DAVCO in Saline Introduces Unique New Systems for Commercial Trucks

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Saline's DAVCO Technology unveiled the Fuel Pro 385 (pictured), 386, and 387. // Courtesy of DAVCO Technology
Saline’s DAVCO Technology unveiled the Fuel Pro 385 (pictured), 386, and 387. // Courtesy of DAVCO Technology

DAVCO Technology in Saline (south of Ann Arbor) has unveiled the Fuel Pro 385, 387, and 388 models, its latest all-in-one fuel filters, water separators, and fuel preheaters designed to fit Western Star, Volvo, Navistar, and Mack Class 8 heavy-duty diesel trucks.

With the newest versions of the Fuel Pro joining the Fuel Pro 485, 486, and 487 models, DAVCO three-layer filtration/water separation technology is now available to work with heavy-duty diesel engines in the majority of Class 8 vehicles in North America.|

The hallmark of the latest Fuel Pro models is the three-layer filtration technology, ensuring the water separation functionality is maintained throughout the life of the filter. While this technology is not new to DAVCO — it was first introduced in the Fuel Pro 485, 486, and 487 models in 2016 — this is the first time this technology will be available on Volvo Class 8 vehicles.

An optional pre-heater, overnight heater, and water-in-fuel sensor that will help start and keep the engine running in any weather conditions, based on their specific needs is available.

DAVCO now also offers fuel-blending as a next step in fuel heat for Class 8 units. While the optional fuel pre-heater and overnight heater on the Fuel Pro 385, 387, and 388 are to aid at start up, the 388 was designed using diesel fuel itself instead of engine coolant to provide additional heat during operation. The use of fuel increases efficiency and takes in-operation fuel heat to a new level.

Additionally, the company has introduced the new and improved Shop Pro FXP 95, the company’s multipurpose shop floor tool for heavy duty diesel engines. The new model has been redesigned to be 44 pounds lighter and 15 percent smaller than the previous version, improving customer ease-of-use without reducing performance.

Shop Pro FXP 95 also uses the latest three-layer filtration technology utilized in the Fuel Pro 385 model to strip water from outside the media with two inside stripping operations, including a coalescent layer and a hydrophobic layer. This ensures no water will pass the filter, particularly for ultra-low sulfur and biodiesel fuels, which have become difficult to separate.

In January 2022, DAVCO announced a $3.5 million investment in its Saline campus to create an Advanced Electronics Manufacturing Center, extending its manufacturing capabilities into advanced electronics technologies that will become more prevalent with electric-powered commercial vehicles. The state-of-the-art facility sits adjacent to the existing DAVCO manufacturing facility and is expected to be fully operational this year.

“With the industry’s attention on electric vehicles, today’s product announcements serve as a reminder that we remain committed to our diesel customers,” says Laurie Beegle, president at DAVCO. “Whether their products are powered by diesel or electric, commercial transportation fleets can continue to expect the same level of outstanding support they have always received from us.”

DAVCO is owned by Southfield-based Clarience Technologies, a global leader in advanced transportation technology that also includes Truck-Lite, RIGID and Lumitec advanced LED lighting, ECCO and Code-3 safety systems, and Road Ready advanced telematics.

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