Can You Afford Diesel Engines for Highway Hauling? 630447

Despite the popularity of the diesel engine (as a prime mover) for heavy highway hauling, data have been accumulated to show that it is not necessarily the most economical powerplant for this operation. Any operator may use the curves and representative examples presented here, substituting data from his own operational records to arrive at his own conclusions. The graphical presentation clearly shows the economic relationship between diesel and gasoline injected and carbureted vehicles, and indicates that significant additional savings are possible with gasoline injection, even for high mileage (100,000 miles per year) and maximum weight operations (76,800 lb.).


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