ATLANTA, GA – April 29, 2014 – Freightliner Trucks today announced 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. A selection of Freightliner refuse trucks are on display at WasteExpo 2014 (booth #1022).
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. The retarder can be configured with a switch on the dash, allowing the driver to control braking power.
“Stop-and-go applications such as refuse can be tough on trucks, and brakes in particular can experience a lot of wear-and-tear, resulting in downtime,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “Options such as the Allison output retarder can help keep trucks out of the shop and on the road, at work.”
The quiet Freightliner M2 112 Natural Gas garbage truck is an ideal choice for noise-sensitive environments, such as residential neighborhoods. The truck features a tight turn radius, excellent visibility and driver safety and comfort features.
For more information about our garbage trucks for sale, visit the Freightliner Trucks booth (#1022) at the WasteExpo 2014 or go to www.FreightlinerTrucks.com.
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.