Freightliner Trucks, a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, is now offering a customer demonstrator program for its all new Freightliner Cascadia® 113 natural gas day cab. Five customer demonstrator tractors will be available in the United States and Canada to provide customers direct experience with Freightliner’s newest alternative fuel product.
Equipped with the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine, the Allison 4000HS transmission, and 115 diesel gallon equivalent compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks, the Cascadia 113 natural gas tractor is ideal for regional haul and less-than-truckload applications.
The 12-liter ISX12 G natural gas engine is based on the Cummins ISX12 diesel heavy duty engine platform and will operate on either CNG or liquefied natural gas (LNG). It features ratings of 400 hp and 1,450 lb-ft torque, optional engine brake, and manual and automatic transmission capability.
“Natural gas products can result in significant fuel cost savings, making it a smart choice for increasing profitability while benefitting the environment,” said TJ Reed, director, product strategy for Freightliner Trucks. “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.”
Freightliner Trucks has sold more than 1,800 natural gas trucks and tractors since 2008. Full production on the Cascadia 113 natural gas begins in Q3 2013.
(This article compiled using information from a Daimler Trucks North America press release)