The Eco-Max (a.k.a Jaws)
The Wood Mountain Fish family is always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint by utilizing the newest technology. We would like to introduce our newest truck the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX (a.k.a. Jaws). This vehicle is the first in its class to use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions by at least 85%. It has an aerodynamic shell to enhance fuel economy and runs a clean diesel engine.
The harmful effects of NOx and carbon dioxide greenhouse gases damage our environment and contribute to climate change. The SCR system in the truck addresses this issue and reduces NOx and CO2 gas output by 85%. The technology works by adding diesel exhaust fluid which works outside the engine to eliminate NOx before any exhaust is released into the environment. That means our truck’s exhaust puts out water and nitrogen in replace of the harmful NOx gas.
The body of the truck was built to have the same width as the cab. This increases the trucks fuel efficiency. Instead of the truck acting as a parachute on the highway, it is more like a shark jetting through the water. Two additional wind fairings were installed above the cab and alongside the box to further improve the vehicles fuel economy. Ethan says “The Eco-Max is currently getting about 16 to 20mpg depending on how bad people need their fish!”
The diesel engine itself has come a very long way since it was first invented. Diesel trucks are no longer seen blowing black smoke out their tailpipes and the diesel smell many adults grew up with is no longer smelt along truck routes. Our entire fleet of trucks runs on diesel fuel and we feel proud knowing they are the most environmentally friendly and fuel efficient vehicles. Together the Wood Mountain Fish Fleet (Jaws, Hammerhead and Shark-tooth) are doing their part to ‘bring the oceans to the mountains’ in the most eco-friendly ways possible.