Mitsubishi Fuso has announced its new Idle Limit System (ILS) option that can be applied to any of its 2012 through 2015 model-year Fuso Canter work trucks. The ILS programming can be activated at a port-of-entry or by any authorized Mitsubishi Fuso dealer. It can be set at the time of programming to shut the engine down after three, five or 10 minutes of idle duration. Since the system employs existing switches and sensors, no additional hardware is required.
With more and more jurisdictions enacting idle-limiting legislation, the new ILS option provides a simple solution. At the same time, it can help reduce fuel consumption and contain fuel costs.
The ILS will cancel engine shutdown if the truck is operating in any advanced-idle mode, as might be required by a transmission PTO, engine clutch pump, or chassis-engine-driven refrigeration compressor. If no advanced-idle operation is detected, the ILS will shut the engine down after the prescribed duration, if the engine has reached normal operating temperature and the vehicle is in Park or Neutral.