At the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach CA recently, Freightliner Trucks announced that its new 114 Severe Duty (SD) set-back axle (SBA) truck will be available with natural gas technology.
The new 114SD SBA is designed for severe-duty segments such as construction. This truck expands Freightliner's alternative fuel product offerings. The company already offers conventional chassis natural gas systems, and along with units sold under the Sterling brand, will have more than 1,000 trucks in customer hands by the end of 2011.
Designed for vocational and municipal customers such as dump, refuse, and sewer vacs, the factory-built 114SD SBA natural gas truck will include the lightweight Cummins ISL G natural gas engine, which is designed for fuel economy, performance, and dependability with near-zero emissions. The truck will also be equipped with the Allison 3000RDS transmission, which includes patented torque converter technology that results in improved startability at the launch of the vehicle, full power shifts, and a better-performing engine.
Introduced in early 2011, the 114SD SBA is part of Freightliner's expanded SD vocational product line. Production will begin on the natural gas 114SD SBA in December 2011.
For more information, go to www.FreightlinerTrucks.com.