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Willis APU keeps drivers out of the cold

Feb. 26, 2007
The Willis Auxiliary Power Unit, manufactured by Auxiliary Power Dynamics, offers an alternative with heating and cooling capacity that's among the highest in the industry

Record icy-cold temperatures and above-average snowfall may be the norm throughout the United States and Canada this winter. But that doesn't mean truck drivers have to wake up to bone-chilling cold or idle their truck engines and risk large fines.

The Willis Auxiliary Power Unit, manufactured by Auxiliary Power Dynamics, offers an alternative with heating and cooling capacity that's among the highest in the industry. It also keeps truck drivers and their companies from being slapped with hefty fines for idling their truck engines since it provides auxiliary power as soon as the truck is parked. Its three-cylinder, 18-hp Kubota engine makes it quiet, powerful and inexpensive to maintain.

"When drivers operate the Willis APU, they can stay warm in their truck and sleeper as if they were running the truck engine," said Will Watson, vice president for sales and marketing for the Sparks, Nev-based APU manufacturer. "The Willis APU offers heating and cooling similar to the truck's heating, air conditioning and ventilation system since it's integrated into the truck's system.

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