Comfortable Heating even at extreme cold conditions: The Willis APU heats the coolant with a cast aluminum heat exchanger on the exhaust designed exclusively for this system. From the Heat Exchanger the pre-heated coolant is pumped through the APU engine, directly through the heater cores and then to the truck engine keeping it warm. This allows the heater cores the benefit of using the highest BTU’s available in the system. With the truck engine in operation, heated coolant is circulated through the APU engine keeping it warm. The microprocessor control provides for a high RPM mode to provide more BTU’s for extreme cold conditions.
Best Cooling even at 100+ degrees: The exclusive Willis APU fan drive system provides plentiful airflow across the trucks large condenser and radiator, giving the same capacity to air condition the truck cab and sleeper as the OEM. The integration into the truck system has the benefit of using the OEM HVAC controls and ducting. With the exception of one other manufacturer, all other systems are stand-alone and only cool the sleeper cab, and they are not capable of adequate cooling in 100 degree plus temperatures.
Most DC Power: 150A Alternator, higher output than any one else
Never a cold start: Keeps the tractor and APU engines coolant and oil at temperatures higher than any one else for easy start even at the most adverse weather condition. Test results have shown crank case temperatures at +70 degrees F. with test cell ambient temperature at –20 degrees F. (Nevada Automotive Test Center)
Best Solid State Electronic Control with many safe, useful and unique features: Microprocessor control. Exclusive features include “MANUAL” for cold starting using automatic timing of glow plug, “AUTO” for automatic starting and shut–down of the APU with the park brake when the truck is in operation, “MONITOR” for monitoring engine temperature and battery voltage when the truck is parked for an extended period with “auto start” to maintain required parameters and “UTILITY” providing time keeper for recording operating hours, service intervals, clock setting, pre-start time and “High” and “Low” RPM settings. “Low” is for fuel savings and noise level, and “High” for extra heat output and high electrical loads. Safe automatic shut down of APU for low oil pressure or high coolant temperature. Willis APU has Industry’s best fluorescent display.
Most Powerful, Quieter and Smoother APU: Powered by a three (3) cylinder 18.8 Horse Power Kubota D-722 engine makes it smoother and more powerful by nature of design versus the two (2) cylinder or single cylinder engines used by the competition. Low and high RPM settings are used depending on power requirements, which also contribute to lower noise levels and fuel consumption.
115V AC Power – Optional 2000 Watts of continuous power using industry’s best inverter from Tundra fully wired with convenient outlets for safe operation
Exclusive Options from Willis APU only:
|Air-Compressor - The Air-compressor option provides automatic backup to the truck air system. It can work in parallel with the truck compressor to overcome a major leak or independent if the truck compressor fails. Trailers will be kept at the proper level at loading docks and air is available for tire inflation or air tools. When used as designed the APU is pre trip started to warm the engine and build air supply saving the truck engine from cold starts and idle time to build air.
Rock Solid Drive System – Modular design allows quick access to the enclosed drive system, which has been engineered, for long life and low maintenance. Drive belt is kept at proper tension with an automatic belt tensioner. Extensive engineering and testing was conducted by Litens Corporation to achieve a smooth drive system.
Highest Quality – A close look and overall evaluation of our product will reveal the in-depth thought, engineering and careful development of this unit. High quality aluminum castings (356T6) are used for frame mounting, drive housings and heat exchanger. Coolant hoses are custom molded, and allow for efficient and unrestricted coolant flow. The design, manufacturing, selling and service processes are being documented to comply with the latest Trucking Industry Quality system TS16949, ISO9001: 2000.