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Author Topic: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements  (Read 10534 times)

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I suspect the "paintjob" is an effort at camouflaging the actual lines until the next version is officially revealed. So far I'd say that as an aero truck it doesn't look bad. (No whinging about how your 1970's w900 looked better: YES, and that was 40 years ago.)
http://www.dieselpowermag.com/news/1503_spied_new_freightliner_cascadia_gets_supertruck_like_improvements/



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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 11:14:01 PM »
It's back to looking like the old Century Class trucks. It also looks like a few grill bars are missing.

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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 06:50:09 AM »
They should sell them with that paint job...it's the most interesting thing about them.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 06:54:54 AM »
I would think that truck would be very hard to see in a snowstorm, quite dangerous.
Although, hunters and survivalists would like it.
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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 08:45:33 AM »
It's back to looking like the old Century Class trucks. It also looks like a few grill bars are missing.

Some have wondered if the closeable grill bars will be available on the next Cascadia. And yeah, it does look like a Century.
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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015, 09:21:11 AM »
Is the sleeper a little bigger than they have offered up until now?

I caught that same truck on a test run in Oregon in October, btw. So much for Dieselpower's bragging about "recently spied". :P


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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 09:23:36 AM »
The cascadia grill definately needs to be toned down a notch :)

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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015, 11:06:17 AM »
I suspect the "paintjob" is an effort at camouflaging the actual lines until the next version is officially revealed. So far I'd say that as an aero truck it doesn't look bad. (No whinging about how your 1970's w900 looked better: YES, and that was 40 years ago.)
http://www.dieselpowermag.com/news/1503_spied_new_freightliner_cascadia_gets_supertruck_like_improvements/




Looks like it got sprayed with hot tar, and then followed a chicken truck.  ;D
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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2015, 08:55:14 PM »
Today's steering wheel holders couldn't find the truck if they camouflaged it...

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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2015, 09:00:21 PM »
I would think that truck would be very hard to see in a snowstorm, quite dangerous.
Although, hunters and survivalists would like it.

Maybe it's Freightliner's way of sucking in the rednecks: Come for the camo, stay for the fuel savings!

It reminds me of one of those hastily camouflaged panzers that you see in pictures from the last winter of WW2. Must be the Daimler influence.
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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2015, 09:01:10 PM »
Today's steering wheel holders couldn't find the truck if they camouflaged it...

Seems to match the chap in your avatar...
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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2015, 09:03:35 PM »
Is the sleeper a little bigger than they have offered up until now?

Maybe - something is going on there. Perhaps they've lengthened the side fairings again?
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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2015, 03:34:26 AM »
Is the sleeper a little bigger than they have offered up until now?

Maybe - something is going on there. Perhaps they've lengthened the side fairings again?

Well, it seems it is the length of sleeper between the doors and the sleeper fairings that is longer...  ???

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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2015, 03:41:11 AM »
I would think that truck would be very hard to see in a snowstorm, quite dangerous.
Although, hunters and survivalists would like it.

Maybe it's Freightliner's way of sucking in the rednecks: Come for the camo, stay for the fuel savings!

It reminds me of one of those hastily camouflaged panzers that you see in pictures from the last winter of WW2. Must be the Daimler influence.

You mean to say there's actually a real, American, Freightliner influence?

Your comment only serves to confirm the continued Germanification of the marque.
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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2015, 09:51:25 AM »
You mean to say there's actually a real, American, Freightliner influence?

Your comment only serves to confirm the continued Germanification of the marque.

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Re: Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements
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