Mitsubishi's FK260 leads way
Nov 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Rick Weber
New for the Class 5 FE180 (17,995 GVWR) is the adoption of the 189.4" wheelbase, which permits mounting of 22' vans (with most tuck-under lift gates) and broadens the range of applications. Dry-van interior heights increase to 96"/97" with typical substructure component heights.
He said air conditioning is standard on all trucks because of market demand from Fuso customers and because it improves driver retention and productivity.
Aquaro said he believes MFTA is the only manufacturer that is using silicon carbide in its diesel particulate filters (DPF). He said it is more expensive than than cordierite but is better because it holds more soot and requires fewer regeneration efforts, and it also allows MFTA to make its DPFs smaller and lighter than other manufacturers' DPFs.
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