TYMCO announces full availability of the 100% Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered Model 500x High Side Dump Regenerative Air Street Sweeper. Since its introduction, the Model 500x has only been available powered by a diesel auxiliary engine and has proven its performance and reliability in government, contractor, construction and industrial markets. TYMCO is now ready to expand the high side dump sweeper offering by combining our 20+ years of CNG expertise and experience from the Model 600 CNG with the highly successful diesel powered Model 500x.
“TYMCO is a pioneer when using alternative fuels - starting with propane (liquefied petroleum gas [LPG]) in the 1980s and first introducing the Model 600 CNG in 1993,” said Bobby Johnson, TYMCO - Vice President, Marketing. “With over 9 years of the
Model 500x being successful in the field, offering this sweeper in CNG was the next logical evolution for this product.”
There were several enhancements that were engineered into the Model 500x during the development of the Interim Tier 4 (IT4) Model 500x and TYMCO engineering transferred most of those enhancements over to the Model 500x CNG. Some of these include - a very service-friendly auxiliary engine compartment, excellent hydraulic performance in extreme applications and a new high performance Donaldson PowerCore air filter assembly with integrated pre-cleaner. TYMCO engineering also integrated a new, larger high resolution color display with expanded functionality as part of the BlueLogic Control System.
Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) can have positive impacts when looking to reduce criteria air pollutants as well as greenhouse gases (GHGs)1,2. Natural gas is considered a highly abundant fuel source in North America and can offer fuel cost savings compared to conventional fuels such as diesel and gasoline2,3. Incentives for NGVs may be available in some areas, specifically those which are in non-attainment for nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions standards4.
The Model 500x CNG is available today in the United States and Canada through the TYMCO Dealer Network on the Freightliner M2 112 CNG conventional truck chassis, equipped with the Cummins ISL G CNG engine.A