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Purchasing Ottawa Yard Trucks

on 26 July, 2012

There are several things you need to consider before purchasing yard trucks. You will have to make sure that you purchase the correct type of commercial heavy duty vehicle and for the right price.     One of the most common brands is the Kalmar Ottawa Truck. Within the industry, you can choose from several different types including a 4×2 off road tractor, a 4×2 DOT/EPA, a 6×4 DOT/EPA, a V10 Gas Powered, and an Ottawa Hybrid.  The hybrid has been popular lately due to environmental concerns. However, for this type of model the price can be much higher than any of the other ones, considering what type of road you will be driving on. If your operations are confined to private property you should opt for the model that is off-road. This will allow you to drive safely off road without any legal issues. You will need to consider how much the budget you’ve allocated for your trailer. These can get expensive so make sure that you look…

The hybrid Kalmar tractor uses two, parallel power sources.

on 22 June, 2012

As the Kalmar Truck introduced the Ottawa 4×2 off-highway terminal tractor, big changes came to their line. As a result, it was a hydraulic hybrid with more fuel efficiency and cleaner operation. It’s really worth keeping an eye on. Since emission standards are strictly implemented, and considering the rise in the cost of diesel fuel, engineers moved forward to develop the hybrid powerful motor-driven vehicle. The parallel power system is unlike an electric hybrid: the hybrid machine transfers the energy twice vs. four times with an electric hybrid. The new hybrid design brings a new standard in operational efficiencies in the following areas: IMPROVED COST-EFFECTIVENESS, NO DOWNTIME DUE TO RECHARGING, EASE OF MAINTENANCE, and other benefits.     Efficiency begins in the yard where drivers operate their rigs in tight turns and a lot of stop-and-go in port facilities or distribution yards. At the core of the vehicle’s fuel economy is the HY-POWER hydraulic, hybrid drive that allows zero emissions and fuel savings when the engine isn’t running when…

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…

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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