Freightliner Has New Concept in Used Trucks
Oct 1, 2000 12:00 PM, MODERN BULK TRANSPORTER STAFF
Freightliner has unveiled a new concept in pre-owned vehicles - factory-refurbished pre-owned trucks. These heavy-duty trucks feature new components and appearance enhancements, while offering customers choices for customizing the truck. The trucks are prepared by Freightliner technicians at a dedicated used-truck refurbishing facility in Tooele UT.
Factory-refurbished pre-owned trucks are available at SelecTrucks Centers and at participating Freightliner dealers.
All refurbished trucks feature this new equipment: tires, belts and coolant hoses, batteries, rear brakes (drums and shoes), remanufactured starter, remanufactured alternator, and powertrain fluids and filters.
Optional features include a new remanufactured 13-speed overdrive transmission, new clutch, new air slide fifthwheel, or new engine brake. Freightliner also will electronically re-rate the engine up to maximum allowable drivetrain horsepower.
All factory-refurbished pre-owned trucks have new seat covers, new back and side panels, new ceiling panels, new sleeper curtains, and new carpets and floor mats - plus, all cabinets are repainted.
High-end units receive detailing: the cab is polished to its original luster; chassis repainted; engine compartment cleaned; and all exposed aluminum polished. Trucks get a new grille and new chrome exhaust components.
Appearance-enhancing options consist of: Imron 5000 cab paint, new vinyl graphics, new side-of-cab mounted dual exhaust, new aluminum wheels, new grille surround, new stainless-clad aluminum bumper, and new custom steering wheel.
Each refurbished truck receives a 150-point inspection, is federal DOT-certified, and is road-tested with a loaded trailer.
All factory-refurbished pre-owned trucks feature a 36-month/ 250,000-mile powertrain warranty on major components and front-to-back, 12-month/100,000-mile coverage on virtually all drivetrain components. All warranties are serviced by the Freightliner dealer network.
The Tooele facility also will reconfigure used trucks to cab types popular in the current market. For example, Tooele soon will begin converting Freightliner FLD 120 tractors with 48-inch Flat Top SleeperCabs into FLD Day Cabs. This is achieved by removing the integral sleeper portion of the cab and installing a Day Cab back skin and roof skin, as well as a new exhaust package. These trucks also will be refurbished with new components, and interior and exterior features.
Freightliner intends to explore reconfiguration projects including shortening wheelbases or converting Raised Roof SleeperCabs to Mid-Roof SleeperCabs.
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