Freightliner Trucks has introduced the new Freightliner® EconicSD™ waste collection truck at WasteExpo.
The Freightliner EconicSD is a modern, low-entry cab-over-engine (COE) waste collection truck for the North American market.The cab and chassis are designed and manufactured in Woerth, Germany – Daimler’s largest truck plant. More than 125 modifications were made to optimize the truck for North American operations. Final assembly of the cab and chassis will be completed in Gaffney, S.C., at the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) manufacturing facility.
Freightliner Trucks also partnered with Heil Environmental and McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, two of the leading truck equipment manufacturers (TEMs) in the waste collection industry, to ensure the Freightliner EconicSD is ideal for the North American market.
Equipped with the new Detroit™ DD8™ mid-range engine, the Freightliner EconicSD features a rating of 350HP and 1050 lb-ft torque.Ideal for the waste collection market, the DD8’s variable exhaust cam phasing optimizes exhaust temperatures during low-load operations for more efficient aftertreatment performance.