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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 marketing@prestolite-marketing.com or go to www.prestolite.com.

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