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post #1 of 18 Old 04-09-2013, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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I was at OfficeMax dropping off my injectors to be sent to FullForce and on my way out parked me was a newer F150 Rousch propane truck. . An old man happened to be walking out at the same time as I was and he was also heading toward that truck. . So I started walking slower to see where he was going and low and behold he remote unlocks the F150 . Yes, I'm a stalker. So... I strike up a conversation on MPG s. BTW, he's the owner of Briceton Propane. He gets 14 MPG. At $1.24 a gallon is what we pay around here is a sweet deal.

He was telling me back when he was a young lad on the farm they would put propane on their tractors to boost horsepower. He grinned quite a bit and said how a good time it was. Lol

Short conversation but he tells me Freightliner has a Bigrig strictly running on propane, no add-on system. He went to the NTEA truck show and seen it. I also read Ford is making one too and they had a F550 on display there on propane.
I looked it up and Freightliner has been making a class 8 truck since 2012 strictly on propane.

This just reinforces me wanting to do this.


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thats awesome man a buck 24 a gallon . i have no idea how the system works or anything like that . would it be easier to convert a gas or diesel to run on propane

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As far as I know easier on any turbo charged vehicle. But to run straight propane there is a company that sells them for gasers. You'll have to Google it. There is also a company out west that sets up fleet truck companies to convert their big rigs for supplemental kits and they go as far as building refuel stations too. Transtechenergy.com

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thats pretty neat . and seeing how im staring at a flare burning 800 mcfs a day all that wasted energy . with propane ng etc

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Nothing new about propane guys. When I was a wee lad, the neibor ran a few 1940's Allis Chalmers tractors, ala WC and WD45, on LP gas. In the late 80's and 90's my dad was a partner in a Propane company, He ran Chevy V8's on LP. What was worth noting back then was how CLEAN they ran. These trucks died of cancer, but the 350 SBC's were still running.... kinda strong. Remember, you lose a fair amount of powe on LP alone.

In addition, before you get all fired up on LP or CNG, remember you need to tote around a heavy, cumbersome tank. They tended (way back then) to be a little troublesome in cold weather, and power and mileage suffers.

Also, try to get filled up at 3am on the road needing LPG or CNG. Its a good idea, but its just a little impractical currently.

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I agree. I was just making a different point on here since there are a few who really bash (really get angry) propane and say it will do nothing but blow up your engine when other new ones ask questions about using it as a supplement for mileage. Lol. When in fact it can greatly add to the reliability and cleanliness of emissions when used in the right way. They keep arguing that it doesn't work. But I ask why so many fleet companies use.
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cng and lp and many other clean gases are a source of energy and are available all over the country we have so much of it we flare billion mcfs yearly . we have the product but the tech is not here yet to make it a reliable safe alternative fuel for the masses . cities use it fleets use it one day it will fall into production vehicles

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propane powered vehicles are very popular up here in Western Canada, i have owned a few myself.
it does work well and is alot cheaper than gas, i used them on my old 4x4s because of the cost benifits as well as the fact they work fine off camber, no floats to flood the engine with fuel.
the fuel tanks aren't really a problem for the most part, lots of different sizes and configurations.


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propane powered vehicles are very popular up here in Western Canada, i have owned a few myself.
it does work well and is alot cheaper than gas, i used them on my old 4x4s because of the cost benifits as well as the fact they work fine off camber, no floats to flood the engine with fuel.
the fuel tanks aren't really a problem for the most part, lots of different sizes and configurations.
Propane isn't as popular as it use to be, at least around here. Enclosed parking restrictions are a royal pain. Insurance will not cover your vehicle and damage to other property if you develop a small leak and blows up.


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hucory did that guy in the roush truck actually say the freightliners were running on propane or cng ? and im pretty sure they were class 6 or 7 not 8 ? the reasom im askimg is i installed on of the first cng engines im a freightliner m2 in 2009 which now they offer factory and just installed 2 liquid propane engines in m2 chassis last month for propane bobtail haulers. they were in a propane based show in atlanta a few weeks ago.

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