New and Improved!

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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Expert Help in Parts and Service helps a Customer in Need

Lyman Richey’s repair facility was full and they needed 50 cement trucks inspected and repaired quickly. They turned to Interstate PowerSystems in Omaha, NE. Interstate’s Parts professionals were able to locate some hard to find trunnions, and hand them to the repair experts in our Service department. Interstate worked together with the customer, communicatingin person, on the phone, and via e-mail so that they were fully aware of the status of their equipment. Interstate personnel helped bring customer vehicles to our shop, pick up parts needed for the repairs, shuttle customer drivers, and deliver the repaired vehicles to the customer when complete. This put the trucks back into revenue service for the customer much faster than the customer could have done alone.

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