Western Star Trucks has begun production of the Twin-Steer 6900 XD truck.
Incorporating numerous advances in steering and suspensions, the truck is larger and more powerful than previous models, which Western Star said allows it to handle the most extreme off- and on-road applications.
The 141" BBC Twin-Steer 6900 XD is available with a full range of manual and automatic transmissions, a 500-hp Caterpillar C-15 engine and a variety of tires including Michelin 14.00R25, 445/60R22.5 and 12.00R24.
It also offers the Eaton EFA 22-T2 for the front non-drive steer axle, the Sisu FSDP-14G for the front drive steer axle and the Meritor SPRC 1927 for the tandem drive axles.
With a front axle rating of 36,000 lbs. and rear axle rating of 110,000 lbs., the gross vehicle weight rating for the 6900 XD is 146,000 lbs.