Indianapolis. To meet the needs of construction and utility fleets requiring a lightweight truck with rugged off-road traction, Western Star Truck Sales has taken the wraps off the 4700SB all-wheel drive (AWD) model.

The new model, equipped with a Terex Utilities Digger Derrick, is on display at the 2013 National Truck Equipment Assn.’s Work Truck Show this week.

The all-wheel drive model features a 110-in. BBC, the shortest in its class, and a 42-deg. wheel cut to provide maneuverability on tight job sites. The truck model is engineered with premium, lightweight components suited for the rigors of vocational applications, including 16,000 lb. front axles and 40,000 lb. rear axles, Western Star said.

It can also be spec’d with a half-inch, 3.2 million RBM single channel frame rail option that further reduces truck weight while providing long-term durability in corrosive work environments.

“We’re meeting our customers’ demands for a rugged, yet lightweight truck suited for the most challenging of job sites,” said Peter Schimunek, marketing segment manager, Western Star. “Our 4700SB AWD combines the best in performance, customization and durability in an affordable package. Complemented by Western Star’s roomy, comfortable interior, this truck is the ultimate workhorse.”

The 4700SB is powered by a Cummins ISL engine featuring up to 380 hp. and 1,300 lbs.-ft. of torque. It is equipped with an Allison 3000 series transmission and can be spec’d with front power take-off (FEPTO) or rear power take off (REPTO).

Western Star also offers its 4800 and 4900 models with all-wheel drive options.