Big Red Towing has everything you would picture; a new, shiny, red Western Star 4900 SB tow truck. David Holzwarth, Sales Manager at Tracey Road Equipment of East Syracuse, NY, and Ron Pullen, Operations Manager at Big Red Towing in Syracuse, NY, wanted to share this 2014 Western Star with Star Nation.
This Western Star truck has a Detroit Diesel engine with 560 HP, an 18 speed transmission, 18K front axle, and 46K rear axle riding on air. Holzwarth told us, “[There’s] a 40″ sleeper to accommodate a clean back of cab with all of the new pollution requirements, winch brake, logger bumper, and a premium interior with enough gauges to make an airline pilot jealous, and enough lights to think he’s coming in for a landing.”
The 4900 SB has a Miller Industries rotator wrecking body and will be used for heavy vehicle and truck rigging, towing, and recovery.
When it was time to get a new truck, the owner of Big Red Towing asked Pullen which truck he preferred. Pullen chose the Western Star because he said it was simply, “the best option!” The quality of their first Western Star, the dealer support, and the Detroit Diesel engine were the deciding factors when it was time for the company to get another truck. They now have two Western Star Trucks, and the owner of the company just purchased two others for another division.
Overall, Pullen told us that Big Red Towing is pleased with the performance, comfort, quietness, and the feel & sound from inside the new truck. Holzwarth’s favorite feature of this particular truck is the color. “There is nothing like a sexy, red truck with chrome and aluminum everywhere you look,” he said.
When asked his thoughts about the Western Star brand in general, Pullen said, “These trucks feel more like luxury vehicles than work trucks.” Holzwarth explained that his favorite thing about the Western Star brand is, “the quality and workmanship of the final product. The paint shines deeper and brighter than any other factory OEM paint and gives you the illusion that the paint is almost 3D.” We couldn’t agree with these guys more!