WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Navistar has announced it is offering a new aftermarket auxiliary power unit (APU) on International trucks.
The Fleetrite APU can save customers up to US$8,500 per truck, the company says.
“A Class 8 truck burns a little more than a gallon of diesel fuel per hour idling, and a long-haul sleeper idles around 2,400 hours per year,” said Ron Sandefur, vice-president, aftermarket purchasing and products, Navistar Parts Group. “Figure in the high price of diesel fuel and the result is a lot of wasted money. With a Fleetrite APU, truck owners can reduce fuel usage to only 0.3 gallons of fuel per hour while idling, or up to 80% less than normal idle, saving fleets and owner/operators up to $8,500 a year and 1,920 gallons of fuel annually per truck.”
The Fleetrite APU can be retrofitted to any make of Class 8 truck. It has a 14 hp, two-cylinder engine and a large in-cab display with easy-to-use touch button functions, the company says. Two CARB-compliant models are available, one for use with EPA07 engines that is equipped with a diesel particulate filter.
In addition to the Fleetrite system, International dealers also offer the NITE battery-powered cab comfort system, Espar cab heaters, the Webasto C5 truck heating and cooling units as well as Autotherm energy-recovery units for daycabs. It will also offer a factory-installed MaxxPower APU as an option on new International Class 8 trucks beginning later this year.
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