Western Star and Klein Products
Western Star Trucks, Inc. recently announced the availability of a 24,600 l water tank truck for the 4900XD. Developed in collaboration with Klein Products, Inc., the truck features a Klein K650 water tank to provide a more efficient road dust control operation for construction, quarry, and mining applications.
Ontario, California-based Klein Products is a worldwide manufacturer of water distributing equipment, patented pump systems and related components. Western Star sought Klein to develop the specialized 4900XD water tank truck based on its ability to outfit the vehicle with a high-volume water distribution system.
Available to order in a day cab configuration, the Western Star® 4900XD is equipped with Klein’s largest available water tank for Class 8 vehicles, reducing the need for frequent refill trips when spraying mine roads, waste rock dumps and other exposed surfaces.
“We’re proud to team up with another premium brand to provide our mining and construction customers a highly efficient truck to tackle the harshest dust conditions,” said John Tomlinson, heavy vocational sales manager, Western Star. “Together with Klein, we’re committed to offering an affordable solution to reduce health and equipment hazards, and ultimately help our customers be more successful on the job site.”
The 4900XD features an extremely low center of gravity and is available with a rollover protection system (ROPS). The truck is also specified with outboard cab mounts and up to 9,000 kg front and 31,750 kg rear suspension to maximize stability on uneven terrain and provide a more comfortable ride.
Additionally, the distinctive trapezoid design of the Klein K650 tank greatly improves rear visibility for drivers.
The 4900XD can be equipped with a fuel efficient Detroit™ DD15®, DD16® or DDC 60 Tier 3 engine, each easily accessible through the truck’s three-piece butterfly hood.
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