Western Star 4700 gains Allison transmission option

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Updated Feb 5, 2014

Western Star 4700 Set-Forward Dump TruckWestern Star Trucks, Inc. today announced that the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) series automatic transmission is now available for the Western Star 4700. Ideal for rugged off-road and vocational applications such as construction, dump and oil field, the combination of the Western Star 4700 with the Allison 4700 RDS provides enhanced and more efficient vehicle performance.

The Allison 4700 RDS transmission features 2nd Reverse, which offers a second “deep reverse” in addition to the standard reverse to provide greater control and engine braking during operation on steep grades. Other benefits to the Allison 4700 RDS include primary and secondary shift schedules to enhance fuel efficiency; seamless full-power shifts for faster acceleration; and ease of startability.

“When paired with the Allison 4700 RDS, the Western Star 4700 is a cost-efficient yet powerful solution for the most demanding of jobs,” said Peter Schimunek, marketing segment manager for Western Star. “This new offering further broadens our ability to provide a wider range of options for our vocational customers.”

Available with the Detroit DD13, Cummins ISC or Cummins ISL engines, the Western Star 4700 model is all Western Star. The rugged 4700 truck features the durability and reliability that customers expect from Western Star, in a mid-BBC configuration. The Western Star 4700 can also be spec’d with Allison 3000, 4000 and 4500 RDS transmissions.