Eaton Flexes Hybrid Muscle at Hybrid Truck Users Forum

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced recently that 24 of the 35 trucks featured in the recent CALSTART "Worlds Largest Hybrid Ride & Drive" used Eaton hybrid power systems.

Eaton joined truck makers Navistar, Daimler Trucks North America and PACCAR in showcasing the vehicles, which included a wide range of models and body configurations outfitted with Eaton's hybrid electric systems and Eaton's hybrid Hydraulic Launch Assist™ (HLA®) System. The trucks on display with Eaton hybrid power systems were configured for utility, van delivery, dump, refrigeration, landscape, beverage, refuse and wrecker applications. PACCAR also displayed a Class 8 tractor with an Eaton hybrid electric system. Depending upon application and operating conditions, the variety of Eaton hybrid power solutions at HTUF are capable of achieving fuel cost savings ranging from 30 to 60 percent, with similar percentage reductions in harmful emissions.

Scott Powerline & Utility Equipment's yard is normally filled with every kind of utility equipment imaginable. Recently, it was just about empty.

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