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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 owners that […]

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Volvo Penta Unveils Hybrid Marine Propulsion System

The revolutionary Inboard Performance System (IPS) Volvo Penta introduced in 2005 made shockwaves in the marine industry by facing the twin counter-rotating propellers forward rather than backwards. The impact of this new design was recently recognized for its inventive design when Volvo Penta was asked to be a presenter at this year’s […]

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Power Gen Team Builds Gensets for Alaska Villages

Two remote villages in Alaska are anxiously awaiting the arrival of several generator sets that are set to be delivered at the end of summer. The systems will be the sole source of power for each of these hamlets. Production of the gensets is underway at our facility in Ridgefield, Washington, giving […]

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New MTU Engines on Shaver Tug Lead to Massive Fuel Savings

For years, our technicians in Ridgefield kept the Lassen, a Columbia River tug owned by Shaver Transportation Co., operational by servicing and rebuilding its two-cycle Detroit Diesel engines. But Shaver recently decided it was time to repower the Lassen to bring it more in line with the propulsion systems used in the […]

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Volvo Penta System Propels Newest UC San Diego Research Vessel

The Bob and Betty Beyster became the newest research boat to join the fleet at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. The 42-foot aluminum hulled boat built by Armstrong Marine of Port Angeles, Washington, was carefully designed for its work in Southern California and the Channel […]

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Fire Station Relies on MTU to Keep Critical Power On

The crew at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s Station 51 in downtown Tigard, Oregon, is one of the busiest in the fire district. Not only do they respond to vehicle accidents, medical calls and fires, but its specialty units handle calls throughout the district’s 210 square miles of suburban communities outside Portland, […]

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