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Ray F

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Interesting Looking FLD
« on: May 04, 2017, 09:33:43 PM »
Spotted This Cool Looking FLD Severe Duty SBFA Tractor with Drom Leaving the Local Freightliner Dealership here in town a couple days ago.  8)

 

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Interesting Looking FLD
« on: May 04, 2017, 09:33:43 PM »

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Re: Interesting Looking FLD
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 07:39:54 PM »
Nice catch Ray. How do you tell the difference between a FL Classic and an FLD? To me, that appears to be a Classic because of the fender mounted turn signals, I thought that was a Classic feature.

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Re: Interesting Looking FLD
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 07:58:28 PM »

The Classic was the flagship offering of Freightliner for the 1990s through most of the 2000s. It was available only with a set forward front axle. The FLD SD (standing for severe duty) was meant to be a vocational version of the FLD, but some were built in OTR applications like this. It's a bit of a grey area as the FLD SD was available with both SFFA and SBFA configurations. All, including the Classic, were derived from the FLD series. They share the same chassis and cab, the only difference really is the front end. The FLD120 was the original of the series, coming out in the mid-1980s, with the Classic launching as a more traditional style tractor shortly after. The FLD120 was produced until 2003, and available as a glider kit until 2010. The Classic and FLD SD were produced until 2010, and were replaced by the Coronado 122/32 and 122SD respectively.

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Re: Interesting Looking FLD
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 07:58:28 PM »