Canadian Rental Service

Canadian Rental Association
Green engines, software main topics at CRA Ontario meeting

darrell_martin__smallApr. 22, 2010 – Can 2-stroke engines ever be "green"? According to Darrell Martin of Stihl they can. That was the focus of his presentation delivered at a recent meeting of the Ontario local chapter of the Canadian Rental Association (CRA).
 


April 22, 2010
By

darrell_martin__small
 
Darrell Martin of Stihl gave an overview
of what the company has done to make
their engines "greener."
 

Apr. 22, 2010 – Can 2-stroke engines ever be "green"? According to Darrell Martin of Stihl they can. That was the focus of his presentation delivered at a recent meeting of the Ontario local chapter of the Canadian Rental Association (CRA).
 
The meeting was held at the offices of Stihl in London, Ont., and brought together 40 rental professionals to talk shop and network. The evening included a tour of Stihl's facility, during which attendees were treated to a demonstration of how parts are retrieved from their high-tech ‘vertical lift’ machine and shipped.  Each part is assigned a SKU, expressed as a bar code. To pull a part from stock all that is needed is for a staff member to scan the bar code, and the system delivers a tray containing the appropriate part.
 

 cra_ontario_1_small 
 Tom Sullivan of Stihl conducted the
 tour of the facility.
 

After dinner, two speakers addressed attendees. The first was Darrell Martin, whose presentation on "green" 2-stroke engines generated plenty of discussion. An essential part of this technology is something called "stratified scavenging" which helps to reduce emissions.
 
Also presenting was Akshay Pandya of Pidex, who gave an overview of his company's software solutions for rental houses.
 
For more information on the Canadian Rental Association, please visit www.crarental.org .

 cra_ontario_3 
Sitting down to dinner at Stihl. The CRA Ontario meeting brought together 40
rental professionals from across the province.
 

cra_ontario_4 
Akshay Pandya of Pidex gave an overview of his company's software
solutions for
 rental houses.
 

Advertisement