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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

Western Star Trucks Logging

Written By Eamon Moloy   Western Star 4900’s has been built for logging for over 50 years and is one of the most proven trucks in the logging industry. The engineers build these trucks to withstand the harshest of conditions. These logging trucks can be built with different engine options, the powerful Cummins X15 or…

Read more

Western Star 5700XE Truck Delivery

Western Star 5700XE – Positive Customer Feedback! Bob Sinclair has made his first few runs in his new 5700XE heavy spec. His DD16 600 hp is paired with an Eaton Ultrashift and he is blown away by the performance and fuel economy he is getting. This high-performance fuel-efficient unit is a fantastic ride paired with…

Read more

Custom Built Vac Truck Delivery

A Western Star Trucks (North) Ltd returning customer picking up his fourth Western Star vac truck built and designed in conjunction with Custom Vac Services Ltd. This highly customized Tri Drive Western Star 4900SB has a DD16-600hp engine with an 18spd transmission. The custom paint job in white and shamrock green was done by our…

Read more

WSN Plow Truck Delivery

Western Star Trucks (North) Ltd. Plow Truck Delivery A new Western Star Plow truck was delivered and will be cleaning Alberta roads this coming winter. This unit is a custom ordered 2021 tandem Western Star 4700SB has a Detroit DD13 engine with 505hp and a 4500RDS transmission. It has both a front plow and a…

Read more
Western Star (North) Edmonton

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…

Read more