The PowerPro Extreme 5 12V starter is a premium replacement alternative for a variety of medium-duty vehicles.
 - Photo: Prestolite

The PowerPro Extreme 5 12V starter is a premium replacement alternative for a variety of medium-duty vehicles.

Photo: Prestolite

New Leece-Neville PowerPro Extreme starter motors are available for Detroit Diesel DD5 5.1L and DD8 7.7L engine models and are the latest in rotating electrical products released from Prestolite Electric.

PowerPro Extreme 5 12V starters – engineered to meet major OE specifications – are a next-generation starter design and provide exceptional performance and durability to medium-duty vehicles. The 100% new starter motors are available now through leading replacement parts distributors.

Featuring a planetary gear reduction design, the PowerPro Extreme 5 12V starter is a premium replacement alternative for a variety of medium-duty vehicles running the Detroit Diesel DD5 or DD8 engines and operating in a variety of extreme environments, including a full range of pickup and delivery, construction, refuse, fire and rescue applications, and school buses.

“We’re thrilled to offer the reliable, proven PowerPro Extreme 5 starter for the popular Detroit Diesel DD5 and DD8 engine platforms,” said Jonathan Smith, assistant director of aftermarket sales and marketing. “Medium-duty applications like school buses, fire trucks, EMS applications and garbage trucks need a reliable, high-performance starter day in and day out, and our PowerPro Extreme 5 starter offers consistent, tested performance in even the most extreme conditions. It cranks faster and requires less current than competitive starters.”

Features of the new starter motors include: 

  • 12V 5kW starting power
  • Industry leading cranking performance in 6.0L- to 10.0L engines
  • Planetary gear reduction design for higher torque/speed and less power consumption
  • Soft-Start Relay technology to help prevent ring gear damage
  • Integral Magnetic Switch (IMS) technology to help eliminate voltage drop
  • Sealed noseless design protects against dust, oil and other contaminants
  • Weighs 21.5 pounds (9.8 kg)

The PowerPro Extreme 5 starter series is covered by a one-year warranty. Because these units are 100% new, the manufacturer notes there is no need to manage cores.