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Highest powered MTU in class launched

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MTU Detroit Diesel Australia used AIMEX 2003 to announce the Detroit Diesel 20V Series 4000 rated at 2720kW (3650hp).

Detroit Diesel general manager – sales and application Australia/Pacific Phil Canning says this is the highest powered mining engine available in this class in the world.

“Now operators can specify one engine in place of the two engines needed previously for high power installations in excavators,” Canning said.

The release of the 20V Series 4000 follows the highly successful introduction of the 16V engine and offers the same excellent durability and low fuel consumption for which the 16V has earned a strong reputation.

“Our 16V units in the field are now reaching 25,000 operating hours in severe load factor conditions and have proven records for excellent fuel economy and reliability.

“The first Detroit Diesel Series 20V 4000 has already been delivered in a Liebherr 282,” Canning said.

Also visiting AIMEX was Detroit Diesel’s director of mining and construction industrial applications worldwide Christos Ramnialis. Based in Germany, Ramnialis was visiting Australia to evaluate the acceptance of the Series 4000 engine range.

“Australia and the Pacific Region has become the best selling S4000 region outside NAFTA over the last few years,” Ramnialis said.

“Ultimately our engineering has been delivering solutions based on the demands of Australian and Pacific mines. We are proud to be a proven reliable partner for our customers not only here in Australia, but also around the world,” he said.

MTU Detroit Diesel Australia (MTUDDA) combines the forces of Detroit Diesel and MTU. It exclusively provides engines and aftermarket service for Detroit Diesel, MTU, Mercedes-Benz and VM Motori. MTUDDA is also exclusive distributor for Allison transmissions in Australia.

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