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Hilux Common Rail Diesel Dominates the Harshest Environments in the World

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Hilux 3.0 common rail diesel Antarctica expedition

Hilux 3.0 common rail diesel Antarctica expedition

For years, Icelanders have been modifying vehicles to adapt to the harsh and severe climate, and to a land that is often dangerous and hostile.  The need for personal transportation year-round as well as the demands of utility and commercial fleets to operate in winter meant the need for reliable, tough vehicles that could withstand the cold of the Arctic while remaining a comfortable and safe way to travel. This is where Arctic Trucks began.

 

A Hilux diesel explores Antarctica

A Hilux diesel explores Antarctica

 

 

 

Arctic Trucks, the leader in 4wd modification for tough, hostile environments, has chosen the Toyota Hilux as its truck of choice for over 23  years. Their latest modification, built especially for expeditions to and in Antarctica, is no exception. The new Hilux model, with the 3.0 liter common-rail diesel engine, is quickly overtaking tracked vehicles as the transportation of choice in a land where reliability and power can literally make a life-or-death difference.

Arctic Trucks was asked why their Hilux common-rail diesel is being chosen over traditional tracked vehicles:

The Hilux AT44 is much lighter than the traditional tracked vehicles that have been used on Antarctica before. It can travel faster and carry its passengers in more comfort. But the main reason is fuel consumption; the Hilux 3.0 diesel AT44 uses about 1/5 of the fuel that is needed for the traditional vehicles and does not emit as much pollution. That means that the Hilux AT44 is one of the most environmental friendly motorized vehicles used in Antarctica.

Toyota Hilux diesel on the Antarctic tundra.

Toyota Hilux diesel on the Antarctic tundra.

 

 

Companies like Arctic Truck and Baileys Diesel Group are taking great products and making them more functional, more reliable, and more efficient. Visit our Facebook page to see how BDG technology can increase the mileage and lower the emissions of your On Highway common-rail diesel engine.