Based in Myrtle Beach, SC, the Alkane Truck Company recently unveiled the Alkane Dominator, a cross between a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and a Hummer H2T that is powered by an LPG 6-liter V8. That’s right, it runs on propane. Alkane Truck Company is currently in the “test the waters phase” for Title IV investments. If all goes well, this Humvee look-alike could be sold in the USA.
The Alkane Truck Company imports their components from their supplier, a Brazilian parts company known as Agrale. They also build Class 7 Delivery trucks and a Class 8 heavy-duty tractor trucks. All run on LPG.
What exactly is the Alkane Dominator? The Alkane Dominator weights over 10,000 lbs, has a GM-sourced 345 horsepower, 6.0-liter V8 that runs on LPG and makes 373 lbs-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. There is an optional 8.8-liter V8 that makes 501 hp and 650 lb-ft at 3,700 rpm. Both are paired to a GM R90 6-speed automatic transmission.
There’s no word on the transfer case, but they mention that it has a front Dana 44.3 solid front axle (open diff) and a Dana 70 solid rear axle with “Power Lock.” Coil springs are up front and leafs at the rear. The wheelbase is 131.9 inches with an overall length pegged at 208.7 inches. That’s shorter than a Chevrolet Colorado.
“With power and torque to spare, the All Wheel Drive Alkane Dominator™ handles any and all road conditions. Snow, mud, standing water or rugged off-road terrain is no match for this big block V8 machine. Paired with the GM 6-speed automatic transmission, an added feature is low cost liquid propane as an alternative fuel. It affords great fuel economy not found in other large Humvees running on diesel or gasoline. Engineering excellence from Power Solutions International has rendered this big block the same torque curve as gasoline with diesel-like performance. The Dominator™ is also available with a 6.0L V8 gasoline engine.”
A standard feature of the Dominator™ is the overall Line-X Polyurea coating, which prevents rust, scratches, and abrasions to all painted surfaces. Alkane’s engineers are also developing bullet-resistant armoring for police and military applications.” Alkanedominator.com
This truck looks intriguing and the TFLtruck team is waiting to see if it takes root on our shores.
Speaking of the Humvee…