Order for Tuffshell Type IV Cylinders for 200 Freightliners
Hexagon Lincoln has disclosed on order worth some $5 million for its Tuffshell brand compressed natural gas fuel cylinders. The lightweight Type IV all-composite tanks are for 200 CNG-fueled Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia trucks for Swift Transportation.
“After trying CNG and LNG trucks in pilot fleets, we chose CNG and cylinders from Hexagon Lincoln for our own systems,” Swift equipment purchasing and shop operations VP Russ Thompson says in a Hexagon Lincoln release.
The Tuffshell tanks, the manufacturer says, “allow fleet owners the flexibility of increased range with less compromise of payload capacity and wheelbase. The company’s 26-inch tank family, officially launched in January this year, are the largest Type 4 NGV fuel tanks in the marketplace.”
Hexagon Lincoln claims “the best combination of weight savings, stored volume, robustness and cost in the industry.”
‘This Is Why’
“This is why industry leaders like Swift Transportation choose our CNG cylinders over the competition,” Hexagon Lincoln business development manager Dave Myers says in his firm’s Swift order announcement.
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Source: Hexagon Lincoln with Fleets & Fuels follow-up