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Freightliner beginning full production of Cascadia NG truck next month

Jason Cannon July 1, 2013

photoBeginning next month, Freightliner Trucks says it will begin full production on its Freightliner Cascadia 113-inch BBC day cab with natural gas technology.

The truck will be equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine as a factory-installed option, and is ideal for regional haul, vocational and refuse applications.

“With the option of natural gas power, we’ve taken one of our most versatile tractors and further extended its efficiency and productivity,” Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks, says. “Our customers will benefit from the increased range and power found through the pairing of the Cascadia 113 with the ISX12 G heavy-duty engine.”

The 12-liter ISX12 G natural gas engine is based on the Cummins ISX12 diesel heavy-duty engine platform and operates exclusively on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The engine features ratings of up to 400hp and 1,450 lb-ft torque and an optional engine brake. For increased vehicle range, several CNG and LNG fuel tank options are available for the Cascadia 113.

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