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 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.