Prestolite Electric has launched the PowerPro 7.5, an all-new 24-volt, 7.5 kilowatt starter motor as part of the PowerPro family of replacement starters from Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems.

Designed for use in diesel engines up to 16L, the in-line, gear reduction starter offers has been engineered to meet the needs of demanding heavy duty, medium duty, off-highway, agricultural and bus applications.

The PowerPro 7.5 is designed to be an ideal replacement for use in Agco Power, Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit, John Deere, Mercedes-Benz, Perkins, Volvo and other popular engine models. Each starter offers consistent, high-output power in a small, lightweight package, according to Prestolite.

“Like other offerings in the PowerPro family, the PowerPro 7.5 is engineered to deliver a combination of premium performance and exceptional value,” said Jonathan Smith, assistant director of aftermarket sales and marketing, Prestolite. “It offers a host of built-in technologies designed to ensure reliability under extreme conditions, leading to reduced maintenance costs, increased vehicle uptime and improved ROI for our customers.”

The PowerPro 7.5 includes Prestolite’s Integral Mag Switch (IMS) technology, which helps to eliminate voltage drop issues by minimizing wiring between the relay and solenoid. Other key features include an electrical soft start system designed to prevent ring gear damage, rotatable flange for added versatility and a sealed, nose-less design to protect against dust, oil, water and other contaminates.