Truck & Engine

Trillium CNG’s fast-fill compressor

Trillium CNG’s 7-inch Hydraulic Intensifier Compressor is designed to reduce compressed natural gas vehicle refueling time by half. The fast-fill technology mirrors Trillium’s existing 5-inch HY-C that is engineered to achieve fueling rates of 10 gasoline gallon equivalents per minute. Trillium CNG, www.trilliumcng.com

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Xantrex’s combination inverter/battery charger

Xantrex’s Freedom SW 230VAC/50Hz combination inverter, battery charger and transfer switch is designed to provide fully automatic electrical power management for trucks of all sizes. When connected to an external AC power source, the Freedom SW allows the energy to pass through and power connected equipment. When disconnected from external power, the unit automatically inverts DC battery power into AC power. Features include automatic overload protection, short-circuit protection, integrated resettable AC breakers and a power factor-corrected ...

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Penray’s heavy-duty coolant filters

Penray’s latest heavy-duty coolant filters for Class 6-8 vehicles feature a synthetic media with the company’s proprietary Need-Release technology that introduces coolant additives and fortifiers on an as-needed basis to help stabilize the coolant for optimum effectiveness. The fiberglass-based filtering media is incorporated into a triple-layer design to provide added filtration even in extreme operating conditions. The design features a structural steel screen with an epoxy coating that helps provides a more durable foundation; both ...

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Davco’s fuel preheater for diesel engines

Davco’s re-engineered Fuel Pro 483 fuel preheater for diesel engines now has internal passages and four coolant ports to allow the use of engine coolant as a heating source when the truck is on the road. Other heating options include 12- and 24-volt preheaters that preheat fuel in 6 to 10 minutes before starting the engine; and a 120-volt overnight heater that provides heat to prevent gelling when the truck is parked overnight. Davco Technology, www.davco.com

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Parker Hannifin’s CNG regulator system

Parker Hannifin's Veriflo Division has developed a CNG Vehicle Gas Regulator System for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that is engineered to perform in extreme engine and environmental operating conditions and increase the usable range of compressed natural gas vehicles by 10 to 15 percent. Integrated internal regulator components are designed to work together to help eliminate fuel line failures due to freezing, dampen flow-induced vibration, reduce drop at high flow and extend cycle life. Parker Hannifin, http://solutions.parker.com/alternativefuels

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Freightliner adds Allison output retarder as M2 112 Refuse option

Freightliner Trucks announced that the Allison Transmissions output retarder is now available as an option for M2 112 Natural Gas refuse trucks spec’d with Allison 3000 and 4000 series RDS transmissions. Integrated with the Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine and part of the transmission, the output retarder is designed to provide seamless secondary vehicle braking, ultimately reducing pad deterioration and enhancing the lifespan of the refuse truck’s service brakes. The retarder can be configured ...

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Bully Dog’s ECM tuner

Bully Dog’s latest ECM Tuner is available for Cat, Cummins, Detroit and Paccar engines. The tuner’s “Economy” setting is designed to help drivers achieve mileage gains of 6 to 12 percent or more and to increase horsepower and torque by up to 15 percent while maintaining economy and adding up to 20 percent more power. It also features the ability to read and erase trouble codes and to adjust the speed limiter. Bully Dog Technologies, www.bullydogbigrig.com

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