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Langford equips fleet with Hy-Drive hydrogen generating systems

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Minnesota-based Langford is equipping its entire fleet of trucks with Hy-Drive Technologies' C...

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Minnesota-based Langford is equipping its entire fleet of trucks with Hy-Drive Technologies’ Clean Burn technology, the company reports.

The carrier tested Hy-Drive’s hydrogen generating system on selected trucks and monitored results using PeopleNet’s on-board Web-based performance monitoring system. The Hy-Drive system generates and injects hydrogen gas into a regular internal combustion engine, enhancing the combustion process by allowing fuel to burn more efficiently and completely, the company says.

Langford officials say the system produced increased fuel efficiency, higher horsepower and a reduction of emissions.

“The proof is in the pudding,” said Greg Langford, founder and president of the company. “One of our owner/operators has achieved an increase of more than a mile-per-gallon in fuel economy. We’re getting better engine performance. But most importantly, we’re cleaning up the environment.”

Hy-Drive president, Tom Brown, says more than 130 North American fleets are currently testing the system.

“We are confident that Langford represents the first of many companies that will become believers once they see the performance in real-world applications,” he says.

Langford says the company’s Hy-Drive-equipped trucks are achieving more than seven miles per gallon, resulting in a savings of US$700 per month. Langfords owner/operators are able to lease-purchase the Hy-Drive units for US$400 per month.

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