Why Volvos D13 Turbo Compound engine is amazing!
Manufactured in Hagerstown Maryland, the Volvo D13 Turbo Compound engine is truly a game changing piece of machinery and technology.
Hyperbole and exaggeration you say?
Well we make this statement with confidence for a number of reasons.
First it’s the only engine in the heavy truck industry that uses a waste heat recovery system which helps save fuel by capturing lost energy.
Sounds great right? But how does this make any difference to you?
Basically when you burn diesel fuel, typically large percentages of the BTU’s are wasted. The D13 engine actually has a system where it converts exhaust gas into mechanical energy.
The benefits to this is that it not only increases horsepower and torque, it also improves fuel mileage!
Now, if the Volvo engineers had stopped there, this would probably have been impressive enough, but they weren’t done.
They even developed new pistons and even coolant pumps that further enhance the engines capabilities and performance.
When you combine all of these things together the fuel mileage improvements increase by about 6.5%!
That is a massive efficiency improvement that can save truckers thousands if not tens of thousands annually on their fuel bills, and again, that is on top of the benefits you get from the increased horsepower and torque.
As one of the most popular truck manufacturing companies in the world, Volvo has met, or exceeded the trucking industries needs for the better part of one hundred years!
With a relentless focus on driver protection, comfort and performance, Volvo has become the rig of choice for countless heavy truck drivers, fleets and trucking companies.
Gerrys Truck Centre in London Ontario has been a Volvo truck dealer for over 30 years. We offer sales of new and used (pre-owned rigs) as well as parts and service, and pride ourselves on top quality service.