Authoritative transport trade magazine “Transport Topics” speaks of the pneumatic trailer landing gear PTS50 diesel cost savings in its’ column on diesel costs analysis:
“… meanwhile, an executive with a company that provides automated pneumatic landing gear for trailers said its system can boosts fleets’ fuel savings by reducing idling time and improving aerodynamics.
“If we’re talking only about fuel savings and efficiency, [the system] drastically reduces idling time by 97%,” said Simon Bois, executive vice president of Prime Transport Solutions.
The company’s PTS 50 pneumatic lift system automatically drops or lifts trailer landing gear in about five seconds, versus about 2½ minutes of manual crank time for a similar up-or-down action, Bois said.
He said the landing gear can save fleets at least $368 in fuel costs per truck per year, depending on the cost of diesel and number of drops per day.”