Workhorse Custom Chassis will now offer a power take-off (PTO) that can drive a multitude of products including an air compressor, generator or hydraulic pump for walk-in trucks built on Workhorse’s new heavy-duty W62 diesel chassis, the company said.
“Our utility and construction-related customers have been asking for this option and we’re very pleased that we can now offer these top-notch solutions to accomplish their workday needs,” said Jay Sandler, vice president — commercial product. “Among other things, it is very convenient to have these PTO driven systems integrated right into the truck.”
Workhorse has created an integrated build process that enables the PTO option to be spec’d with the chassis right from the dealer. The PTO-ready chassis is then upfitted with a selection of products from Vanair, the world’s largest manufacturer of vehicle-mounted air compressors.
“Having these systems installed before the body makes sense,” said Sandler, “With complete access to the chassis frame rails, a more professional integration and consistent installation is achieved.”
Totally contained within the chassis frame rails, the Vanair products utilize the power of the engine to drive pneumatic, electric and hydraulic tools and equipment. The auxiliary power is generated from the platform’s International “Maxxforce 5” 200 HP diesel engine.
Number of power options
The PTO can power an air compressor, with capacities available from 125 to 200 cu. ft. per minute (CFM), a generator, with capacities available for 7,200 or 11,600 watts that produce 120 or 120/240 volts at a constant 60 Hz. Various sized hydraulic pumps can be added and all three functions can be ordered independently or in any combination depending on the needs of the operator. This allows the truck buyers to spec just the right power they need, whether it be to operate hand-held tools or heavy-duty jackhammers. The patented Genair product is ideal for utilities that use pneumatic tools like air spades, jack hammers and pavement breakers as well as electricity power for pipe fusion, emergency lighting, electric tools and arc welding, just to name a few. Mobile mechanic service trucks, sewer cleaning with camera inspection and general contracting work are among the other applications for this versatile PTO system.
“This is the latest in what has been a huge expansion in our product offerings over the past year that has made us the most complete manufacturer of walk-in truck platforms in the industry. Among other things, the PTO option and our new heavy-duty W62 chassis (19,500 and 23,500 lb. GVWR) demonstrate our commitment in providing the best ‘one-stop shop’ work truck solutions available,” said Sandler.
PTO-equipped Workhorse chassis can significantly reduce equipment, fuel and manpower costs, according to the maker. One can pull a tractor, trencher or other equipment to the job site where the built-in compressor and generator will provide power to get the job done. This eliminates the cost of separate compressors, generators or power inverters that must be towed or otherwise transported to the job site, tying up additional vehicles and maintenance, wasted space and reduced payload.
The air compressor and the AC generator can run separately or simultaneously. An instrument panel features an hour meter, pressure gauge and temperature gauge for easy monitoring.
“This is an excellent system to complement the versatility of the walk-in truck,” said Sandler. “It allows utilities, construction firms and others to do an amazing amount of work with one vehicle.”
Workhorse Custom Chassis is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Truck and Engine Corporation.
For additional information call 877-294-6773 or visit http://www.workhorse.com/.