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Fontaine Modification Introduces Premium Sit-Down Dual Drive Conversion for Freightliner Medium-Duty Conventional Trucks

Jan 31, 2024 | News

New steering modification lets drivers operate from either side of the cab

CHARLOTTE, NC (Jan. 31, 2024) — Fontaine Modification introduces a new Premium Sit-Down Dual Drive steering modification for 2025 Freightliner M2 106 Plus and M2 108SD Plus medium-duty conventional trucks. 

Fontaine’s dual-drive steering conversions add a right-hand seat position to the OEM’s cab so that a driver may comfortably operate vocational vehicles from either the right or left side. This design is often preferred in applications that require the driver to operate curbside, such as refuse collection, street-sweeping, herbicide spraying and pavement marking, as well as on grapple trucks. 

“Customers have relied on our sit-down dual drive modifications to make their vocational vehicles more versatile and efficient for decades,” says Harrison Letchworth, Fontaine Modification vocational sales manager. “When Freightliner refreshed its M2 Series cab interior and electrical architecture, we reengineered and upgraded our existing dual-drive steering modification to make the right-hand driving position even more ergonomic to improve driver comfort and efficiency.” 

Fontaine created new dash panels, right-hand digital-dash cluster, and wiring harnesses for the Freightliner trucks. The conversion, which is performed at Fontaine’s flagship modification center in Charlotte, N.C., includes relocating multiple electrical modules behind the dash and revising the steering column.

Fontaine plans to add a Premium Sit-Down Dual Drive conversion for 2025 Freightliner M2 112 and M2 114SD trucks later this year.

Learn more about Fontaine’s Freightliner Premium Sit-Down Dual Drive and other steering conversions at: fontainemodification.com/steering-conversions/.

 

About Fontaine Modification

Established in 1985, Fontaine Modification is North America’s most comprehensive, engineering-focused provider of post-production services for truck manufacturers, dealers, and fleets. 

Fontaine has 10 modification centers strategically located adjacent to OEM manufacturing plants in Charlotte and Statesville, North Carolina; Chillicothe and Springfield, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Garland and Laredo, Texas; Dublin and Salem, Virginia; and Mineral Wells, West Virginia. The company headquarters and new product development center are in Charlotte.

Fontaine Modification is a Marmon Holdings / Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information about Fontaine Modification, call 800.366.8246 or visit fontainemodification.com.