Sutphen offers Navistar’s MaxxForce for fire, emergency vehicles

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Updated May 2, 2012

Sutphen Corp. announced it now is offering Navistar’s MaxxForce brand diesel engines in its Sutphen mid-mount aerial platforms and Monarch custom pumpers. Buyers of those Sutphen custom apparatus now can specify the MaxxForce 13 big bore diesel, which provides up to 475 horsepower and 1,700 lb.-ft. torque for demanding fire and emergency operations.

“For 120 years, Sutphen’s business has been built on delivering unmatched performance in the most demanding applications,” says Drew Sutphen, president. “With MaxxForce engines, we offer fire and emergency operations another outstanding choice when specifying custom apparatus.”

The 12.4-liter MaxxForce 13 is available now through Sutphen’s 80 sales locations in the United States and Canada. The MaxxForce 13 is designed specifically for heavy vehicles with a combination of technologically advanced materials and components to deliver excellent power characteristics, an exceptionally stable and smooth ride and maximum reliability and durability.

“The performance ratings of the MaxxForce 13, especially the industry-leading low-end torque, provide our customers an engine option that matches Sutphen’s reputation for setting engineering, technology, innovation and durability standards in the fire apparatus industry,” says David Rider, Sutphen sales manager.

For easier service, all key systems and components are easily accessed, from valve cover to oil filter to fuel filter. A single ECM and fewer electrical connections throughout mean less diagnostic and maintenance time.

“Sutphen’s customers, as first responders to emergencies, demand reliable power, performance and durability, and MaxxForce engines deliver,” says Rommel Miranda, general manager, MaxxForce Custom Power, a unit of Navistar’s Engine Group. “We’re proud to add another industry-leading OEM to our list of partners around the world.”