Auxiliary Power Unit

HOTSTART Idle Reduction Systems provide a solution end to needless idling of locomotive engines in cold weather when away from a rail yard. By using the locomotives’ own on-board diesel supply, our heating system allows prime movers all the benefits of engine heating, including easy starts, low fuel usage, low emissions, and reduced maintenance. These advanced heating systems can heat both engine coolant mixes or standard water as well as lubrication oil — ensuring easy starts whenever and wherever the locomotive is in standby.

Market served: Railroad

Hotstart’s diesel fueled APU Idle Reduction Heater keeps locomotive engines warm in cold weather instead of idling engines

The HOTSTART Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) heating system is a self-contained water/coolant and oil preheater for locomotive prime movers. Utilizing an efficient Tier 4 Final engine, the APU consumes…

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