LONG BEACH, Cal. — Freightliner has introduced a natural gas-powered version of its new 114 Severe-Duty (SD) set-back axle vocational truck.
The new 114SD SBA is a lightweight truck aimed at a range of vocational applications, including: dump; refuse; and sewer vac.
The natural gas version of the truck will be powered by the Cummins ISL G engine and it will be matched with an Allison 3000RDS transmission, the company announced.
“Natural gas is quickly becoming the fuel of choice for the refuse market, and has started to gain traction with municipal customers,” said TJ Reed, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “Based on our conversations with customers in other vocational segments, there’s an increased interest in natural gas, particularly with the recent spike in the price of diesel fuel.”
The 114SD SBA was introduced earlier this year. Production of the natural gas version will commence in December, Freightliner announced.
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