Espar Heating Systems has introduced the E-Delivery Truck Kit. This all-inclusive kit comes with the well known 17,000-BTU Hydronic 5 fuel-operated engine pre-heater in aluminum covered box, but in this case it adds a set-and-forget programmable timer with a multi-function dash-mounted switch that’s tied into the truck’s fan settings. It allows for on-demand heat while drivers are on delivery.

The simple switch can be set to run from 5 to 60 minutes and monitors battery levels.

The increasing environmental pressure for fleets to reduce idling while parked at loading docks and customer locations, says Espar, makes this option attractive to grocery, beverage and any other such fleet making multiple daily deliveries. Typically a standard Espar truck kit is operated by a timer that’s used for a pre-set period to engage the heater prior to daily operation.

The Hydronic 5 and other Espar coolant heaters work independently of the engine and thus pre-heat the cab and engine alike.

The heaters are integrated in the engine’s cooling system. The thermal energy gained is then distributed through the vehicle’s own heat exchanger as forced hot air, heating the cab via existing air vents. The engine is warmed up with the residual heat in the cooling water.

Espar products are available through all truck OEMs, Thermo King dealers, and many other aftermarket distributors.

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