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The Freightliner EconicSD™

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Leveraging Daimler’s global engineering prowess and generations of hands-on experience, the Freightliner EconicSD™ delivers an accessible, low-entry, safe and adaptive cabover-engine, or COE, vehicle to the North American market.

Combining versatility, ergonomics and convenience, this garbage truck provides an innovative solution for the North American waste collection industry, packed with practical features to help you get the job done, day in and day out.

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1050 LB-FT


  • High roof and low roof cab configurations available
  • 6x4 axle configuration available
  • Up to 46-degree wheel cut
  • Spacious and modern cab enabling through-cab access
  • All-wheel disc brakes
  • Corrosion-resistant severe duty aluminum cab reinforced with e-coated steel
  • Panoramic windshield for superior visibility
  • Front axle and suspension up to 20k capacity
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheelbase to ensure superior maneuverability
  • Powerful premium engine brake to reduce mechanical brake wear
  • Air front and air rear suspensions

Designed for Next-Level Safety

From the inside out, this vehicle was designed to bring innovative safety to waste collection. Detroit Assurance® suite of safety systems comes standard on this truck, making the EconicSD the only COE refuse truck in North America that features a collision mitigation system.

The panoramic visibility, low step-in height and ergonomic interior add even more safety features to help make waste collection routes safer.

Powerful Detroit DD8 Engine

This cabover waste collection truck features a 350 HP DD8™ engine with 1050 lb-ft of torque, variable cam phasing technology for efficient aftertreatment performance and the longest maintenance intervals in its class.

It also features a high-performance engine brake and Detroit Connect Virtual Technician

Ergonomic Interior

Ergonomics was an important consideration in this garbage truck's development, with thoughtful design promoting productivity.

The cab is spacious and comfortable, including an air-suspended driver’s seat with multi-axis adjustment.

Switches and controls are designed for intuitive operation and located within easy reach of the driver.