Fully Integrated Systems for Back-of-Cab and Rail Mount
Shown on a Swift Cascadia with Hexagon Lincoln Type IVs
South Carolina’s Mainstay Alternatives promoted back-of-cab and side-rail compressed natural gas fuel cylinder arrays at ACT Expo 2014, showing them on a Swift Transportation Freightliner Cascadia hosted by Questar Fueling.
“We’re in the middle of a 200-truck order” for Swift, said Mainstay Swift president David Benner. About 80 are already operating, he told F&F.
Mainstay’s BOC array employs five 21-inch Type IV all-composite fuel cylinders from Hexagon Lincoln, staggered to save space and affording 134 diesel gallon equivalents of onboard CNG. BOC arrays are also available for 80 and 107 DGE.
A New Facility in Greer
The side-rail unit shown at ACT Expo, designed to allow the factory Cascadia aerodynamic fairing to remain in place, uses a single 26-inch Hexagon Lincoln tank for 37 DGEs. Side-rail units for 26 and 43 DGEs were described.
Mainstay also produces its own control modules for CNG fueling. They come standard with NGV1 fill receptacles with fast-fill receptacles optional.
The company said at the end of April that it’s moved to a new, larger facility in Greer, S.C.
Questar said earlier this year that it’s building CNG stations for customers including Swift in Texas (F&F, January 14).
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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, Calif.