Going Over the Road with Knight

Discussion in 'Knight' started by Misesian, May 23, 2014.

  1. OverDrive

    OverDrive "A Watchman on the Walls"

    Found this article and did some calculations from the data:

    http://www.DieselNet.com. Copyright © Ecopoint Inc. Revision 2013.07

    Idling Emissions (Class 8 tractor) https://www.dieselnet.com/tech/emissions_idle.php

    From Table 2: 11.6 kg (8 hrs idle) fuel (assume A/C off)

    * Standard 1 gal diesel = 7 lbs

    so....11.6 kg (8 hrs idle) x 2.2 lbs/1 kg= 25.5 lbs, or 3.2 lbs/hr,

    and so, 3.2 lbs/7 lbs = .46 gallons/hr (A/C off)----A/C On would probably add +0.1 gal/hr using +4hp to +7hp pending cycle time (ref Table 1)
     
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  3. Misesian

    Misesian Road Train Member

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    The .46 number is for a truck under no accessory load and at low speed idle. Current trucks have idle timers on them and you have to bump the cruise to 900-1000 rpm to bypass it. Being this example is on a low speed idle unit, 600-700 rpm, and no accesory load I don't think it is a good example. Not too mention much of this data is 10 years old.
    I don't want the thread to digress into a back and forth over this issue. I will be testing out some things when I am solo with goal of keeping idle time under 10% and keeping reasonably comfortable.
     
  4. Misesian

    Misesian Road Train Member

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    I am really hoping Knight calls me this week to get orientation scheduled. I need to get dates on the books soon to line up my PTO.
     
  5. Misesian

    Misesian Road Train Member

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    I saw a comment about ventilation and bugs. Check our Breezeway screens. They are available for all makes and models of trucks. I plan on getting some for myself sometime. They snap into your open window and keep out bugs and provide much needed ventilation.
     
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  6. GabeScott

    GabeScott Medium Load Member

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    my 2011 Volvo burns that(.5gal/hr)
     
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    GabeScott Medium Load Member

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    You DO NOT have to up idle a volvo.
     
  8. Misesian

    Misesian Road Train Member

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    I am not arguing the matter further. I will looking at solutions to keep idle below 10% while staying reasonably comfortable.
     
  9. JimDucan

    JimDucan Medium Load Member

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    Hey rookie, if you want raw numbers, why don't you, I don't know, ask the people who drive the friggin' trucks in the first place? Have fun with the iShift trucks.
     
  10. Misesian

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    Knight trucks are not ishift. They have 9 speed manuals. And your post doesn't add to the conversation.
     
  11. GabeScott

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    Me thinks you should talk less and listen more. ALL NEW VOLVO's at Knight are ishift. 50% of the Cascadia Evo's are automatics as well. Not hearsay, I've seen them with my own two eye's lettered up and ready to roll in Tulare and Phoenix.
     
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