Sterling rolls out natural gas-fueled tractor
Aug 1, 2008 12:00 PM
Sterling Truck Corporation has rolled out a new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractor. The Sterling Set-Back 113 fueled with NG is ideal for port operations, as well as natural gas utilities and municipalities. An OEM factory-built product, this truck is powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G.
NG technology can save an estimated $6,000 in annual fuel and operating costs per truck. Customers in states such as California will also benefit from tax incentives for alternative fuel vehicles. Fuel providers take advantage of these incentives, too, which means that accessibility to NG fuel is on the rise.
The Cummins Westport ISL G, an 8.9-liter stoichiometric cooled-exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) engine, offers low emissions without sacrificing performance and efficiency.
Available in ratings up to 320 horsepower, the ISL G already meets EPA 2010 standards with 85 percent lower nitrogen oxide emissions than the C Gas Plus engine and offers the highest power-to-weight ratio in class with an optimized turbocharger. The ISL G also has a maintenance-free exhaust system with a three-way catalyst (TWC). No further technology or aftertreatment will be required to meet 2010 emissions standards.
For more information, visit www.SterlingTrucks.com.
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