8.0-Liter Product Said to Squeeze Out the Power and Savings
Michigan’s Powertrain Integration snaked into ACT Expo 2104 with a new name for its 8.0-liter propane engine. The engine is now dubbed PIthon.
“Pythons are strong, powerful snakes that constrict their prey,” said company president Robert Pachla. “PIthon squeezes every bit of power, every penny of savings out of operators’ precious fuel and maintenance dollars.”
PIthon fills a “huge gap for big block engines in the medium-duty on-highway market,” the manufacturer says, adding, “PIthon-equipped vehicle weights average approximately 500 pounds less than comparable diesel chassis, which enables users to increase their payload by an equivalent amount or possibly save more fuel.”
Trucks and Buses
PIthon powers the new propane-fueled Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp S2G truck that was in trhe ACT Expo 2014 ride-and drive, and is being offered as on option on the Saf-T-Liner C2 Propane school bus by Thomas Built.
Both have fuel systems by CleanFuel USA, as do FCCC MT-45 vans with 6.0-liter Power Train Integration engine – 1,000 of which are being deployed by UPS this year (F&F, March 5).
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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, Calif.