If you drive a vehicle or operate a piece of equipment every day, a hydraulic hose or fitting is being used to operate what you are using. Some items that we use on a daily basis may have only two hydraulic hoses, while others may go into the hundreds.
Proper maintenance of these items is essential in eliminating expense repairs or unexpected downtime. There is a reason when your mechanic recommends a power steering flush or brake flush on your vehicle from time to time? The chemical composition of power steering fluid and brake fluid is to absorb water molecules from the working pumps and hoses in hydraulic systems.
At CDI, we provide hydraulic filtration kits for a large variety of equipment that our customers use. From the Railroad industry to the construction market and beyond.
We also offer our customers leading technology products to reduce their TCO. Contact us here for more information on how we can assist you.
At Central Diesel Inc, we believe in long term working relationships with our customers. Every day we solve our customer’s problems, whether they be short term or long term. We listen to our customer’s concerns and we research and provide them with solutions that will have a positive effect on their TCO over a period of time.
Each year, we commit to training and tooling to meet the expectations of our customers. In the first quarter of this year, we raised the level our service to our customer base by being one of the first to achieve “World Wide Service standards” by Kubota.
By also providing a 14 month warranty on all the service work we do to factory specifications, we provide a level of satisfaction to our customer base that leads the industry.
U.S. based agriculture has changed drastically over the past few decades. Even though farm and plot sizes have increased, the introduction of automation and mechanization has offered farmers the ability to work independently without being completely reliant on seasonal labor.
Diesel isn’t just the life blood of tractors and vehicles racing across the highways. Agricultural equipment has also left gasoline alternatives behind to embrace diesel. There are a number of advantages accompanying this move:
Diesels produce more torque at lower engine speeds thanks to combustion ignition.
Diesel engines typically use 25% to 35% less fuel than spark based engines. For low-speed applications, this is even more critical.
Diesels can support high power outputs at low speeds. Diesel engines produce less wasted heat and in the process they can tow heavy loads and run for longer periods of time without causing damage to the moving parts of the engine.
The durability of diesel engines is unquestionable. They don’t need to be called in for frequent repairs or re-buildings, and when an overhaul is needed the process is far less complicated than for other engines.
Diesel fuel and clean tech diesel engines are not only making US agriculture more productive and economically important, they are also working behind the scenes to conserve fuel, save money and cut down on noxious fumes which add to the pollution caused by this sector.
At Central Diesel Inc. we are a premium distributor of diesel engines, parts, and other custom services. Our mission is to be a quality supplier of diesel engines and parts as well as offering unsurpassed solutions to our customers. For more information on the products we offer, please contact us here.
Performing day to day vehicle maintenance requires making the proper decisions on filters and engine oil being used. While most filter manufacturers promote their products to meet or exceed the engine manufacturers requirements, the question that needs to be asked is: “Which requirement are the engine manufacturers following and are these filter replacements meeting the current updated requirements?”
Example: When Bosch, Denso or Delphi supplies a CR fuel system to an engine manufacturer they supply the engine manufacturer with the following information:
A) If you want the fuel system to be able to last trouble free for 200,000 miles under normal maintenance intervals: Use a 10 Micron filter as your final filter to the vehicle fuel system.
B) If you want the fuel system to be able to last trouble free for 300,000 miles under normal maintenance intervals: Use a 2 Micron filter as your final filter to the vehicle fuel system.
Repairing a contaminated CR fuel system on an over the road vehicle can cost $6,000.00 to $12,000.00. Performing proper preventive maintenance on your vehicle or equipment will reduce the possibility of these devastating issues affecting your TCO.
As a factory authorized CR repair center for all the manufacturers, we can offer you our expertise (over 200 years of experience) and products in assisting you in maintaining your vehicle or equipment properly. Contact us for more information on proper vehicle maintenance.
From everyone at Central Diesel Inc., we would like to take the time to thank you for your business and wish you Happy Holidays! 2016 has been a great year, and we are looking forward to an even better 2017! Below are a few of our highlights of 2016, and some of the events we are excited for in 2017.
One thing in 2016 we are very proud of is being the first and only distributor in North America to pass their service audit from Deutz AG. The results of this audit gave CDI “Gold” status on our key performance indicators. Part of the audit included a check of our Deutz tools, training and service vehicles to make sure they meet the Deutz customer’s expectations. We would like to thank all our employees for helping us achieve these standards, because “Our Greatest assets are our customers and our employees.”
Other highlights in 2016 included the launch of our new website and blog which will help us better serve the needs of our customers, and communicate useful information. We also attended many tradeshows and equipment shows this year where we met many great people and were able to share information about our products and services.
In 2017 we look forward to providing the excellent customer service our customers are accustomed to. Keep your eye on our blog in January where we will be offering maintenance tips that are important to help extend the life of your vehicle. Also we will be continuing to attend tradeshows and events with the first show on our 2017 calendar being the HDAW Conference in Las Vegas from 1/23-27/17.
For the latest up-to-date company news and information be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and please contact us if you would like more information about our products and services. Have a Happy New Year and we look forward to working with you in 2017!
In our September blog, we mentioned that “Clean Diesel Engines” were leading the way to a cleaner environment around the world in all market segments.
Deutz has been one of the leaders in this break-through technology, to meet emission regulations today and into the future. Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, was one of the founding fathers of Deutz over 150 years ago.
Deutz continues this legacy by offering their customers initial cost effective solutions and reduced total cost of ownership expenses compared to their competition.
As a distributor and partner of Deutz, CDI is committed to offering our customers the best service solutions today and into the future. To meet these obligations, CDI has to continually invest in training and tooling to meet the high standards of Deutz and our customer’s expectations.
CDI commits $50,000 To $150,000 each year to training and equipment to meet and exceed these standards for our customers. CDI verifies this commitment by supplying our customers with a 14 month unlimited hours or miles warranty on service work.
Our commitment to a high service standard is reflected in our standing with Deutz Corporation:
Pollution from engine emissions has always been a concern as heavy duty trucks became the go to transportation option for freight and cargo shipments. In 2000, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the dangers emissions from heavy-duty trucks and buses could cause and developed rules and regulations to limit them. These new standards were designed to cut the allowable levels of sulfur in diesel fuel by 97% by 2010. By 2007, all heavy-duty diesel trucks sold had to have particulate emissions levels of no more than 0.01 grams per brake horsepower hour.
Here in 2016 we are witnessing the results of these regulations. According to the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) more than 40% or about 4 million of the 9.5 million medium and large diesel trucks on the road have shifted over to newer technology clean diesel engines. These trucks have particulate emissions levels near zero, which is resulting in clean air benefits being felt all over the U.S. These new engines also are benefiting truckers by showing 3-5% improvements in fuel economy from the older style diesel engines.
The Rise of the New Clean Diesel Engines:
In Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma and Texas, more than 50% of all trucks boast the new recommended clean diesel engine technology. California and Oregon are close behind with growing numbers of newer diesel truck registrations. It is evident that the engine has achieved something almost impossible – it has satisfied the mandates of the Environment Protection Agency and has managed to incentivize its adoption through enhanced fuel efficiency. The future of emissions pollution control in the US looks bright.
Central Diesel is Proud to be Part of the Endeavour for a Cleaner US:
At Central Diesel we supply and repair clean tech diesel engines. Our highly experienced sales and service staff can help you find the solution to your diesel engine needs. Working with a variety of brands, we are factory authorized for numerous manufacturers. For more information on the clean tech diesel engine services we can offer you, contact us and be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
For years, people have been fascinated with trains and the railroad. Not only are they powerful, intriguing machinery, but they are functional and can transport people or cargo. Trains played a vital role in creating and developing the United States, and are still a valuable asset to our nation today. For over 200 years, the railroad industry has been allowing people to travel quickly from city to city, and has been facilitating the transport of goods and freight across the country. Due to their importance, it is vital that railroads properly service their equipment to make sure they stay running smoothly.
When it comes to railroad products and services, Central Diesel sells and services a wide range of railroad equipment. We have been serving the railroad industry for over 30 years and offer complete solutions to all servicing needs. Central Diesel offers filter kits for engines and hydraulic systems which ensure reliability of field equipment over the long term. We also have hoses and fittings available which can reduce downtime and keep trains up and running, and most importantly, profitable.
Central Diesel offers national and private railroad systems; engine packages, complete filtration systems and even wiper technology. Our sales and service team at Central Diesel can help you to problem solve for today and keep your trains and maintenance away equipment up and running for the long haul. We are able to work with private companies or on government contracts, and at Central Diesel we take customer service to a whole new level.
Based out of Richmond, VA, Central Diesel has helped over 4,000 customers with their industry needs. We believe in supplying the best engines, parts, and services to our customers. If you’re looking for 100% satisfaction with a company that is focused on the customer, Central Diesel is the railroad supplier, servicer, and repair company you’re looking for.
At Central Diesel, Inc. we specialize in supplying a variety of different industries including agriculture, construction, marine, mining, municipalities and transportation industries. Our mission is to supply diesel engines and parts to meet the needs of all these fields. We are more than just a product supplier though. Our service department is an authorized, factory trained, fuel injection and diesel engine specialist.
Service Department Capabilities:
Our highly experienced service department has numerous capabilities to meet all your needs. Services include diesel engine assembly, diesel engine rebuilding, as well as having fabrication and engineering capabilities. Some of the capabilities we excel at include custom repower packages to eliminate down time and reduce TCO, as well as custom designed packages to meet current and future requirements and meet all current and future EPA emissions regulations. At Central Diesel we also warranty specific packages from one to five years.
Our capabilities do not stop at just diesel engine rebuilds. Our service and engineering department also can custom build generator sets, hydraulic pump packages, irrigation pumps and power units. We also keep 5-600 HP diesel engines in stock to be able to be used in these custom packages when necessary and can supply engines up to 5000HP.
At Central Diesel we are always looking to expand our engineering and service capabilities. Currently we offer diesel engines & assemblies, rebuilding and parts on the below brands:
· John Deere
· Detroit Diesel
For more information about our service and engineering capabilities, please visit our website or contact us here. At Central Diesel we value 100% customer satisfaction, and our top notch service department allows us to provide this for all our customers. At Central Diesel, our greatest assets are our customers and our employees.
When most people think of diesel engines, they envision a big rig truck going down the highway. Trucks aren’t the only place where diesel engines are used though. Many different types of vehicles use diesel engines due to their efficiency and durability, and many industries rely on them to carry out important tasks. Besides vehicles, important tools like generators are also run by diesel engines as they are a better bet not to fail than a gasoline powered generator.
Diesel Engines Uses and Applications:
Passenger Cars: In Europe and India, passenger cars powered by diesel engines are very common. At city speeds, diesel engines tend to be more economical than gasoline powered engines. They also tend to last longer, making them more reliable. Diesel-powered cars are generally considered a low CO2 option, making them popular for the environmentally conscious in Europe as well. While not all that common in the United States, they could grow in popularity as drivers continue to want to lower the carbon emissions of the vehicle they drive.
Railroad Locomotives: Diesel engine locomotives are popular throughout the world in areas where track electrification is not feasible. They are the engine type of choice for cargo hauling freight trains which have heavier loads and require a strong engine.
Marine Vehicles: Many different types of marine vehicles from cruise and cargo ships to privately owned leisure boats use diesel engines. Reciprocating diesel engines are used in many marine vehicles due to their fuel economy and operating simplicity as compared to other engine types. Their ability to power larger vehicles makes them a popular choice for ships and boats.
Construction and Farming Equipment: The reliability and power of diesel engines make them the engine of choice for large construction equipment like front loaders and bulldozers. Diesel engines are also used in many types of farming equipment, such as tractors due their durability and efficiency.
At Central Diesel we offer a variety of different diesel engines for various applications. Visit our website to see our full product line and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest company news and updates.