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Catalina Pacific: 118 CNG Concrete Mixers

November 3, 2017 in CNG, concrete, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Kenworth T880S Chassis, McNeilus Bodies, Agility Tanks

Catalina Pacific says it will have 118 new compressed natural gas-fueled concrete mixer trucks in service by year-end, noting that 52 of the trucks are already at work in the Los Angeles area.

CalPortland says that its Catalina Pacific unit will field 118 CNG- concrete mixers by year-end. The trucks ate build on Kenworth T88S chassis with with McNeilus CNG fuel systems and Agility cylinders.

“Catalina Pacific’s transition to a fleet of compressed natural gas/CNG-fueled low-NOx engine mixers contributes to the attainment of greenhouse gas and NOx reduction goals set forth by the California Legislature, the California Air Resources Board, and other regional and local agencies,” Allen Hamblen, president and CEO of parent company CalPortland said in a release.

“By selecting engines fueled by natural gas over diesel, Catalina Pacific continues to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the environment, community, and the safety of our employees,” Hamblen said.

‘Firmly on the Road to Zero’

The trucks are built on the Kenworth T880S chassis and are powered by the super low-NOx, 8.9-liter ISL G Near Zero dedicated-natural gas, spark-ignition engine.

They have McNeilus Bridgemaster Transit bodies with the McNeilus CNG system each employing two CNG fuel cylinders from Agility Fuel Solutions (often still referred to as Hexagon cylinders). Each tank can hold 38 diesel gallon equivalents of natural gas fuel for a per-vehicle total of 76 DGEs.

“Catalina Pacific is firmly on the Road to Zero,” states the CalPortland announcement.

A Kenworth T880S-chassis concrete mixer with McNeilus body was shown at ACT Expo 2017 this past spring (F&F, July 7).

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Source: Catalina Pacific with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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