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Western Star 4900

Heavy utility truck

Western Star 4900

The Western Star 4900 series trucks are in service with Canadian armed forces

 
 
Entered service 2002
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ~ 15 t
Payload capacity ~ 15 t
Length ~ 10 m
Width ~ 2.6 m
Height ~ 3.3 m
Mobility
Engine diesel
Engine power ?
Maximum road speed ~ 100 km/h
Range ~ 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 0.6 m
Fording ~ 0.8 m

 

   The Western Star 4900 is a militarized version of commercial heavy-duty truck. It is worth noting that the 4900 series is the most common Western Star model. It follows the lines of the previous Western Star M4866S. It was proposed for military customers since the early 2000s. The 4900 series trucks were revised comparing with their predecessors. Canadian armed forces ordered these trucks in 2002 and 2003. By 2004 a total of 30 trucks were delivered. There are referred in service as Heavy Engineer Support Vehicles or HESVs. The Western Star 4900 series trucks were also proposed for export customers, however it is unknown if these received any foreign orders. Possibly it has been exported to Kuwait.

   A 6x6 version has a payload capacity of about 15 t. It can tow trailers or artillery pieces with a maximum weight of about 30 t. A tractor version of the Western Star 4900 is available. This military truck is also available with 4x4 configuration.

   The bonneted cab accommodates driver and co-driver. There is a sleeper or storage compartment option, immediately behind the cab.

   A central tyre inflation system was optional. This vehicle can operate in temperature range from -40C to +40C.

 

 
Western Star 4900

Western Star 4900

Western Star 4900

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