Maintenance

Starter Designed to Improve School Bus Performance

Posted on December 18, 2018

The PowerPro 5 is designed to provide high-torque, high-starting power for diesel engines up to 10 liters used in school buses.
The PowerPro 5 is designed to provide high-torque, high-starting power for diesel engines up to 10 liters used in school buses.
NOVI, Mich. — Prestolite Electric has introduced the PowerPro 5, a new 12V 5kW drop-in replacement school bus starter from Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems.

The latest addition to the PowerPro starters features a planetary gear reduction design to provide high-torque, high-starting power for diesel engines up to 10 liters used in school buses.

Each PowerPro 5 starter includes an electrical soft-start relay that allows the pinion to engage the ring before cranking, as well as overcrank protection to shield the starter from high-temperature damage when starting the motor in extreme conditions.

“These advanced starters utilize the latest global technologies available to provide a reliable start each and every time,” said Jonathan Smith, assistant director of aftermarket sales and marketing for Prestolite Electric. “Our products continue to help set the standard for school bus starters. Each design, including this latest PowerPro 5 starter, is application-specific and built to withstand the stop-and-go, cold-start school bus market.”

The PowerPro 5 weighs less than 29 pounds, and has an integral magnetic switch and a copper brush plate to improve performance and conductivity.

For more information, email [email protected] or go to www.prestolite.com.

Related Topics: parts

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Product

High-Lift Wheel Dolly

The WDA-500 high-lift wheel dolly is designed to enhance safety and performance in heavy-duty vehicle maintenance facilities.

An article about how to keep school buses and sites secure was the most-viewed feature on the SBF website this year. Photo courtesy National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
News

Top 5 Most-Viewed Feature Articles of 2018

Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2018 included tips on school bus safety, electric school buses, and student behavior management.

The NCST’s writing committees are seeking subject matter experts and public comment as they prepare for the 2020 Congress. Murrell Martin (shown left) and Bill Loshbough are shown here leading a discussion at NCST 2015.
News

NCST Writing Committees Seek Input

The National Congress on School Transportation’s writing committees are seeking subject matter experts and public comment as they prepare for the 2020 Congress. 

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!