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Curtis Engine and Western Branch Diesel Power Generation Division Announce Merger

By Western Branch Diesel on July 2, 2020 at 11:56 AM

BALTIMORE, Maryland, and PORTSMOUTH, Virginia – July 2, 2020 – Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc. and Western Branch Diesel today announced that they have closed on a transaction merging Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc. (Curtis Engine) with Western Branch Diesel LLC’s Power Generation Division. The new company will go to market as Curtis Power Solutions, LLC.

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Volvo Penta Engines Providing Power & Reliability to Ferries

By Western Branch Diesel on May 1, 2020 at 2:38 PM

To get to Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, you need a boat. The special thing about the island is that it offers a glimpse, for visitors and residents, of what sea islands were like before bridges, causeways and development.

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Success of Charter Business Rides on D6s

By Western Branch Diesel on April 2, 2020 at 5:12 PM

“The engines are running awesome. With or without a load, we’re burning three gallons of fuel per hour, cruising at 16–17 mph,” says John Tibbels, owner and captain at Tibbels Fishing Charter Service, a family-owned company started by his grandfather and great uncle in 1921.

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Getting you back on the road. Not only fast, but safely.

By Western Branch Diesel on April 1, 2020 at 10:14 AM

Every minute you are off the road puts important shipments, deliveries, and services at risk. At Western Branch Diesel, our goal is to diagnose your technical issue and make the necessary repairs quickly, to get you back up and running.

Currently, we do not plan to restrict our hours or services due to the Coronavirus, unless mandated by the government.

Topics: News On-highway
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Ten Tips for Top Engine Performance

By Western Branch Diesel on March 25, 2020 at 12:39 PM

As summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming fishing season. Maintaining your engines, marine gears, and generators should be on your annual de-winterization to-do list. A proper maintenance plan is key, to not only maximizing your fishing time and enjoyment this season, but to extend the life of your engines as well. Following your manufacturer’s recommended maintenance program will help to ensure your days on the water are worry-free.

Topics: Marine Service
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Sea Creature Comes to Life with Volvo Penta D13s

By Western Branch Diesel on January 17, 2020 at 2:42 PM

Your engines are smoking. “Not exactly the words any boat captain wants to hear,” says Steve “Creature” Coulter, captain of Sea Creature, in Hatteras Village, NC. “I knew about the problem, and replaced the turbos, but the engines were still smoking. After realizing the injectors were bad and the engines needed to be rebuilt, I found out that I couldn’t get parts for my old engines. So, I began to look at new engines for the boat.”

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