This shining Western Star 4700SF is pictured here with a Vac-Con unit. Because of the extra capacity, this unit had to be powered by the Detroit DD-13 engine with 435 HP and an Allison 4000RDS transmission.
This 4700 belongs to San Jose Water Company, and after visiting the Western Star facility in Portland, OR, they knew this truck had to be theirs. They were convinced the high quality of the 4700 would last long after the competition had rusted away.
Thanks to Bob Baldwin, from Golden Gate WST in Oakland, CA, for sharing this “Serious Sucker”!