative to the 46,000-lb option.
“These two new suspension options further increase the customization capabilities of our trucks, and provide increased durability for our on-highway and vocational customers both on and off the road,” said John Tomlinson, product strategy manager, Western Star.
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