Breathing new life into older equipment with an engine repower
When Bowman Construction from International Falls, MN was looking for a diesel power unit, they turned to Interstate PowerSystems in Virginia, MN. Bowman specializes in crushing rock, road construction, and Earth moving. Their old Detroit Diesel 2-cycle power unit needed to be replaced, and they needed more horsepower, and better fuel economy. Interstate was able to replace the old engine with an MTU Detroit Diesel Series 60 power unit optimized for off-highway operation. The 4-cycle, electronically controlled Series 60- added 50 horsepower resulting in increased production, and fuel economy improved between 8 and 10%, depending on duty cycle. In addition, the new Series 60 reduced engine noise by approximately 40% and increased engine life (TBO) from 5,000 hours to approximately 15,000 hours.
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