Western Star offers DD Series 60 Tier III engine for offroad vocationals

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Western Star Trucks Sales announced the availability of a Detroit Diesel Series 60 Tier III engine package for offroad vocational applications. With ratings of 500 hp and 1,550 lb.-ft. of torque, or 425 hp and 1,475 lb.-ft. of torque, the Series 60 Tier III is available only for vocational trucks that remain offroad in applications such as mining, oil and gas support, steel and paper mills, quarries and landfills.

The Series 60 Tier III runs more efficiently since it features a single-stage turbo and no exhaust gas recirculation. “We are excited to offer our vocational customers a Tier III engine that is a convenient and reliable choice for applications that are strictly off-highway,” says Michael Jackson, general manager for Western Star. “This unique engine package not only cuts operating costs, but increases efficiencies, as well as productivity.”

The Series 60 Tier III is not only fuel-efficient, but the maintenance and operational costs of the diesel particulate filter and related selective catalytic reduction equipment associated with an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010 emissions package is eliminated. The vehicle’s butterfly hood configuration makes accessing the engine for service simple, and the engine’s design eliminates the need for any kind of regeneration, further enhancing efficiencies.

The truck comes equipped with a 1,450- or 1,570-square-inch radiator and can be spec’ed with an Allison transmission and an output retarder. These components not only are capable of cooling the engine, but also can negotiate steep grades easily with maximum control, critical for many vocational operations.

“In today’s economy, companies are looking for any way they can efficiently cut costs, and the Series 60 Tier III is just another step in providing our customers reliable solutions that meet the tough demands of their job,” Jackson says. “Detroit Diesel has a long history of manufacturing reliable engines, and we are happy to be working together on this initiative.”

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The Series 60 Tier III engine is now available to order.