What Are Some Good Logging Trucks?


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There are several highly-rated logging trucks, including the Western Star 4700, Kenworth's T660 and Western Star's 6900. With many customized features available, these trucks fit highway and vocational needs.

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The Western Star 4700 has a Detroit DD13 engine, which boasts 470 horsepower and 1,650 pounds-feet of torque. The truck has a steel cab and a sloped and sculpted fiberglass hood. It uses threaded spring pins to prevent movement from side to side within the shackle, while the internally-mounted door hinges help protect drivers from the elements. The 4700 lays claim to the largest door openings in the industry, with double-sealed doors to minimize noise and maximize the efficiency of the HVAC systems.

The Kenworth T660 has a PACCAR MX-13 engine with 500 horse power and 1,850 pounds-feet of torque. It has near-zero emissions due to the selective catalytic reduction and exhaust gas recirculation. Its cab and sleeper have ultra-luxurious leather, faux wooden trim and a fully tilting steering wheel. Due to the lane departure warning system, a side-mounted camera sounds an alarm if a painted line breaks up the picture of the unbroken pavement.

With the Detroit Series 60 Tier III engine, Western Star's 6900 truck has 500 horse power and 1,550 pounds-feet of torque, or 425 horse power and 1,475 pounds-feet of torque. It has grade eight fasteners and can haul over 500,000 pounds. It is also able to move 80,000 pounds at a time as a dump truck.

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