By Cars.com EditorsMarch 10, 2011
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From the 2011 NTEA Work Truck Show, PickupTrucks.com's Mike Levine takes a look at the Western Star 4700.
This is Mike Levine from PickupTrucks.com. We're here at the 2011 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Now every family has a runt, but it's a relative term.
Because in the case of Western Star and their newest addition to the family, it's the Western Star 4700: a class 7/8 truck for the construction and municipal markets. Let's take a closer look. The 4700 is the first all-new truck from Western Star in more than a decade. And as you'd expect, there's some great new innovations. For bodybuilders, there's a dedicated bodybuilder raceway that runs through the cab floor to run wiring down the truck body instantly. It also features wire bundles that are suspended away from the frame rails to reduce the chance of abrasions and shorts, depending on whether you're running hydraulic or electrical lines. Inside the 4700 features an all new interior with Marine-grade switches, plenty of storage, and exposed screws on access panels to make modifications as fast and easy as possible. When it goes on sale in early 2012, the 4700 will come with a pair of either Cummins diesel engines or a top-of-the-line Detroit diesel DD13. The DD 13 engine, it'll top out at more than 450 horsepower, and up to a massive 1650 pound-feet of torque. And if you didn't think we were going to show you that massive DD 13 engine, think again. Now that's a lot of power. For more news and information about the Western Star 4700 and the Work Truck Show, be sure to check out PickupTrucks.com. (gentle acoustic guitar)