Review: 2016 Western Star 5800 SS Prime Mover
Western Star 5800 SS: Introduction
The trucking industry plays an integral role in the continuity of almost every market known to the general public. After all, these heavy duty trucks are the real kings of the highways; transporting all sorts of goods like produce, furniture, building materials, and even some of their fellow trucking equipment as well. They’re built tough and undoubtedly so for the long run. Which why they come no less than expensive than any traditional delivery and material handling truck in the market. In today’s review, we’ll take a look at another heavyweight from Western Star: the 2016 Western Star 5800 SS Prime Mover.
Western Star 5800 SS: Key Features
Powerful and reliable
The 5800 SS’s transmission comes with an Eaton Fuller 13 and 18-speed overdrive manual and 18-speed auto-shift and ultra-shift with oil pump and Hayden Cooler and oil filter Synthetic lube standard. Meanwhile, the operator will have options between a bunch of equally reliable engines in Detroit Diesel DD13 EGR, 450 horsepower and Detroit Diesel DD15 EGR (475, 500, 505, 530 and 560 horsepower). On top, the truck has a stationary cab/sleeper mounted, dual vertical exhaust with polished stainless steel exhaust shield, chromed stack, and lower elbow with diesel particulate filter for optimum durability.
Western Star made sure that servicing and cleaning won’t be too much of a hassle for 5800 SS owners, even when they’re out there in the field. For our team, we enjoyed the benefit from a 90-degree hood tilt, point-to-point wiring for greater dependability, colour-coded and laser-etched wiring for fast circuit tracing that complemented the ergonomic dash really well. In addition, the bonnet’s length makes it much easier to take a quick look and perform simple maintenance on the machine’s most important serviceable components.
High quality interior
The powerful truck comes with an ergonomic and sophisticated interior design featuring a Mesa vinyl upholstery package with diamond stitching on the door panels and back panel. Meanwhile, the soft touch trim on the overhead console, windshield post covers, trim above doors and upper door panels, as well as dual interior Sunvisors with pocket, keep the driver and his passenger comfortable and safe against different weather conditions and other elements.
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Western Star 5800 SS: Verdict
The new 2016 Western Star 5800 SS Prime Mover is a perfect prime mover for companies who are looking for an all-powerful and versatile truck that will be tasked to handle a deep range of loading applications and delivery transport. The truck comes with some of the latest components available in the market, while also featuring the classic Western Star interior and exterior design that many drivers have long been accustomed to. It’s a good mix of the old and the new. And if you’re