VMAC is pleased to announce an redesigned UNDERHOOD air compressor system for the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke diesel engine, which is installed on all Ford Turbo Diesel trucks size F250 to F550, from 2011 model year onward. This system simplifies installation and eases access for ongoing servicing.
The new V900130 kit replaces the V900120 kit, and has a quicker install time. This was achieved by taking a new approach on installation, which allows mechanics to modify fewer parts. It does this without sacrificing performance, still providing up to 70CFM at 100% duty cycle and up to 175PSI. The system weighs about 150lbs with oil and has no footprint on the trucks' body.
The V900130's throttle control adjusts engine speed automatically to match air demand and is equipped with VMAC's new slow ramp feature.  The slow ramp feature comes set up from the factory to optimize system air output, maximizing CFM, while reducing wear and tear on the engine during system start up.
"We're always listening to our dealers and end-users to learn how we can improve our flagship UNDERHOOD systems," says Peter Dahle, mechanical engineer and head of the UNDERHOOD line. "Continuous improvement is a core focus of our company and we are always looking for ways to better meet our customer's needs."
Decreased installation times not only helps installers, but also end-users because it lowers the time and money required to complete the installation. Improved access to the system will ensure the truck spends as little time in the shop for maintenance as possible and more time in service, making money.
This redesign is part of VMAC's dedication to continuous improvement and lean enterprise, which compel employees in every department at VMAC to provide the best and most efficient service they can. The Ford 6.7 Turbo Diesel truck is the most popular work truck in North America, meaning this is VMAC's most installed and tested UNDERHOOD model, allowing for lots of feedback and opportunities for improvement.