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2020, Catalyst -

  HIGH PERFORMANCE DIESELS There is a saying “Dare to dream and go for it”.  If you would have told me 5 or 6 years ago we will be able to make the 2011 and newer DPF, EGR, and DEF equipped diesel engine trouble free in 2019 I probably wouldn’t have believed you.  However, when you and your crew have the never give up attitude and never accept the “CAN’T” word amazing things can happen. For the past decade the electrical engineering team at Pittsburgh Power have been studying, cleaning, and rebuilding emissions systems and have been very successful in...

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2020, APU, Catalyst -

High Performance Diesels There’s some big news coming out of Ontario regarding a crack down on emissions tampering and deleted trucks. According to the Ontario Trucking Association, Ontario will become the leader in North America for enforcing heavy truck emission rules. Starting in 2020, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) will add an emissions system inspection to the annual commercial vehicle safety inspection. The inspection process will include both physical and electronic emissions tampering tests. In addition, there will be random roadside inspections. Anyone caught with a deleted truck may have their plates immediately removed, license suspended, and required...

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2019, Catalyst, Caterpillar, Dyno Tuning -

        One amazing aspect of the diesel engine business is you never know what is coming through the door, or what the cat dragged in.  When you have the attitude, anything is possible. People with trucks and diesel-powered equipment know that you must be ready to accept the challenge. This week in the shop we have a Caterpillar C-32 V-12 equipped power washer.  This machine can pulverize concrete up to 18 inches thick using high pressure water. The reason the machine is in our shop is for vibrations. The V-12 Cat engine is solid mounted along with the water pump, which...

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2019, Catalyst, Emissions, Peterbilt -

Fuel Borne Catalyst: To me it was just another chemical and the world is full of chemicals that promise to do everything.  I was to the point if it didn’t say Lucas Oil on the container, I paid no attention to it. I personally know Forrest Lucas, I’ve spent time with him at his plants, I use his products,  and sell them at our shop. It was hard for me to accept another chemical at Pittsburgh Power, however, we tested Max Mileage Fuel Borne Catalyst in April of 2018 for two days on the dyno utilizing emissions testing equipment and...

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2019, Catalyst, Fuel, Truck Show -

As we travel through life in this trucking industry, we have the opportunity to meet many very interesting people. The weekend of October 4-6, Pittsburgh Power had a booth at the “Made In America” trade show in Indianapolis, IN. Unfortunately, the show was low in attendance, but Pete, Debbie, Jane and I enjoyed spending time with our Max Mileage dealers Mike and Beth Thompson of Indianapolis. Many of you may recall, about three years ago, we built a DD4 Detroit engine in the convention center at the CMC, sponsored by Kevin and Leesa Rutherford, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mike Thompson,...

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