Both trucks use the Freightliner Trucks Multiplex Wiring System for ease of service and maximum customization. This wiring system enables body builders to modify PTO interlocks with software instead of designing a new harness.
Both trucks are also available in day cab, extended cab and crew cab configurations.
The M2 106V comes standard with a 6.4-liter Mercedes-Benz MBE 906 engine, which offers up to 260 hp and 520 to 700 lb.-ft. of torque. A 7.2-liter MBE 926 with up to 330 hp and 800 to 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque is available as an option, along with Caterpillar C7 and C9 engines.
The M2 112V comes standard with a 12.8-liter Mercedes-Benz MBE4000 engine, which produces 350 hp and 1,350 ft.-lbs. of torque. Higher horsepower and torque ratings are available, as well as Caterpillar C11 and C13 engines.
Fuso redesigns 2005 models
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America announced a major redesign of eight cabover trucks from Class 3 to Class 7. The line includes standard chassis designs in Classes 3 through 7, a low-profile model, a seven-passenger crew cab model and the only four-wheel-drive medium-duty in the cabover industry.
The FE models (Classes 1 to 5), as well as the four-wheel-drive FG model (Class 4), are powered by a new four-cylinder 4M50, 299-cu-in., dual overhead cam diesel engine.
The engine is turbocharged and intercooled with a dual balance shaft for smooth operation.
When coupled to a Mitsubishi five-speed manual transmission, this engine is rated at 147 hp and 347 lb.-ft. of torque. With the new Aisin six-speed automatic overdrive transmission or Mitsubishi six-speed manual transmission, its rating jumps to 175 hp and 391 lb.-ft. of torque.
The FK and FM models (Classes 6 and 7) rely on the 6M60, 460-cu.-in., single-overhead-cam, direct-injection, turbocharged and intercooled diesel.
Mated to the Mitsubishi six-speed manual or optional Allison electronic five- or six-speed overdrive transmissions, it is rated at 243 hp and 514 lb.-ft. of torque. Select the optional Eaton nine-speed manual transmission available on the FM 330, and ratings increase to 274 hp and 593 lb.-ft. of torque.
Company officials claim these new drivetrains provide the best load-hauling and highway performance combinations ever offered in Mitsubishi Fuso trucks.
Sterling Dump Body Program
Sterling Truck Corp. announces an arrangement with Heil Environmental to provide customers with complete medium-duty dump trucks from the factory.
Customers can choose from three popular specs and several options on the Sterling Acterra equipped with a Heil SL body. This 10-ft. body comes in red or black with integral cab shields.
These trucks feature an MBE900 engine and an Eaton Fuller nine-speed transmission. One Class 6 and two Class 7 Acterra options are available. The Class 6 specs include a 6.4-liter, 250-hp MBE 900 engine and an Eaton Fuller RT-8608L nine-speed transmission. The two Class 7 packages include an upgraded 23,000-lb. rear suspension for increased durability, with a 12,000-lb. front axle or an optional 10,000-lb. front axle and 23,000-lb. rear axle.
“This program gives our customers the truck options they need at the best price and allows us to further enhance our vocational offerings,” says John Merrifield, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Sterling Truck Corp.