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The Western Star 49X

BREAK NEW GROUND WITH THE ALL-NEW 49X

Introducing what isn’t just the best truck Western Star has ever built, but what might be the best truck anyone has ever built. The all-new 49X was built from the ground up to bring toughness into the modern age with an impressive collection of engineering, technology and more than half a century of experience building trucks that take on any challenge, anywhere. So, whether you need a rugged vocational truck or a semi truck, and whether you’ve owned Western Star for years or will for the first time, it’s time to break new ground with the all-new 49X.

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POWER TAKE OFFS

From snowplows and mixers to bulk haul tractors and everything in between, the wide selection of options on the 49X lets you choose the right combination of front engine PTOs (FEPTO) and transmission-mounted PTOs so you can install the equipment you need for your application.


POWERED BY PROVEN PERFORMANCE.

Detroit has never been a company to stop improving. Case in point, the new Detroit® DD13® Gen 5. Along with the Detroit® DD15® Gen 5, the two engines represent the latest achievements in industry-leading power and productivity from Detroit. Engineered for greater reliability than ever before, they offer the power and productivity to meet the demands of any application. Whether you’re working on construction sites, in quarries, in logging – or even over the road – there’s a Detroit engine option that delivers you the proven power to get payloads moving quickly with greater fuel economy and longer maintenance intervals than ever before.


DETROIT DD13 GEN 5

  • New power ratings for greater application coverage
  • Available front and rear engine power take offs (FEPTO / REPTO)
  • Engineered to offer less complexity and more durability
  • New aftertreatment system that’s smaller and lighter with greater performance
  • Longer maintenance intervals
  • Better compression ratios and piston design for improved fuel economy, diagnostic system, helps maximize uptime

DETROIT DD15 GEN 5

  • New piston design with increased compression and improved swirl combustion for greater fuel economy
  • New ball bearing turbocharger that reduces friction to improve performance and fuel efficiency
  • New aftertreatment system that’s smaller and lighter with greater performance
  • Improved EGR design and reduced emission system complexity
  • Reduced idle RPM
  • Increased common parts across models

49X DAY CAB / SLEEPER

The 49X cab represents a leap forward not just in technology but in comfort. In the sleeper, you’ll find a number of features and options that let you create the living and working space your operators need when they’re on the job for extended times.

49X SPECIFICATIONS

WESTERN STAR 49X MEDIA