Freightliner » 114SD SFA
Freightliner Trucks in a collaboration with McNeilus Companies developmed a new bridge formula mixer chassis. The new truck was displayed at the World of Concrete 2011. Ideal for the ready-mix market, Freightliner’s latest vocational product – a 114-inch BBC Severe Duty (SD) set-forward axle (SFA) – features a lightweight, yet durable aluminum cab with a 29.5-inch bumper-to-front axle setting that maximizes concrete hauling capacity for bridge formula mixer configurations. Equipped with the McNeilus 10.5 cubic yard Bridgemaster® Transit Mixer – one of the most productive federal bridge formula mixer in the industry – the 114SD SFA mixer allows for 36-foot bridge with a 66,000 lb GVW, and a 9.5-to-9.7 cubic yard payload, dependent on concrete design density. In addition to the weight saving benefits of the 114SD SFA chassis, ease of body integration is also a key component. The all-important clean back-of-cab is achieved by an under step Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) after treatment system, and up to 70 gallon fuel tank with six-gallon DEF tank, all packaged under the cab. This maximizes front-axle loading, while providing a clear chassis-mounting envelope for lift axles and ancillary body equipment. The 114-inch BBC cab dimension and contoured hood slope provides superior job site visibility. And the tight turning radius – due to an up to 45 degree wheel cut depending on wheel equipment – provides optimal maneuverability in tight job site spaces. Packaged with premium power, the 114SD SFA mixer chassis is also equipped with the Detroit Diesel DD13® engine with BlueTec® emissions technology. Featurin 350 hp at 1,350 lbs per feet of torque, the 114SD SFA mixer chassis provides maximum torque at low rpm for a strong bottom end and launching power. The mixer hydraulics are also powered by the DD13 flywheel-mounted rear engine PTO, which allows for a cleaner installation behind the cab while providing consistent and maximum power output for barrel rotation. And the three-stage integrated Jake Brake provides industry leading braking power and quiet operation in residential areas. In addition to the DD13, the lightweight Cummins ISL 9-liter engine will be available for the 114SD SFA in the fourth quarter of 2011.