Western Star Trucks Sales is now offering the Detroit Diesel Series 60 Tier III engine package for off-road vocational applications.

The Series 60 Tier III comes with either 500 horsepower and 1,550 pounds-feet of torque, or 425 horsepower and 1,475 pounds-feet of torque. Featuring a single-stage turbo, the engine runs on vocational trucks that remain off-road in applications such as mining, oil and gas support, steel and paper mills, quarries and landfills.

"We are excited to offer our vocational customers a Tier III engine that is a convenient and reliable choice for applications that are strictly off-highway," said Michael Jackson, general manager for Western Star. "This unique engine package not only cuts operating costs, but increases efficiencies, as well as productivity."

The truck comes equipped with a 1,450- or 1,570-square-inch radiator, and can be spec'd with an Allison transmission and an output retarder. These components cool the engine and can easily negotiate steep grades with maximum control.

"In today's economy, companies are looking for any way they can efficiently cut costs, and the Series 60 Tier III is just another step in providing our customers reliable solutions that meet the tough demands of their job," said Jackson.

More info: www.WesternStar.com