Sonny Merryman- Natalie Van Dyke

Report
2013 Propane
Working Group Update
Thomas Built Buses
Natalie Van Dyke- Digital Marketing Manager Sonny Merryman Inc.,
Mike Wirt – Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Sonny Merryman Inc.
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Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.
The Minotour® propane bus
Efficient fuel. Efficient size.
Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.
The Minotour® propane bus
Efficient fuel. Efficient size.
Engine
•GM 6.0L LPG with liquid propane injection system
Power
•332 hp @ 4700 rpm
•Torque – 370 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Warranty
•5-year/100,000-mile transferable powertrain limited warranty and
3-year/36,000-mile limited bumper-to-bumper warranty
Fuel Tank
•3-tank system, estimated 315 mile maximum range; gas gallon
equivalent of 35 gallons
Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.
The Minotour® propane bus
Efficient fuel. Efficient size.
GM 6.0L LPG with liquid propane injection system .
Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.
The Saf-T-Liner® C2 Propane Bus
This green bus is also friendly to your budget.
Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.
The Saf-T-Liner® C2 Propane Bus
Engine
•8.0L V-8 LPG by Powertrain Integration
with liquid propane injection system by CleanFuels USA
Power
HP: 350 hp @ 4000 rpm
Torque: 500 lb-ft @ 3100 rpm
Warranty
•5 years/100,000 miles
Fuel Tank
•2-tank system, estimated 300 mile range;
gas gallon equivalent of 66 gallons
Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.
2-Tank LPG System – Key Features
66 Gasoline
Gallon Equivalent
&
300 Mile Range
Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.
8.0L LPG Engine – Key Features
Valves – Stainless
Alloy, inconel exhaust
Intake runners – long
length
Seats – Hardened
for dry fuels
Cast, High Nickel
Stainless Manifolds
Cast Iron Block
Light-weight
Aluminum Accessory
Brackets
Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.
8.0L V-8 Propane vs. Diesel
Cummins ISB Diesel
GM / PI 8.0L V-8
Displacement
6.7L
8.0L
Horsepower
200 - 260 hp
350 hp @ 4000 RPM
Torque
520 - 660 lb-ft
500 lb-ft @ 3100 RPM
Oil Capacity
15 quarts
8 quarts
Driver Comfort
Quiet
Quieter than Diesel
Maintenance Aftertreatment
Filters (DEF, Coalescing)
None
Aftertreatment
Regeneration
Required
Not required
Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.
8.0L V-8 Technical Comparison
Ford 6.8L-3V
GM / PI 8.0L V-8
Displacement
6.8L
8.0L
Horsepower
362 hp @ 4750 RPM
350 hp @ 4000 RPM
Torque
457 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM
500 lb-ft @ 3100 RPM
Bore / Stroke
3.55” x 4.17”
4.27” x 4.25”
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
9.6:1
Throttle Control
Electronic
Electronic
Block
Cast iron
Cast iron
Cylinder Head
Aluminum
Cast iron
Intake Manifold
Composite
Cast aluminum
Exhaust Manifold
Cast stainless steel
Cast, high-nickel stainless steel
Crankshaft
Forged steel
Forged steel
Connecting Rods
Powdered metal
Forged steel
Ignition
Coil on plug
Coil near plug
Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.
The Saf-T-Liner® C2 Propane Bus
Customer Service
Toll free call center
Service components (engine) – available
through PI Service Network
– coordination with Thomas Built Buses
/Freightliner dealer network,
( i.e. SONNY MERRYMAN, INC.)
Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.
2013 Propane
Working Group Update
Thomas Built Buses
Natalie Van Dyke- Digital Marketing Manager Sonny Merryman Inc.,
Mike Wirt – Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Sonny Merryman Inc.
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Sonny Merryman Inc.
Propane Working Group Mtg – January 2013.

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