Star of the Week – Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Hello Star Nation!

In many parts of the US, spring is here.  Well, at least in the southern US.  That usually means road repairs from the winter months. Here’s a very unique contraption designed for a very specific application that we’ve never seen before, but what a great idea!

Salesperson Bo Harrison from Long-Lewis Western Star in Bessemer, Alabama shared the story behind the specs of this truck sold to PRI of Alabama. “The President of PRIA, Tommy Beverage, was so excited about this truck that he stopped us from having it delivered to the body manufacturer in Canada and instead picked it up in Cleveland and drove it to Canada himself!”

  • 4700 SF
  • Detroit Diesel 13-410HP
  • FO-16E310C-VAS ultrashift plus transmission
  • Detroit 16,000 lb front axle
  • RS-23-160 23,000 lb rear axle with pusher axle
  • 91 ratio
  • Airliner air suspension


Thanks to Bo for sharing this hot truck with us!


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