WESTERNSTAR trucks, trailers and loads



You’d want a reliable rig to withstand your demanding schedule, that will be going strong for years to come. Well, thank your lucky stars cobber, Western Star Trucks Australia delivers all the goods. Let’s get serious, choose a custom-built heavy duty truck, perfectly suited to our rough Aussie conditions. Not to mention, you’ll feel like the king of the road, with superior cabin space and height, as well as unbeatable driver comfort. We mean serious business. Yours, that is. Western Star delivers results to the bottom line through low whole-of-life costs, and with a reputation for high retained value – we give you true Return On Investment for your transport business.

 Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., commonly designated Western Star, is an Americantruck manufacturer headquartered in Portland, Oregon, United States and a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, in turn a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Daimler AG.

In 1967 White Motor Company started the Western Star division as White Western Star with a new plant at Kelowna, British Columbia, sharing headquarters with White in Cleveland, Ohio. By 1980, White was insolvent, despite importing Semon E. "Bunkie" Knudsen, son of General Motors legend Semon Knudsen, and President of Ford Motor Company in 1969–70. Volvo AB acquired the U.S. assets of the company. Bow Valley Resource Services and Nova, two energy-related companies based in Calgary, Alberta, purchased the Canadian assets, including the Kelowna plant, and the WesternStar nameplate and product range.

A 1997 "heritage"-style Western Star

In 1990, Western Star Trucks was purchased by Australian businessman Terrence 'Terry' Peabody, who turned around the company's fortunes over the next 10 years, and in 2000 sold it to DaimlerChrysler where it became part of the

Freightliner Trucks


In 2002, Western Star production was moved to a plant in
Portland, Oregon. 4700, 4800, 4900 and 6900 model trucks are still manufactured in the Portland Truck Plant. In May 2015, the Daimler Trucks North America plant in Cleveland, North Carolina began to build 4700 and 4900 models, as well as assemble all new semi tractor 5700XE models

Western Star produces a range of Class 8 commercial vehicles for both highway and off-road use. Western Star specializes in trucks tailored to customer specifications. Every Western Star is built with the same heavy duty all-steel cab and offers several sleeper box sizes, with chassis lengths of up to 486 inches depending on model. Five interior packages are available and sleepers can be trimmed to specifications. Engines, transmissions, axles, suspensions and brakes are available in a number of configurations. Engines used include Caterpillar, Cummins, and Detroit Diesel. Western Star also produces right-hand drive trucks for the Australian, New Zealand and South African markets.

Western Star 4700SB (set-back axle)

Though styled in a conventional fashion and often used in off-road applications, Western Star trucks are also available with anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, and other modern safety features in order to remain competitive and meet DOT regulations.


Western Star currently has five model families:

  • The 4700 Series is Western Star's entry-level model and is available in truck and tractor applications, both with a 110-inch (2,790 mm) BBC. Its internal code name was "Zodiac". In vocational applications, its engineering helps reduce upfitting time and costs for body builders, and can be outfitted for virtually any vocational application. For on-highway use, the 4700 is available only in a daycab configuration and is primarily used in short haul applications.
  • The 4800 Series offers more powerful engine options than the 4700 and features a 109-inch (2,770 mm) BBC. Western Star provides the truck as a bare chassis and cab, which can be fitted with a dump body, mixer, tank, crane, or other structure by a bodybuilding company as desired by the customer. The factory-installed twin steer option is also popular on this model for dump and mixer applications. Tractor versions are also available.
  • The 4900 Series is the most common Western Star model and features a 123-inch (3,120 mm) BBC. This is a multi-use truck/tractor which is targeted at a variety of industries. The truck can be built as a tractor with fifth wheel, bare chassis for a bodybuilder to outfit, or a lowered-cab model (Low Max) for auto hauling. The 4900 is available in five configurations including Extreme Duty and Twin Steer.
  • The 5700XE is Western Star's newest model and first truly aerodynamic truck. The XE stands for Extreme Efficiency. Launched in 2015, it is currently designed only for on-highway applications. The truck features a 126-inch (3,200 mm) BBC, a set back front axle position and is the first Western Star to ride on a Daimler Trucks North America corporate chassis. It can be specified as a daycab or as a sleeper.
  • The 6900 Series is the highest capacity model built by Western Star and is designed for off-highway vocations including logging, mining, and other similar applications. Available in Extreme Duty and Twin Steer configurations (XD and TS), each features a 141-inch (3,580 mm) BBC and can be recognized both by its size as well as by its flat, squared front fenders.


Western Star sold a lightly altered version of the White High Cabover as the Western Star Cabover in the 1980s and early 1990s. They also produced a licensed version of the Iveco VM 90 for the Canadian Forces during the 1990s, called the LSVW.

Western Star produces trucks for the United States Military, although they are rebadged as Freightliners.

  Multiple Western Star trucks have been featured in films, including: A Western Star 5700 Phantom Custom is used as the new disguise for Optimus Prime in Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Last Knight as well as a Western Star 4900SF tow truck is used as the Decepticon Onslaught in Transformers: The Last Knight. A Western Star 4800 is used as the Happy Toyz (Green Goblin) Truck in Maximum Overdrive. A Western Star 4964 is used as the Westway Refrigerated Truck in Trucks.


The Detroit DD13 was introduced together with the DD15 to the Australian and New Zealand market in 2010.

Its fuel-efficient design delivers bottom-line benefits and makes the most of every litre. The DD13 uses the same latest technology like the DD15 which reduces the maintenance intervals to the longest in its class.

Designed specifically for intrastate local distribution and vocational applications, the DD13 delivers a smooth, quite ride and improved fuel economy. The engine uses a 6-cylinder inline setup and delivers 450 HP for your heavy duty on-highway application.


Explore the DD13 and see what it’s made of
DD 13 Specifications
Configuration Inline 6 Cylinder
Displacement 781 cu. in. (12.8 L)
Compression Ratio 17.3:1
Bore 5.20 in. (132 mm)
Stroke 6.15 in. (156 mm)
Weight (Dry) 2540 lb. (1152 kg)
Electronics DDEC®
Oil Capacity 40 qt. (38 L)
Horsepower Range 350-470
Torque Range 1250-1650 lb-ft


The DD13 is fitted to


Market Leading ISXe5

The ISXe5 is the latest addition to Cummins’ 15-litre engine line-up in the South Pacific. Utilising selective catalytic reduction (SCR) exhaust aftertreatment technology for Euro 5 emissions compliance, the ISXe5 ratings extend from 450 hp/1650 lb ft to the top-output Signature punching out 600 hp/2050 lb ft.

The ISXe5 retains Cummins’ proven 15-litre base engine design but incorporates a new common rail fuel system known as XPI (extreme high pressure) which provides very precise injection and combustion control, a wastegate turbocharger and a single overhead camshaft. All ISXe5 engines include the Cummins Intebrake, providing the strong engine brake retardation for which the ISX and Signature engines are renowned.

All ISXe5 ratings 485 hp and above feature peak retardation of 600 hp. The SCR exhaust aftertreatment on the ISXe5 is a fully integrated system developed by Cummins Emissions Solutions, dosing urea into the exhaust stream to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions.


Explore the ISX and see what it’s made of
Cummins ISX Euro 5 Specifications
Type 4-cycle, in-line, 6 cylinder, Turbocharged/charge air cooled
Bore & Stroke 137 x 169 mm (5.39 x 6.65 in)
Displacement 15 litres (912 cu in)
Compression Ratio 17.2:1
Oil System Capacity 49.2 litres
Weight (Dry) 1286 kg (2836 lb)
Torque Range 1650 to 2050 lb-ft
Horsepower 485 to 600 Hp


The ISX Euro 5 is fitted to

The Cummins ISL Euro 5 is the latest generation of mid-power engines.

The ISLe5 is Cummins’ latest generation 8.9-litre mid-range engine, with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology utilised for emissions reduction and performance improvements.

Complying with Euro 5 and ADR80/03 emissions regulations, the ISLe5 features best-in-class power density and fuel economy, and is offered with ratings up to 400 hp and peak torque of 1255 lb ft. The ISLe5 is electronically uprateable from 280 to 400 hp without hardware changes.

A compression engine brake is offered on the ISLe5, providing up to 250 braking horsepower.

Full-authority electronic control of the ISLe5 provides the standard list of Cummins features including diagnostics, data downloading, PTO control, maintenance monitoring and engine protection.

The ISLe5’s SCR system is a fully integrated in-house design, developed by Cummins Emissions Solutions. SCR technology doesn’t change the design or operation of the basic engine. Rather, it is an exhaust after treatment system where urea is dosed into the exhaust stream to reduce NOx emissions.

This means engine combustion can be optimised for improved fuel economy and reduced heat rejection while allowing higher ratings.


Explore the ISL Euro 5 and see what it’s made of.
Cummins ISL Euro 5 Specifications
Type 4-cycle, in-line, 6 cylinder, Turbocharged/charge air cooled
Bore & Stroke 114 x 145 mm (4.49 x 5.69 in)
Displacement 8.9 Litres (541 cu in)
Compression Ratio 16.6:1
Oil System Capacity 27.6 Litres
Weight (Dry) 706 KG
Torque Range 770 to 1255 lb-ft
280 - 400 Hp

We’re in it with you for the long haul.

Heavy loads, work sites and city streets can be an obstacle course, but you’ll get around easily in the Western Star 5800SS.  This model has set back-front-axle, combined with the super high visibility bonnet, provide for excellent maneuverability. Custom-build your Western Star 5800SS with the engine, driveline and suspension combination of your choice – then uniquely tailor it from Western Star’s extensive options list.


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5800 SS Applications

B-Double 100%
Line Haul 100%
Tipper & Dog 100%
Tanker 100%
Logging 100%
Interstate 100%
Single Trailer 100%


Limited edition, never been seen before..

Here is your chance to capture a rare species of Serious trucks.  Based on the iconic Western Star 4900, the new Road Star has been built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Western Star brand.

With the focus firmly on the driver, Western Star has packed these highly limited edition trucks with a suite of unique features that have never been seen in the Australian market before. The result is one-of-a-kind driving experience combining Western Star’s traditional ‘old-school’ aura with the performance of a 2017 truck.


Explore the Road Star and see what it’s made of

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