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January 23, 2019 10:15 AM, EST

Cummins X12 Engine Available in Western Star 4700

Western Star A Western Star 4700SB tractor. (Western Star)

Cummins Inc. announced its X12 engine, which weighs only 2,050 pounds, is available in Western Star 4700 straight trucks and tractors.

“Maximizing payload is extremely important to both our vocational and on-highway customers,” Samantha Parlier, Western Star’s vice president of marketing, said in a release. “The addition of the Cummins X12 gives those customers a great weight-savings option, which allows them to increase payload while expanding the productivity, durability and driving experience of the 4700.”

Western Star is a brand of Daimler Trucks North America.

The engine is capable of up to 500 horsepower and 1,700 pound-feet of torque, and has a low friction design that is suited for higher miles per gallon, according to Cummins.

The Western Star 4700 with the Cummins X12 is available to order now, with production beginning Aug. 5. — Transport Topics