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Friday, September 29, 2023
Western Star’s Latest Vocational Product Offering, the 47X Twinsteer, Makes an Appearance at Concrete BC AGM & Convention
PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 29, 2023) – Western Star is excited to showcase its latest product offering, the 47X twinsteer in a mixer configuration, at the Concrete BC Convention which is taking place at the Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops this weekend.

The arrival of the 47X 60” set-forward twinsteer in partnership with Simard Suspensions Inc. in Quebec, marks a significant moment for the Western Star X-Series lineup for Western Canada by continuing the brand's longstanding legacy in the construction industry. For over five decades, Western Star has been a trusted name in the vocational market, and the 47X exemplifies precisely why.

The 47X offers a factory-installed 72” set-back axle spacing and a 60” set-forward axle spacing prep. The 60” spacing prep option embodies the X-Series values of durability, weight savings, and ease of upfit. Designed to support Truck Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs), it provides essential components, including an additional dressed 2nd front axle with wheels and tires, ample cab clearance, and a strategically positioned Aftertreatment System (ATS) mount, to allow ease of installation of their twin-steer front suspension.

The 47X continues to prioritize durability and weight savings with purpose-built X-Series features such as the single-channel frame rail, hood, and cab. The single-channel frame rail eliminates the need for double frame rails, offering thicknesses ranging from 8mm to 15mm, achieving up to 3.8M resistance bending moment (RBM), and shedding approximately 100lbs in weight. The X-Series hood is crafted with P-DCPD, a lightweight yet highly impact-resistant material, resulting in a 100-pound reduction compared to the previous fiberglass hood, while maintaining the durability and flexibility vital for the vocational market. The X-Series cab also trims weight without compromising strength, thanks to strategically placed steel reinforcements, notably in the A and B pillars, creating lasting durability that is more likely to withstand extreme-duty door slam cycles to last the lifetime of the vehicle.

Western Star invites all Concrete BC Convention attendees to explore the 47X twinsteer mixer that is positioned at the entrance of the venue as the official event greeter and to connect with their local dealer to discover how the Western Star portfolio can empower you and your company to excel in the Heavy-Duty vocational industry.
Media Contact: Anja Weinert,

About Western Star Trucks
Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Ore., produces tough custom trucks for highway and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck North America LLC. Daimler Truck North America produces and markets Class 5-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.
About Daimler Truck North America
Daimler Truck North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a leading provider of comprehensive products and technologies for the commercial transportation industry. Daimler Truck North America designs, engineers, manufactures and markets medium- and heavy-duty trucks, school buses, vehicle chassis and their associated technologies and components under the Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and Detroit brands. Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG), one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers

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