When we decided to build a fuel efficient truck, we took that efficiency to the extreme. Every feature and component of this truck was refined to get maximum aerodynamics, efficiency and dependability. And we did it without sacrificing the kind of looks that let everyone know this aerodynamic truck is every bit a Western Star. Check out the features to get part of the story, then find your nearest dealer to get the rest.
Greaseable threads prevent spring from moving side to side within the shackle. Our exclusive design threads the pins directly into the spring bushing providing much more stability, improved feel and overall handling.
... in the industry. Makes it easier and safer to get in and out of the truck.
Internally mounted protection from the elements. Greater durability to prevent sagging -- a common problem with piano hinges.
Both the door and the cab have a weather seal that covers its perimeter. This double seal helps maximize the efficiency of our HVAC systems and provides a quieter ride.
Can be retorqued in the field as needed, unlike huck bolts. Grade 8 fasteners allow for equipment to be installed on the frame without having to cut off huck bolts with a torch (and damaging frame integrity).
Our wiring and air bundles are supported off the frame rail. This allows debris to pass behind the bundle, eliminating the possibility of abrasion which can lead to electrical and air failures.
Laser etching and color coding ensures ability to troubleshoot wiring issues for the life of the truck.
Barium insulation is placed between the double walled steel cab. This increases the thermal and acoustic insulation of the truck. Our floor pads are nearly an inch thick which further improves the quiet ride of a Western Star.
Protected in the cab rather than being on the firewall and exposed to elements.
Large waterproof switches are easy to operate with gloves on and are protected from water and salt which can create shorts.
Prevents glare and improves readability of gauges for added safety and less driver fatigue.
Suspended brake and clutch pedals prevents objects from becoming lodged behind pedals.
The PDM and fuses are easily accessed by removing a panel on the passenger side dash. This allows you to sit comfortably in the cab while working on fuses rather than accessing them in a cumbersome location.
We put our body builder interface connector and transmission control unit in the cab and out of the elements. You'll find a bolt-in pass-through plate in the cab floor to eliminate unnecessary drilling, and a dedicated floor channel with an easy-to-remove top that provides plenty of room for you to run your own wiring.
Provides quick access to wiring for service.
Our power units are mounted on clutch housing instead of fly wheel housing which supports the power unit closer to the output shaft of the transmission where the torque is greater. This results in less frame flex and a better ride.
Designed specifically for Less-Than-Truckload, Regional Distribution and Vocational applications, the DD13® diesel engine delivers serviceability, performance and up to 5% better fuel economy -- so you don't have to choose between an engine with great fuel economy, serviceability and performance ever again.
The new Detroit DD15 engine delivers more with less weight, powering the evolution of a new era in efficient driving. The DD15 is part of Detroit's Integrated Powertrain, three specifically-engineered Detroit components working together to improve efficiency, performance, and reliability.
The DD16 is made for extreme loads. Whether you're in the coalmines of West Virginia or the forests of Western Canada, this engine has the power and torque to deliver -- the powerhouse engine for the owner operator and severe-duty vocational markets.