Other new options include Michelin X Multi D tires as a factory-installed option on Western Star 4700, 4800, 4900 and 5700XE models, plus new factory-direct H4 halogen headlight bulbs for its Western Star 4700 models.
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New features now offered by Western Star include an expanded-capacity in-cab battery box for holding up to four batteries, available for Western Star 5700XE day cab models (with the batteries located under the passenger seat instead of the side of the chassis) plus new factory-installed LED headlights for Western Star 4800 and 4900 models.
Mike McHorse (at right, pointing) manager, on-highway product marketing for Freightliner Trucks, highlighted the addition of new mid-roof cab configurations for the OEM’s Cascadia tractor, aimed at regional overnight haulers and segments such as bulk haul and flat beds. Those configurations include 48-, 60- and 72-inch mid-roof XT sleeper cabs in both 116- and 126-inch BBC platforms. All three configurations offer two levels of aerodynamic packages, the Aero or AeroX. Customers can place orders now for delivery in January of 2018, he added.
A Freightliner Cascadia tractor.
The new 75th anniversary badging Freightliner is rolling out for select truck models.
A Detroit 15-liter DD15 engine.
DTNA's DT12 automated manual transmission (AMT)
Freightliner M2 106 and M2 112 trucks can now be spec’d with modular LED [light emitting diode] headlights to improve night visibility and reduce maintenance costs.