Factory-installed LNG tanks now an option on Freightliner Cascadia 113

May 5, 2014

Freightliner Trucks is now offering factory-installed liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tanks on its Cascadia 113 truck model.

These LNG tanks are in addition to the factory-installed LNG and CNG tanks for Freightliner 14SD and M2 112 truck models that have been optionally available since 2009.

Constructed of stainless steel, the factory-installed LNG tanks featured on the Cascadia 113 are available in a variety of configurations, with capacities of up to 300 LNG gallons– 142 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE). Freightliner Trucks said the LNG capacity gives the trucks an approximate range of 600 miles.

The OEM also offers factory-installed compressed natural gas (CNG) tank packages on the Cascadia 113, with capacities of up to 190 DGE.

“Our new factory-installed LNG tank offerings give customers more choices in our already comprehensive selection of natural gas options,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “Overall, our complete portfolio of alternative fuel solutions continues to meet the mark by delivering on productivity and performance.”

A selection of alternative-fuel products from Freightliner’s parent firm, Daimler Trucks North America, will be featured in its booth (#1405) at this week’s Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, CA:

• Freightliner Cascadia 113-inch BBC CNG tractor with a 48-inch sleeper, equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine and factory-installed 140 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) tanks
• Freightliner Cascadia 113-inch day cab with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine and 155 DGE CNG tanks
• Freightliner 114SD CNG roll-off concept truck equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G
• Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) S2G liquid propane fueled chassis with a stake body and crane

In addition, at the ACT Expo 2014 Ride & Drive event (May 7, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm), Freightliner Trucks will feature a Cascadia 113 Natural Gas day cab powered by a Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine.

The Freightliner Ride & Drive truck will be equipped with an Allison 4000HS transmission and a 140 diesel gallon equivalent (CNG fuel tank from Agility Fuel Systems.

The OEM said that “Allison transmissions are the ideal option for alternative fuel vehicles because of their torque converter technology that results in improved startability and full power shifts. Freightliner Trucks, Allison and Agility have partnered to offer special incentives on the best natural gas tractor, transmission, and fuel system package available on the market.”

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