Western Star 4900 set-back offers fuel economy

Western Star Truck Sales Inc. Wednesday said its new Western Star 4900 set-back with Fuel Efficiency package, combined with the Detroit DD15, is showing the most improved fuel economy results of any Western Star truck model.

“The initial fuel results we’re seeing clearly indicate that the 4900SB FE package equipped with the DD15 engine competes head-on with what are considered the most fuel efficient trucks on the road,” said Guy Lemieux, marketing manager highway segment. “The FE package not only enhances fuel economy, but provides our dry van, liquid bulk and dry bulk customers aerodynamic benefits without sacrificing many of the suspension and power train ratings they need.”

Featuring a 123-inch bumper to back of cab, the 4900SB FE package includes an aerodynamic, high-visibility hood; chrome wrap-around bumper; under hood air cleaner; and horizontal or back-of-sleeper exhaust.

In addition to the 4900SB FE package, liquid and dry bulk customers can also customize their Western Star without the sleeper cap and flared side extenders, further increasing aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

The 4900SB FE package is also available with the Detroit DD13 engine and the Cummins ISX series of engines.

Western Star Truck Sales also offers its weight-sensitive customers lightweight spec options that increase payload capacity and improve fuel efficiency.

Ideal for liquid and dry bulk applications, customers can spec their trucks with dozens of lightweight options, saving hundreds of pounds at a minimum cost.

Lightweight options include:

  • Various sizes of fuel and diesel exhaust fluid tanks to optimize fuel tank size
  • Aluminum clutch housings
  • Aluminum air tanks
  • Aluminum fifth wheel
  • Aluminum front drop casting
  • Air ride front suspension with tubular axle