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Dual stack Freightliner Coronado hauler stars in Brisbane

Freightliner has presented the new ‘dual-stack’ Coronado 122 to the public for the first time at the Brisbane Truck Show.

The iconic American brand made an impact with the 122 model that has been upgraded with dual stack exhausts.

Previously, the Coronado 122 featured a single exhaust mounted on the back of the cab. Now, the 122 comes standard with dual exhaust stacks that sit either side of the cab, just behind the doors.

This frees up more room behind the back of the cab, allowing for longer trailer sets and enabling increased productivity. It also gives the big bonneted truck a more muscular look.

The Coronado 122 on show in Brisbane, which can haul up to 140-tonnes, has been prepared as a livestock hauler and is at home towing a B-double trailer set.

“The tough Coronado 122 is a great proven model for us and these minor changes make it even better,” says Freightliner Director, Stephen Downes.

“We are pleased to introduce the dual exhaust system, which opens up even more opportunities for our premier bonneted truck,” he says.

Given where it will be plying its trade, Freightliner decided to fit the truck with an imposing bull-bar fitted by Bar Up in Wagga Wagga.

The 122 show truck doubles as a home away from home thanks to its 58-inch sleeper cab and comfortable locally-sourced inner-spring mattress.

Freightliner has also made some upgrades to the 122 cab, including a recently revised soft-touch dashboard that is available as an option as well as a new Australian-developed double cup-holder panel that replaces the US version. The new cup-holder set, which was developed to suit local cups and bottles, can also be fitted to existing Coronado models.

The Coronado 122 is available with the choice of a Detroit or Cummins engine, giving operators real choice.

The model on the stand in Brisbane is fitted with a Detroit DD15 15-litre in-line six-cylinder engine which generates a handy 560hp and 1850lb-ft of torque.

It also runs an 18-speed Eaton manual gearbox, while customers can also select an Eaton SmartShift Automated Manual Transmission.

The Coronado 122 dual stack is being presented at the Brisbane Truck Show as part of Freightliner’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Other models include an Argosy cab-over with the advanced X15 Cummins featuring clever ADEPT technology that integrates its Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission as well as the CL112 tool of trade.

May 25, 2017 | Posted in: News



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