Latest 160-DGE Unit Said to Weigh Less and Fill Faster
Agility Fuel Systems has chosen this week’s American Trucking Associations TMC gathering to unveil a new, 160-diesel gallon equivalent behind-the-cab compressed natural gas fuel cylinder assembly.
(ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council annual meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition continues through Thursday, March 4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.)
The new 160-DGE unit from Agility “delivers the most efficient package of any CNG heavy-duty vehicle system on the road today,” the company says. It is mounted as much as six inches closer to the cab for improved aerodynamics and to allow for more rail space, and at 2,150 pounds is “the lightest in the industry.
“Its compact design sets the bar in performance, durability and safety while also filling significantly faster than competition,” Agility says – “up to 13% faster fill-ups than the nearest competitor.”
Agility further claims:
- better durability, with an aircraft-grade aluminum structure mounted on rubber isolators to reduce stress on components;
- reduced stress as neck-mounted cylinders with anti-spin design eliminates tank rotation that can stress fuel lines;
- the best hardware, with Geomet-coated fasteners for “the ultimate in corrosion protection;” and
- outstanding finish, with pre-treated aluminum covers painted at Agility’s automated world-class, automotive-grade paint facility.
The new cylinder array is also the most reliable, Agility says, as it has been track-tested for one million miles.
‘Well Ahead of the Curve’
“Our vision is to transform the transportation world by designing the most innovative, clean natural gas systems in the market today to ensure a more sustainable future tomorrow,” Agility CEO Kathleen Ligocki said in the new product release.
“Our latest product, the 2016 behind- the-cab 160 DGE CNG fuel system offers our customers a unique value proposition in performance, weight, fill time, durability and aesthetics,” she said: “well ahead of the curve in our industry.”
ATA returns to the Music City Center in Nashville for next year’s TMC meeting: February 27-March 2, 2017.
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