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Propulsion Technology

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EPA Compliant Commercial EngineEPA Compliant Commercial Engine

Installed and on the water, Yanmar’s 6AYA-ET engines are already providing value on the U.S. Gulf Coast. This fully mechanical engine is anything but low-tech.

Edited by Joseph Keefe ore than 60 years of worldwide experience plus day pushing inland barges from Channelview to Galveston an engine designed speci? cally for the United and on Gulf intercoastal waterways, the Sherry L can’t af-

MStates market has made a winning combina- ford to take a day off. Thanks to its new 755 mhp engine tion for YANMAR’s new EPA compliant commercial equipped with SmartAssist, it won’t have to. YANMAR’s engine application. The Push boat Sherry L, owned by E unique SmartAssist (SA-R) technology allows the engine

Squared Marine Services, LLC from Texas and repowered to be monitored remotely to ensure ideal operating condi- by Laborde Products, now operates even more quietly and tions. And, when it’s time for maintenance, the system will with better fuel consumption thanks to its new 6AYAM- send out a reminder, so that maintenance can be complet-

ET engines. That’s only part of the story, however. ed on the boat’s schedule to make sure it stays in operation

With a need for 24 hours of continuous operation each the maximum amount of time possible.

Image above: The YANMAR EPA compliant, fully mechanical workboat engine.

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