Western Star Truck Sales has announced availability of its 4800SB all-wheel drive (AWD) model in 8x8 axle configuration.
Suited for demanding utility, construction, government and refuse applications, the Western Star 4800SB 8x8 is equipped with a two-speed transfer case which promotes excellent gradability and is ideal for low- and high-speed operations, Western Star said.
“This new configuration provides yet another rugged solution for vocational markets,” said Peter Schimunek, product segment manager, Western Star. “Our continued advancements to the 4800 model provide yet another reliable, high performance solution from Western Star to help our customers tackle the most extreme jobs.”
Spec’d with a 57,000 lbs. tridem rear and a 23,000 lbs. front axle, the 4800SB 8x8 AWD model is ideal for customers operating digger derricks and other specialized heavy equipment. Additionally, the transfer case is equipped with integral air shift controls for front axle engagement and features helical gears with constant mesh to minimize operating noise.
The truck is available with power ratings from 350 to 470 hp. and 1,250 to 1,650 lbs.-ft. of torque and features a short 109 in. BBC to provide optimal power and maneuverability in tight work spaces. The 4800SB is also spec’d with an air ride suspension for a more comfortable ride.