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Volvo Penta Ups the Ante with New D4, D6 Propulsion Systems

Volvo Penta has taken the old adage “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” and thrown it out the window with the introduction of the new D4 and D6 propulsion systems. The completely redeveloped packages offer our customers increased performance and reliability with a lower cost of ownership. The new…

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MTU Powers North America’s First Tier 4 Final Log Stacker

A 50-year legacy of building innovation in its log stackers continues for Komatsu, which recently unveiled its newest version, the 45 Series electric log stacker that becomes the first in North America to use a Tier 4 engine. Letourneau Inc., a subsidiary of Komatsu, built two log stackers that are…

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Ignore Your Diesel Particulate Filter at Your Own Peril

A key component of your diesel engine and its performance is the Diesel Particulate Filter. By trapping ash, soot and other particulates from your engine’s exhaust, the filter allows operators to meet Tier 4 emission standards. This critical function of a DPF is why you need to make sure your…

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Marine Team Hits Milestone With 100th Engine Overhaul For U.S. Coast Guard

The Pacific Power Group (PPG) engine overhaul facility in Kent, Washington, reached a  milestone recently with the group’s completion of the 100th MTU 8v396 engine overhaul  for the U.S. Coast Guard as part of a long-term service contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The MTU 1100 kW engine…

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Our Dyno Test Erases Worries About Your On-Highway Engine’s Performance

If a car’s engine fails to put out the manufacturer cited horsepower, that’s likely to get a shoulder shrug from the owner. A commercial truck, however, needs to hit those performance standards, otherwise the owner loses money. The dyno testing center at our On-Highway shop in Kent, Washington, assures truck…

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