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I have been asked to share my thoughts and experiences with this hydrogen assist technology and am more than willing to do so.
We have been using the units for a few years now and have seen between 12 and 15 percent improvement in fuel mileage. The drivers of these units also report a very noticeable increase in power as well.
I have been in this business for 40 years now and have seen a lot of snake oil. This is the first product that actually has proven itself. I am very sold on the technology and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
My wife and I own a 2004 780VN Volvo. It has a 465 Hp Volvo Motor with a 12 speed Meritor Auto shift transmission with 3:55 rear ends. Mostly, I have hauled ’dry vans’. Lately it has been ’ flatbed and step-deck’ with oversized loads. I travel 90% of the time in about a 1,000 mile radius from Hamilton. The truck has 1,223,227 km on it.
Fuel (Life time from computer download):
6.04 miles / US gallon
7.25 miles / Imperial gallon
38.9 Litres / 100 km
2.57 km / litre
Idle time is .098%
In September of 2008, we installed the hydrogen infusion unit was installed.
Since installing this unit, I noticed more power with almost no emissions. My stack stays carbon free, so I know I am getting a cleaner burn. The unit needs to be filled with ’distilled water’ only once a month. The holding tank is under the bunk, inside the cab, and is easy to get at. The fuel line (hydrogen) runs to the air inlet after the air filter.
We would like to know how quickly you can install on the remaining trucks? Thank you again for helping our company in these difficult times, in helping making my drivers jobs easier, and in helping our kids breathe cleaner air.
With the autoshift trans set for the ’auto’:
- the hill west of Ayr on the 401 going west
- loaded with 35,000 lb.
- unassisted, the trans would shift about 1/2 way up
- with the hydrogen infusion unit, the trans shifts about 90% of the way up
In the winter, my AC compressor seized and burned off the belt, and therefore my alternator was not working. The hydrogen assist unit, which is activated off the alternator, was therefore not working, and the unit was not producing hydrogen. I had deliveries and pick-ups to make so I ran my APU to keep batteries up and work lights. I worked from Mississauga to Port Hope, and back to Milton. I had filled with fuel before I started and then when I finished. The traffic had been free flowing with very little slow-downs. I averaged for that day 5.23 miles / US gallon or 6.3 miles / Imperial gallon, or 33.68 Litres / kilometer meaning that my mileage dropped considerably(15.5%).
This hydrogen assist unit gives you a cleaner burn which relates to more power and better fuel mileage with less soot build-up in the engine. The product and is well made, well researched and very ’driver-friendly’.
- an extra to using hydrogen, is that with the cleaner burn, there is less wear and build-up on the EGR valves.
- fill the water reservoir with distilled water once a month and happy driving.
We are pleased to advise how happy we are with Hydrogen assist units now in use. We have had this technology on 5 of our new 2009 Max Force 13L engines for the past year and are reporting over 20% to 30% Fuel Reductions on all 5 trucks.
My drivers are very happy with the increase in response and power the Hydrogen units are showing versus our other trucks with no Hydrogen. The units have been trouble free since installation and are performing above our expectations. The best way I believe we can demonstrate our satisfaction with these units was to give a purchase order for the remaining 19 pieces of equipment we have.
I had been sampling my SWEPCO oil up to 65000 miles and the reports kept coming back "continue to use". At 83500 miles my report showed a coolant leak and I put in fresh oil with the repair work. If not for that coolant leak I suspect I would have continued to use that oil for some time yet. My stacks were so clean, I didn't have to wash the trailers after a trip.
I have a number of the hydrogen assist units installed on my fleet of Volvo automatics and a variety of city trucks and to date we see no black exhaust and are getting up to 21% in fuel savings