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Western Star introduces new 109-inch BBC work truck

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Western Star has come out with a new 4900 FA and SA 109-inch BBC model truck for constr...

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Western Star has come out with a new 4900 FA and SA 109-inch BBC model truck for construction, refuse, utility and government applications.

The truck was unveiled at the Work Truck Show and comes with Detroit Diesel DD13 power and the Allison 3000RDS transmission. Western Star claims to be the only OEM to offer that powertrain combination in a 109-inch BBC configuration.

The truck was designed to be extra maneuverable at crowded job sites and features what Western Star is calling the shortest BBC in its class. It also boasts a range of customization options.

“Western Star vocational customers demand a premium work truck that’s ready to meet the on-site challenges of their job,” said Mike Jackson, general manager, Western Star. “With the addition of the Allison transmission and body builder-friendly features, the 109 is the complete custom package that will get the job done.”

Updates include: underhood air cleaners with inside/outside air and dash controls (ideal for snow plow operations), and a six-gallon DEF tank.

The latest addition is available with 12,000-20,000-lb front axles and 21,000-46,000-lb rears. The DD13 comes with 350-450 hp and 1,250-1,650 lb.-ft. of torque and comes with Detroit Diesel’s BlueTec selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology.

The truck was designed with body builders in mind, the company says, and features a clean back of cab and maximum frame rail space. More details are available from a Western Star dealer or at  

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