Freightliner CL112



Freightliner Columbia CL112 Overview

Freightliner CL112

The Freightliner Columbia is the perfect truck for distribution and construction work. Able to work efficiently and reliably with whatever your work day throws at it, the Columbia is a favourite with both drivers and owners.  

The CL112 has been designed to maximise your payloads and therefore your profits. A surprisingly low tare weight is achieved with its high strength aluminium cabins, and the set back front axle allows for uncompromised weight distribution. The 16 degree slopped bonnet means improved aerodynamics and exceptional visibility in tight areas. The Columbia will give you great fuel economy and overall lower costs per kilometre, as well as ease of maintenance for shorter down times.

Choose either the Construction configuration (available as 6x4, 8x4 or 10x4) or Distribution configuration (available as 4x2 or 6x4). For construction, there's virtually no load the Columbia can't take care of with a GCM of up to 40,000kg.

Freightliner CL112 highlights

  • The comfortable, ergonomic layout and wrap-around dash is mounted low to increase driver visibility
  • Backlit instruments are easy to read, day or night
  • Controls are within easy reach with soft-touch paddles and long-life LED dash lights
  • EzyRider® II seats provide the ultimate in personalised comfort
  • A steering wheel with standard foot operated tilt and telescoping features
  • The windshield’s 24 degrees angle reduces drag and fuel costs
  • The hood tilts to 90 degrees for easy access to the engine compartment
  • Transparent fluid reservoirs make your daily checks easy
  • Headlight bulbs can be replaced in minutes without tools
  • The two-piece curved windshield allows partial replacement and greater visibility
  • Choose from a day cab or 34" mid-roof sleeper

CL112 Power

The Columbia CL112 is hugely adaptable and can be fine-tuned to meet your needs, so whatever your job, you can be assured you can have the power to match.

  • Powered by the latest generation Cummins ISLe5, the 8.9 litre engine delivers up to 400 hp and 1,254 lb-ft of torque
  • Can be teamed with either an Eaton manual or Allison automatic transmissions (which means it can be rated to 40,000 kg GCM).
  • Has a high power to weight ratio, compression brake up to 250 bhp and the rear engine ‘Power Take Off,’ giving the truck a lot of grunt behind it
  • Maximum cooling achieved with a massive 1,300 square inch ‘engine mounted’ radiator
  • Horton on/off DriveMaster fan clutch

CL112 Style & Comfort

The Columbia CL112 provides drivers with a comfortable and safe environment. Enjoy one of the smoothest rides available with the AirLiner™ Rear suspension which reduces vibration and is also lightweight and maintenance-free. For the more demanding jobs, the TuftTrac™ spring suspension from Freightliner is also available.

When faced with a tight situation on a building site, the Columbia CL112 is a breeze to manoeuver with it's generous wheel cut.

Cabins include a Day Cab and the 34” Mid-Roof Sleeper, both of which are expertly designed to make the most of the space and provide you with maximum comfort.

Truck interior highlights include:

  • Flat floor throughout the cab
  • Two-piece curved front windscreen and low set dash provide great visibility 
  • Air adjustable tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • EzyRider® II high-back suspension driver's seat with lumbar support and seat cushion tilt/length control
  • Easy-to-clean, tough fabric
  • Lockable overhead cabinets, large door pockets and multi-task centre console
  • Handy tool box beneath the passenger seat 
  • Plenty of insulation to reduce external noise and heat in the cabin
  • Large air-conditioning system
  • Plenty of under-bunk and overhead storage with locks.

Truck exterior highlights include:

  • Lightweight aluminum construction cab with Henrob self piercing rivets, which exceeds stringent European ECE-R29 crashworthiness standard
  • Two large, evenly spaced steps with grab handles for easy, safe access to cab
  • Dual steering boxes for excellent feel and control
  • Two piece curved windscreen sloped at an optimal angle of 24º
  • 16º sloped bonnet for excellent visibility
  • Electric wipers with delay and 8 litre windshield washer reservoir
  • Aerodynamic mirrors are electronically adjustable and heated with spotter mirrors and passenger down-view mirror
  • Mirrors can be folded out of harms way when in tight places
  • Dual air horns with lanyard
  • Power electric windows
  • AM/FM/WB/CB antenna - dual mirror mounted
  • Spotlights over left and right-hand doors
  • Aerodynamic equipment to suit all applications

CL112 Specs


4x2, 6x4, 8x4, 10x4, set back front axle
Rigid Truck 

day cab
34" mid roof sleeper cab


Cummins ISL
In line 6 cylinder (8.9 litre)
> 320 hp (235 kW), 996 lb-ft
> 340 hp (250 kW), 1106 lb-ft
> 360 hp (265 kW), 1180 lb-ft
> 380 hp (280 kW), 1254 lb-ft
> 400 hp (294 kW), 1254 lb-ft

Transmission  To suit engine and GCM^
>Eaton Manual
>Allison 3000 RDS and 4500 RDS
Rear suspension

> Freightliner AirLiner™ 40K, Air Bag 
> Freightliner AirLiner™ 46K, Air Bag
> Freightliner TufTrak™ 40K, 6 rod/steel spring
> Freightliner TufTrak™ 46K, 6 rod/steel spring  
> Hendrickson HLM-2 lazy pusher axle suspension

Dual leveling valves optional 


> GVM 24,000kg
> GCM 28,500kg
> GVM 28,500kg
> GCM 32,000kg
> GVM 32,000kg
> GCM 36,000kg

^ GVM and GCM ratings are for standard equipment only in on-highway operation. Off-highway operations and higher ratings are available with approved Daimler Trucks Technical Application Data (TAD) form.

  • ICU4 Driver Message Centre
  • Low air pressure warning light and buzzer
  • Primary / secondary air pressure gauges
  • Tandem rear axle temperature gauges
  • Electric engine coolant temperature gauge
  • Engine oil temperature and pressure gauges
  • Transmission oil temperature gauge
  • Voltmeter
  • Analogue clock
  • Two extra switches with indicator lights wired to back of cab




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