Twin-steer axle and other options for Freightliner severe-duty trucks
Freightliner Trucks is offering twin-steer chassis prep kits for its 114SD and 122SD truck models to provide a comfortable and reliable ride in heavy-duty crane, dump, wrecker, mixing and logging applications. The severe-duty, twin-steer chassis provides a stable platform for increased truck efficiency and performance.
Freightliner Trucks partnered with Baie- Saint-Paul, Quebec-based Simard Suspensions to offer the turnkey solution. The kits quickly facilitate aftermarket conversions and installation of second steer axle and heavy-duty suspensions, resulting in faster delivery to the customer.
In addition, the 122SD – the flagship of the Freightliner severe-duty line of vocational trucks – has other new options available for severe-terrain and off-road applications, such as heavy and oversized loads, concrete mixing, specialty/heavy-haul, crane, dump, towing/ recovery and oil/gas field services.
The options include oil pan skid plates, 12-inch frame rails, threaded front suspension spring pins and bushing, and heavy-duty bolted cross-members. Front bumper mud flaps and fog lights with rock guards are now also available as factory-installed options.
With a GVWR of up to 92,000 pounds and a GCWR of up to 160,000 pounds, the 122SD is available with manual and automated manual transmission options that are designed for heavy-duty applications, as well as powerful engine options with ratings up to 600 hp and 2050 foot-pounds of torque.