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PSI 8.8-liter Propane Engine Featured by Freightliner Custom Chassis at Work Truck Show

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PSI Press Release  /  March 7, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS -- Power Solutions International Inc. (“PSI”) will team with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) to showcase the new S2G Work Truck 8.8-liter propane engine during the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind., on March 6-8, 2019. The engine is part of FCCC’s DriveForce non-diesel engine line.

Providing 270 HP at 2,600 RPM and 565 lb.-ft of torque at 1,500 RPM, the EPA and CARB emission-certified engine provides uncompromised power and performance, maximum fuel efficiency and fuel flexibility to FCCC’s medium-duty truck chassis.

“PSI’s 8.8-liter propane engine is a clean-burning, purpose-built engine that offers the torque and power of a diesel engine at near-idle RPM levels,” PSI’s CEO John Miller said. “We’re very excited that our 8.8-liter engine is a part of FCCC’s medium duty truck line and we look forward to working together.”

The 8.8-liter engine powers the 2020 model year of FCCC’s S2G work truck vehicle, which pairs FCCC’s popular S2 chassis with a factory-installed propane autogas engine. The S2G has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 33,000 pounds and offers fleet owners lower operational costs and reduced emissions while providing high performance and payload capacity. The chassis is designed for commercial market applications including pickup and delivery, student transportation and municipal applications. 

FCCC will display the PSI-powered S2G chassis in Booth 4447 at the Work Truck Show, which runs from March 6-8, 2019, in the Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capital Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana.

About Power Solutions International, Inc.

Power Solutions International, Inc. is a leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of emissions-certified, alternative-fuel power systems. PSI provides integrated turnkey solutions to leading global original equipment manufacturers in the industrial and on-road markets. The company's unique in-house design, prototyping, engineering and testing capacities allows PSI to customize clean, high-performance engines that run on a wide variety of fuels, including natural gas, propane, biogas, gasoline and diesel.

PSI develops and delivers powertrains purpose-built for Class 3 through Class 7 medium-duty trucks and buses for the North American and Asian markets, including work trucks, school and transit buses, terminal tractors, and various other vocational vehicles. In addition, PSI develops and delivers complete industrial power systems that are used worldwide in stationary and mobile power generation applications supporting standby, prime, distributed generation, demand response, and co-generation power (CHP) applications; and mobile industrial applications that include forklifts, aerial lifts, industrial sweepers, aircraft ground support, arbor, agricultural and construction equipment.

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We used PSI electronics on all gaseous fueled generator sets at new installs. They did quite a bit better at cost per hour of operation than other vendors products on the same size and capacity sets. Support was pretty good also. Don't know anything about their automotive usage for on hiway usage.

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Interesting.  Freightliner was using Powertrain Integration's 8.0L propane engine.  PSI took Powertrain Integration over sometime ago, perhaps they are streamlining their engine offerings.  In any event, both the PSI 8.8L and the P.I. 8.0L are based on the old 'Big Block' Chevy V-8.  The PSI 8.8L is also available in CNG and gasoline fueled versions.

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