First 30 000 Hour Overhaul on Cat's MaK M 43
"Satisfactory seals, intact valves, piston rings in order, bearings without cavitation phenomena and stable running patters on rollers and cams", Andreas Sikorski, service director at MaK Deutschland, is obviously satisfied – and with every reason. The recent and first 30 000 hour overhaul on a MaK M 43 exhibited outstanding results and therefore confirms the similarly positive intermediate results of numerous previous 15 000 operating hour checks.
MaK Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of the German Caterpillar dealer Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, has the exclusive sales and service licence for MaK branded engines in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia and all of the former CIS states.
Genuine evidence of confidence in the MaK brand was provided when the ship-owner Heinz Ehler in Otterndorf (near Hamburg) had his container feeder "Anke Ehler" – the first ship of the Sietas 160A Type – equipped with the 8 M 43, which was then brand new. After the engine was officially introduced in 1998 (as the fourth type of the new MaK engine generation, which consists of the M 20, M 25, M 32 and M 43), the commissioning of the Anke Ehler in April 2000 represented the commercial premiere for the MaK M 43. The 658 TEU ship is also equipped with two Cat 3412 auxiliary diesels and a Cat 3304 emergency diesel.
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