I have been putting together WorkBoat’s diesel engine Power Guide — Diesel Directory (DD) — since 1998. This year’s listing contains engines from 18 major engine manufacturers:

  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Daihatsu Diesel MFG. Co. LTD.
  • John Deere Power Systems
  • EMD
  • Fiat Diesel Engines North America
  • FNM Marine Diesel Engines
  • FPT North America
  • GE Transportation (Wabtec Corp.)
  • Man Engines & Components Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine America Inc.
  • Moteurs Baudouin
  • MTU
  • Scania
  • Steyr Motors GMBH
  • Volvo Penta
  • Westerbeke Corp.
  • Yanmar Marine

The majority of the information comes directly from the engine manufacturers, and some from engine company websites. It’s a true, no frills listing of each company’s engines and includes information such as Gear, Bore x Stroke, Dimensions (L-W-H), weight, and Horsepower and RPMs (high output, medium duty, continuous duty). Also included are the contact information and addresses of the engine companies.

Granted a lot of this information can be found online — that's if you want to take the time to individually visit each website. But we’ve done the research for you. Look for WorkBoat’s Power Guide/Diesel Directory in the July issue of the magazine.

Ken Hocke has been the senior editor of WorkBoat since 1999. He was the associate editor of WorkBoat from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he was the editor of the Daily Shipping Guide, a transportation daily in New Orleans. He has written for other publications including The Times-Picayune. He graduated from Louisiana State University with an arts and sciences degree, with a concentration in English, in 1978.