Repower With Cummins NTA-855-Ms Gives Pushboat A New Life

When J.F. Brennan Co., Inc., a marine contractor located in La Crosse, Wis., decided to repower their eight-year-old workboat Anne Marie, they selected two 350-hp Cummins NTA-855-M marine diesels.

The increased power and performance of the in-line, six-cylinder, turbocharged and aftercooled Cummins power plants was noticed immediately by the J.F. Brennan Co.

crew. After only the first few weeks, they were reporting "lots of power," and "now we're getting some performance." The Cummins NTA-855-Ms are expected to deliver improved performance all-around, including fuel economy, lower noise levels, durability and reliability . . . all from the more compact in-line six package that is easy to access for routine service and maintenance. The engines were furnished by Cummins Great Lakes, Inc. of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and J.F. Brennan Co. personnel performed the repower.

The 50-foot-long by 18-foot-wide Anne Marie, built by Louis G. Ortis Boat Co., is equipped with a Twin Disc MG515 marine gear, 4.5:1 ratio, 52-inch by 38-inch four-blade propellers, and Fernstrum keel coolers.

The workboat is currently used in moving and positioning the barge carrying a dragline when performing dredge work, or handling barges of rip-rap along the Mississippi River and connecting waterways.

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