49X Transmissions

With the launch of the new 49X comes the launch of the new Detroit DT12 Vocational transmission. This transmission was built from the ground up for any vocation and is available the DT12-V and DT12-VX for extreme terrain. Detroit has built many different modes into the DT12-Vl. One of the is off-road mode which holds…

49X Engines

Engine options are very important in a vocational truck, in the new 49X, there are many options to suit any vocation. Western Star can spec both Detroit and Cummins in their chassis. The DD16 is available at ratings from 500HP – 1850lb/ft of torque up to 600HP – 2050lb/ft of torque. This engine is a…

49X: Under the Hood

The 49X was designed from the ground up, that includes new under the hood accessibility and components. New hood latching allows for easier opening of the hood and protects the rear latches. The prominent pull handle and easy opening eliminates the need to stand on the bumper when opening the hood. All radiators are now…

The All New 49X is Here

The long-awaited arrival of the new Western Star 49X is here and this model has some exciting new developments. Contrary to prior belief, the 49X is NOT an updated version of the 4900, the 49X is its own model that was built from the ground up. Western Star has been working on this unit for…

The 49X Front End

On the new 49X, all exterior lights are brighter, longer lasting LED lights with dual stage intelligent LED Headlights. The headlights have available heating elements that can melt 3mm of ice in 10 minutes at -40 degrees Celsius. The heating elements also have the capability to dissipate condensation in warmer conditions. In classic Western Star…

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The History of Western Star Trucks.

Western Star Trucks was founded by White Motor Company in 1967 under the name White Western Star. The initial Western Star production facility was in Kelowna and built trucks on the belief that the driver is the most valuable asset in the trucking industry. Western Star Trucks originally engineered our trucks to endure heavy-duty vocations…