For fleets that are extending trade cycles, and those interested in gaining the highest possible resale value for vehicles being taken out of service, remanufactured components can be cost effective. Recently, with new truck deliveries reaching record levels, the rising number of trades has meant more used trucks on the market, making vehicles with remanufactured powertrain components more attractive to buyers.
Remanufacturing involves detailed disassembly, cleaning, inspection, qualification and testing processes to ensure fleets that the components will provide optimal performance and service life at a reasonable cost. In many cases, remanufactured components also come with warranty coverage and support services. Original manufacturers of engines and transmissions, as well as drive axles, offer a wide range of remanufactured components.
Network of facilities
Detroit Reman (as pictured above) operates a network of six specialized remanufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico to supply engines, transmissions and axles. Included are four-cycle DD13, DD15, DD16, S60, S50, MBE 4000, MBE 900 diesel engines and Series 53, 71, 92 and 149 two-cycle units. The company also provides remanufactured automated and manual transmissions.
Cummins ReCon offers factory remanufactured Cummins L10, M, N and X engines as well as mid-range B, C and L engine models. With ReCon engines, each individual piece is cleaned and inspected and parts that cannot be restored to Cummins specifications are replaced with genuine parts. Critical wear parts such as pistons, rings, bearings, bushings, seals and gaskets are replaced with new parts every time. Every ReCon engine also passes a series of 350 quality checks and inspections, and after final assembly, engine test cells guarantee horsepower, torque and 25 other functions.
The Mack Trucks REMACK operation offers E6, E7, E-TECH and ASET models featuring a remanufactured cylinder block, heads, crankshaft, connecting rods and oil pump. New piston rings, liners, bearings, bushings, gaskets and seals, push rods, rocker assemblies and cylinder head covers are included. The engines undergo internal and external cleaning and bead blasting to remove contaminants, electro-magnetic crack detection, pressure decay testing of the oil and coolant systems and vacuum testing of cylinder heads.
REMACK also offers Mack Maxitorque T200 or T300 five- to 18-speed transmissions in over 25 different models. The remanufactured transmissions include new bearings, seals and gaskets. Worn gears are replaced and all units include a clutch fork assembly, top covers and engineering updates. REMACK carriers feature new bearings, cups and seals; worn gears are replaced and power divider and lockout assemblies are remanufactured if needed.
Volvo Reman products include D11, D12, D13 and D16 engines and I-Shift transmissions. Engines remanufactured by the company receive new bearings, gaskets, seals, o-rings, piston rings, liners and bushings and as needed cylinder heads and block and cylinder head covers, crankshafts, connecting and push rods, rocker assemblies and oil pumps.