Past Event Coverage
Leggett & Platt Runs the Alt Fuels Gamut
Work truck upfitter Leggett & Platt CVP is at ACT Expo for the first time, advising customers of a full range of gaseous fuel and hybrid drive offerings at Booth 1651: CNG for Ford, GM and Chrysler vehicles, propane autogas, and hybrids: electric, plug-in electric, and hydraulic.
Leggett & Platt CVP’s new sales and marketing manager is Brad Wagoner, who cut his alt fuels teeth on compressed natural gas. But, he told Fleets & Fuels, “In many cases that’s not the only application that’s going to work.
“I want us to be a fuel-neutral company,” Wagoner says. “We want to be able to provide everything to the fleets so they can make an educated decision.”
Leggett & Platt installs CNG systems from Landi Renzo-Baytech (Booth 1345) for Ford and GM vehicles, CNG systems for Chrysler-Dodge vehicles from NatGasCar, CNG systems for Ford Transit Connect vans from Altech-Eco, CNG systems for Ford trucks from Westport (1045), and propane autogas systems from Icom North America (Booth 823) – which it notes holds U.S. EPA certifications for more than 600 vehicle platforms.
Leggett & Platt’s three hybrid offerings are hybrid electric upfits using equipment from XL Hybrids (445), plug-in hybrid electric upfits with equipment from Indiana’s Echo Automotive, and hydraulic hybrid conversions using gear from Lightning Hybrids (829).
Wagoner himself is a veteran of BAF Technologies, which was acquired by Westport last summer. Among its consolidation moves, Westport conversions of Ford F-250 and F-350 pickups to CNG-gasoline bi-fuel operation in Canada will be handled by Leggett & Platt in Oakville, outside Toronto.