Its combination cleaners combine high-pressure water and vacuum systems to effectively clean both sanitary and storm drainage infrastructure. Vac-Con tapped Freightliner Trucks to develop the CNG truck based on its ability to fulfill its unique specs and need for a turnkey chassis solution.
“There’s a tremendous green movement happening now, and our customers are looking to us to provide efficient products with alternative fuel options,” said Tom Jody, marketing manager for Vac-Con. “From the beginning, the team at Freightliner Trucks had a genuine interest in this concept, and in its success.”
The truck will include an Allison 3000RDS transmission for optimum performance and efficiency, which include patented torque converter technology that results in improved startability at the launch of the vehicle, full power shifts, and a better performing engine. “The CNG project was truly a partnership and we look forward to continuing our work with Freightliner to further refine this and other natural gas products,” Jody added.
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
Source: Freightliner Trucks