Western Star is overhauling its vocational line. This week, it did continue with the debut of the all-new 47X.
Western Star 47X has Major Flexibility
The 47X is going to use the Western Star 4700, with a standard 111.6″ bumper-to-back-of Cab (BBC). Moreover, it is going to do so by adding major flexibility. In fact, the 4700 is going to be available on the 110″ BBC. Yet it is available for the 47X as an optional 110.8″ BBC is going to be making available for fleets that do need to meet federal or local bridge law requirements. Those include mixers or dumps.
The new model is a “construction powerhouse,” said Daimler Trucks North America Vice President of Vocational Market Development Sam Parlier. With its shorter hood and up to 50-degree wheel cut, the 47X optimizes maneuverability for work on job sites. Plus on congested urban environments.
Smaller and lighter, the 47X is the younger sibling in Western Star’s X- Series does join the 49X. It is the third and fourth trucks in the lineup (both models are available with set-forward and set-back front axles). In fact, the X-Series is Western Start’s new-generation lineup. Moreover, this is a product suite conceiving following a seven-year development cycle alongside customers. The 47X was developing in unison with 49X. It was debuting almost a year ago.
49X is Lighter in Weight
The 49X is approximately 200 pounds lighter. It has a like-for-like spec and is 10 inches shorter than the 47X. This is suiting for weight-sensitive applications like mixers and bulk haul.
The focus of the 47X engineering team is light-weighting. Moreover, Parlier did say the group has “built a truck from the ground up. In fact, they weighed every single part to decide where we were putting in the hidden weight.”