Freightliner XL

Discussion in 'Freightliner Forum' started by Willis Inc., Feb 25, 2024.

  1. Willis Inc.

    Willis Inc. Bobtail Member

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    What was the first year they offered the long hood? Another question, what determined weather the fuel tank or battery was at the door?
    Thanks, Willis
     
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  4. jamespmack

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    I don't remember 95-96ish.

    But fuel tank location was picked by customers. Alot of guys with cat and Cummins moved them back to get weight off steers, alot with detroits went forward putting weight on steers. But could be ordered on the roof if you could pay them for it.
     
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    Never one of my favorites.. total pain in the rear getting in and out of the Chicago meat plants! LOL!! More like driving a bus... pulling a 53' trailer
     
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  6. Willis Inc.

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    The blue one in my pitcher is a 1994 120 conventional XL. I think they changed how they labeled the long hoods in the later years, using 132. I added some documents from the freightliner site below.
    Thanks for the info. if any has more please add.
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  7. special-k

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    As others have said wherever the buyer ordered it to be. That being said in our area most did have forward mounted tanks. Freightliner seemed to favour those long skinny tanks. I suspect they needed to get more weight on the front axle. Looks wise battery boxes under the doors and short fat tanks under the bunk for the win in my world lol
     
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  8. Willis Inc.

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    I agree with you Special-K. When I move my battery box to the front, I will have to keep front from stock position to allow for stacks to come out low and up. Mounted in the stock position blocks it. It the slow project begin.
     
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