The Banana Locomotive APU

72 Voc - We engineered around the weakest link!

Save on fuel without sacrificing crew comfort

Our proprietary Banana APU is designed to reduce excess idling, save fuel, reduce engine wear and keep your crew comfortable – a true win-win for everyone.

Key Features:

  • CAT/Perkins diesel engine governed at 2,500 RPM
  • 150A, 72 VDC (11kW) generator
  • Heats coolant and lube oil
  • Powers heaters, lights and AC units
  • Freeze frame, real-time data monitoring
  • On/off water and battery set points
  • Integrated diagnostics

The Banana APU’s state-of-the-art green technology meets EPA emissions regulations and local noise ordinances.

So compact and light it fits in all locomotives
Don't Idle The Big Engine

“We Listened! You said reduce the size and weight….You said make it 72VDC… we’ve done that and kept the same price as the original locomotive APU first introduced over 15 years ago!”

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  • Reduced size and weight
  • 72 VDC
  • The same price as the original locomotive APU first introduced over 15 years ago!
  • Features a CAT/Perkins diesel engine that can be governed at adjustable RPMs
  • The engine drives a 150 A, 72 VDC (11kW) generator that heats the locomotive coolant and lube oil, charges the batteries, and can be used to power cab heaters, lights and air conditioners, ensuring your crew’s comfort
  • The Banana takes green technology and ripens it to perfection, incorporating innovative new design and automation
  • Advanced control system complete with adjustable on/off locomotive water temperature and battery set points and diagnostics with freeze frame data and real time data monitoring
  • Reduces most excess idling, saving money on fuel and engine wear
  • Meets EPA emissions regulations and local noise ordinances
  • Keeps your crew comfortable
We engineered around the weakest link
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EPA Smart Way Certified Funding available Separator Emission reduction grants 50% off purchase price
Pay back in less than a year

KEEP YOUR CREW COMFORTABLE AND SAFEGUARD YOUR INVESTMENT.

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Weight and Dimensions, Specifications and Features
Engine CAT/Perkins 400 Series 3 Cylinder Diesel, 28 hp@3200 rpm; Tier 4 Interim; Low oil pressure and coolant over-temperature shutdowns
Lubrication System 6 gallon oil capacity with oil level maintainer and filter
Electrical System 150A, 72 VDC generator for locomotive loads; 40A, 12 VDC APU alternator for APU loads
Fuel System 12VDC electric fuel lift pump; filter
Exhaust 1.5” diameter pipe; muffler shipped loose
Cooling System Glycol based APU cooling system; cooled via liquid to liquid heat exchanger with locomotive water
Locomotive Engine Water Heating System 12 kW via smart 72 VDC heater ; 22 gallons/min centrifugal belt driven pump
Locomotive Engine Oil Heating System 4 gallon/min circulation via APU driven pump through liquid to liquid heat exchanger
Drive System Heavy duty long life generator
Banana APU Specifications and Measurements
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So compact and light it fits on all locomotives APU 1
APU MOUNTED IN THE
COMPRESSOR ROOM
The only APU that won't be disabled by crew APU 2
CONTROL PANEL MOUNTED
IN THE SANDBOX
72 VOC - No inverter functions like engine is idling APU 3
EXHAUST PLUMBED OUT
OF THE ROOF
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