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why is cummins the best?

Old 06-24-2010, 11:49 PM
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Just when I thought I heard it all.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:05 AM
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I'm partial to MTU, we're an MTU dealer. I love working on the big iron.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:14 AM
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I'm partial to MTU, we're an MTU dealer. I love working on the big iron.

How are they, never touched one.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:20 AM
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this power house at the new hospital here has 10 - 20v4000 MTUs. all diesel. for 25.5 mega watts production capability. our sale and service contract

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there is a transformer being built right now so we can actually load test them to full power. they are 13800 volt we need them kicked down to 600volt to load test.


precommisioning.


Mmmmm whats rattling........
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:24 AM
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LOL, I seen those before. Must be nice not having to flip a hood?
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:28 AM
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this is how you torque mains on an MTU series 4000............

stretch the stud aprox 2mm with 13-15,000psi hydraulics spin on main "nut" by hand. measure retraction. call it a day.


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head bolts we use a hydraulic torque wrench too.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:36 AM
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Nice! No oil dripping on you while adding extensions to go 205+90* all while having the wheels on it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:43 AM
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weeeell imagine doing this overhead while dripping oil aaaallll over you after doing a bearing roll in a frac pump........at least the dial bracket has magnets

Meet Mr frac trailer...... theres thousands of these babies running around alberta for the various well service companies.

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You got me, that looks like it would suck completely. Accessible from the bottom of the trailer, or do you have to dismount and lift it?
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:55 AM
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oh no, crawl under there. drop the 300lb oil pan. and look up
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:04 AM
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That sounds Delicious and heavy. I let mine drain for 24hr, but I have the luxury to be picky. I do not envy you. Glad it is not my full time job any more, although i do miss it at times, crazy as that may sound.
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Originally Posted by 1-5-3-6-2-4 View Post
this is how you torque mains on an MTU series 4000............

stretch the stud aprox 2mm with 13-15,000psi hydraulics spin on main "nut" by hand. measure retraction. call it a day.






head bolts we use a hydraulic torque wrench too.
That is really cool!!! Never in my life have i had to use a hydraulic torque wrench.
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Measuring bolt stretch is the most accurate way to get the right clamping force. The thread friction or nut face friction don't get included in the torque value and an innacurate torque wrench is not an issue. Cool.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:40 PM
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I dunno about cummins being "the" best. they got a solid track record for sure. but the german engineering is pretty dang hard to beat.

and talking about hydraulic. pulling the front hub on a MTU 2000 series yesterday. you're applying 35,000-43,000 psi to expand the hub. to release from the crank. no heating or cooling. the hub actually has a hydraulic port on the front, with drillings internally and a channel to the crank surface. at 35,000+ psi the fluid literally forced between the hub and crank pops it off. then you can wham bam the front seal.

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Cummins is a more heavy duty engine. Cummins is, and always has been, ahead of the game. Cummins engineering is based on a solid understanding of how a diesel works, not just "can we get this new motor to last 100k miles." As an example... Cummins met the 2010 EPA emissions requirements 3 years ago. Chevy and Ford struggled to meet the requirement and finally resorted to using DEF. Cummins is offered as an "upgrade" over the Powerstroke in F650 and up medium-duty trucks. Cummins has bigger connecting rods. Cummins is an inline-6, which is the best configuration for engine balance. Cummins is an inline-6, which is what all the big rigs use.

Having said all that, I don't think the new Duramax engines are all that bad. Just depends on what you want out of a vehicle.
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