Capacity: Going for Number One
Friday, January 20, 2012
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Capacity of Texas, Inc. is well known as the world’s second largest manufacturer of terminal tractors. Having listened to and served their customers for over 40 years, Capacity’s success is based on knowing and meeting their customers’ diverse needs. “There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all terminal tractor,” states Jerry Looney, Capacity Director of Marketing. Capacity knows they must tailor their trucks to fit customer needs. This includes diversity in products that meet increasingly stringent emission requirements.
One immediate success for Capacity was becoming the only terminal truck manufacturer to offer the Navistar Maxxforce® 7 engine, which uses advanced exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and a diesel particulate filter. Capacity offers more engine options than any other manufacturer. These include the Cummins QSBT3 diesel, Cummins industrial engines (DOT and off-road), Navistar MaxxForce® Diesel engines (DOT and off-road) and Ford V10 gasoline and propane engines.
A few years ago, Capacity began exploring hybrid vehicle technology. Today, they are preparing for the launch of a new fuel cell hybrid option called ZETT (zero emission terminal tractor), which uses hydrogen fuel cells and lithium ion batteries. And, next year, a revolutionary propane hybrid option will be introduced.
Propane terminal tractors save users up to 50% per gallon, compared to gasoline or diesel, while significantly cutting emissions. These engines produce 87% less hydrocarbons and 50% fewer toxins than gasoline. The first propane tractor off the line included the Ford V-10 propane engine. Soon CleanFUEL USA’s liquid propane system and GM engines will be offered as well. Capacity is now also developing a propane-hybrid machine.
Put simply, Capacity
continues to expand to offer diverse products for diverse customer needs.
For more information, contact Jerry Looney, Vice President Sales and Marketing, 800-323-0135 x 56.