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Behemoth Western Star 6900FXC delivered to Neil Mansell Group

The Neil Mansell Group received a new Western Star 6900FXC at the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show.

The prominently displayed mustard yellow prime mover was one of the hero units showcased as part of the Penske Commercial Vehicles exhibit.

It is now bound for the Queensland oil fields where its reputation as a truck suited to the toughest of conditions will be tested in the outback on triple road train configurations.

Rated at a concessional gross mass of 155 tonnes, the 6x4 unit is powered by a colossal Cummins 600hp engine with 2,050 lb-ft of torque at 1,200 rpm.

It was received by the Neil Mansell Group in a ceremony with a 54' stratosphere sleeper.

National Sales Manager Penske Commercial Vehicles Dale Christensen said the Neil Mansell Group had purchased 80 Western Stars to date, representing a quarter of its fleet.

“We look forward to continuing this long‐standing relationship,” he said.

The cabin comforts of the 6900 were instrumental in the decision-making process according to Neil Mansell, founder of Neil Mansell Group.

“I’m sure our drivers will really enjoy the roomy, big, wide cab," he said.

“I’ve been a Western Star enthusiast for a long time. In addition to great trucks, we also receive great support,” said Mansell.

“Errol Weber and the local dealer team at Penske Power Systems Brisbane have been fantastic, as has the team at Penske Commercial Vehicles.”

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