Western Star 4900 Makes a Big Impact on Big Red Towing

Contact:  david.giroux@daimler.com


PORTLAND, Ore. – June 26, 2014 – Big jobs require big power. That’s why Big Red Towing in Syracuse, NY, depends on their Detroit™ powered Western Star 4900 trucks to get the job done.


“We specialize in heavy towing and transport, and do a lot of offsite jobs, such as pulling windmill towers up and down dirt-road mountains, which can be very stressful,” said Ron Pullen, operations manager, tow truck division for Big Red Towing. “Our Western Star trucks help ease the stress by having the strength we need, combined with the quiet ride of a luxury car.”

After Big Red Towing added its first Western Star – a 4900SB with a Detroit™ DD15® engine – to its fleet, they were so impressed with the truck’s performance they recently added a second.

“Our first Western Star has been phenomenal,” said Pullen. “Not only do we love the smooth ride and Detroit power and efficiency, our drivers and customers love the truck too.  When it came time to add another tow truck, we again turned to Western Star and Detroit.”

The new viper-red Western Star 4900SB has a Detroit™ DD16® engine, an 18K front axle, a 46K rear tandem axle, and a 40-inch sleeper to accommodate a clean back of cab. The truck also features a Century 1130 rotator towing and recovery unit and a custom winch brake that provides even more stability while winching large, heavy objects.

“You just can’t beat Detroit power combined with the quality, roominess and luxury of Western Star,” said Pullen. “We’re so impressed with our trucks, we’re already planning our next Western Star.”

For more information about Western Star or to find a local dealer, go to www.WesternStar.com or call 866-850-STAR (7827).


About Western Star
Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck North America LLC. Daimler Truck North America produces and markets Class 4-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.







Western Star 4900 Makes a Big Impact on Big Red Towing
Western Star 4900 Makes a Big Impact on Big Red Towing
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