Originally Posted by John long
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.
You are absolutely right. I read pneumatic and thought hydraulic! Hydraulic starters are used on big stationary engines and large ship engines. But I still haven't ever seen a spring starter on a truck! BB