View Full Version : Where are Detroit Diesel Engines Manufactured?

03-28-2013, 02:41 PM
Anyone know where Detroit diesel engines are actually made? Is there more than one plant?


03-28-2013, 03:59 PM
Somebody with more knowledge will know for sure, but I thought all of the "highway" versions for North America were built in Redford, Mi.


03-28-2013, 04:15 PM
Redford MI they have built a new plant in one of the Carolina's for the 2 strokes. DD also have a plant for the 53 series in Kansas don't know what they do in Kansas but I believe it is for military they do have plants in Mexico & probably other countries as well.

Newell Attack
03-28-2013, 06:01 PM
Are 2-strokes still being built new? I thought they went out of production years ago?

03-28-2013, 06:12 PM
yep, The military still uses them and are having them made.

03-28-2013, 06:58 PM
My neighbor works at the Redford, Michigan plant in their testing facility. A couple years ago he mentioned testing some new 2 strokes but we haven't talked about it recently. None of the 2 strokes capable of passing current emissions limits and that is why series 60 came along.

03-28-2013, 07:40 PM
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03-28-2013, 08:32 PM
I read last year that Detroit diesel produced 55,000 two stroke diesel engines and a good number were purchased by the military. The rest were shipped out of the country to areas where there are no diesel admissions.

03-28-2013, 09:11 PM
While on the subject of 2 strokes, here are some pictures that would make a 16V92 look like a briggs

03-28-2013, 11:43 PM
These engines are probably for the 3rd world where the EPA does not rule. A new 2 stroke would be hard to get by the Air Police in any advanced country.

03-29-2013, 03:12 AM
Locomotives and ships would have no problem.

03-29-2013, 03:43 PM
I remember reading a couple of years ago that a properly tuned 2 cycle diesel could pass the CA pollution tests. I hear they are the strictest pollution tests around so that says something for the old 2 strokes.