Seattle City Light’s newest 70-foot bucket truck is on display today through March 27 at Shoreline Community College as part of the Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference being held at the school.
Municipal government, public fleet, private fleet and vehicle dealers from the Pacific Northwest region are participating in the conference. City Light will be presenting on its efforts to improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its vehicles.
The bucket truck on display incorporates the latest green fleet technology including:
- Clean Idle Certified tier four diesel truck engine includes diesel particulate filter, diesel emission fluid injection reduces nitrous oxide, and 10 minute idle shutdown.
- Bio-Diesel B20 compliant.
- Clean running Onan 5 kilowatt diesel generator allows vehicle engine off operation to provide cab heat, bin heaters, emergency lighting, battery recharge capabilities and limited boom operation without running truck main engine.
- Plug-in 30 amp shore power system insures vehicle is completely charged, warm and ready to go while stored at service center. Block heater equipped to reduce warm up time at dock.
- Terrasolve biodegradable hydraulic fluid for all boom and capstan functions.
- Low VOC paint on body and all walking areas.
- Outrigger pads are 100 percent recycled material.