Heavy equipment transporters can help meet government anti-idling regulations with Retriever, a truck bed that can load and unload 30,000-pound payloads with the truck’s engine off. The system can reduce idling time by as much as 95 percent, leading to lower emissions, extended engine life and maintenance intervals on the truck’s emissions system and generating fuel savings. Retriever’s No Idle System uses the truck’s air system – not hydraulics – for truck bed power. Once the compressor has filled the truck’s tanks, it continues pumping until the 60-gallon No Idle System tank is filled to 120 psi. Under normal driving operation, it takes between four and six minutes to bring the system up to full pressure.
No Idle unit lets operators load or unload with truck engine off
August 17, 2007