Prestolite Electric announced it has been awarded standard position by Navistar. Units from Prestolite’s family of Leece-Neville IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme heavy-duty alternators became standard position last month on International HX series severe-duty trucks and IC Bus CE series school buses. In addition to the CE and HX Series, Prestolite Electric’s Leece-Neville products will continue to be standard position on International LT Series, RH Series and Durastar.
Under the agreement, HX severe-duty vehicles will be fitted with IdlePro 160-amp alternators. Also available for these trucks will be IdlePro 210-amp and 240-amp variants, as well as the IdlePro Extreme 325-amp alternator. New CE series buses will come standard with the IdlePro 210-amp alternator, while IdlePro 240-amp and IdlePro Extreme 325-amp models will be available as options.
“International Truck and IC Bus rely on world-class power, and our IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme heavy-duty alternators are specially designed to get the best possible performance out of working vehicles operating in the most extreme conditions,” says Nick Laenen, Prestolite Electric vice president, North America, South America, Australia sales and marketing.
School buses and vehicles used in severe-duty applications combine normal vehicle operation with a variety of additional electrical draws, often at engine idle. Available in a wide range of amperages, IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme heavy-duty alternators are engineered to offer industry-best output at low engine speeds. The company says each unit includes a range of premium features, such as Prestolite’s Isolated Ground Technology, which prevents potentially severe electrolytic damage by reducing stray voltage in the engine block.