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TMC Report: Denso launches medium-duty starter, expands coverage on HD offering

TAMPA, Fla. -- Denso has introduced a new medium-duty planetary gear reduction starter for three- to seven-litre di...


The R5.0 starter from Denso is now available with more engine offerings.
The R5.0 starter from Denso is now available with more engine offerings.

TAMPA, Fla. — Denso has introduced a new medium-duty planetary gear reduction starter for three- to seven-litre diesel engines at the Technology and Maintenance Council meetings.

The new PA 90S starters specifications include: 12V 3.0 kW; weight of 15.5 lbs; pinion 8/10 DP; clockwise rotation; and SAE #1 mount. Fran Labun, vice-president of Densos sales group, said the new starter is compact and light weight, reducing total vehicle weight. He also said the starter provides improved torque, maximizing starting power and improving cold weather starting.

We are pleased to bring this revolutionary new medium-duty starter to the marketplace, Labun announced. We feel the PA 90S provides our customers with the ideal compact, lightweight yet powerful starter to exceed their expectations.

On the heavy-duty side, Denso announced it is expanding the coverage of its R5.0 heavy-duty starter. The company is introducing three new parts numbers for Volvo, Cummins and Detroit Diesel Class 8 engines. Denso now offers full-line coverage of all heavy-duty engines, the company announced.

The 12V 5.0 Gear Reduction Starter is designed for 10- to 16-litre powerplants. Specifications include: 12V 5.0 kW; 23 lb weight; pinion of DP6 10-tooth and M3 12-tooth (interchangeable with competitive 11 and 12-tooth); clockwise rotation; and SAE #3 mount.

Its a lightweight starter, said Labun, allowing for easy installation while reducing total vehicle weight.


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