Freightliner has made several improvements to the Business Class M2 106V, a truck made for medium and heavy-duty vocational applications that demand a front engine PTO and front frame extensions, such as refuse collection, snow plowing, crane and utility operations, as well as fire/emergency needs.

The truck’s new 1200-sq-in. radiator can accommodate up to 380 hp with automatic transmission and up to 80,000 lb GVW. The rad is mounted to the engine and sits above the top of the frame, allowing for optimal cooling.

The new composite headlights feature complex reflectors with standard, easy-to-replace halogen bulbs, a performance upgrade over previous sealed beams. They’re set in a new fibreglass hood with re-styled front fenders.

The truck’s new ‘Blend-Air’ intake system pulls air from under and outside the hood, which is said to help the stream of air when snow and debris may otherwise constrict air flow.

The front frame-rail extensions are now integral rather than bolted on, allowing for a constant resistance bending moment (RBM) from the front of the frame extension to the end of the rail. The straight extensions are standard, available in 6- and 24-in. lengths to provide a solid mounting point for hydraulic pumps, winches, front stabilizers and snow plows.

Standard features include multiplex wiring and a lightweight aluminum cab with low step-in heights and large door openings.

Allison ‘Optimized’ transmission packages can be spec’d for the Business Class M2 106V for specific vocational applications.

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