The PowerPro Extreme 10 starter is built specifically to meet the stringent demands of today’s mine operators. - Photo: Leece-Neville

The PowerPro Extreme 10 starter is built specifically to meet the stringent demands of today’s mine operators.

Photo: Leece-Neville


In the mining industry, heavy-duty equipment and vehicles often run 24 hours a day with multiple restarts and severe conditions. Leece-Neville starters and alternators – which have been field tested in some of the harshest mines around the world – are proven to deliver dependable, long-lasting power, keeping mining operations running and helping to reduce maintenance and replacement costs.

The PowerPro Extreme 10 starter (36 lbs.) and IdlePro Extreme alternators (39 lbs.) are built specifically to meet the stringent demands of today’s mine operators, according to the manufacturer. Lightweight and compact, the units are easy and safe to install – often only requiring just a one-person crew due to lighter weight designs as compared to other popular competitive models that require a two-person crew – and deliver industry-leading starting power and output.

“We know there’s a significant difference in cost between routine preventative maintenance compared to full replacement as well as the cost savings for lighter products that only require a single technician to install or repair. We engineer each of our starters and alternators with that in mind,” says Jonathan Smith, assistant director of sales and marketing, Prestolite. “We know our products will consistently deliver long-lasting power you can count on.”

The Leece-Neville PowerPro Extreme 10 starter – also commonly known as the Prestolite Electric M128 motor – was recently named “Best New Product” by the Genuine Parts Company (parent company of NAPA Auto Parts) Asia Pacific. This high-torque, high-output starter is precisely engineered to help increase starting power and efficiency, simplify preventive maintenance, increase vehicle uptime, and has been proven to provide service life two-to-three times that of comparable competitive starters.

Features include:

  • 24V, 10.5kW starting power.
  • Lightweight (36 pounds).
  • Ambient operating temperature range of 125°C to -40°C.
  • Wet and dry clutch applications.
  • Rotatable flange with radial bell housing seal.
  • High-torque, planetary gear reduction.
  • Application coverage includes Case, Caterpillar, Cummins, Hitachi, John Deere, Komatsu, and MTU.

Leece-Neville IdlePro Extreme alternators produce industry-best output through a high-amp, brushless design that extends battery life, increases vehicle uptime and provides maximum power under any conditions, according to the company.

Some key features include:

  • 24V, 250- and 275-amp outputs.
  • Lightweight (39 pounds).
  • Minimum of 90% of unit’s rated maximum output (200+ amps) at engine idle speed (certain applications).
  • Auxiliary Draft Cooling design (certain applications) – special fan and front housing design and integration for temperature control of the front bearing, which is kept 10°C cooler compared to traditional external fan designs.
  • Remote Sense capable to optimize output and increase battery life.
  • Isolated Ground Technology – protects the engine from potential electrolytic damage by reducing stray voltage.
  • Dual cable terminals (B+/B-) positioned laterally and axially, extending application and convenience.
  • Operating temperature range of 125°C to -40°C.
  • Heavy duty housing design.