Freightliner begins production on new SD truck

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Updated Aug 26, 2013

Freightliner Trucks announced at the Great American Trucking Show Friday it has started full production on its 122 severe duty truck.  

Freightliner says its 122SD – the flagship of the company’s severe duty line of vocational trucks – is equipped to handle the toughest of vocational applications. 

“The 122SD is the most powerful vocational truck we have in our line-up,” says Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks.

The 122SD has a GVWR of up to 92,000 pounds and a GCWR of up to 160,000 pounds, and is ideal for heavy/oversize hauling, logging, oil/gas field service, crane, dump, towing/recovery and vocational on-highway applications, the company says.

The 122SD is available with the Detroit DD15 TC and Detroit DD13 engines, the Detroit DD16 and Cummins ISX15 engines.

Transmission options include Allison automatic, Eaton manual and Eaton UltraShift PLUS automated with Eaton Cobra shifter, designed for a full range of vocational needs.

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The 122SD has standard and optional enhancements that contribute to uptime and dependability, such as a durable, non-corrosive aluminum cab reinforced with e-coated steel, severe-duty front cab mounts and hood durability enhancements for severe-duty environments. Models equipped with Detroit engines include Detroit Virtual Technician to help users track real-time maintenance notifications and schedule service remotely for improved operational efficiency.

Additional, exterior options include heavy-duty West Coast mirrors, LED headlights, one-piece skid plate, lower radiator rock guard, and custom chrome accents.