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Prestolite introduces line of Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems alternators and starters

March 15, 2021
IdlePro alternators and PowerPro Extreme 5 starters are engineered for the unique requirements of work trucks, many of which operate at low engine speeds.

Work trucks are vital to the economy – delivering goods, maintaining roads, hauling refuse, and much more – and performing such critical activities requires dependable performance in a wide range of working conditions, including during engine idle. To help meet these needs, Prestolite introduced a complete line of Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems rotating electric units that are engineered to satisfy the unique requirements of these vehicles, many of which spend most of their lives operating at low engine speeds.

Leece-Neville IdlePro alternators provide output for vehicles that make dozens of stops and run additional systems that place extra loads on the battery. These alternators help ensure that batteries fully recover between stops, even when the vehicle never gets back up to full speed. IdlePro alternators are designed for applications like highway service vehicles, delivery box trucks, snow plows, utility maintenance vehicles, dump trucks, refuse haulers, and more.

Additionally, the Leece-Neville PowerPro Extreme 5 starter integrates the latest technologies in a lightweight package. It meets major OE engine manufacturer testing specifications, ensuring a simplified preventative maintenance program and a significant increase in vehicle uptime, which is an important benefit for trucks that are often on call 24/7.

“We’re proud of our decades-long history of supplying work trucks with the reliable power they need to get their jobs done efficiently,” said Jonathan Smith, assistant director of sales and marketing, Prestolite. “Whether it’s starting up a plow on a frigid winter day or cooling a delivery truck’s cab in the hot summer months, our starters and alternators are built to maximize performance and minimize maintenance.”

Each qualifying IdlePro alternator and PowerPro Extreme 5 starter is backed by the Prestolite Power Promise. This warranty provides comprehensive coverage for truck applications, including a three-year/unlimited mileage warranty for alternators and a two-year/unlimited mileage warranty for starters, and an extended list of available qualifying failure claims.

IdlePro alternators are assembled in America and feature:

  • 12V, 210- and 240-amp outputs available in a dual internal fan design
  • Minimum of 63 percent of a unit’s rated maximum output at engine idle (certain applications)
  • Remote Sense capable – returns battery to full charge between stops and reduces overall charging time
  • Rated up to 125 degrees Celsius – for the high-temperature environments often found in work truck applications
  • eCoated, heavy duty housing to reduce corrosion and improve vibration resistance
  • All new, no core

PowerPro Extreme 5 starters features include:

  • 12V, 5kW starting power – performance in 6- to 10-liter engines
  • Sealed and noseless design to protect against dust, oil, and other contaminants
  • Planetary gear reduction design for higher torque/speed and less power consumption
  • Integral Magnetic Switch technology to eliminate voltage drops
  • Soft start relay technology to prevent ring gear damage
  • Lightweight at 21.5 lbs
  • All new, no core