Power Solutions International’s 8.8-liter propane engine featured by TICO during the ACT Expo
LONG BEACH, Calif.,
Introduced at a previous ACT Expo, the Pro-Spotter terminal tractor was the first major collaboration between PSI and TICO to integrate custom alternative-fuel engines into TICO’s powertrain platform options. TICO Pro-Spotter terminal tractors are widely used in distribution centers, rail terminals and ports to move semi-trailers and shipping containers. Specific fleet customers are moving forward with alternative fuels and run numerous TICO Pro-Spotters with PSI’s 8.8L CNG and LPG engines in their facilities nationwide.
TICO Pro-Spotters with PSI’s emissions-certified 8.8-liter engines provide uncompromised power, performance, fuel efficiency and fuel flexibility to any user. The engine also powers medium-duty bus and truck applications.
“TICO and PSI have an excellent collaboration to provide the marketplace with products that meet demands, whether through gasoline or alternative fuels,” PSI CEO John Miller said. “In coupling our propane and gasoline solutions with TICO’s applications, we have many opportunities to serve ports that want to replace diesel-powered equipment with cleaner fuels.”
TICO and PSI are displaying a UPS propane tractor in conjunction with the
“Port operators need equipment that gets the job done cost-effectively while meeting emissions regulations. Propane-powered equipment checks all those boxes,” said Tucker Perkins, president and CEO of PERC. “The propane industry has worked with PSI to develop a line of engines that provide the lowest total cost of ownership with clean emissions, and the TICO port tractor is a great solution using their engine. We’re pleased to work with TICO and PSI to show attendees at ACT the value propane can bring to the industry.”
In addition to the Pro-Spotter terminal tractor, TICO will promote its recently developed propane pony tank fuel replenishment system during the Expo. The patent-pending system, which uses rail-fed forklifts to replenish propane fuel tanks on trucks every eight hours, enables vehicles to operate constantly.
PSI develops and delivers powertrains purpose built for the Class 3 through Class 7 medium duty trucks and buses for the North American and Asian markets, which includes work trucks, school and transit buses, terminal tractors, and various other vocational vehicles. In addition, PSI develops and delivers complete industrial power systems that are used worldwide in stationary and mobile power generation applications supporting standby, prime, distributed generation, demand response, and co-generation power (CHP) applications; and mobile industrial applications that include forklifts, aerial lifts, industrial sweepers, aircraft ground support, arbor, agricultural and construction equipment. For more information on PSI, visit www.psiengines.com.
About TICO Manufacturing
Born in the ports, the TICO Pro-Spotter is a product with the most effective R&D strategy in the yard tractor market today. And from that experience as an OEM manufacturer, TICO has been able to operate and maintain a fleet of over 1,400 yard tractors at ports across North America. Its Pro-Spotter On- and Off-Highway terminal tractors and Pro-Shuttle terminal trailers are also currently in use in distribution centers and rail terminals throughout the continent. Pro-Spotter terminal tractor sales, service, parts, and rentals are available through its North American dealer network.
TICO Manufacturing is the quality manufacturer of the TICO terminal tractors, which are built “For The Real World” in Ridgeland, S.C. For more information, please visit www.ticotractors.com.
Dan M. Dun
Director of Marketing & Communications
+1 (630) 350-9400
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/de2c3241-31f8-4088-9583-2401dc9b9385
Source: Power Solutions International, Inc.