Bi-Fuel Vehicles for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Oklahoma City-based Heartland CNG has a contract to convert 43 trucks to compressed natural gas-gasoline bi-fuel operation for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
The vehicles are extended-cab Chevrolet Silverado pickups with 5.3-liter direct-injection engines. Heartland is using fuel systems from Utah’s AGA Systems.
Heartland is also a Ford QVM – Qualified Vehicle Modifier – and is stepping up work on Ford’s New Transit Van for 2015. For the Transit, Heartland uses fuel systems from Altech-Eco, says GM Justin Steckman.
CNG Still a Good Deal
Steckman is now the owner of Heartland CNG too, having stepped up to buy the company after a suitor backed out due to the drop in oil prices. He told F&F that he’s emphasizing services like cylinder inspections and filter changes as business has slowed – gasoline is now cheaper than CNG at public access stations in his area.
Delivery and other fleets with their own fueling installations are still saving money with CNG, he says, and remain good candidates for the Transit Van.
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Source: Heartland CNG with Fleets & Fuels follow-up