From the Foley Engines Newsroom
Colin Lucius Joins Foley EnginesColin comes to us from Fastenal where he was a branch manager in Connecticut. He is responsible for getting our Deutz and Perkins factory remanufactured engines bolted down onto one of our almost indestructible wooden crates and on its way to you via the quickest and best common carrier. He also attends graduate school at Worcester State University, majoring in finance.Read More
Anybody got weeds???
We have an active Service Department here at Foley Engines and one of the more interesting projects we’ve worked on is a Deutz diesel powered barge. The barge is propelled by an F4L1011F and is used to control vegetation in ponds and lakes throughout New England. The accompanying photos show you what the trailer transportable barge looks like.
Foley Engines named one of Massachusetts’ Top Clean Energy Companies
We wanted to share this with you. Because of our innovative diesel scrubbers and exhaust purifiers for gas engines we’ve been named to the Worcester Business Journal’s list of Top Clean Energy Companies in Massachusetts where we rank Number 12.
For more information on our exhaust scrubbers for diesel and gas engines, visit our Scrubber Section.Read More
Eric Hauser Joins Foley Engines
Eric Hauser recently joined Foley Engines as Coordinator of Customer Service. He will be working with our Deutz diesel and Perkins engine and parts customers. Eric, who has a Ph. D. from Wayne State University, has extensive customer service experience in the hospitality industry.Read More
Strings & Things: More on Our Engine Exchange Program
What do a 100-year-old engine company and a 76-year-old violin string company have in common? You wouldn’t think very much, but when D’Addario Company of New York needed to replace the 8.1L GM industrial engine in their air compressor, no one could help them with an off-the-shelf exchange engine. So they turned to Foley. We provided them with a quality, remanufactured GM 8.1 industrial engine set up to run 24/7 on natural gas. Because this was an engine exchange they had very little downtime as they swapped it in. Just think what we could do for you!
For more information on D’Addario Company there is a great article about them in the September 8, 2014 issue of Forbes titled “String Theory.”
Improvements in Our Backyard
As many Massachusetts beautification projects are progressing all over the Bay State, we thought we would bring to your attention something happening right in our own back yard; the restoration and rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge in Boston.
The Longfellow (originally, the Cambridge) Bridge is one of the most architecturally distinguished bridges in Massachusetts. Located on the site of the 1793 West Boston Bridge, this graceful steel and granite structure was completed in 1908, and renamed to honor Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1927. The bridge joins Cambridge Street in Boston with Main Street in Cambridge and carries the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Red Line and two-way vehicular traffic across the Charles River. The bridge presently carries 28,000 motor vehicles, 90,000 transit users, and significant numbers of pedestrians and bicyclists each day.
As you may know, exhaust scrubbers are making an everyday appearance at job sites more and more. This is no different at the jobsite in Boston. After a week of information gathering, we are proud to be a part of the Longfellow Bridge restoration project (alongside Tri State Painting, Inc. of Tilton, NH) by supplying the diesel exhaust scrubbers for the equipment that is to be used in the public areas of the project.
Foley Engines Welcomes our Summer 2014 Interns
Every summer we invite bright undergraduate students to join us in our Summer Internship Program. This year’s crop of Interns consists of four outstanding young men.
Dan Glavin joins us from the University of Virginia by way of the Groton School where he was a hockey standout. Dan is working in our Deutz engine assembly area prepping engines for shipment.
Nate Wiegman will be a senior this fall at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he is majoring in electrical and computer engineering. Nate has been working in both our engine assembly area, readying Perkins and Deutz engines for shipment as well in our UPS shipping department.
Alex Sunde-Brown also attends WPI where he is in his fourth year of a 5 year program in financial engineering and modeling. Alex is helping us this summer with our Deutz and Perkins inventory control systems.
Finally, Evan Dunn joins us from the University of Massachusetts where he is in the Commonwealth Honors College Program. He has been a helpful voice on our phones this summer working with customers on Deutz and Perkins parts inquiries.
If you should speak to our Interns on the telephone, please welcome them to the diesel engine business.
Perkins 4.107 Copper Head Gaskets
While Perkins 4.107/Westerbeke 40 engines are still widely used as auxiliary engines, the parts are drying up. But we can help. In addition to our Foley Hytork Perkins 4.107 engine parts overhaul kits; we now have head gaskets specifically for the Perkins 4.107 engine. These are quality copper gaskets from a trusted OEM manufacturer. We include them in our Perkins 4.107 engine overhaul parts kits or they are available separately for just $99.
Perkins Marine Blue Paint
$15.95 each (3 can minimum)
Back by popular demand, we now have Perkins Marine Blue paint in a convenient 12 ounce spray can. This is the Perkins OEM color for all of the Perkins marine engines produced from the Late 1960’s all the way up until the mid 1990’s. These marine engines include the 4.108, 4.154, 4.236 and 6.354 engines.Read More
Ford 98, 172, and 192 Distributors; you spoke and we listened
Ford 98 Distributors
Ford no longer offers a distributor for the Ford 98 industrial engine, also called the Ford KSG416 engine. This four cylinder Ford industrial engine is widely used in Bobcat Model 632, 642, 722 732 and 742 skid steer loaders, Gehl Model 4500, 4510 and 4515 skid steers, Tenant floor sweepers and other applications. To support our customers, Foley now offers new solid state distributors for these Ford 98 engines. No muss, no fuss, 100% solid state.
Ford 172 and Ford 192 Distributors
As we noted in Tech Tip #117, Ford no longer offers a distributor for the Ford 172 and Ford 192 engines. These Ford Industrials are also known as the Ford RSG-428 and RSG-431 engines with block casting numbers including CONN 6015J and B9NN 6015B. This four cylinder Ford industrial engine is widely used in Hyster forklifts and other industrial applications. In Tech Tip #117 we introduced a new point-style distributor for the Ford 172 and Ford 192 engine that we were having made by a European firm. Knowing what a pain it is to service point-style distributors, we will soon be offering a US made, solid state distributor for the Ford 172 and Ford 192 engines. Again, no muss, no fuss, 100% solid state.
Tom St. Cyr joins Foley Engines as a Winter/Spring 2014 Intern
Tom will be working in inventory control responsible for tracking our Perkins and Deutz engine shipments and engine core returns. He is from Milford, NH and is currently a senior at Holy Cross College where he is Co-Captain of the Holy Cross College Track Team.