American Power Group (APG) has been chosen by Harrison Truck Centers (HTC) to provide its turbocharged natural gas dual fuel system for dealer’s new dual fuel heavy-duty and severe-duty glider kit product line launch.
In collaboration with WheelTime Network’s Interstate Power Systems, HTC will install APG’s equipment and associated natural gas storage tanks at the glider kit production facility in Elk Run Heights, Iowa. Target markets will include heavy-haul on-highway glider kits and HTC’s first severe-duty dual fuel glider kits for the oil and gas, logging, and mining industries. Harrison Truck Centers is an Iowa-based, full service Freightliner/Western Star dealership and one of the industry leaders in the production of Freightliner Glider Kits.
Freightliner Glider Kit are designed, engineered and assembled alongside new Freightliner trucks and are available in day cab or sleeper units with a wide range of options at a much lower cost compared to a new diesel truck.
Brian Harrison, Harrison Truck Center’s President and CEO, stated, “We are truly excited about adding APG’s Dual Fuel solution as a glider kit option and are even more pleased that we now have a viable mainstream solution to address the underserved high horsepower natural gas engine market.”
Mr. Harrison noted, “We currently have two APG severe-duty glider trucks operating in some of the harshest oil and gas field environments in the U.S. and are experiencing great performance results and high up-time. Our marketing launch will start this spring with a Freightliner 122SD Severe-Duty Dual Fuel Glider Kit being displayed at several national truck, oil and gas and alternative fuel vehicular conferences. We expect dual fuel gliders will be rolling off the production line by early-summer.”
Source: American Power Group.