Freightliner's new family of Severe Duty (SD) trucks is almost certain to appeal to tank truck fleets in certain vocational sectors. Freightliner Trucks rolled out the new SD lineup during a March 19 media event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Designed to fit Class 7 and 8 vocational roles, the SD family includes two newly introduced truck models and SD versions of the Coronado. In addition to vocation-specific tanker applications, the SD family will target logging, oilfield hauling, construction, refuse, and municipal fleet sectors.
The SD product line features options such as front frame extensions and radiator-mounted grills for body attachments, front- and rear-engine power-take-offs, and body-specific chassis layouts that will give vocational customers considerable configuration flexibility.
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In terms of basic specifications, the 108SD features a 42-inch setback axle position with axle ratings that range from 10,000 to 20,000 pounds for steering axles, and single- and tandem-drive axle options from 21,000 to 46,000 pounds. The 108SD is available with Cummins ISB and ISC engines, providing a power range of 200 to 350 horsepower and 520 to 1,000 lb/ft of torque. Manual and automatic transmissions are offered.
The 114SD SFA configuration comes with a standard 31-inch front axle position and optional 29.5-inch bridge formula configuration, and a setback axle configuration with a standard 48-inch axle setting for maximum maneuverability. Front axle ratings on the 114SD are available up to 23,000 pounds. Heavy-duty configurations for single-drive axles go up to 38,000 pounds, tandem-drive axles are rated up to 58,000 pounds, and tridems to 69,000 pounds.