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Freightliner Trucks Adds Severe Duty CNG Model for 2015

On Tuesday, Freightliner Trucks announced that the Cummins Westport ISX12-G heavy- duty natural gas engine will be available as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe duty truck model in 2015. The 114SD-ISX12-G combination will be provide a natural gas option designed for applications such as mixer, crane and sewer vac trucks. The 114SD has been available with natural gas with the 9L Cummins Westport ISL-G engine since 2011. The ISX12-G will provide fleets the horsepower and torque ratings they need to meet tough job applications. The 12L ISX12-G engine features ratings of up to 400 hp and 1,450-lb-ft torque and operates on either CNG or LNG. Factory-installed back-of-cab mounted CNG tanks are available in 60 and 75 DGE configurations. Built on Freightliner’s severe duty platform and designed for a variety of applications, the 114SD features a chassis engineered for ease of body upfit and is available with a number of vocational rear suspensions and frame options.