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50th Anniversary of Western Star Trucks celebrated

50th Anniversary of Western Star Trucks celebrated

Celebrations held in the U.S. to mark half-century of Western Star…

Sales of Western Star Trucks may not be hitting the highs of a few years ago, however the brand continues to have a very strong following in Australia.

Now the U.S. truck brand has just celebrated a key anniversary – 50 years.

The half century mark for Western Star was marked at an event in Arizona at the weekend with a host of classic and customized Western Star rigs on show.

Western Star Trucks have been in Australia since 1983.

Western Star Trucks President, Kelley Platt, was on hand to celebrate the anniversary and described the brand as being “the last of the custom truck builders”.

While a number of key announcements were also made at the event, mostly related to the North American markets, but they included:

  • All-new 25-tonne off-highway XD-25 model
  • Addition of the Detroit 23,000-pound front steer axle for 4800 and 4900 models
  • Addition of a 5-Man Crew Cab option on the 4700, 4800, 4900, and 6900 models
  • New 5700 model configuration for expeditor and RV applications in day cab or sleeper
  • Availability of new RollTek Seats with side-impact airbags and other safety features

We will keep you updated with local Western Star Trucks News here.

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Kate has always had an interest in writing and cars and now as a key member of the Behind the Wheel website team she gets to spend her days consumed by both. Aside from being a contributor and an editor at Behind the Wheel, Kate enjoys driving her Lancer EVO and walking her beloved dog, Max!

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