Cascadia Tractors via Fitzgerald with DDC 60 Engines
And CNG Cylinder Assemblies by Agility Fuel Systems
Florida’s Diesel 2 Gas, Inc. is talking up an order for five compressed natural gas-diesel dual fuel trucks for Foodliner, stating that they are Freightliner Cascadia sleepers assembled by Fitzgerald Glider with CNG cylinder arrays by Agility Fuel Systems.
The trucks have Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines modified with D2G’s DualFlex+ kits, and as such “are enabled to run on up to 60% CNG and 40% diesel.”
“The Cascadia aerodynamic design, together with the fuel efficiency of the Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine, should result in the best mileage per gallon, for 500-horsepower trucks, ever to be released on U.S. roads,” D2G says.
‘Full Diesel Fuel Security’
“The 60% gas substitution will result in one of the lowest fuel cost trucks in America while maintaining all of the original diesel performance,” the announcement states.
The D2G upfit allows 100% diesel operation in the event that CNG is unavailable: “This full diesel fuel security opens the road to many carriers that may have been reluctant to switch to 100% natural gas vehicles,” D2G says.
“We have created a new class 8 truck product built from a new aerodynamic truck chassis, with the industry’s leading engine,” D2G CEO Elio Muller says in his firm’s release.
“By incorporating, the best CNG fuel storage system, and the most proven dual-fuel system, we have created a truck that delivers everything our customer Foodliner demands,” he said.
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Source: Diesel 2 Gas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up