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New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« on: October 01, 2016, 03:31:58 PM »

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New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« on: October 01, 2016, 03:31:58 PM »

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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 04:55:10 PM »
How did you get your hands on those?

These pics confirm my first impressions: the truck looks good,  but the interior is cold and lifeless. It's definitely a steep backward.  The dash has a bit of promise: it wouldn't look bad if they cover it with two big woodgrain panels - liking a Coronado.
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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 05:11:34 PM »
Sorry, this huge front bumper looks ugly. And i fully agree to Oso, interior is cold and loveless, plastic only, with a little wooden or brushed alloys details it would look much nicer IMO. And the steering wheel is the same as in Mercedes Actros here in europe.

(But if i take a look inside a Pete 579 Heritage the steering wheel is identic to DAF's 105 here)

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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2016, 05:17:59 PM »
Some more interior shots..... and I can't tell you where i got the pics.......LOL.....
« Last Edit: October 04, 2016, 10:49:19 AM by tootall67 »

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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 06:57:07 AM »
Dash-wise, it looks like they have taken quite a few things from the corporate parts bin - like steering wheel, switches, etc.
(Random Actros pic from the internet)


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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 01:14:29 PM »
Dash-wise, it looks like they have taken quite a few things from the corporate parts bin - like steering wheel, switches, etc.
(Random Actros pic from the internet)


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The reach into the corporate parts bin closer to home brings out the items for more sensible placement.

If the dash in the"New Cascadia" is higher than the previous one, the radio won't be such a further reach for the operator.
And they've claimed to want to make it easier to operate.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 09:06:06 AM »
I was wondering where I left my tennis shoes...
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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2016, 09:59:04 AM »
Who needs a snow plow when you have a Cascadia  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2016, 02:18:46 PM »
Nice ! - Promotional pictures often include items such as the flat screen TV , refrigerator , dining table , sound systems , sky lights , interior finishes etc. that most fleets don't purchase . That Old Dominion day cab looks cool !
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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2016, 02:29:29 PM »
Nice ! - Promotional pictures often include items such as the flat screen TV , refrigerator , dining table , sound systems , sky lights , interior finishes etc. that most fleets don't purchase . That Old Dominion day cab looks cool !
Yes that Old Dominion day cab does look good, just needs another axle...........
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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2016, 09:58:29 AM »
Looks like the cooling system will be at risk with that wide spaced grill. ???

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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2016, 03:55:55 AM »
Who needs a snow plow when you have a Cascadia  ;D ;D ;D

If you're gonna plow snow with this new Cascadia, better have a lot of money or an understanding insurance provider.

All that aero stuff costs big bucks when broken.
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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2016, 09:11:00 AM »
My guess is, first trip out someone will knock the lower valance clear off on a curb or high entrance somewhere  :'(

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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2016, 02:41:18 PM »
I suspect the lower part of the bumper there is quite soft, so as to better withstand curbs and such. It does appear the lower part is made from a different material from the rest of the bumper.

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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2016, 07:57:51 PM »

I think that it may be detachable. You can spec a Cascadia without the lower snow plow fairing, it actually looks pretty good that way. The lower fairing is just part of an optional aero package, which FL is trying to promote so all the press trucks have it. Just like all the cars featured in advertisements, at least in the US, are always the fully loaded trim level ::)

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Re: New Freightliner Cascadia, A Closer Look (Photo's)
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2016, 07:57:51 PM »

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