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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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Mission-Critical Work Driven by D11s

By Western Branch Diesel on December 10, 2019 at 1:16 PM

Coming alongside and boarding a 150,000-ton coal collier on open water is not easy. Matt Hardison, operations manager and captain for Paradise Point Marine, who operates Paradise Creek, a launch boat with newly installed, twin Volvo Penta D11 510-horsepower engines, accomplishes this task with relative ease.

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Rolls-Royce Provides MTU Generator Sets for New Central Utility Plant at UNC Charlotte

By Western Branch Diesel on November 20, 2019 at 9:59 AM

  • Three MTU 1250kW generator sets to provide back-up power for major campus expansion
  • Versatile onboard paralleling capabilities of MTU generators among key features

MANKATO, MN — Rolls-Royce and its MTU distributor partner, Western Branch Diesel, recently received an order for three MTU 16V2000 DS1250 standardized backup generator sets to service an area of the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte campus (UNC Charlotte). The generator sets were installed at the university’s new central utility plant and will deliver up to 800 hours of standby power per year to select, critical buildings across the 1,000-acre campus.

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Generator Design & Sizing Seminar

By Western Branch Diesel on November 5, 2019 at 4:05 PM

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Not Just Rebuilt — Reborn

By Western Branch Diesel on October 23, 2019 at 3:07 PM

An Allison ReTran is the closest you will get to brand new without the costly purchase of a new transmission. Through the Allison ReTran process, technicians bring transmissions back to life following original factory specifications, using only Allison Genuine Parts where new parts are needed. Allison continues their commitment to quality and innovation as the leading producer of fully automatic transmissions by breathing new life into every ReTran. At Western Branch Diesel, we uphold this promise through adhering to Allison standards through every step of the process. 

Topics: On-Highway
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Fishing With Purpose

By Western Branch Diesel on August 20, 2019 at 5:10 PM

In 2004, the Virginia Beach Billfish Foundation created an annual fishing tournament to give back to the community through youth development and marine-related charities. They believe “the future belongs to our children, and it’s our responsibility to support them and conserve our marine resources for them.”

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