Designed with an eye to the future, the DD13 and DD15 from Detroit Diesel has been swiftly adopted by the Australian on-highway industry, due in large to the engines’ innovative technology and strong performance in the market.
According to Jeff Magdziarz, MTU Detroit Diesel Australia’s on-highway market development manager, the DD13 and DD15 engines also offer unparalleled torque response and power, increased fuel economy, and low cost in ownership.
“The DD13 and DD15 engines from Detroit are tailored to the Australian on-highway market, and a lot of people specify these engines because of this. Essentially, the power, ease and efficiency of the engines, and the bottom-line benefits they deliver, are winning over customers,” Mr Magdziarz said.
Offering a smoother, cleaner ride, the Detroit Diesel DD15 also boasts a 560-horserpower rating, and thrives in a variety of loads; making easy work of both intra and interstate routes. “The DD13 and DD15 engines are Detroit Diesel’s most technologically advanced to date, and they prove their power and reliability to our customers every day, hauling single trailers, as well as, B-doubles, and road trains,” Mr Magdziarz said.
Designed from the block up with an investment of approximately $500 million by Daimler Trucks North America, the engines are available exclusively in Freightliner and Western Star. According to Mr Magdziarz: “We have seen an increase in new customers to the brands, with many customers actually coming across after evaluating the performance of the Detroit engine – it is that good.”
The Detroit Diesel DD13 and DD15 platform will be on the Freightliner stand, at the RASV Pavilion, as well as the Western Star stands, located at both Exhibition Hall and Royal Block Lawn, from 15 to 17 March 2012 at the Melbourne Show Grounds.
ITTES 2012 is the largest heavy duty road transport show staged in the southern hemisphere.