Leece-Neville Starters and Alternators Keep Mining Vehicles Running

In the mining industry, heavy duty equipment and vehicles often run 24 hours a day with multiple restarts and severe conditions. Leece-Neville starters and alternators from Prestolite Electric – which have been field tested in some of the harshest mines around the world – are proven to deliver dependable, long-lasting power, keeping operations running and helping to reduce maintenance and replacement costs.

The PowerPro Extreme 10 starter (36 lb.) and innovative IdlePro Extreme alternators (39 lb.) are built specifically to meet the stringent demands of today’s mine operators. Lightweight and compact, the units are easy and safe to install – often only requiring just a one-person crew due to lighter weight designs as compared to other popular competitive models that require a two-person crew – and deliver industry-leading starting power and output.

“We know there’s a significant difference in cost between routine preventative maintenance compared to full replacement as well as the cost savings for lighter products that only require a single technician to install or repair. We engineer each of our starters and alternators with that in mind,” said Jonathan Smith, assistant director of sales and marketing, Prestolite. “We know our products will consistently deliver long-lasting power you can count on.”

The Leece-Neville PowerPro Extreme 10 starter – also commonly known as the Prestolite Electric M128 motor – was recently named “Best New Product” by the Genuine Parts Company Asia Pacific. This high-torque, high-output starter is precisely engineered to help increase starting power and efficiency, simplify preventative maintenance, increase vehicle uptime, and has been proven to provide service life two-to-three times that of comparable competitive starters.

Features include:

  • 24 V, 10.5 kW starting power.
  • Lightweight at 36 lb. (16.5 kg).
  • Ambient operating temperature range of 125°C to -40°C.
  • Wet and dry clutch applications.
  • Rotatable flange with radial bell housing seal.
  • High-torque, planetary gear reduction.
  • Application coverage includes Case, Caterpillar, Cummins, Hitachi, John Deere, Komatsu and MTU.

Prestolite Electric, www.prestolite.com