Clean diesel continues to dominate the next generation thinking and innovation when it comes to fuel alternatives. Increased longevity, top engine performance, and effective emission controls make diesel a viable option for truck owners, van owners, and fleet owners. We have some things for you to consider when purchasing your next semitruck, truck, or diesel engine.
Higher Performance in Diesel Engines and Lower Emissions
Although the diesel engine has been around for a long time, since the 1890s in fact, diesel powered cars and trucks have been gaining attention for some time, especially as the production of clean diesel is starting to become more commonplace. Clean diesel is ultra-low sulfur fuel that helps enhance the performance of advanced engines while providing a near zero emission. This combined with the fact that the diesel engine lasts longer than a gasoline powered engine, make a diesel a great choice to consider for personal use. Along with the advent of cleaner fuel, comes increased performance and updated technology in diesel engines. Gone are the scoffs of a non-diesel owner. Diesel engines are getting quieter and their performance continues to provide increased advantages. Convinced? If so, what are the best options for diesel cars, trucks, and semitrucks out today?
Top Truck and Van Diesel Engines on the Market
In the diesel truck and van category, we researched trucks that are great choices for personal or business use. If you are considering hauling heavy loads, then a diesel engine is definitely your best choice. Diesel engines offer greater torque, creating the ability to two more, as the higher the torque, the higher the load an engine can pull. With improved emissions, greater horsepower and torque, several diesel truck engines have come forward as delivering top-notch performance. These trucks and vans were tested in various conditions and the trucks and vans listed here show the most bang for the buck. Both Ford and the Chevrolet are offering turbodiesel six-cylinder versions of their light-duty rigs. Looking to take a test drive? Check out the Ford F-150, F-250, 350, and 450. The F150 alone has the ability to tow 11,400 lbs. with 22 city/30 highway mpg in the two-wheel package. Each of these Ford trucks offer more power and towing capacity than their models in previous years. Ford’s F-Series Super Duty hauls 21,000 lbs. with a conventional trailer alone, has 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft of torque. The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon offer 2.8L Duramax engines with 181 horsepower and 369lb-ft of torque. The Colorado can pull up to 7,700 lbs. Both trucks are available in crew cab models, with 22 city/30 highway mpg in rear-wheel drive. The four-wheel drive has 20 city and 28 highway mpg. If opting for a van, consider the 2019 Ford Transit, the best-selling van in the country, with interior volume of 487.3 cubic feet and trailer-towing abilities of 7,500 lbs. The passenger van seats between 8–15 passengers and has the capability to pull 4,400 lbs! Mercedes -Benz had introduced the next generation Sprinter van, with some new upgrades. While continuing to offer a diesel engine, the Sprinter has a towing capacity of 7,500lbs, offers a seven-speed automatic to improve performance overall and brings in additional active-safety technology. In the new technology, Mercedes has set up capabilities to turn a phone into a key fob, eliminating misplaced keys. Additionally, the safety technology has adaptive cruise-control, lane-keep warning and assist, blind-spot monitoring, and a 360-degree view camera.
Best Semitruck Diesel Engines on the Market
Diesel engines remain the essential purchase for managers of a fleet. These engines carry more load, and thus require more torque. Have you considered, however, the type of semitruck engine to consider? When choosing the best heavy-duty truck engine, also consider maintenance costs, as diesel engines require maintenance every 12,000 – 30,000 hours of operation, which is 2,000 12-hour driving sessions.
Cummins Engines are renown for quality and manufacture two types of diesel engines for heavy-duty trucks: the ISX12 and the ISX15. Cummins is dedicated to the engineering of engines and supply engines for Freightliner, International, Mack, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Volvo, and Western Star. Their engines boast 400-600 horsepower and the ISX15 is particularly popular with the DOT and the EPA, as it is equipped with on-board diagnostics to monitor and validate appropriate fuel emissions. Next is the Detroit Diesel engine, a diesel engine manufacturer owned by Daimler, which manufactures Mercedes diesel engines sometimes found in Freightliner trucks. The DD13, DD15, and DD16 are the engines produced by Daimler, with the DD13 being best suited for smaller LTL shipments, training for vocational work, and regional distribution. The DD15 is considered the to be the best engine and is preferred by truck manufacturers. The horsepower to torque ratio performs better in the DD15. The manufacturer, Volvo, is also known for production of diesel truck engines and heavy-duty trucks. The D-13 and Cummins X15 is carried by Volvo for sleeper cabs. The D-13 is suitable for longer hauls as it can harness energy and uses it when it is lost through the exhaust, while providing reduced emissions.
Certified Diesel Solutions: Knoxville, TN, Diesel Mechanics and Fleet Management Specialists
At CDS Pros, we are committed to high-quality preventative maintenance services while working to maintain your diesel engine’s longevity. Whatever choice is next in your diesel purchase, you can rest easy knowing that Certified Diesel Solutions takes care of maintenance on your vehicle or your entire fleet so that your diesel engine runs efficiently and powerfully, keeping you on the road longer. Bring in your diesel engine today by calling 865-964-6598 or visiting us online.