Freightliner offers anti-idling package

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Freightliner Trucks now offers an integrated auxiliary heating/air conditioning and power generation package as optional, factory-installed original equipment on new truck models.

The Idle Solutions package is being supplied by Dometic Environmental Corp. and Temco Metal Products Co. The systems will be available on new Century Class S/T, Columbia, Coronado, Classic and Classic XL truck models. Installations will be made at Freightliner In-Service Centers.

The Idle Solutions system consists of a Dometic 14,000 BTU HVAC system and a Temco 7.2 kilowatt power generator. It is completely independent from the main engine and other truck systems.

The Dometic HVAC system consists of a condensing unit, which is mounted outside the cab, and a cooling/heating unit inside the sleeper. The two components are joined by quick-connect refrigerant linesets, which are precharged at the factory, allowing for easy installation without special EPA-approved equipment. The system provides 2,500 watts of heating capacity for cold weather.

The Temco auxiliary power unit consists of a three-cylinder, liquid-cooled 15.8-horsepower Perkins diesel engine driving a 7.2 kilowatt generator. It uses an average of 0.3 gallons per hour of diesel fuel, the company says.

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