(Excerpts from Western Star/Star Nation)
We’re sure this Western Star is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. After speaking with Dale Davis
, General Manager at Farmington Western Star & Freightliner in New Mexico, we were blown away with this monster of a truck. He revealed that this is the largest tire handler in the world, and most definitely the first of its kind.
This beast is a 2014 Western Star 4900 with a DD15 engine and Allison transmission, and attached is a giant Stellar crane that can lift 20,000 pounds at full extension. It has a reach of 21 feet and a maximum clamping span of 164 inches with a continuous rotation of 360 degrees.
And who would ever need a truck like this?