Prestolite Electric’s Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems has introduced a powerful and highly robust new in-line gear reduction starter motor – the M110608 – for Paccar MX-11 and MX-13 engines and Peterbilt and Kenworth 2007 and newer applications up to 16L.
According to the company, the new starter brings superior performance and reliability – along with quick, bolt-in replacement – to engines today served by Paccar, Mitsubishi and Delco Remy 39MT units. The in-line, gear-reduction design helps ensure greater power from a lighter unit that can easily fit within tighter spaces, Leece-Neville adds.
Leece-Neville starters and alternators are manufactured by Prestolite Electric, which operates world-class engineering and manufacturing operations based in Novi, Mich., and Arcade, N.Y.
The new Leece-Neville 12V (7kW) M110608 starter motor features Prestolite’s Integral Magnetic Switch (IMS)/Soft Start Relay technology, which helps eliminate voltage drop issues by minimizing wiring between the relay and solenoid. Other key enhancements include a next-generation commutator with oversize copper cross-section, enlarged armature to minimize air gap losses, heavy duty brush plate for best-in-class conductivity, and an advanced e-coating on the housing for exceptional resistance to corrosion, the company says.