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Freightliner has announced that has made available the powerful Cummins ISX12 engine for its Cascadia day cab truck. The Cummins ISX12 has a capacity of 12 liters and was designed especially for heavy duty requirements and for long haul operations. The engine offers high power and torque ouptuts at relatively low rpms and pretty low fuel consumption.

Talking about the new addition, TJ Reed, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks said: “We want to give our customers the best tools to be as productive as possible, and the Cummins ISX12 is yet another option that benefits overall profitability. The engine’s impressive fuel economy improvements and powerful performance makes it a smart choice for the Cascadia.”

The common rail engine features an electronically activated VGT turbocharger and develops between 310-425 hp with a maximum torque of 1650 lb-ft.

The Freightliner Cascadia was already available with a range of four engines including the Detroit DD13, Detroit DD15, Detroit DD16 and the Cummins ISX15.

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The Freightliner 114SD is the evil brother of the already rugged 108SD model. Compared to its smaller brother, the 114SD is stronger and more capable, having a maximum GVW (gross vehicle weight) rating of up to 91.000 lbs.

The truck is available with a wide range of engines including the Detroit DD13, Cummins ISC, ISL and the efficient ISL-G units. The company says that the 108SD has been put through rigorous testing to make it one of the most performant and reliable trucks in its class and judging by the positive market response they are not far from the truth. The truck is priced around $120,000 and is available in Day Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab configurations.

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There are plenty of trucks out there, but some of them are the toughest big rigs you can get and they usually deal with the most demanding working conditions. The Freightliner 108SD is one of them, as it was designed to conquer the most severe environments that require maximum maneuverability and strong towing capacity.

The Freightliner’s 108SD severe duty model is available with a bunch of strong Cummins engines, multiple power take-off (PTO) options and a solid chassis engineered for arduous missions.

With a GVW (gross vehicle weight) rating of up to 79,000 lbs., the truck is also pretty versatile and is available in both front engine and rear engine configurations with many PTO options available. The Freightliner 108SD has a starting price of $78.700 and is available in three cab configurations including the Day Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab.

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Freightliner revealed a new truck concept at Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky. The new Revolution concept wants to gives us a glimpse of how it will look the future of big rigs in Freightliner’s vision. The truck features a host of innovative technologies and upgrades which make it very aerodynamic, lightweight, easy to maneuver and efficient.

Talking about the new concept, Michael Gatza Senior Engineer, Advanced Engineering at Freightliner trucks said: “We reconfigured key powertrain components, incorporated new technologies, and integrated a raised roof to reach a new level of innovation.”

The Freightliner Revolution concept is powered by a Detroit DD13 engine mated on a lightweight manual automated transmission.

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The Freightliner Business Class M2 was slightly redesigned in 2010 and it was developed for both medium and heavy duty vocational applications requiring a front engine PTO and front frame extensions. The M2 106 was designed for easy maintenance, and features easily accessible components, as well as see-through fluid reservoirs, to make inspection and service easier.

The M2 106 is one of the most versatile truck build by the American manufacturer and can be used for refuse collection, snow plowing, crane or other utility operations and fire/emergency needs. The truck has a starting price of $70,390.00 and is available in three cab configuration including Day Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab.

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The Cascadia is the newest truck developed by Freightliner and features a host of new technologies which make it better suited for the long haul operations. The main advantage of the Freightliner is its small weight, achieved thanks to the heavy use of lightweight aluminum parts for the cabin. The rig also incorporates a new, common Electric/Electronic Architecture, and a host of features and systems designed to be easily accessible, repairable, and replaceable. However, despite all these features many truckers have complained about the reliability of its electronic systems such as cruise controls, lights, wiper or others and the Freightliner trucks have hard times convincing drivers about its reliability.

Apart from those issues however, the truck is fitted with strong and efficient engines and it is available with a choice of three cab configurations namely the Day Cab, Raised Roof and XT.

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Freightliner trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC and in 2012 celebrates 70 years of history. With this occasion the company launched a new anniversary website (www.freightlinertrucks.com/70years). On the new site the company presents its history and the innovations made along the years. There are also presented the most relevant products and the technological achievements developed in its 70 years of history.

Freightliner Trucks also announced that it will continue its anniversary celebration at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. (March 22-24). At the show the company will present its latest vehicles and technologies including a new concept truck, fully loaded with cutting-edge advancements and unique features.

David Hames, general manager, product marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America said: “Seventy years ago, Freightliner Trucks first set industry standards with our products and technologies, and we’ve continued to raise the bar by developing vehicles that enhance productivity, reliability and driver comfort. We’re proud of our history, and even more excited about what’s ahead. Our concept vehicle will show that we’re continuing to lead the way with revolutionary innovations and ideas that will maximize performance and profitability.”

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

Hit the jump to see the anniversary video


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