Freightliner adds lightweight Cummins X12 engine to 114SD options

The Cummins X12 engine that entered production late last year can now be spec’d in the Freightliner 114SD. The powerful combination provides a new option for a wide variety of vocational applications, particularly in concrete mixer, dump and other trucks where weight savings are key. At 2,050 lbs., the X12 is up to 600 lbs. lighter than other medium-bore engines in the 10- to 13-liter category. Its ultra-lightweight design contributes to increased payload and productivity without compromising on the power and performance required for vocational applications.

The 114SD and Cummins X12 combination will debut this month in Las Vegas at World of Concrete. Freightliner has scheduled mid-2019 production of 114SD models with the Cummins power option.

Less weight can also mean more upfitting options, a benefit to both end customers and truck equipment manufacturer partners. The X12 engine delivers up to 500 hp and 1,700 lb.-ft. of torque and has a low-friction design for improved efficiency. Combined with the durable and highly customizable 114SD chassis, Freightliner officials note, customers can expect a productivity powerhouse that gets the job done day in and day out.

“We are dedicated to providing vocational customers with a wide range of powertrain options to meet the specific needs of their businesses,” says Freightliner Trucks and Detroit Components Director of Product Marketing Kelly Gedert. “By adding the Cummins X12 to our engine portfolio, we give the already versatile 114SD yet another option, showing our commitment to providing customers a choice.”

“We believe that the Cummins X12 in the Freightliner 114SD will be an exceptional option for vocational customers,” adds Cummins On-Highway Engine Business Vice President Brett Merritt.

Engineered for productivity, the 114SD provides superior visibility, reliability and ergonomics for optimal performance in the most demanding vocational applications. The truck features a versatile weight-optimized design and durable components that contribute to maximum,

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