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