Diesel Electric Hybrids

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browntruckmechanic, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. browntruckmechanic

    browntruckmechanic Well isn't that special ?????????

    We were told to get ready, we are about to get 2 diesel electric hybrids on Tuesday. From a mechanic point of view what's been the biggest pain of these cars to date?
  2. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Well, they're going to want more than dinner and a movie before they let you get up close and personal.

    ( Sorry. I couldn't help myself.)
  3. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Scratching the "Union Pacific" decals off the side of the BIG car.
  4. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Biggest pain if you want to call it that for the mechanic
    is knowing electrical inside and out, computers etc..

    Kinda like the sprinters, we weren't in a big center
    but they had to call in specialists whenever there was an
    engine or electrical problem, because UPS wouldn't fork out the $$ for
    the computer equipment to hook up and diagnose.
  5. browntruckmechanic

    browntruckmechanic Well isn't that special ?????????

    Well coming from the dealership world, Computers and electrical is not a problem.
  6. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    Diesel engines are not very good for stop and go driving

    Combine that with our line of work, with a really intense computer and electrical system, AND the fact that they are hybrids (likely adding more to the existing system), and you're going to have a pain in the ass when they break down.
  7. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Purolator is our biggest competion here.I`ve seen quite a few of these around.
  8. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    hahahaha purolator as competition :lol::lol: ohhh man.

    we all know that hybrids save 0.5 MPG or something insignificant, right?
  9. browntruckmechanic

    browntruckmechanic Well isn't that special ?????????

    Well we had training on the new cars today. Freightliner chassis using mb904 engines coupled to a hybrid drive unit by Eaton roadranger. Uses a 6 speed manual transmission that is computer controlled. computer controls clutch and shifting duties. Driver has to use a push button on dash to select park, reverse and drive. This is the wildest thing to drive will change gears as if you are in an automatic, but will decelerate engine during gear shifts. other than that it's the same as any other p7 in the building
  10. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    key ignition or an RFID ignition?

    if UPS really cared about efficiency, they would make new vehicles with RFID ignition. the driver puts on a wristband. doors automatically lock when closed but to unlock the doors, the wristband is held near a sensor at each door. the vehicles are started with a sensor as well.

    no need to fumble with keys, makes everyone's lives a lot easier
  11. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Enlightend

    Did you know that a car powered by electricity traveling at 40 MPH causes just as much damage as a car powered by gas?
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    How about if you smoke in it?? :lol: :lol: