Five Demo Tractors with the New ISX12 G Engine Available
Freightliner Trucks has launched a customer demo program for its new compressed natural gas-fueled Freightliner Cascadia 113 day cab. Five tractors will be available in the U.S. and Canada “to provide customers direct experience with Freightliner’s newest alternative fuel product,” the manufacturer says.
The Cascadia 113 is powered by the new 11.9-liter, 400-horsepower Cummins Westport ISX12 G dedicated-natural gas engine, with an Agility Fuel System array of CNG cylinders affording 115 DGE/diesel gallon equivalents capacity. The new truck has the Allison 4000HS transmission.
“Natural gas products can result in significant fuel cost savings, making it a smart choice for increasing profitability while benefitting the environment,” said Freightliner product strategy director T.J. Reed says in a release.
1,800 Natural Gas Freightliners Since 2008
“By providing our customers with the opportunity to test drive a Cascadia 113 natural gas, they’ll experience first-hand the performance and efficiency of an alternative fuel solution,” he said.
Freightliner also offers the Business Class M2 112 and the 114SD powered by CNG. Parent DTNA (Daimler Trucks North America) has sold more than 4,600 natural gas vehicles across its various brands. Of those, Freightliner has sold more than 1,800 trucks and tractors since 2008.
Full production on the Cascadia 113 natural gas begins in the third quarter 2013.
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