Mack no-idle system

May 25, 2007
Mack Trucks has announced the Idle Free Hybrid System is now available as an option on its trucks

Mack Trucks has announced the Idle Free Hybrid System is now available as an option on its trucks. The system utilizes battery power to provide electrical power and save fuel.

The batteries can be recharged in three ways: by the truck’s alternator when the engine is running, through a shore power connection when the vehicle is stopped, or through an available connection to the reefer unit for tractors hauling refrigerated trailers.

When the truck is not moving, the driver can use battery power or shore power to run heating, air conditioning, and amenities. The system provides either 12- or 120-volt power.

The total system weights 370 lbs, is quiet, consumes no fuel, requires no maintenance, and does not violate local idling restrictions, Mack said.

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