Designed and Built in Collaboration with Peterbilt, Cottrell, Agility
Toyota is trumpeting its in-house Toyota Transport unit’s first compressed natural gas-fueled car hauler. “We started exploring the CNG option more than three years ago, and it has been worth the wait,” Toyota Transport senior compliance analyst Kirk Welch said in a release. updated December 1
The truck has a Peterbilt 365 day cab tractor (with 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine by Cummins Westport) modified for CNG operation in league with Cottrell, Inc. Agility Fuel Systems helped with a design that allows for continued use of a nine-car trailer with an over-the-cab head rack.
It’s the first full car hauler trailer with head rack that Cottrell has manufactured onto a CNG truck, Toyota says.
“This was a first for Toyota Logistics but also for Cottrell. We were able to work with Peterbilt and Agility Fuel Systems to alter the design of our headrack to accommodate the natural gas tanks while still maximizing payload,” Cottrell western regional sales manager Adam Strong says in the Toyota release.
The Agility design employs Type IV CNG cylinders from Hexagon Lincoln affording fuel storage of 90 diesel gall equivalents – 45 DGEs per side.
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