Western Star Trucks are really explosive in British Columbia, Canada.
This is one of two Western Star Trucks just delivered to MAXAM North America, Inc. to be used to deliver explosives within mine sites in the open pit coal mines in the Sparwood area of British Colombia. The Stars have DDC-14L 60 Tier 3, 425 HP/1475 LB/FT, MFS-20-133A 22,000 lb front axle with 23,000 lb springs, Fuller FRO-15210C Transmission, 272″ wheelbase, double 3/8X3-7/8X10-3/4 frame, Eaton D70-590P 70,000 lb Diff Hendrickson RT650 70,000 lb rear suspension.
Front tires are Goodyear G278MSD 425/65R 22.5 20 PLY Rear tires Goodyear G177 12R24 18 PLY unit rated to pack 90,320 lbs on 3 axles.
Thanks to Bob Detta, from James WST in Cranbrook, BC, Canada, for sharing this “Big Bang” of a Star!!!