Constructed of stainless steel, the factory-installed LNG tanks featured on the Cascadia 113 are available in a variety of configurations, with capacity up to 300 LNG gallons – 142 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) – giving trucks an approximate range of 600 miles. Freightliner Trucks also offers factory-installed 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.”
The truck maker will feature a Cascadia 113 Natural Gas day cab with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine at the ACT Expo 2014 Ride & Drive event, in addition to other Freightliner’s alternative fuel products.
Freightliner Trucks also announced recently that the Allison Transmissions output retarder is now available as an option for M2 112 Natural Gas refuse trucks spec’d with Allison 3000 and 4000 series RDS transmissions. Integrated with the Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine and part of the transmission, the output retarder provides seamless secondary vehicle braking, ultimately reducing pad deterioration and enhancing the lifespan of the refuse truck’s service brakes.
Source: Freightliner Trucks