Wednesday, March 12, 2014

FCCC introduces propane-powered chassis

INDIANAPOLIS. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) is adding a propane-autogas chassis to its lineup. The MT-45 chassis is being showcased this week at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

The chassis is the basis for UPS, which announced here that it would be adding 1,000 propane-autogas MTs to its fleet over the next several years.

The MT-45 propane autogas chassis features a GM 6.0L V8 engine offering 308 hp. and 367 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm; a liquid propane injection system with 48-gal., 16 in. x 75 in., right-hand-mounted propane tank; GVWR of up to 19,500 lbs.; flat leaf front suspension rated to 7,000 lbs.; and flat leaf spring rear suspension rated to 12,500 lbs.

Additionally, the chassis includes an Allison 1000HS automatic transmission with park pawl and comes standard with 50 deg. wheel cut and 19.5-in. tires.

A 3-year/50,000-mi. warranty with towing and roadside assistance and 24/7 factory direct customer support offered. Read more here.

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