At this year’s Brisbane Truck Show, which closed May 19 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Western Star Trucks handed over the keys to a 6900FXC model to the Neil Mansell Group. The 6900FXC features a Cummins engine that produces 600 horsepower and 2,050 pounds-foot of torque and is well-suited for mining, logging, road train operations, livestock transport, and other heavy-duty applications. Neil Mansell Group will operate the vehicle in the oil fields of western Queensland.
“The most robust of the Western Star range, this 6900FXC purchased by Neil Mansell Group will be striking as it runs the roads of Queensland in the yellow and red livery,” said Dale Christensen, national sales manager for Western Star Trucks, Penske Commercial Vehicles. “Since 1985, Neil Mansell Group has taken delivery of over 80 Western Stars which comprises around a quarter of its fleet, and we look forward to continuing this long-standing relationship.”
Cab Comfort Is Crucial
Neil Mansell Group’s 6900FXC is a 6x4 model with a gross combination mass rating of 155 tonnes and is configured with a 54-inch stratosphere sleeper cab. The driver comfort features found inside the cab were a major selling point for the company.
“I love the look of the 6900, which will be used in a triple road train configuration over long distances, and I’m sure our drivers will really enjoy the roomy, big, wide cab,” said Neil Mansell, the company’s founder. “I’ve been a Western Star enthusiast for a long time. In addition to great trucks, we also receive great support. Errol Weber and the local dealer team at Penske Power Systems Brisbane have been fantastic, as has the team at Penske Commercial Vehicles.”