2021 - Volume #BFS, Issue #21, Page #50[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
The Enhancer – The Propane Injection System That Works!
Craig states his Enhancer, a patented progressive fuel valve, is catching on fast. He’s installed the system on turbo-powered semis, field tractors, and even pickups.
“The secret to using propane is to deliver the right amount at the right time,” says Ridgway. RMR’s valves are activated by the engine’s turbo boost pressure. As the boost pressure increases, more vapor propane is fed into the air intake, giving the engine only the amount of propane needed to maximize efficiency. Each installation of the valve is specific to that particular engine.
RMR’s in-house dynamometer enables them to analyze test results to increase performance and achieve maximum efficiency. “If you can’t come to us, we provide a suggested setting based on our records of installations on the same engine in similar situations. Once installed, it can be fine tuned to get the optimum flow.”
RMR has installed the Enhancer propane valve on more than 1,200 engines over the past 12 years with zero engine failures due to propane. RMR promotes an increase of 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 miles per gallon on over the road diesel trucks. Ridgway says he likes to be conservative in estimates. Actual results reported by Ridgway, as well as customer reported results, point to much higher returns. “Overall, my Duramax has gone from 14-16 mpg to 24-27 mpg and motor homes have seen 3-5 mpg increases,” Craig says.
Ridgway has installed RMR’s Enhancers on his own field tractors and bulldozers. He reports his 8640 John Deere burned 16 gph pulling a 30-ft. chisel plow. Injecting only 1 1/2 - 2 gal. of propane per hour dropped diesel use to 9.2 gph. The increased power also let him double ground speed.
He says the propane simply helps burn diesel fuel more efficiently. Typically, he explains, only 75 percent of diesel used is burned. With the propane injected, efficiency jumps to 98 percent. “That’s where we get our increased power,” says Ridgway. “We turn that wasted fuel into energy. Burning the diesel more completely reduces carbon buildup in an engine for longer engine life. It also cleans up the exhaust.”
Ridgway says, “When you put a pencil to it, you’ll be surprised how quickly it pays for itself in fuel savings and extra power.” He also states, “There are other propane injection systems out there that may be cheaper to purchase, but you get what you pay for. In other words, if you want a system that works AND you want to have service after the sale you want the Enhancer. The Enhancer comes with a lifetime warranty and 24 hr. customer service.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, RMR Pro-Diesel Technology, 401 Main St., Jet, Okla. 73749 (ph 580 626-4583; fax 580 626-4584; www.propanediesel.com).
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