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2021, Fuel -

If you’re looking for new ways to increase efficiency, one thing to keep in mind is the overall weight of the tractor. Lightweighting is a popular new trend fleets are using to increase fuel economy, but you can take advantage of leightweighting as well. Efficiency gained can be up to 0.5% to 0.6% for every 1,000 lbs. of weight reduction. If you manage to lose 4,000 pounds of weight, that’s a 2% MPG gain which is significant. Think of all the benefits of a lighter vehicle, less energy is needed to accelerate, brake, and change direction. In addition to using...

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2021, Injectors, Oil, OPS -

When you call us with engine or truck related problems, please help us help you. Know exactly what engine, transmission, and rear gear ratio you have. Also know your cruising RPM, cruising turbo boost, and peak turbo boost. I need this information to help you with fuel mileage questions.  If you are calling for a part such as a torsional damper, turbo, exhaust manifold, all of the above information is not necessary. Turbo boost tells us a lot about how your engine is performing, most trucks are not equipped with this gauge, the boost gauge kit is only $102.00 and...

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2021, Emissions, Gear Ratio -

What were they thinking, maybe the problem is they do not think? A client of ours is purchasing a new W900-L or W990 in the Toronto Canada area, the truck will be powered with an X-15 Cummins and the 18-speed transmission, which has a final drive of .73 thus making it a double overdrive transmission. The dealer has a 500 horsepower, 1750 torque at 950 RPM, however the rear gears are 3:70 with low pro 22.5 tires. Really? Are you kidding me? This spec dates back 30 years ago. With a peak torque at 950 RPM the best operating range...

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2021 -

We are pleased to announce that for the 2021 season, Pittsburgh Power and Max Mileage will be the lead sponsor for the Beal Racing top fuel dragster on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Here at Pittsburgh Power we specialize in helping Owner-Operators increase their truck’s performance, fuel mileage, and reliability. We pride ourselves in the advanced engineering that goes into our parts and service. This passion for performance stems from our founder, Bruce Mallinson’s history with Corvette racing. You may not know that Bruce held a long standing lap record at Nelson Ledges Road Course. Once the racing...

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2021, Big Cam Cummins -

What an amazing industry the diesel engine and trucking business is. You never know who is going to call, stop in, what they know and what they are capable of.  About 1 month ago a gentlemen called me and mentioned he purchased an older Superliner Mack powered by a Big Cam 350 Cummins.  He knew nothing about the truck. However, he wanted it to run well and would work it at times, but the main use was to haul his 2 pulling Chevrolet pickup trucks to the truck pulls.  He then told me his 14-year-old daughter pulls one of them...

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