New High-Torque, High-Power Leece-Neville PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme Starters

Latest Starter Motor Offering Includes Robust 12V & 24V Medium, Heavy Duty and Extreme Use Models 

Novi, Michigan, April 27, 2017…New Leece-Neville® PowerPro™ and PowerPro Extreme™ series high-torque starters for medium, heavy duty and extreme use applications are available now and represent the latest in rotating electrical products from Prestolite Electric. 

PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme 12V and 24V starters – engineered to provide starting power for 12L to 40L engines – include a host of features to help reduce operating and maintenance costs and increase vehicle uptime, including high-torque, high-power designs, planetary gear reduction, rotatable flanges, soft start relays and more. 

“The robust new line of PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme starters certainly illustrate our commitment to our customers to deliver best-in-class starting technologies for applications ranging from medium to extreme use,” said Jonathan Smith, assistant director, aftermarket sales and marketing, Prestolite Electric. “Utilizing global technologies developed by Prestolite, PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme products can help to significantly reduce overall operating costs and maintenance-related downtime.” 

Manufactured to deliver industry-leading starting performance, the new PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme product line features four models – PowerPro 5, PowerPro 7, PowerPro 7.5 and PowerPro Extreme 10 – that offer coverage of heavy duty engines from the world’s top manufacturers.

PowerPro™ 5 for medium and heavy duty diesel engines up to 11L

• 12V 5kW starting power

• Coverage includes Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, International, John Deere, Mack and Perkins

• Weighs less than 29 pounds (13.2 kilos)

• Integral Magnetic Switch (IMS)/Soft Start Relay technology to eliminate ring gear damage

• Rotatable flange and mag switch

• Sealed noseless design

PowerPro™ 7 for heavy duty diesel engines up to 16L – IDEAL FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES & FIRE TRUCK APPLICATIONS

• 12V 7kW starting power

• Coverage includes Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Mack, Mercedes-Benz, PACCAR and Volvo

• Weighs less than 30 pounds (13.6 kilos)

• Integral Magnetic Switch (IMS)/Soft Start Relay technology

• Improved commutator with larger copper cross section

• Heavy duty, solid copper brush plate to help improve performance through better conductivity

• Planetary gear reduction technology

• eCoated for corrosion resistance

• Rotatable flange and mag switch

PowerPro™ 7.5 for medium and heavy duty diesel engines up to 14L

• 24V 7.5kW starting power

• Weighs less than 29 pounds (13.2 kilos)

• Integral Magnetic Switch (IMS)/Soft Start Relay technology

• Rotatable flange designs available

• Sealed noseless design

PowerPro Extreme™ 10 for extreme-use heavy equipment 

• 24V 10.5kW starting power

• Coverage includes Case, Caterpillar, Cummins, Hitachi, John Deere, Komatsu and MTU

• Weighs only 36 pounds (16.5 kilos)

• -40° C to 125° C ambient operating range

• Wet and dry clutch applications

• Rotatable flange with radial bell housing seal

• High-torque, planetary gear reduction

To learn more about these and other Leece-Neville products, please contact your Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems representative, email and visit For technical support, call 866-288-9853.

*Certain models

About Prestolite Electric, Inc. 

The Prestolite and Leece-Neville product line includes high-output alternators and gear reduction starter motors for on- and off-highway trucks, military applications, mining vehicles, school and city buses, motor coaches and other uses. The company has received certificates of registration to the ISO/TS 16949:2009 Quality Management and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management systems.

Prestolite is a division of Broad-Ocean Motors, a global supplier of high-tech, high-quality motors, alternators, and starters to multiple markets, including appliance, air handling and commercial transportation.

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