When it comes to heavy-duty starters, SouthPOINTE Radiator carries a full lineup to choose from. Call us today at 734.351.5365 to order starters, alternators, or other parts you need. A heavy-duty starter is a crucial component in large commercial vehicles, typically used in Class 8 trucks, which are the largest and heaviest trucks on the road. These starters are designed to perform specific functions in these heavy-duty vehicles.
Heavy-Duty Starters Functions
- Engine Cranking: The primary function of a heavy-duty Class 8 starter is to crank the engine, which means it engages with the engine’s flywheel or flexplate and turns the engine over to start the combustion process. This requires a significant amount of torque, especially in large diesel engines commonly found in Class 8 trucks.
- High Torque Output: Class 8 trucks often have high-displacement diesel engines that require a substantial amount of torque to start. Heavy-duty starters are designed to provide the necessary torque to turn over these large engines, even in cold weather or adverse conditions.
- Durability: Commercial vehicles like Class 8 trucks are subjected to rigorous and demanding operating conditions, including frequent starts and stops, long-distance hauling, and exposure to harsh environments. Heavy-duty starters are built to withstand these conditions and offer high levels of durability and reliability.
- Thermal Management: The heavy-duty Class 8 starter may incorporate thermal management features to prevent overheating during extended or frequent use. Overheating can damage the starter motor and other components, leading to costly repairs and downtime.
- Compatibility: These starters are specifically designed to fit Class 8 trucks and their large engines, ensuring proper alignment with the engine’s flywheel or flexplate and electrical system.
- Safety: Safety features such as overload protection may be integrated into heavy-duty starters to prevent damage due to excessive current draw or mechanical stress during operation.
Finally, heavy-duty starters are robust and high-torque starter motors designed to reliably crank and start the large diesel engines commonly found in Class 8 trucks. Its durability, compatibility, and ability to handle high torque loads make it an essential component for these heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Contact Southpointe Radiator today for all your part needs!