Detroit Diesel Corporation renews Series 40 Engine Agreement

Posted on April 02, 2001

Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) and International Truck and Engine Corporation (International) have announced the renewal of the Series 40 engine worldwide distribution agreement.

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  • Over 12.000 Series 40 engines sold for off-highway and specialty on-highway market sectors
  • DDC Series 60 Engine: Most popular in its kind
  • D700 Series - Lightweight Engines with Superior Performance

Munich, Germany - Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) and International Truck and Engine Corporation (International) have announced the renewal of the Series 40 engine worldwide distribution agreement. The renewal of the agreement provides DDC continued distribution rights to 7.6L & 8.7L Series 40 diesel engines through 2003. Detroit Diesel has been marketing the Series 40 diesel engine since 1991 for off-highway and specialty on-highway market sectors.

"The Series 40 expands our overall diesel engine product line and allows us to more exactly match individual customer's need. Detroit Diesel has already sold over 12,000 Series 40 engines to over 30 different OEMS including agriculture, underground mining, earth moving and railway service equipment. All Series 40 engines feature wet, replaceable cylinder liners for maximum cooling and superior cylinder kit life, and electronic engine management for optimum engine performance and low emissions", said Dave Sears, Director of Series 40 Sales for Detroit Diesel.

The Series 40 diesel engine is an In-line 6 cylinder, 4-cycle diesel engine, utilizing hydraulically actuated electronically controlled unit injectors and fully integrated electronic controls. The Series 40 diesel engine is available in 7.6L & 8.7L displacements with power ratings ranging from 167 bhp (125kW) to 330 bhp (246kW) and torque of 475lbs. ft. (644Nm) to 1075lbs. ft. (1458Nm).

DDC Series 60 Engine: Most popular in its kind

For the ninth year in succession, the Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine remains the best selling heavy-duty engine in North America. Over 600,000 Series 60 engines have been sold in the on-highway and off- highway markets . Engines sold in the on-highway market have accumulated over 200 billion miles. To date, over 95,000 Series 60 engines have surpassed the one million mile mark. Overall, Series 60 engines have been the choice of independent drivers, top fleets, truckers and equipment operators who prefer high horsepower.

The popularity of the Series 60 engine came from it's proven track record of providing users with the best combination of performance and economy. The market wanted an engine that would haul big loads but didn't use a lot of fuel. The engine needed to be reliable with a minimal amount of maintenance to withstand the daily work from a variety of operators. Operators needed to be kept happy by providing them with the power to pull the loads. And, the bottom line was to make money.

The Series 60 was introduced into the truck market and rapidly grew in popularity. Nine out of the top ten fleets in total revenue all use the Series 60 engine. But fleets aren't the only top users of Series 60 engines. Small fleets and owner/operators (individuals who own and operate their trucks) typically prefer engines that have higher horsepower, usually above 425HP. The Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine has led in that category by selling nearly 33% more engines above 425HP than the combined total of its major competitors.

For construction and industrial applications, the Series 60 engine offers a complete power range in a single engine package from 300 to 665HP. With more than 28 different power ratings to choose from , it's easy to match a Series 60 engine to the exact needs of a construction or industrial application. But, sometimes a customer's needs change. Lower ratings can be selected to prolong the life of the machine or to maximize fuel economy. Higher ratings can be selected when maximum performance is required This is all made possible through the use of electronics.

Every Series 60 engine is equipped with Detroit Diesel Electronic Controls (DDEC). Since 1985 Detroit Diesel has produced over 750,000 electronically controlled engines. DDEC is the most popular electronic control system available. DDEC IV, the fourth generation of DDEC, is now standard equipment on all Series 60 engines. DDEC contains fewer parts than mechanical systems, meaning fewer things to go wrong and higher reliability. DDEC requires no adjustments, for lower maintenance expense. DDEC is self protecting to avoid damage to the engine, transmission or machine. It is easy to troubleshoot with DDEC, even from far away places. There are no tune-ups to reduce downtime and modular components are easy to replace, even by mechanics with minimum training. All settings are in English and metric. DDEC provides half engine idle for rapid warm-up thus reducing cold start smoke. It has overspeed protection and RPM limiting capability to protect the machine. Finally, DDEC precisely controls fuel injection giving the Series 60 its excellent fuel efficiency characteristic.

Aside from its performance and excellent fuel efficiency, Series 60 engines are also noted for their durability. With so many Series 60 engines in operation today, it's a testament for their long life. Inside each cylinder is the Detroit Diesel steel two-piece piston. Unlike aluminum, which requires a special cast insert, this steel piston provides a hard surface for the rings to seal against.

Outside, the cylinder liner is cooled all the way to the top, using a patented Detroit Diesel feature called "top liner cooling". This reduces ring temperatures by 100 F, another reason Series 60 engines live so long.

The Series 60 engine block, with no camshaft, is a simple trouble free design. The one-piece cylinder head contains the overhead camshaft. This camshaft arrangement provides a variety of benefits: Intake and exhaust passages are straight for easy entry and exit of air from the cylinder. The engine doesn't waste fuel "pumping" air in and out. The intake and exhaust passages are also short. Intake air is not overly heated as it passes through the head. The resulting air in the cylinder improves economy. And, the exhaust gases don't transfer too much heat into the head as they exit, preserving more energy to operate the turbo. The overhead cam allows for direct actuation of the fuel injectors without push rods or push tubes. The result is high fuel injection pressure and better economy. The overhead cam also allows for the use of 38 head bolts, providing over 1,000,000 pounds of clamp load on the head gasket.

Adding the gear train to drive the accessories and the camshaft makes the Series 60 a complete engine, simple, rugged, easy to work on, key components are right under the rocker cover and with fewer parts. In addition to everything else, the Series 60 engine is the lightest of the current big block engines.

D700 Series - Lightweight Engines with Superior Performance

The D700 Series is a family of water-cooled 3, 4, and 6 cylinder engines for construction/industrial and generator set applications. All models feature direct fuel injection for optimal fuel economy and low emissions. EPA Tier I nonroad and G-drive certified models are available from 22kW to 93 kW (30 hp to 124hp).

The D700 Series features the patented "Tunnel Block" design that allows for a compact lightweight engine with superior structural integrity and low noise emission. All engines are equipped with wet replaceable cylinder liners, a premium design feature typically found in higher horsepower, heavy-duty engines. This feature reduces liner surface temperatures, which results in improved cylinder kit life, lower piston ring wear, reduced lube oil consumption and allows the engine to be completely rebuilt to new engine standards at time of overhaul.

The D700 is a high speed, high output engine, in a compact package. The typical operating speeds for the D700 are 2300-2600-3000 rpm at power levels of 22 kW to 93 kW (43 hp to 124hp). The high output, high rpm capability of the D700, combined with its lightweight and compact design, make the engine ideally suited for mobile equipment.

Detroit Diesel, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of heavy-duty diesel and alternative fuel engines, automotive diesel engines and engine-related products. The company offers a complete line of engines from 22 to 10,000 horsepower for the on-highway, off-road and automotive markets and is a QS-9000 certified company. Detroit Diesel services these markets directly and through a worldwide network of more than 2,700 authorized distributor and dealer locations. Detroit Diesel is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG, the world's leading manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel truck engines.