Western Star says its 4700 truck is built to tackle the unique, harshest challenges that come with snow removal.
Available in a set-back (SB) or set-forward (SF) axle configuration, the 4700 is designed for maximum maneuverability and is ideal for municipalities needing to maximize their investment.
“Equipped with a single channel frame rated at 3.2m RBM and sturdy galvannealed steel cab, the 4700’s strong, high-quality components are designed to withstand the strain of extreme weather conditions and resist corrosion, reducing the need for costly maintenance and ultimately extend the life of the truck,” says Guy Lemieux, marketing segment manager for Western Star.
For municipalities requiring a custom plow configuration, the 4700 offers body builder-specific options designed to reduce installation time and ensure years of trouble-free operation:
- Pre-punched frame rails
- Parent rail front frame extensions
- Choice of front engine PTO or rear engine PTO
- Point-to-point wiring with in-cab body and equipment connections
- Ample room between the seats to install controls
Additionally, in-cab controlled snow doors with underhood air cleaners keep snow out in the harshest conditions while optional access hatches in the hood allow fluid level checks without lifting the hood. The 4700 comes standard with a super-visibility hood, and when combined with additional options such as heated windshields and arctic wiper blades, plow operators get a better view of the road and potential hazards. “Western Star’s plush, comfortable interior with optional heated seats enhances driver comfort during arduous 12- to 14-hour shifts,” Lemieux adds.
Municipalities can also equip the 4700 with one of the widest choices of engines in the industry, from the Cummins ISC and ISL to the powerful Detroit DD13 engine with BlueTec SCR technology. “With up to 470 hp and 1650 lb-ft torque, the 4700 easily tackles mountainous terrain and constraints of snow weight,” Lemieux says.