Western 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.

For more information, and to find a local dealer, visit www.WesternStar.com or call 866-850-STAR (7827).

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.