Hp2000 or green apu.

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  1. luddybuddy

    luddybuddy Light Load Member

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    Good Sunday afternoon. Looking for some insight on witch direction to go. I have been looking at getting a Hp2000 or a Green apu installed. The pros of a Green Apu I like is that you can get replacement parts at your local parts store or rockauto.com if your willing to wait the dealer network. 24-7 help desk as well. Don't know what the price is on a Green will call tomorrow and get info.
    Now for the Hp2000 apu. The price point I like but we all know the old adage you get what you pay for. Looks like a pretty similar build as to a green apu. I like the fuel consumption they state on there Web site. And the weight of the unit. The cons is see are there isn't much information of there dealer network on there Web site. I don't think the Hp2000 has a main engine heat up function like a green apu does can be helpful living in Pittsburgh Pa
    If anyone has any info on either Apus it would help out thanks for any info.
     
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  3. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Experienced mx13 execrator

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    Hp2000s are garbage tier junk from what i know of them. First for disclosure i have never owned one myself, but my uncles fleet at one point had around 2 dozen including his own truck. They ditched them after 2 years due to major issues. Iirc they consistantly had altinators failing to the point they were lucky to see more then 400ish hours. The water pumps always had issues. The AC system would blow off the condensor and they didnt cool worth a #### even when they DID work. They tended to have major electrical issues, the outside cover had build quality issues leading to water getting trapped inside and shorting stuff out...or getting sucked into places it shouldnt. The fuel pumps just kept failing. So much so he STILL #####es how he had one that came with a bad fuel pump brand new, and how he got a new one that failed in a week and the replacments replacment failed half way through the first night it went out. From what he said the perkins motor constantly overheated in as little as 90-100 degree weather. And they used a fair bit of fuel. Also the bunk heater would heat the bunk to volcano levels shut off and not turn on again till it got to balls turning to ice teritory then heat to well chared rinse and repeat. Also said they always started to leak oil like a detroit after like 1000 hours on every single unit due to head gaskets failing and so on

    Guy still #####es about them. He ended up cutting all his HPs off and put carriers on after 13 months when the motors finally started gaining new view holes and throwing rods or just siezeing up.

    Myself, i own a green. It has near 8000 hours on it and the only issues have been a couple waterpumps and the little temp sensor in the box goes bad every year or so (its a 5 minute fix if you do it yourself). Defo the way to go if your going APU imo.
     
  4. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Medium Load Member

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    an inverter genny a window ac electric blanket and or a space heater will work better and be cheaper to run long term:)
     
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  5. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Medium Load Member

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    arn't the green apu the old rig masters or rig blaster:Do_O
     
  6. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Experienced mx13 execrator

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    Not as far as i know? I know they used perkins motors for a while and dumped them due to reliability issues. But in my own experince and that of anyone ive met it has been positive. Only big must is doing 800 hour oil changes and keeping an eye on the waterpumps. The kubuta model they use has a weep hole style of pump that always drools a bit of coolant at startup so they can go bad in a hurry. But thats a fairly minor quip.
     
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  7. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Medium Load Member

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    ok because they look like the old hp 2000 and rig masters
     
  8. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Experienced mx13 execrator

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    It could be they are the same but if they are, as i said i dont know about it. If you give me a few here ill go out and snap a photo of mine when im done prepping for bbq chicken. Was just about to pop some cornbread in the oven so it will be about an hour. All i know is my own experince has been 5/5 and i adore my unit and they have taken such good care of me and my unit i will sing their prases. I mean every time ive had an issue and gone to an aproved shop i was rolling back out with a repair within 30 mins. Hell they STILL give me free parts occasionally and im so far outside the warranty its laughable. So they have a LOT of loyalty from me for standing behind their product the way they have.

    But as with anything i am biased due to my unit being so good so take my opinion with a grain od salt.
     
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  9. Green APU

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    Hello fellow truckers, my name is Christopher with Green APU. Chiming in for a little clarification. We are not nor have we ever been affiliated with HP2000 or Rig master. We used to be a logistics company and I dispatched here back in the mid 2000's. Not only have I dispatched here but I was also a driver with over 1.5 million miles under my belt. We tried most of the major brand APU's on the market and experienced the issues many of you face when using an APU. That's when the owner decided on building his own APU. In 2010 we installed our first unit on one of our trucks "Art Logistics" and by 2011, we had an assembly line producing them for the public. From the very beginning the emphasis was on parts that you can source from your local auto parts store. About 2 and a half years ago, we sold our trucking company and expanded operations of Green APU. We now have our own CNC shop to manufacture all the pulleys and brackets from bar stock aluminum, along with a few other parts as well. We now use the Kubota 3-cylinder engine and replace the plastic parts with our CNC'd aluminum parts. No more breakdowns due to plastic components. We use a self-tensioning serpentine belt with the tensioner from a Nissan Pathfinder;). AC condenser from a Honda Civic:). Inexpensive parts and readily available. We are now on our 5th generation Star Edition that is leaps and bounds from our 1st gen unit. Since our humble beginnings, we now have over 18,000 units on the road. APU's is all we do and I must say, we are good at what we do. We offer a 2-year unlimited hour warranty and 24/7 tech support by one of our engineers here in Lemont, IL. not overseas. PS, PM service is now bumped up to 1,000 hours. Stay safe and comfortable out there.
     
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  10. bamanation

    bamanation Heavy Load Member

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    You will not go wrong buying a APU. I had a couple of issues since buying mine and they went above and beyond to take care of the issues. I’ve about 2500 hrs on mine now and I’m currently laying here with this thing humming along pumping out 68 degree air and it’s 100 degrees in N. Alabama right now. They have several places to have them installed and I went to Lemont, IL to have mine done.
     
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  11. wifi_guru

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    known a few people to have em installed they really treat you like family!!!
     
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