The Return of the Series 60

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The Series 60 is back, and will be available from Penske Power Systems as part of a limited production run. The introduction of the 14 litre Detroit Series 60 Legacy will see the legendary engines manufactured in the US exclusively for the Australia and New Zealand aftermarket and overhaul customers.

Detroit Diesel Series 60

For local Detroit customers this means that the Series 60 575 hp engine is now available for purchase as a loose engine at Penske Power Systems branches and authorised dealers. The engine is backed by a full two year, unlimited kilometre warranty.

Penske Power Systems worked with the Detroit factory, now part of Daimler Trucks North America, to reintroduce the Series 60 into the market, securing a tailored order for its Australia-New Zealand Legacy customers, and placing the Series 60 back into production at DTNA’s Utah remanufacturing facility.

“More than ever we deliver an extensive range of technologies to our customers, from the DD15 engine on the one hand, to the legendary Series 60 on the other,” said Kevin Dennis, Director On-Highway Penske Power Systems. “So when our customers asked for the Series 60 Legacy to be re-introduced as part of our product mix we worked hard to make it happen.”

According to Penske Power Systems, the Series 60 is still incredibly relevant in today’s on-highway market and proof durable design leads to long-life reliability for customers. The classic engine was fitted across an extensive range of truck makes and models, and set the early running for fuel economy and reliability in electronic engines in the nineties.