Oklahoma-based vehicle up-fit firm Heartland Energy Options has taken delivery of 33 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickups for conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) for the state of Oklahoma’s wildlife department. These trucks will be in addition to 44 CNG-powered Silverados that were delivered to the Wildlife Department in the early spring of last year.
“The AGA systems EcoSync bi-fuel technology was selected last year as the system provider for the Wildlife Department’s trucks and, so far, has proven to be an impressive performer,” says Justin Steckman, owner of Heartland. AGA systems offers CNG conversion kits for 2014-2016 Chevy Silverado pickups with both the 5.3 liter V8 and 6.2 liter V8 engine, and they are equipped with 22 GGE fuel tanks.
“Of the 320-plus conversions that were performed last year by Heartland, over 200 of those conversions ended up equipped with AGA’s Ecosync system on them,” adds Steckman. “Because of the new design and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) integration, we were able to cut total build time to just over four hours and general maintenance intervals to minutes instead of hours.”
“EcoSync is the most advanced OEM integrated aftermarket fuel system since its offering in 2013,” says Bryan Wilcox of AGA systems. “Additional OEM-level diagnostics specific to the secondary fuel makes these Silverados very easy to build and maintain without sacrificing performance or fuel economy.”