David Lapalomento Discusses MaxxForce P Line of Generators
At our 2012 Middle East Electricity show booth in Dubai, David LaPalomento, vice president and general manager, discusses Navistar’s MaxxForce P line of 35 generator-set models. The line offers 31 kVA up to 216 kVA standby power at 50 Hz. and 40 kVA up to 260 kVA at 60 Hz. The units are powered by Navistar’s proven MaxxForce brand engines, with offerings of 3-, 4-, and 6-cylinder diesels that meet customer needs for fuel-efficiency, reliability and durability. The MaxxForce P lineup includes units rated for non-regulated markets, and for Tier 2 / Stage 2, and Stage 3A, emissions regulated markets.
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Navistar, JAC Showcase Engine JV Capabilities at Engine China Trade Show
Last fall, with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC), we showcased our engine capabilities at the Engine China trade show in Beijing, this included an introduction to the dedicated personnel and technical expertise the companies plan to bring to their joint venture, now pending Chinese Government approval, to develop advanced commercial diesel engines in China.
The engine joint venture will focus on meeting emerging needs of the Chinese commercial truck market with its MaxxForce® line of Euro IV- and Euro V-compliant engines designed to provide JAC customers with durable and fuel-efficient clean air technology. The MaxxForce engines would be engineered and built in China.
The President of Navistar China, Rudi von Meister said that rather than simply import western technology, this venture will be run and staffed by people who were born, educated and gained extensive business experience in China. Our deep understanding of the market will allow us to develop and deliver power that first and foremost suits customers in China.
Key leaders of the engineering and development team include Dr. Jim Yan and Ning Lei. Yan, vice president, Navistar China research and product development, has more than 30 years of powertrain and commercial vehicle experience. Lei, a 23-year Navistar veteran, was recently named Technical Fellow for global powertrain product development. Both were born and raised in China, hold engineering degrees from China’s Dalian University of Technology, and earned multiple advanced science and business degrees from U.S. universities.
Von Meister has more than 25 years of automotive and commercial vehicle industry experience, with a predominant focus on the China market. He has held key positions with General Motors, Delphi China, the SAIC-GM Shanghai vehicle assembly joint venture, Iveco’s China truck operation, and Fiat Group’s China ventures.
In keeping with our customer focus, we are committed to developing advanced air, fuel and aftertreatment technologies that meet the demands of the Chinese market for clean, capable and efficient diesel engines.
The products slated for the Chinese market include the new MaxxForce 3.2 and MaxxForce 4.8, to power JAC brand light commercial vehicles. The former offers up to 125 kW (167HP) power and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) torque. The latter offers up to 162 kW power and 920 Nm torque. Both provide low noise, fuel-efficient operation.
A 2010 framework agreement outlines the 50/50 ownership arrangement between our company, and JAC. The JV will establish a research and design center in China's Anhui Province for application engineering development, product design and technology advancements. Diesel engines produced by the new venture would primarily be used in on-highway commercial trucks.
This collaborative venture will bring together the resources of two leaders in the global diesel engine business, and would yield outstanding power plants for commercial truck owners throughout China. We have learned much from our JAC partners and, together, we look forward to putting our combined strengths toward offering customers unmatched performance and efficiency.
SUTPHEN POWERS UP CUSTOM APPARATUS ENGINE OFFERINGS, NOW OFFERS NAVISTAR’S MAXXFORCE® BIG BORE DIESEL
Sutphen Corporation in April began offering our MaxxForce® brand diesel engines in its Sutphen® mid-mount aerial platforms and Monarch® custom pumpers. Buyers of those Sutphen custom apparatus now can specify the MaxxForce 13 big bore diesel, which provides up to 475 horsepower and 1,700 lb.-ft. torque for demanding fire and emergency operations.
For 120 years, Sutphen’s business has been built on delivering unmatched performance in the most demanding applications. With MaxxForce engines, Sutphen offers fire and emergency operations another outstanding choice when specifying custom apparatus.
The 12.4-liter MaxxForce 13 is available now through Sutphen’s 80 sales locations in the United States and Canada. Designed specifically for heavy vehicles, with a combination of technologically advanced materials and components, the MaxxForce 13 engines deliver excellent power characteristics, an exceptionally stable and smooth ride, and maximum reliability and durability.
The performance ratings of the MaxxForce 13, especially the industry-leading low-end torque, provide our customers an engine option that matches Sutphen’s reputation for setting engineering, technology, innovation, and durability standards in the fire apparatus industry,” said David Rider, Sutphen sales manager.
In addition, in meeting new on-highway emissions standards, our MaxxForce “Clean Burn” emissions technology provides Sutphen customers with significant operational advantages over SCR-equipped apparatus. These include no additional wheelbase length to accommodate additional tanks or exhaust hardware, no secondary operating fluid to add (urea), no additional driver training, and ease of maintenance.
Rommel Miranda, general manager said tha Sutphen’s customers, as first responders to emergencies, demand reliable power, performance and durability, and MaxxForce engines deliver. We’re proud to add another industry-leading OEM to our list of partners around the world.
Complete Coach Works Introduces MaxxForce Engine as Newest Clean-Diesel Repower Option for Transit Buses
Leading bus remanufacturing and reconditioning company Complete Coach Works, introduced the MaxxForce® 9 engine as its newest clean diesel option for repowered transit buses at APTA Expo last October.
The new diesel option is especially suited to vehicle repowers for public transit authorities committed to improving air quality and reducing environmental problems. The MaxxForce 9 engine meets strict EPA 2010 emissions standards without compromising power or durability for demanding start-stop, heavy-traffic routes.
Macy Neshati, Vice President for Complete Coach Works points out that public transit fleets are increasingly demonstrating a serious commitment to clean air, and diesel offers a powerful solution. Complete Coach Works, in turn, are committed to offering the best alternatives for owners of all bus makes and models, and MaxxForce is a great option for repowers.
The MaxxForce 9 engine provides 300 horsepower and 860 lb.-ft. torque for demanding transit applications.
MaxxForce engines command a dominant share in the North American municipal and public services markets like fire/emergency, school bus and waste collection. Overall, we have the most midrange diesel engines installed and in service in North America, and the largest dealer service network to back them up. Now, MaxxForce engines are available to manufacturers, remanufacturers and buyers of transit buses.
The MaxxForce 9 engine is projected to be available to Complete Coach Works customers this Spring.
Eldorado National Adds MaxxForce Diesel Engine Option for 32-Foot E-Z Rider II Paratransit Bus
El Dorado National has begun offering our 9.3-liter MaxxForce® diesel engine in its E-Z Rider II paratransit bus, giving bus fleets a new option in clean diesel power for the demanding duty cycles of public transportation. Pace, the suburban bus division of Chicago-area Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), recently ordered the first MaxxForce-powered E-Z Rider II bus.
“ElDorado is committed to being America’s best bus investment, and that now extends to giving our customers a choice of diesel engines,” said Tony Wayne, president, ElDorado National California. “This allows fleet operators to more carefully weigh decisions concerning operating costs, uptime and service support.”
Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority, RTA Pace, one of the largest bus services in North America, serves more than 35 million riders a year throughout a 3,700-square-mile area covering six Chicago-area counties. It operates fixed bus routes, vanpools and dial-a-ride programs. Its huge vehicle fleet includes 372 paratransit buses.
The MaxxForce 9 engine provides 300 horsepower and 860 lb.-ft. torque for demanding transit applications. The 32-foot low-floor E-Z Rider II, with a 35,000 lb. GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating), features heavy-duty Meritor axles, large S-cam air brakes, and a transit-proven and crash-tested monocoque safety cage. Together, the engine and paratransit bus are engineered for reliability and durability to meet demanding, real-world operating conditions year after year.
MaxxForce engines from Navistar command a dominant share in other North American municipal and public services markets like fire and emergency, school bus and waste collection. Overall, Navistar has the most midrange diesel engines installed and in service in North America, and the largest dealer service network to back them up. Now, MaxxForce engines are available to manufacturers and buyers of transit buses, where reliability and durability are crucial in stop/start, frequent-idling operation.
We are pleased that ElDorado chose our technologically advanced engine. The MaxxForce 9 provides ElDorado transit customers with the most powerful, durable and environmentally friendly engines available in the market.