Mitsubishi Fuso is offering an oil pan heater on all new Fuso Canters. The oil pan heater makes starting the vehicle easier in cold-weather operations, the company said.

The oil pan heater replaces block heaters that were available on earlier Fuso FE and FG models.

“Being installed on the oil pan, the new heater can directly warm cold engine oil to reduce viscosity and required starting torque more efficiently than can a block heater,” said Leighton Good, product and applications manager. “In addition, as the heat rises, the block and components above are warmed as well, to help reduce cold-start engine wear.”

The new heater generates 420W of heat and comes with an integral AC power cord for use with standard 115-120V outlets and extension cords.