Author: Jerry Van Galder

Volvo Penta Engines Providing Power & Reliability to Ferries

Volvo Penta Engines Providing Power & Reliability to Ferries To get to Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, you need a boat. The special thing about the island is that it offers a glimpse, for visitors and residents, of what sea islands were like before bridges, causeways and development. Richard Inglis, Director of Transportation for Haig Point, located on [...]
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Not Just Rebuilt – Reborn

An Allison ReTran is the closest you will get to brand new without the costly purchase of a new transmission. Through the Allison ReTran process, technicians bring transmissions back to life following original factory specifications, using only Allison Genuine Parts where new parts are needed. Allison continues their commitment to quality and innovation as the [...]
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Getting you back on the road. Not only fast, but safely

Every minute you are off the road puts important shipments, deliveries, and services at risk. At Johnson & Towers, our goal is to diagnose your technical issue and make the necessary repairs quickly, to get you back up and running. Currently, we do not plan to restrict our hours or services due to the Coronavirus, [...]
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Ten Tips for Top Engine Performance

As summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming fishing season. Maintaining your engines, marine gears, and generators should be on your annual de-winterization to-do list. A proper maintenance plan is vital to not only maximizing your fishing time and enjoyment this season but to extend the life of your engines as well. [...]
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Mission-Critical Work Driven by D11s

Coming alongside and boarding a 150,000-ton coal collier on open water is not easy. Matt Hardison, operations manager and captain for Paradise Point Marine, who operates Paradise Creek, a launch boat with newly installed, twin Volvo Penta D11 510-horsepower engines, accomplishes this task with relative ease. After a catastrophic engine failure in June, Hardison contacted Tim [...]
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Repowering Boats with Volvo Penta – A Johnson Towers Specialty

We recently had the opportunity to repower two Volvo Penta powered vessels: a 28’ Carolina Classic and a 50’ workboat. Pension Plan Since 2005, twin Volvo Penta D4-260s powered the Carolina Classic, affectionately named Pension Plan. After many years of reliable service, Pension Plan retired her original engines and replaced them with twin Volvo Penta [...]
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