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Watch: Western Star 4700 enhancements walk-around

Earlier this year, Western Star announced a number of new enhancements to its 4700 series trucks. Watch the video here for a full walk-around of the new enhancements led by Samantha Parlier, vice president of marketing and product strategy for Western Star.

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Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 14 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

Earlier this year, Western Star announced a number of new enhancements to its 4700 series of trucks, which included:

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  • The availability of the Cummins X12 engine, delivering up to 1700 lb.-ft. of torque and 500 HP;
  • Updates to the electrical system—such as the addition of a third Power Distribution Module;
  • Improved interface connections on the back floor of the cab;
  • The option for several safety features such as the Wabco OnGuard system that uses a bumper-mounted radar unit to track vehicles and objects in the truck’s path, and then automatically applies the brake if the driver doesn’t slow the truck in time.

Watch the video above for a full walk-around of the new enhancements led by Samantha Parlier, vice president of marketing and product strategy for Western Star.

Clarification

The electrical system enhancements include up to 40 relays and 42 fuses (the previous iteration offered 14 and 28 respectively) and 325 amp capacity (previous was 150 amp).

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