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Powertrain Integration’s ‘PIthon’ Engine Squeezes Out the Power and Savings

Powertrain Integration is emphasizing propane as it’s picked PIthon as the handle for its 8.0-liter engine.

Powertrain Integration is emphasizing propane as it’s picked PIthon as the handle for its 8.0-liter engine.

Snaking in with a new name for a powerful product is Powertrain Integration, which is promoting its 8.0-liter propane engine – now dubbed PIthon – at Booth 928.

“Pythons are strong, powerful snakes that constrict their prey,” says company president Robert Pachla. PIthon squeezes every bit of power, every penny of savings out of operators’ precious fuel and maintenance dollars.”

PIthon fills a “huge gap for big block engines in the medium-duty on-highway market,” the manufacturer says, adding, “PIthon-equipped vehicle weights average approximately 500 pounds less than comparable diesel chassis, which enables users to increase their payload by an equivalent amount or possibly save more fuel.”

PIthon powers the new propane-fueled Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp S2G truck that was in yesterday’s ride-and drive, and is being offered as on option on the Saf-T-Liner C2 Propane school bus by Thomas Built.

Both have fuels systems by CleanFuel USA (Booth 932), as do FCCC MT-45 vans with 6.0-liter Power Train Integration engine – 1,000 of which are being deployed by UPS this year.

CleanFuel USA is at Booth 932 and FCCC is at 1401.

Powertrain Integration operations manager Brad Shantry is speaking at the Propane Vehicle Conversions session beginning at 2:30pm today.

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