Capacity Trucks to use Volvo Penta’s engines
Volvo Group’s engines manufacturing subsidiary Volvo Penta of the Americas has announced that it will supply its EPA Tier 4 Final engines to US-based terminal trucks supplier Capacity Trucks for its Sabre terminal tractors line. Volvo Penta’s 214 hp engine is set to be deployed at the US Port of Long Beach, while the company’s lower power 173 hp unit will be operated at several warehouse and distribution centres. According to the agreement, Capacity is expected to offer the company’s Tier 4F engines as a standard option across its full line of Sabre trucks starting from early next year.
The units meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emission standards using a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) process with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The company claimed in a statement that the engines have lower maintenance costs and less downtime as they do not require periodic regeneration. Andy Cooper, director of engineering at Capacity Trucks, said: “After evaluating several players in the industry, we selected Volvo Penta as the engine that will provide our customers with the best return on investment (ROI).
“The Volvo name is well-known in the industry, and their engines have a reputation for quality and reliability that meet our own rigorous standards.”
Darren Tasker, vice president of industrial sales at Volvo Penta of the Americas, said that the company “will work closely with the Capacity engineering team to give the initial two units thorough testing and support the roll out of the Volvo Penta powered models later this year”.