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Volvo Penta

1300 Volvo Penta Dr., Chesapeake, VA, 23320, US

  • 757-436-2800

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Volvo Penta Of The Americas, Inc.

Transportation Industry Products, Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

Customizable Truck delivers flexibility, transport efficiency.

June 4, 2013

Available with 11 and 13 L engines as well as I-See system that can cut diesel consumption up to 5%, Volvo FM provides in-cab environment designed with driver in focus by offering ergonomic and safe workplace. Dynamic steering system provides directional stability on highway, and even heavily loaded truck retains its maneuverability at low speeds. Weight, axle configurations, chassis flexibility, and clarity of interfaces for bodybuilders allow truck to be tailored to job requirements.

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Transportation Industry Products

Heavy-Haul Tractors are designed for maximum uptime.

June 4, 2013

Intended for such assignments as hauling timber and heavy machinery, Volvo VNX is designed for applications up to 225,000 lb. It is powered by 16 L engine, which produces 600 hp and 2,050 lb-ft torque and is mated to automated IShift transmission. Also available, Volvo VNL daycabs are powered by 13 L engine for liquefied natural gas. Compression-ignition engine utilizes diesel fuel to ignite LNG, combining fuel efficiency with diesel-like durability and performance. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, HVAC, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Cooling Package suits industrial engines in harsh environments.

May 1, 2013

Able to withstand cleaning with high-pressure water, Heavy-Duty Cooling Packages are available on 2013 Volvo Penta D5, D7, D13, and D16 Stage IIIB/Tier 4i engines as well as D13 and D16 Stage II engines, which cover 129–565 kW range. Systems are available as suction- and pusher-type models for all heavy-duty radiator units. Heavy-duty cable harnesses use split synthetic polyester tubing as cable protection. Wrapped around cables, tubing making cables practically immobile, even at high vibrations. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Automatic Start/Stop helps diesel engines conserve fuel.

April 4, 2013

Automatic start/stop option for Volvo Penta industrial diesel engines can achieve fuel savings of 5% or more by switching engine off when idling and consequently helps reduce emissions and noise. When machine's engine idles, this option turns engine off after pre-set time (usually 5–10 sec). Engine starts immediately when driver activates any of machine's controls, and work can continue. Start/stop capability can be deactivated or reactivated as needed. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Heavy-Duty Marine Diesel Engine complies with Tier 3 emissions.

May 27, 2011

Available with outputs from 400-600 hp, D13 MH in-line 6, 13 L diesel engine is offered with EVC or MCC approved onboard electronic control alternatives. Max torque is reached at 800-900 rpm, which facilitates maneuvering and aids towing at low speeds, using power take-off, and performing crash stop. Mid-position, twin-entry turbo with waste gate, offering pulse charging with high charge air pressure directly from low rpm, is combined with Miller inlet valve timing for optimal performance. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Tier 3 Marine Genset Engine has in-line 6 cylinder design.

May 26, 2011

Delivered with electric generator and onboard electronics, D13 MG marine genset has EMS 2 control system that regulates fuel injection and monitors engine conditions. Unit injectors, one per cylinder, operate at as much as 2,000 bar and atomize fuel for optimum combustion. Keel cooling, heat exchanger, or radiator cooling options are available, and standard features include mid-position, twin-entry turbo with waste gate; rigid block design; and rear-end transmission. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

SOLAS-Approved Diesel Engines target life- and rescue boats.

August 27, 2010

With output options from 110-435 hp, Models D3, D4, and D6 feature common rail, 4 valves per cylinder, and supercharging with aftercooler. Model D3 has in-line 5-cylinder arrangement and 2.4 l displacement, while in-line 4-cylinder Model D4 provides 3.7 l displacement, and in-line 6-cylinder Model D6 delivers 5.5 l displacement. All are low-emission engines, complying with IMO, EU RCD, and US EPA tier 2 regulations. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Inboard Diesel Engines target marine commercial applications.

August 27, 2010

Suitable for patrol boats in high-speed operations, 700 hp Model D13-700 MC provides max torque of 1,896 lbf-ft at 1,200 rpm, while 800 hp Model D13-800 MC delivers max torque of 2,166 lbf-ft at 800 rpm. Both 4-stroke, direct-injected turbocharged diesel engines feature charge air cooler, 6 in-line cylinders, and 779.7 in.³ displacement. EMS 2 engine control system regulates fuel injection and monitors engine conditions, while quick-shift reverse gear provides fast but soft shifting. Read More

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