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Toyota Talks Up Its First CNG Car-Hauler

November 24, 2015 in CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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

Toyota Transport has its first CNG-fueled tractor-trailer.

Toyota Transport has its first CNG-fueled tractor-trailer. The Peterbilt 365 day cab has rail-mounted CNG storage by Agility Fuel Systems, 45 DGE per side.



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.

Toyota Transport’s Southern California vehicle delivery unit operates 32 trucks in Long Beach and Mira Loma, delivering approximately 200,000 vehicles per year. The company now has its first car hauler fueled by compressed natural gas.

Toyota Transport’s Southern California vehicle delivery unit operates 32 trucks in Long Beach and Mira Loma, delivering approximately 200,000 vehicles per year. The company now has its first car hauler fueled by compressed natural gas.

“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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Source: Toyota with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

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