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HOTSTART Exhibiting at ASLRRA 2016

Mar 15, 2016

Spokane, Wash. - HOTSTART will be exhibiting at the annual American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Annual Convention April 3-6, 2016 in Washington D.C. Visit HOTSTART at booth #413 and see on display engine heating solutions designed to serve the heating needs of short line and regional railroads.

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HOTSTART APU Features Tier 4 Final Engine and New Cab Heat Option

Mar 15, 2016

Spokane, Wash. – HOTSTART, an international engine heating technology company, recently upgraded its Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for the locomotive market with a three cylinder, Yanmar Tier 4 Final compliant engine. The new engine offers greater horsepower than its two cylinder predecessor which in turn provides increased heat output for effectively heating vital engine fluids and maintaining the temperature of the prime mover in cold weather.

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HOTSTART Reassigns Thermocord Part Numbers

HOTSTART Reassigns Thermocord Part Numbers

Dec 15, 2015

To remain consistent with current part nomenclature standards, HOTSTART is reassigning selected Thermocord (Y-cord) part numbers as of December 1, 2015. The affected parts will not undergo any component or manufacturing alterations; form fit, function and application will remain unchanged. To view the service bulletin, please click on the link below.

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HOTSTART Hires Regional Market Manager for Railroad Market

Nov 5, 2015

Spokane, Wash. – HOTSTART is pleased to announce the hiring of Casey Hall as Market Manager for the Railroad sector. He will be responsible for sales and account management for locomotive engine heating products to the railroad market of the United States and Canada.

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Discontinuation Notice for HOTSTART OWT Oil Heater

Nov 3, 2015

As of January 1, 2016, the OWT model heating system will no longer be offered. As OWT oil heaters reach the end of their operating life, these models may need to be replaced with alternative oil heating systems. HOTSTART is discontinuing the OWT model due to low demand and redundant applications with other HOTSTART heating systems. Discontinued OWT heater. To download the complete discontinuation notice, please click on the link below.

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HOTSTART Idle Reduction Systems Featured in Railway Age

Oct 29, 2015

HOTSTART recently attended the 2015 Railway Interchange in Minneapolis, MN. During the event, Railway Age featured HOTSTART's Idle Reduction Systems in their daily show e-newsletter. Check out the full article at the link below.

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HOTSTART Offers New Oil Heating Systems

Oct 23, 2015

Spokane, Wash. – HOTSTART, an international engine heating technology company, recently added new oil heater systems to its large capacity heater offerings. The oil heaters are designed to heat vital engine fluids allowing for clean, full power startups in marine, stationary power, mining and large equipment applications.

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GenSet Heating in a Data Center Environment

Oct 16, 2015

In the generator set market, forced circulation heating systems are often touted as being a forward-thinking, environmentally-friendly, high efficiency alternative to the traditional thermosiphon engine heater. However, these claims often lack quantitative evidence. Facilities managers, tasked with purchasing engine heating systems for data center generators, must then decide whether the high efficiency claims of a forced circulation system outweigh the inexpensive and uncomplicated legacy technology of the thermosiphon heating option.

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HOTSTART Exhibits at Railway Interchange 2015

Sep 1, 2015

Spokane, Wash. - HOTSTART will be exhibiting at Railway Interchange 2015 this October 4-6 in Minneapolis, MN. Visit HOTSTART at our indoor exhibit booth #3131 and our outdoor exhibit booth #518 to see the latest layover heaters for the locomotive industry.

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Discontinuation Notice for HOTSTART KBC Battery Charger

Aug 11, 2015

Effective January 1, 2016, HOTSTART will discontinue the KBC battery charger product line. This discontinuation affects all battery chargers intended for locomotive and heavy equipment applications. Discontinued KBC Battery Charger.

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