Idle Free Systems Inc. announced the launch of a new anti-idling system specifically for work trucks.
Designed for the day cab or work truck market, the Idle Free Work Truck No Idle Heat System provides up to eight hours of interior cab heat with the truck engine turned off. Unnecessary workday idling is eliminated, which Argonne National Laboratory reports consumes more fuel than overnight truck idling.
The Work Truck No Idle Heat System uses a coolant heater to provide engine heat and interior cab heat. Additionally the system provides 12-volt electrical power for work truck functions, such as running lights or communication systems. An Engine Start Module, similar to an ultracapacitor, is fully integrated into the system and part of the design of the system can start the truck even if the truck batteries are dead.
Installation of the system, which typically takes only three hours, actually decreases the overall weight of the truck by about 35 pounds. With this system design, Idle Free eliminated the need for dedicated enclosures for any of the system components, making for a simple, clean, easy installation. As an example, the engine start module fits into any truck battery box that has more than a single group 31 battery.