Originally Posted by boothboy
Jester I don't know of any spring started trucks and pneumatic starters weren't used on trucks, mostly stationary engines and boats. I'm looking for automotive applications. If you can site vehicles using those types I'll certainly stand corrected.
I have to disagree with you BB. Air starters were commonly used on trucks at one time. I have called a service truck more than once because a Consolidated Freightway road tractor lost air pressure and could not operate the starter. Consolidated was the last I am aware of that finally abandoned the air starters and went to electric.
I retired from Freightliner in 2009 as a Senior Customer Support Rep. I lived this one.