Western Star Introduces Two New Suspension Options

FORT MILL, S.C. – June 16, 2011 –Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. today announced two new suspension options available for its various truck models and configurations.

The first – a Neway 60,000 pound capacity AD 260 Tandem air suspension system – is available for all Western Star truck models utilizing Dana D60-190 axles, and contributes to the vehicles’ road-holding and handling and positive axle alignment, virtually eliminating tire hop and providing superior traction. The highest capacity air suspension in the industry, the Neway system also provides predictable roll stiffness for high center of gravity loads – particularly important for front and rear discharge mixers.

In addition to the Neway system, the 40,000-pound TufTrac All Wheel Drive (AWD) high-performance vocational suspension is also available as an option for the Western Star® 4800 with 40,000-pound axles. Specifically designed for on- and off-road high articulation operations where it’s important to navigate bumps, ridges and washboard without bottoming out, the 40,000-pound TufTrac mounting is a lighter, more affordable alternative than the 46,000-pound option.

Additional benefits of the 40,000-pound TufTrac include a uniform load over each wheel, maximum traction and a smooth and quiet ride.

“These two new suspension options further increase the customization capabilities of our trucks, and provide increased durability for our on-highway and vocational customers both on and off the road,” said John Tomlinson, product strategy manager, Western Star.

Both the Neway AD 260 Tandem and 40,000-pound TufTrac suspensions are now available to order.

For more information about Western Star, and to find a local dealer, visit www.WesternStar.comor call 866-850-STAR (7827).  

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications.  Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC.  Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.