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Detroit Diesel launches new engine to support the trucking market down under

DETROIT, Mich. -- Detroit Diesel will offer a new Series 60 heavy-duty diesel engine to the Australian market in or...


DETROIT, Mich. — Detroit Diesel will offer a new Series 60 heavy-duty diesel engine to the Australian market in order to meet the country’s emissions certification standards ADR 80.1 which take effect Jan. 1, 2008.

ADR 80.1 is governed by the Australian Transport Advisory Council (ATAC), which is comprised of federal and state transport ministers who meet twice a year to agree to adopt certain emissions and safety standards.

In order to meet the heavier loads, higher vehicle speeds and higher ambient temperatures as a result of hauling freight across Australia, the company embarked on extensive in-country testing, which is already underway.

The standard displacement on the engine will be 14-litres. Initially, the engine will be available with 500 hp and 1,850 lb-ft.-torque with additional ratings to follow.

“We’re excited to be able to bring the most technologically advanced engine to the Australian market,” said Carsten Reinhardt, president and CEO of Detroit Diesel. “We have designed and tested this new engine for the parameters of this particular market so we are confident it will satisfy our Australian customers.”

The new engine will feature the addition of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR). Detroit Diesel has enhanced the water pump for greater output to meet the additional demands of the environment in Australia, as well as changed to a partial-flow stream inside the EGR cooler.

As well, the new Series 60 will come equipped with Detroit Diesel’s next generation of electronic control system (DDEC VI), new turbocharger technology and a new fuel injection system.


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