Parker's RunWise® Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System Builds Momentum as Fleet
Approaches One Million Miles of Operation
CLEVELAND, Nov. 11, 2013
CLEVELAND, Nov.11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:
PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced
that its fleet of refuse trucks equipped with Parker's RunWise^® Advanced
Series Hybrid Drive System is approaching one million miles of operation and
continues to achieve positive results as the system gains momentum in the
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The Autocar E3 refuse trucks equipped with the RunWise system have covered
enough ground throughout 75,000 hours of operation to circle the earth over 28
times. Vehicle owners continue to report 99 percent uptime and fuel savings
averaging 43 percent, reinforcing the performance and reliability of the
"As the fleet reaches this impressive milestone, we are very pleased with the
progress we have made and excited for the future of hydraulic hybrid
vehicles," said Shane Terblanche, General Manager, Hybrid Drive Systems
Division. "The strong performance of the Parker system continues to draw
inquiries and orders from numerous municipalities and fleet operators and we
will further extend the technology to new platforms and fuel types in the
medium and heavy duty segment."
As the trucks accumulate miles in operation and consistently provide
significant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, Parker's Hybrid
Drive Systems Division has added new customers and received follow-on orders
from several fleets already using the system. The City of Orlando, Florida
placed an order to test several trucks equipped with RunWise and have placed
follow on orders for more vehicles. The City of New Braunfels, Texas recently
submitted a second order as they aim to increase the efficiency of their waste
collection fleet. Miami-Dade County in south Florida has been operating
Autocar E3 refuse trucks equipped Parker's RunWise technology for several
years and placed a significant follow-on order for more vehicles, which were
delivered and placed in service in September 2013.
The system also continues to elicit positive testimonials from operators of
trucks equipped with RunWise hydraulic hybrid technology, detailing their
positive driving experiences and increased route productivity.
"The hybrid truck shifts very smooth, especially compared to a conventional
transmission," commented Jonathan Fletcher, a refuse truck operator with
Advanced Disposal. "The drive is quick and responsive, without the roughness
or noise of a standard truck, so both our drivers and the customers we collect
for appreciate the impact RunWise makes."
For additional information on Parker's hydraulic hybrid drive technology,
With annual sales of $13 billion in fiscal year 2013, Parker Hannifin is the
world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies
and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of
mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately
58,000 people in 49 countries around the world. Parker has increased its
annual dividends paid to shareholders for 57 consecutive fiscal years, among
the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.
For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com, or its
investor information web site at www.phstock.com.
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