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Western Star Trucks 4900/6900 with DD16 Engine
June 1st, 2009
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Western Star Trucks 4900 and 6900 will have the DD16, the most powerful engine offered by Detroit Diesel, and will be equipped with BlueTec emissions technology. The DD16 displaces 15.6 liters and is ideal for owner-operators, small fleets and specialty applications that include the mining, petroleum, agriculture, logging, hazardous material and heavy-haul segments. Part of the Detroit Diesel engine family, the DD16 shares a common platform design that is leveraged on a global scale by Daimler Trucks. The DD16 features a robust core design, amplified common rail fuel system (ACRS), turbo compounding technology and superior power curves that gives drivers the torque response and pulling power they demand. It is offered with a large variety of output and multi-torque power ratings from 1,750 to 2,050 lb-ft torque and 475 to 600 horsepower.
In addition, the DD16″s remarkable pulling power allows the driver to
haul heavier payloads up and down the steepest grades and hang in top