At the 2012 NTEA Work Truck Show, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) presented its new S2G chassis, with factory-installed liquid propane gas (LPG) engine. The new chassis was designed especially for the medium trucks and is combined with an 8 liter engine. The powerplant develops 325 hp and it is mounted on the company’s S2 chassis. The engine uses General Motors components and makes the chassis suitable for a wide area of applications such as pickup, delivery, or public transportation.
Bob Harbin, FCCC president declared: “The S2G was developed in response to significant industry interest for an LPG solution without retrofitting or aftermarket additions. In offering the only original equipment manufacturer LPG solution for medium-duty applications, we believe the S2G will meet our customers’ needs. The S2G also perfectly fits into FCCC’s heritage as a custom chassis manufacturer with a successful history in alternative fuel powertrains.”
The S2G is combined with the Freightliner M2 cab. The vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 33,000 pounds and comes equipped with an Allison 2300 automatic transmission with PTO provision.
A limited preproduction run of S2G chassis is expected in the fourth quarter of 2012, with full production slated for the first quarter of 2013.
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, delivery walk-in van, and school bus and shuttle bus markets. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company.