Use Maintenance and New Parts to Keep Your Fire Engine Ready Fire engines are among the most important vehicles on the road. There are two things all fire engine fleet managers need to remember: Never put something repaired or rebuilt on a fire engine. Preventative maintenance is extremely important. Any downtime in your fire apparatus … Continue reading Fire Engine Alternators | Safety & Reliability Where It’s Needed the Most
Cut $300 to more than $500 in annual fuel costs per bus from your transit fleet Should you rebuild the old alternators in your transit fleet when you can purchase new and get a stellar warranty? What if the new alternators could cut thousands of dollars from your annual fuel budget (about US$300 or CAD$570 … Continue reading Can Your Fleet Afford NOT to Invest in This Alternator Line?
OADs™ Now Available for Transit Bus Applications Overrunning alternator decouplers (OADs ™) are becoming the design of choice for many modern applications. OADs™: Reduce belt slippage during rapid acceleration or deceleration. Reduce stress on the drive belt and the accessories it drives. Reduce belt flutter & noise. Increase alternator life. Increase belt drive life. Increase … Continue reading Eliminate Belt Failure on Transit Buses with One Simple Upgrade
Get your commercial fleet ready for the cold The first official day of winter is 2 months away, but you know the real cold weather will arrive long before that. That cold weather puts increased strain on the vehicles in your fleet, and it’s your responsibility to do everything you can to keep the fleet … Continue reading How to Get Your Commercial Fleet Ready for Cold Weather
The Best Circulator Pumps in the Industry A good circulator pump helps your vehicle draw more heat from the engine, using it to keep your drivers and passengers comfortable instead of immediately dumping the heat to the outside air. For some engine models, circulator pumps are absolutely essential. For others, circulator pumps are more of … Continue reading How to Install Your MP Bus Circulator Pump Correctly
Alternators wear out over time. But placing them in the same category as tires, belts and hoses is a mistake. Preventative maintenance can extend the functional lifespan of an alternator by years, even in cases of heavy use. Heat, vibration and contamination from outside sources cause most damage to alternators, but this damage only reduces … Continue reading Alternator Care & Maintenance for Fleet Mechanics.
The annual fuel expense for a transit bus operating with a competitor 450 alternator is about $4,886.95. Transit buses using the Almott 25AT-450-3, which we now carry, save about $306 per year. This assumes: Buses operating 4,000 hours each year. Fuel prices around $2.42/gallon (USD). A typical urban city transit schedule. An average electrical load … Continue reading New High Efficiency Almott Alternators | Save on Fuel for Your Transit Bus Fleet
The success of your fleet depends on optimizing vehicles and operators to perform at peak efficiency for as long as possible (and in the most cost-efficient configuration as possible). This includes strategic maintenance scheduling and reducing instances of unexpected repairs or other downtime. Extreme hot weather can throw a wrench into your plans. In fact, … Continue reading How to Prevent Summer Heat Damage to Your Fleet
The easiest way to test an alternator is: Check the output voltage. Many instrument clusters include built-in voltmeters, and some vehicles include dash mounted warning lights that illuminate when alternator output drops below a set level. These are great. Convenient. Easy. And it’s almost as easy to check the voltage output of your alternator with … Continue reading The Right Way to Test an Alternator | Kill Your Bad Habits
You’re a fleet manager. You’re busy. You have a lot to think and worry about, including: Budgeting for alternator and starter needs Time management of parts deliveries Vehicle and operator deployment And as a fleet manager, you always have your eye on the bottom line; which is keeping costs down while boosting efficiency. At Elreg … Continue reading 10 Ways You Can Be a Better Fleet Manager (Infographic)