Gasoline-Powered Ottawa Truck Meets Strict Emissions Standards
It’s always good to try to reduce the emissions your equipment puts into the air, but if you live in an area with strict emissions standards it becomes even more critical. According to this article from Fleet Equipment, Cargotec has added a gasoline-powered model to its Ottawa Truck trailer spotter line. This new truck meets the 2012 EPA emissions and California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards for on-road vehicle emissions.
As Cargotec’s director of Terminal Tractors in North America, David Wood, explained: “Because it utilizes standard unleaded 87 octane fuel and has an automotive type catalytic convertor exhaust system, emissions are extremely low.” Wood went on to emphasize the importance of this in places like California and in other urban areas where strict regulations can limit the use of diesel-powered terminal tractors.
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 truck 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:
- 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
- Ford flat panel type air cleaner
If you’re interested in learning more about Ottawa Trucks or any other type of terminal tractor, contact us