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McNeilus-influenced Freightliner 114SD fills final post-Sterling vocational void

Sources: Freightliner Trucks, Fort Mill, S.C.; CP staff

Not waiting for ConExpo-Con/Agg in March, Freightliner chose World of Concrete (January 18–21, Las Vegas) to unveil a set-forward axle (SFA) chassis geared for federal bridge formula-bound mixers and dumps. The 114SD SFA joins M2 and Coronado models, rounding out a heavy-duty portfolio Freightliner shored up following the sunset of sister brand Sterling Trucks.

The premier 114SD SFA is equipped with a 10.5-yd. Bridgemaster Transit Mixer from McNeilus Cos., which collaborated on the new truck’s design and engineering. The 114-in. bumper-to-back of cab SFA model, coupled with the Bridgemaster drum, allows for a 36-ft. bridge with 66,000-lb. GVW and 9.5- to 9.7-yd. payload, depending on mix density.

“During the entire 114SD SFA design process, we worked with Freightliner engineers to facilitate seamless installation and uplift of our mixer body,” affirms McNeilus Vice President of Sales Tom Harris. “There was significant attention to optimizing the body uplift for mid-chassis packaging, which makes our job a lot easier.”

Powered with a 350-hp, EPA 2010-compliant Detroit Diesel DD13 engine, the truck exhibits what Freightliner bills as an all-important, clean back-of-cab. Under-cab mounting of a 70-gallon fuel and 6-gallon diesel exhaust fluid tanks, plus the Selective Catalytic Reduction exhaust after treatment system, maximizes front-axle loading while providing a clear chassis-mounting envelope for lift axles and ancillary body equipment.