Milestone Is Close, Says Heavy Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Manufacturer
Parker Hannifin said Monday that its fleet of refuse trucks equipped with the RunWise series hydraulic hybrid driveline is approaching one million miles of operation.
Autocar E3 refuse trucks with the RunWise drive have covered enough ground throughout 75,000 hours of operation to circle the earth over 28 times, Parker says. “Vehicle owners continue to report 99% uptime and fuel savings averaging 43%, reinforcing the performance and reliability of the RunWise system.”
“The strong performance of the Parker system continues to draw inquiries and orders from numerous municipalities and fleet operators and we will further extend the technology to new platforms and fuel types in the medium and heavy duty segment,” Parker hybrid drive systems division GM Shane Terblanche said in a release.
Florida’s Miami-Dade County and Orlando are mentioned as customers, as are New Braunfels, Texas and Advanced Disposal.
Parker recently affirmed plans for a compressed natural gas variant of the RunWise-powered Autocat E3 (F&F, October 1).
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Source: Parker Hannifin with Fleets & Fuels follow-up