The frame of a Freightliner M2 106 box truck gets a close inspection.

Freightliner Custom Chassis strengthens lineup

Dec. 7, 2018
Part of NTEA 2018 Truck Product Conference coverage

The Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) product lineup features three lines of Class 4-8 chassis, including a front engine cowl/cab for S2G commercial trucks and front engine rail chassis for walk-in vans.

The MT Gasoline, MT 45 Series and MT 55 Series chassis provide walk-in van options.

FCCC said the Freightliner S2G custom chassis available for commercial propane truck conversions provides the only fully integrated, factory-installed fuel system with aftermarket support.

The company uses hydraulic disc brakes from Walther EMC.

The 4-millimeter-by-71-mm disc brakes feature a large pad volume for longer replacement intervals, pistons on each side of the rotor that apply force evenly, and linings without a clamp load to minimize drag.

The Walther EMC brakes also feature a corrosion-resistant anti-lock braking system with a steel tone ring that resists heat breakdown. With a “no-flake” microstructure, the ABS teeth maintain integrity in corrosive environments and resist corrosion-induced ABS signal deterioration. 

A Detroit DD5 engine provides up to 11.9 mpg in parcel delivery applications, with an additional 12% fuel economy improvement when used together with Allison Transmission’s FuelSense 2.0

The engine also boasts efficient regeneration of the diesel particulate filter, optional integrated braking with up to 220 bhp, and the Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system.

Freightliner Custom Chassis last year introduced a line of non-diesel proprietary engines developed for its chassis, and supported and serviced through its nationwide Freightliner dealer network.

For the 2019 model year, the DriveForce 6.0L gets a new engine control module with one common diagnostic connector, support for ADAS features that require engine de-torqueing and increased flexibility.

The DriveForce 8.0L engine received several upgrades to address issues with rocker arms, PCV baffle, intake leakage, PTO filtering and reverse torque. 

Other enhancements include updates to the OptiView digital instrument cluster that provides situation-based information, minimizing distraction and optimizing efficiency, ProTek telematics and 24/7 Direct app.

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