Truck & Components
- Published: Sunday, 12 May 2013 13:22
- Written by CP Staff
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Built on Freightliner's severe duty platform for a variety of applications, the 114SD CNG concrete mixer is available in a wide range of vocational rear suspensions and frame options up to 5 million RBM. A heavy-duty frame, steel reinforced aluminum cab, and flexible specs make the 114SD CNG concrete mixer suited to demanding applications. Freightliner collaborated on the model with McNeilus Cos., which has brought CNG mixers under its Ngen (Next Generation Initiatives) brand.
"The combination of our severe duty concrete mixer with natural gas technology is the ideal blend of power, performance and efficiency," says Freightliner's Robert Carrick, manager, Natural Gas Sales. "We are providing the market another solution for customers seeking an economical way to reduce emissions and fuel costs."
Two years after unveiling the SD with the mixer- and dump-geared 114 model, Freightliner has adapted the platform in a 122-in. bumper-to-back-of-cab package to the Coronado SD.
First displayed at the late-March Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, the 122SD has GVWR of up to 92,000 lb. and a GCWR of up to 160,000 lb. It can be configured for a variety of severe duty applications, including heavy haul, concrete and aggregate. The truck's aluminum SD cab, reinforced with e-coated steel, meets stringent A-pillar impact, rollover and back wall impact tests. Advanced adhesives and Henrob rivets further reinforce the ergonomically designed cab's durable structure. The chassis features a broad offering of vocational suspension choices and single or double channel frame rails having tensile strength of up to 120,000 psi and up to 5 million RBM.
Additional new standard and optional components for the 122SD include hood durability enhancements; West Coast-style door mounted mirrors; severe duty front cab mounts; impact-resistant back window; lower radiator rock guard and up to 1,700-sq.-in. radiator space; durable halogen headlights with replaceable glass lens reflectors; one-piece skid plate; and, disc brakes.
The 122SD is equipped with the OBD13 certified/GHG14-compliant Detroit DD15 TC engine, offering torque and horsepower for heavy duty applications; the Detroit DD13 or Cummins ISX15 can also be spec'ed. The truck is available with a variety of Eaton manual and automated manual transmissions, including the optional Eaton Cobra shifter or Allison automatic transmission options. — www.FreightlinerTrucks.com