New Options Announced for Freightliner Trucks’ Business Class M2 V Truck Models

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PORTLAND, OREGON…Freightliner Trucks announced a collection of new options for the Business Class M2 106V and 112V trucks. The Business Class M2 V products, introduced in 2004, are the newest additions to the Freightliner Trucks’ Business Class M2 line. Now in production, the new trucks bring efficient business solutions to customers in the vocational market.

“The Business Class M2 Vs already offer our vocational customer-base excellent heavy-duty performance features,” said Mark Lampert, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “Available later this year, this new group of options bring to our customers even more choices, demonstrating our continued dedication to serving the vocational market segment.”

For severe vocational applications, a one-piece, heavier-duty bumper is one of the new options for the Business Class M2 Vs. The bumper is ¼-inch-thick solid steel, built for strength and durability. The bumper is available in chrome or can be painted.

For instances where the vehicle’s hood cannot be raised due to front-end implement usage, such as during snowplow applications, hood access hatches are now available. The hood access hatches are ideal for pre-trip inspections and general maintenance, allowing for ease of service and reduced maintenance time and costs.

Additionally, an air-intake pre-cleaner is now offered. This pre-cleaner is an inertial dust filter designed to extend the life of the primary air filter. The pre-cleaner creates a cyclonic action: as dust passes through, a skimming device captures dust and debris in a built-in drop tube. When the drop-tube reaches a certain weight, the debris is automatically purged. This option is ideal for vocational applications in high-dust or dirty conditions.

The Business Class M2 Vs can also be specified with a front-engine power take-off (FEPTO) provision without the standard frame rail extensions.

The Business Class M2 V trucks are highly versatile vehicles which are engineered to be agile, efficient and reliable. The M2 106V and 112V are designed for specialized applications which require heavy-duty, front-end stability and power. The M2 V truck models are ideal for snow plow and crane operations, along with construction, agriculture, fire and emergency, refuse, utility and municipal and governmental services.

The new Business Class M2 Vs offer the same features and benefits that made the other vehicles in the M2 product line a benchmark success in terms of drivability and maneuverability. These vehicles offer an up-to 55-degree wheel-cut, allowing for maximum agility while the 2500-square-inch windshield and low-profile dash provides an expansive view.

“These additional options round out the already extensive standard features and options that have made our Business Class M2 product line such a success,” Lampert added. “We will continue to add more options and enhancements as part of our continued commitment to offering the best in vocational vehicles.”

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Freightliner LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner LLC produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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