Cavette, Chris
December 2007
Fire Chief;Dec2007, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p78
Trade Publication
The article provides information on the steps in order to obtain better fuel economy from emergency vehicles. First, it is suggested to match the engine horsepower to the load. It is noted that higher-horsepower engines with larger displacements use more fuel per horsepower than smaller ones. Second is to keep the engine speed low to make a big difference in fuel economy. Also included is the reduction of parasitic load, vehicle weight and train drivers.


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