Freightliner targets vocational market with new SD lineup

Freightliner targets vocational market with new SD lineup

Freightliner 108SD vocational truck

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.

Ride and drive

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.

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