Western Star adds two new suspension options

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Updated Jun 22, 2011

Western Star Truck Sales on Thursday, June 17, announced two new suspension options now are available to order for its various truck models and configurations: the Neway 60,000-pound capacity AD 260 Tandem air suspension system, and the 40,000-pound TufTrac All Wheel Drive (AWD) high-performance vocational suspension.

The Neway AD 260 Tandem is available for all Western Star truck models using Dana D60-190 axles and contributes to the vehicles’ road-holding and handling and positive axle alignment, helping eliminate tire hop while providing superior traction. A high-capacity air suspension, the Neway system also is built to provide predictable roll stiffness for high-center-of-gravity loads, particularly important for front and rear discharge mixers.

The 40,000-pound TufTrac suspension is available as an option for the Western Star 4800 with 40,000-pound axles. Designed for on- and off-road high articulation operations where it’s important to navigate bumps, ridges and washboard without bottoming out, the 40,000-pound TufTrac mounting is a lighter, more affordable alternative than the 46,000-pound option. Additional benefits include a uniform load over each wheel, maximum traction and a smooth and quiet ride.

“These two new suspension options further increase the customization capabilities of our trucks and provide increased durability for our on-highway and vocational customers, both on and off the road,” says John Tomlinson, product strategy manager for Western Star.