Gasoline-Powered Ottawa Truck Meets Strict Emissions Standards
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 where strict regulations can limit the use of diesel-powered heavy duty equipment.
According to Cargotec, this gasoline-powered terminal tractor can reach top speeds more quickly and also has a higher maximum speed in third and fourth gear than a comparable diesel-powered one. The gasoline-powered machine features a Ford 6.8L 3-Valve V10 engine and is coupled with an Allison 3000 RDS transmission.
The gasoline powertrain setup is available for both the Ottawa 4×2 Off-Road and 4×2 DOT/EPA terminal tractors. Two batteries are standard, and special features on these trucks include a Vertical exhaust system with catalytic muffler, OBD II and J1939 diagnostic connections under the dash, 50-gallon step-type fuel tank on the driver’s side, Ford starter and 175 amp alternator, and Ford flat panel type air cleaner.