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We’ve reached yet another milestone – 7,000 Likes on Facebook! We are extremely humbled and would like to thank each and every one of our past, present, and/or future customers who help us achieve this. You promote our product by viewing, liking, commenting, and sharing our posts, and we sincerely appreciate that!

We know that there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing an APU and we are forever grateful that you have given us the chance to prove that even though we are small, we are HUGE in Product Quality and Customer Service. We take care of each and every customer like they’re family, and we pride ourselves on that! We ….


Periodically we are asked what makes an Auxiliary Power Unit worth the added initial cost over using a portable generator to run the a/c or to provide power to accessories in your truck while you are parked. We stress “initial” because it doesn’t take long for a quality APU to pay for itself while keeping you comfortable.

As most of you know, many states have now passed anti-idling legislation that can result in fines up to $25,000 and even one year imprisonment in some states. This means that no matter if you’re….


Parks Industries Building

When it comes to building a product, the key component you will need is knowledge. Simple, right? You need to know what you are building, how you are going to build it, and what you want it to do once it’s complete. When it comes to the installation process, there’s really no difference.

But knowing how to do something, doing it, and doing it well, are completely different concepts. With a complex product like….


HP2000 APU Frame Install

When it comes to fuel, there is only one true consistency: the inconsistency of its pricing. As the economy shifts, and the cost of oil and its demand rises, so does the price of fuel. According to AAA, the average cost of diesel fuel across the United States of America is estimated to be $2.89 PER GALLON as of today, February 25th, 2021. While it is not news for the cost of fuel to be this high, it is not good either – especially if you idle your truck.

But alas, Mother Nature has no pity for the truck drivers who travel day and night to earn an honest living, and neither do the places that they travel to, as more and more states conform to stricter anti-….


HP2000 Xtreme Truck APU - inside

Fact: All engines, regardless of what they are powered by, require maintenance. While the intervals may be different, the general concept and the basic key components are all the same – oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, alternator belt, and compressor belt. Whether you clean them, replace them, tighten them, or just check them, it’s a task that needs to be done in order to prolong the life of your engine. And the HP2000 APU is no different.

Powered by a 2-Cyl. Diesel Engine, the HP2000 APU is the lightest and quietest unit on the market; but it doesn’t stay that way on its…


Vehicular performance and it’s mileage – what’s the relevance? Although it’s quite a popular concept for individuals to measure the wear of a vehicle by its mileage, is it really effective? Some experts beg to differ. In fact, many experts will protest that a true indicator of a vehicle’s performance is not at all referenced to its mileage – especially for fleet trucks.


Being a truck driver or a heavy-machine operator makes you a very unique, dedicated person. From hours to days, no matter what you drive or how long you drive it for, your time operating your vehicle or equipment can be long and excruciating in these ever-changing weather conditions. That’s where the HP2000 APU comes in! The HP2000 APU is as versatile as you are, able to operate on many different types of vehicles and heavy-machinery such as semi-trucks, dump trucks, cranes, military transport vehicles, construction equipment and more! All of our units are built to withstand the harshest, most extreme weather conditions to keep your safe and comfortable while…


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