Parker Hannifin Hydraulic Drive Cuts Fuel Burn by As Much as Half
Florida’s Miami-Dade County has placed its third order for Autocar E3 refuse trucks with the RunWise hydraulic hybrid drivetrain, manufacturer Parker Hannifin reports.
The order for 29 new trucks “brings the total fleet to 64 and emphasizes Miami-Dade’s commitment to saving taxpayers money through efficient technology that reduces fuel consumption up to 50%,” states a release.
Parker notes that RunWise-equipped refuse trucks have logged more than a million miles of operation. They capture more than 71% of a vehicle’s otherwise lost braking energy, the company says, “which can save up to 4,300 gallons of fuel per year, per truck.”
‘This Technology Works’
“Miami-Dade’s repeat orders prove that this technology works and continues to cut costs and reduce emissions for the county,” Parker Hannifin hybrid drive systems GM Shane Terblanche said in a release.
“We are encouraged by the positive feedback on RunWise’s environmental and operational results from Miami-Dade, which is among more than 30 other municipalities across the U.S. benefiting from our technology,” he said.
Available for Rent, Too
“The new orders coming in for our Autocar E3 trucks with RunWise technology validate the significant savings and reduced emissions,” Autocar powertrain and strategies VP Trevor Bridges said in the Parker announcement.
The Autocar trucks with Parker’s RunWise technology are also available to waste management companies on a rent-to-own basis through Tampa-based Big Truck Rental (F&F, April 29).
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Source: Parker Hannifin with Fleets & Fuels follow-up