New engine option expands choices for Freightliner vocational customers
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FORT MILL, S.C. – (Dec. 10, 2018) – The lightweight Cummins X12 engine can now be spec’d in the Freightliner 114SD. This powerful combination provides a new option for a wide variety of vocational applications, particularly in segments where weight savings are a key consideration, such as concrete mixers, refuse trucks, dump trucks, auto haulers, and more.
At 2,050 pounds, the Cummins X12 engine is up to 600 pounds lighter than other medium-bore engines in the 10 to 13-liter category. Its ultra-lightweight design contributes to increased payload and productivity without compromising on the power and performance required for vocational applications. Less weight can also mean more upfitting options, a benefit to both end customers and Truck Equipment Manufacturer (TEM) partners.
The X12 engine delivers up to 500 HP and 1700 lb-ft of torque and has a low-friction design for improved efficiency. Combined with the durable and highly customizable 114SD chassis, customers can expect a productivity powerhouse that gets the job done day in and day out.
“We are dedicated to providing vocational customers with a wide range of powertrain options to meet the specific needs of their businesses,” said Kelly Gedert, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks and Detroit Components. “By adding the Cummins X12 to our engine portfolio, we give the already versatile 114SD yet another option, showing our commitment to providing customers a choice.”
“Cummins is excited about the positive impact our X12 will have in weight-sensitive markets,” said Brett Merritt, vice president of Cummins On-Highway Engine Business. “We believe that the Cummins X12 in the Freightliner 114SD will be an exceptional option for vocational customers.”
Engineered for productivity, the 114SD provides superior visibility, reliability and ergonomics for optimal performance in the most demanding vocational applications. The truck features a versatile weight-optimized design and durable components that contribute to maximum productivity.
Customers can get a first look at this product combination by visiting the Freightliner Booth at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada in January. The 114SD with the Cummins X12 will start production mid-year 2019.
For more information, go to freightliner.com.
About Freightliner Trucks
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 5–8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc. is a global power technology leader headquartered in Columbus, Indiana. Cummins is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of reliable clean power solutions; including diesel, natural gas, hybrid, electric, and other non-traditional power sources. Established in 1919, Cummins serves customers in over 190 countries and territories around the world. More information can be found at www.cummins.com.