Archive for May, 2012

Gasoline-Powered Ottawa Truck Meets Strict Emissions Standards

on 24 May, 2012

When you reduce the emissions of your heavy equipment, this means you are concern of the environment. It becomes even more critical if you live in an area with strict emission standards. According to Wikipedia, Emission standards are requirements that set specific limits to the amount of pollutants that can be released into the environment. Many emissions standards focus on regulating pollutants released by automobiles (motor cars) and other powered vehicles but they can also regulate emissions from industry, power plants, small equipment such as lawn mowers and diesel generators.             According to this article from Fleet Equipment, Cargotec has added a gasoline-powered model to its Ottawa Truck trailer spotter line. This new heavy equipment meets the 2012 EPA emissions and California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards for on-road vehicle emissions.   Emissions are extremely low because it utilizes standard unleaded 87 octane fuel and has an automotive type catalytic converter exhaust systems. The industry emphasizes this importance of this in places like California and in other urban areas…

Terminal Tractors like the new Xspotter can use CNG fuel alternative

on 11 May, 2012

If you work in construction or work or live on a farm, a yard truck is the only practical vehicle you’ll consider buying. But what happens if you need a yard truck and still want to be considerate of the environment? Awareness of the rise in the cost of diesel fuel, Autocar industry developed new and improved eco-friendly terminal trucks, the XSpotter Series. They are used in much heavy duty truck applications, and are available with a factory- built natural gas power called Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). CNG is fossil fuel substitute for gasoline, diesel fuel, and LPG. It is widely considered a more environmentally “clean” alternative to conventional fuels. It is also much safer than other choices in the event of a spill: it will quickly disperse when released because natural gas is lighter than air. Aside from the eco-friendly fuel, XSpotter series also have a Cummins diesel power option. The Cummins provides a 200 HP power source @ 2600 RMP, and registers 520 ft-lb of torque.  …

Ottawa Truck dealers order more than 250 terminal tractors at AGM

on 4 May, 2012

Ottawa terminal tractor dealers assembled in Las Vegas for the Ottawa Truck division’s annual meeting in late March, and placed orders for over 250 terminal tractors equipped with Cummins Tier 4i (Interim) diesel engines that meet new US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards. Ottawa Truck (O.T.) is the first manufacturer to sell powerful motor-driven vehicle powered by the Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4i engine, the company said. The engine uses cooled exhaust gas recirculation, a common rail fuel system, and a catalytic converter for exhaust after-treatment technology to reduce emissions to new national standards governing off-road engines in the 75-173 hp range.    “As the terminal tractor industry leader, we are proud to add another ‘first’ to our long list of product developments,” says David Wood, director of Terminal Tractors North America, for Cargotec USA, the O.T. parent company. “We will begin installing the new Tier 4i Cummins engines in off-road tractors in June, providing our customers with a product that will reduce particulate matter and nitrous oxide emissions…

Ottawa Truck Models Are Still Popular Under Kalmar Industries

on 4 May, 2012

The Ottawa Truck (O.T.) line provides several solutions for your distribution center or yard. Even though the O.T. Company was picked up by Kalmar in 1958, this popular line of yard spotters is still known for high quality in materials and construction. Kalmar was actually the first automobile company in America to introduce the terminal tractor. The construction even makes many of the older O.T. models still popular today. This includes the Ottawa Commando and Ottawa Spotter truck, both running with a diesel Cummins engine and all steel wheels. The Ottawa Commando, or yard spotter, is a medium duty truck with tandem rear axles and a 5.9 liter diesel engine. The tilted hydraulic cab offers more driving comfort for any yard truck operator. Another popular O.T. is the Ottawa Spotter. Available in several cab configurations, the Ottawa Spotter is powered by a Cummins diesel 6.7 liter engine with 173 horsepower and an automatic engine. This yard truck has a single rear axle. If you are looking for a newer…

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