Penske project explores Series 60 EGR replacement


New project looks to a Euro 4 Detroit engine to extend the life of Series 60 EGR trucks

Penske project explores Series 60 EGR replacement
A DD15 engine involved in the Detroit Euro 4 project.

 

Customer demand in Australia and New Zealand has pushed Penske Power Systems to trial a Euro 4-capable DD15 engine as a Series 60 EGR replacement, the company says.

The project, tackled by the engine-maker's on-highway team, is part of a Detroit initiative to extend engine life and maintain its service for its Series 60 EGR customers.

"The heart of the project is focused on delivering cost of ownership benefits to Series 60 EGR customers whose engines are at the point of overhaul and provide them with the opportunity to upgrade to the many benefits of DD15," Penske Power Systems on-highway director Kevin Dennis says.

"The Euro 4 is a standard DD15 engine, less the after-treatment device."

While a full promotion will be available at Penske Power System branches in the months to come, a prototype is already underway in a 6x4 Freightliner Argosy.

The truck, owned by Peter Carter Transport, is currently located at the engine-maker’s Altona engineering centre in Victoria.

"The installation is well under way and we’re aiming to bring this home at an attractive package to our dedicated customers," Dennis says.

"Should this be a success for Peter Carter Transport, we are confident that we can also make this work in other trucks and are already investigating an opportunity in New Zealand."

Penske says the Detroit team is also analysing other vehicles for suitability.

 

 

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