New propane cars

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  1. spif91

    spif91 Member

    15 of our 25 new propane pkg cars have arrived...Still tickled to have been in feeders the last 12 years....ImageUploadedByBrownCafe1410438305.485532.jpg


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  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    That parking lot is in horrible shape.
     
  3. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Are those LNG? Is LNG and propane the same?
     
  4. spif91

    spif91 Member

    LNG is natural gas. These are propane. Ups is outfitting the whole state with new propane cars except OKC and Tulsa. I heard Louisiana also. That is the employee parking lot. Our lot around the building is gravel. Lol
     
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Propane has about twice the energy as LNG and propane is also considered to be a green energy source where LNG isn't.
     
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Looks 1000 times better than ours.
     
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    PE would have fixed that pretty quick in my building.
     
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    UPS this summer seal coated and restriped the employee parking lot. Also have tore up and replaced sections of concrete in the yard the last several years.
     
  9. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I retired in March. My son works there as a shifter. Ever once in a while, he would drive my old tractor, 266074. He told me that today it is going to the tractor graveyard, replaced by a brand new LNG. They are drilling :censored2: in the block. I drove that tractor from the day it hit our yard with the plastic over the seats I spent more time in the seat of that thing than I did in my own bed. RIP my old friend. :(
     
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  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Does that thing have a grill attachment?
     
  11. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I'm not sure what you mean. It was an International.
     
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't be too hard to T off from the gas line.
     
  13. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Propane is supposed to run equivalent to 108 octane.
     
  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    We had a couple of natural gas-powered cars about 10 yrs ago but in typical UPS fashion our mechanics were never given the right equipment to work on them so they were constantly breaking down. Plus they take about 20 minutes to refuel when empty, and the only source for CNG was off-site so even when they did run it was a huge hassle to keep fuel in the tank.
     
  15. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    A lot of 4x4 enthusiasts who are into rock crawling like to convert their Jeeps to run propane for safety reasons since the propane wont leak out in a rollover. Plus its under pressure so the carbuerators still work even at extreme angles.
     
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Our whole fence line is filled with propane tractors waiting to go out on the road.
     
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Propane or LNG. Been hearing a lot about new LNG tractors not propane.
     
  18. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    I guess we get all of your old junkers sent to my building since you get new trucks!
     
  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You could be correct. I didn't look that close yet.
     
  20. Mine broke down so many times. MY SUP actually accused me of sabotage.