Freightliner Custom Chassis showcases bus chassis technologies

Freightliner Custom Chassis showcases bus chassis technologies

The newest version of the S2C commercial bus chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis (FCCC) can be powered by a 300-HP Cummins ISB 6.7 engine rated at 660 lb./ft. of torque. The S2C chassis is designed for cutaway bus bodies.

The newest version of the S2C commercial bus chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) can be powered by a 300-HP Cummins ISB 6.7 engine rated at 660 lb./ft. of torque. The S2C chassis is designed for cutaway bus bodies. Other features of the chassis include 60- or 100-gal. fuel tanks to reduce fuel stops, a 55-degree wheel cut for improved maneuverability, an easy-tilt hood for engine access, and pin-slide disc brakes for reduced maintenance. Full air disc brakes with 22.5-in. wheels are available as an option.

FCCC has also unveiled a 23,000-lb. X-Ride commercial bus suspension for its XB Series rear-engine, straight rail diesel chassis. X-Ride features a four-point link and four-bag suspension to give commercial bus builders axle control, increased ground clearance and a decrease in system weight.

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