History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers follows drivers and their trucks on some of the coldest and most dangerous routes in the world.
In one of the show’s episodes, a mechanic talks about how the trucks have to be modified to keep running reliably in a freezing, arctic climate.
Thanks to companies like Arctic Fox, fleets can acquire an array of products designed to turn up the heat when Mother Nature becomes unreasonably frigid. The company’s engineers have traveled to some of the coldest climates in the world to gain a better understanding on how to fight freezing temperatures.
Based in Minnesota, Artic Fox provides complete stand-alone warming systems for mobile and stationary equipment. The systems can run off a truck’s battery, its fuel supply or a combination of the two.
“Our heating system engineers can design a complete integrated system with diesel-fired coolant heaters and APU’s (auxiliary power units) to provide a complete heating solution from one source,” the company states on its website.
Stainless steel heat exchangers are available for diesel fuel and fluids. In-line, in-tank and hydraulic fluid heaters utilize an engine coolant exchange system to keep warm. Battery warmers, which extend battery life, also utilize this same technology.
Arctic Fox heating systems don’t require fuel blending and allow year-round use of number two diesel, which helps to reduce fuel costs.
Additional savings can realized through hydraulic fluid warmers, which Arctic Fox says extend pump life.
Artic Fox heating systems feature thermostatic options which prevent fluid or fuel overheating.
On-site installation and operator training is provided. For more information, visit arctic-fox.com.