Having a High Quality Turbo Charger is Essential
The reliability of the turbo charger has come a long way, even as recently as the last ten years. One regional driver of over 20 years shared a story of a day, about that long ago, that his turbo blew while running down the highway in his company Volvo truck. With an instant 50% power loss and seeing the black smoke covering all three lanes of traffic, he was forced to limp the truck forward to the next off-ramp due to road construction eliminating the emergency lane. It was only about 15 minutes from the time of the blow until he was safely pulled over, but knowing that the smoke was creating a visibility hazard for the vehicles behind him – this seemed an eternity.
When we think about the function of the turbo charger, our concerns are to keep agricultural equipment such as an Allis-Chalmers, Case, International Harvester, John Deere, or White working hard in the fields. For heavy-duty trucks with an engine type of a Caterpillar 3406E/C15, Cummins N14, Detroit Series 60 or International DT466E the expectation is higher boost performance. The story this driver shared not only proves that a faulty turbo charger may stop you in your tracks- it may also create a situation that is clearly unsafe for you as well as other nearby drivers on the road.
The key to avoid these hazards is to have a high quality turbo charger as well as keeping your equipment from certain power drop to avoid beating down fuel efficiency. At RadiatorPros we are proud to offer the highest quality turbo chargers. Whether it’s for a Peterbilt, Kenworth, Volvo or International truck or agricultural applications such as John Deere, Case or International Harvester tractor, we have the turbo charger you need. Let us help you keep the power you need for your heavy duty jobs!