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Are You on The Fence About Purchasing a Diesel Truck?

Have you thought about purchasing a diesel truck? Many people enjoy diesel trucks and tend to always purchase them. But what about the other people who have debated back and forth, which type of truck engine to purchase. There may be many stigmas about owning a diesel truck, but it’s our job to educate you on some of the reasons why purchasing a diesel truck can be beneficial.

Gas Mileage

Diesel trucks tend to give better gas mileage and will save you money in the long run. Even though diesel engine gas prices can be a little more expensive, it’s between 25% and 30% richer in energy. They also do not produce as much waste heat. It takes more gas to power an engine that it does diesel.

Longevity of your Diesel Engine

Did you know diesel engines last about three times longer than a gasoline engine? A diesel engine has less moving parts, which in the long run means it is easier to repair. You can purchase new or used parts for your diesel engine. If an average gasoline engine needs to be rebuilt after 125,000 miles, a diesel engine can last 350,000 plus.

Extreme Horsepower

Diesel engines offers more torque and maintains their power after accelerating. Unlike gasoline engines, which starts off faster, but the horsepower decreases. Diesel engines are better for carrying heavy loads as well. If you tend to haul items or use your truck for business, a diesel engine is a no brainer. A diesel truck will accelerate faster when carrying a heavy load too.

Quieter than the past

In the past, diesel engines were known to be loud, but many improvements have been made to the diesel trucks in the past few years. They are quieter and the ride is more refined as well. In the long run, some people have a hard time telling the difference between a diesel truck and a gasoline tuck when they are passing by.

More Reliable

The resale value of a diesel truck is usually always going to be higher if you have a gasoline and diesel engine with comparable mileage. Diesel engines tend to be more reliable and lasts longer, this is why many companies choose to purchase them for work vehicles. They also tend to be demand, so dealerships and private buyers are willing to purchase them and sometimes even pay a higher price for these trucks.

Better for Highway Driving

Diesel engines do not have to work hard during highway driving. This entails means the fuel economy is better than gasoline engines. This also helps when hauling large loads. If you put on a lot of highway miles, a diesel engine is worth a look.

Purchasing a diesel truck can be a big investment, but in the long run this may be a good idea if you are looking for an engine that will last. Diesel engines are reliable and offer more horsepower than gasoline engines. If you have any questions for us on our diesel engines for sale, feel free to reach out. With 65 years in the industry, we are sure to have an answer and also an engine for your needs.

Interested in the Cummins 4B Long Block Engine?

Young and Sons Cummins Diesel Engines

Young and Sons offers a wide variety of engines including diesel engines, new Surplus Diesel Engines, used diesel engines. For over 60 years, Young and Sons has been rebuilding engines for the nation. Our skilled mechanics create the best rebuilds in the market. We work on everything from Cummins and Detroit engines to Caterpillar. All of our engines are rebuilt to guarantee high quality performance.

Look no further than Young and Sons for your Cummins diesel engine needs. Cummings diesel engines are some of the most durable and reliable engines in the field. These clean and efficient engines are used in nearly every type of equipment across the globe. They are found in trucks, semis, construction equipment, and marine and recreational vehicles.

Cummins engines have been used in almost every type of vehicle.  These engines offer multiple options of ran customer because of their unique shapes and sizes. Cummins is one of the most established names in the engine industry. Cummins history and values continue to show as they have nearly 100 years of experience with diesel motors.

Cummins B-Series

Cummins B-Series is globally popular, having over 3 million engines throughout the world. The Cummins B-series is a powerful engine with a solid, high-torque. These engines are six-cylinders found in numerous industrial and over-the-road applications. The goal of these engines are to provide an easy install and less downtime. With ranges from 87 to 173 hp, these engines are proven to be extreme performers for all types of industries.

About your Cummins 4B  Diesel Engine

The Cummins 4B engines are also known as 3.9L Cummins engines and are found in many forms of  industrial equipment. The goal of the 4B engine is to provide an engine that is easy to install and requires little modification. These engines are inexpensive and simple to use. The Cummins 4B Long block engine is a popular engine used for many different purposes. It is popular in step vans such as bread, snack, uniform and delivery vehicles.  This engine can also be used in construction equipment. These engines hit the marker in 1983 making it one of the most familiar engines for trucks and equipment since then. We offer a variety of options of engines for you to choose from for all applications.

Contact Young and Sons for your Cummins 4B Diesel Engine needs today!

Get an engine you feel comfortable driving in and that offers extreme horsepower! If you are interested in learning more about the products and services we offer, please feel free to contact our specialists here at Young and Sons Diesel Inc. Feel free to fill out our contact form and we will contact you with your customized quote! Do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions on the 4B Cummins Long Block and or any of the engines we offer at Young and Sons. You can reach us at (317) 263-0960. With our 65 years plus experience, we will be able to assist with any of your needs.

Learn About the Cummins 6B Long Block

Do You Know What is in your Truck?

Are you driving a heavy duty vehicle and need an heavy duty engine to go with it? When you are driving long distances for long periods of time, you want an engine you know will hold up. Not only do you want an engine that will hold up, you want an engine that will be affordable in the long run! In most types of vehicles, you can find both affordable and durable engines in the Cummins line! Do not forget to check out the new/surplus, rebuilt, and used engines for sale by Young and Sons.

Engines, Engines, and More Engines

Within the automotive world, there are a wide variety of engines. Even all of these engines have different processes in which they are built. Long block and short blocks are the same size, but get their different names based on the parts of the engine.  The difference between these two engine is that Long Blocks are not built with a fuel system, electrical, intake, and exhaust components, and other components. Short blocks get their name because they are assembled without many items; such as, rocker arms, heads, oil pan, lifters, and other items.

Cummins 6B Long Blocks Consist of:

  • Young and Sons Cummins 6B Long Block EngineBlock
  • Crankshaft
  • Pistons
  • Rings
  • Main Bearings
  • Rod Bearing
  • Cam Bearings
  • Camshaft
  • Timing Chain
  • Sprockets
  • Lifters
  • Push Rods
  • Rocker Arms
  • Cylinder Heads
  • Oil Pump
  • Oil Screen
  • Gasket Set

Short Blocks Consist of:

  • Lower Block
  • Connecting Rods
  • Crankshaft
  • Pistons
  • Rings
  • Main Bearings
  • Cam Bearings
  • Rod Bearings

Your Cummins Diesel Engine

With using a Cummins 6B Long Block Engine, there are far less potential problems during its installations. Not only are they easier to install, they tend to be cheaper. This is due to the fact that there are less supplemental parts and not as much labor needed. Cummins 5.9 6B Long Block engines are used in many different types of vehicles due to their reliability.

Cummins 6B Long Blocks

Young and Sons Cummins 6B Long Block Engine

The B Series Cummins is a family of American straight four, straight 6 industrial piston engines and diesel trucks. Of which, the Cummins 5.9 liter straight motors became the most popular of all used. Cummins gained its popularity in 1989 in the Dodge Ram.  The Cummins 6B’s first appearance was in 1984 for agricultural equipment. These engines are most widely used in military vehicles, pickup trucks, buses, construction equipment, over the road, and industrial vehicles. Cummins have also been used widely in Off-Highway vehicles such as mining, agriculture, construction, industrial, and marine vehicles. Cummins 6B Engines have been your trusted source for over 33 years. Get an engine that you feel safe and confident in!

In Need of Assistance of Your Next Cummins 6B Long Block?

If you are interested in more answers to question that you may have, please feel free to reach out to our specialists here at Young and Sons Diesel Inc. We will be more than happy to assist you in finding out what the perfect engine for your vehicle will be! Feel free to call our email us with any of your questions that come to mind!

The Differences Between Caterpillar and Cummins Diesel Engines

Diesel Engine Features

Our diesel engine company rebuilds and distributes several types of diesel engines to all parts of the world, but the two most popular types of engines we sell are Caterpillar and Cummins diesel engines. At Young & Sons, we always make sure each customer receive only the best service and exact engine they are looking for. There are a number of variables in the process of searching for your perfect engine, these variables can include:

  • Type of industry
  • Power and Torque
  • Engine Weight and Dimensions
  • Number of Cylinders

There are several specifications and each type of engine is a little different. Whether it be the terrain you drive on, the horsepower capability you need, or the size of your vehicle, you need to know exactly which engine is the right fit for you.

Caterpillar Vs. Cummins

When it comes to choosing the right engine, Caterpillar and Cummins are two of the most respected and recognized companies in the diesel engine industry. Our engine company not only offers a selection of engine models of both makes, but also distributes Detroit, Ford, International, Isuzu, John Deer, Mack, Mercedes, Perkins, and Volvo diesel engines.

Caterpillar (CAT) Diesel EnginesCaterpillar 3204T overhauld (3)

Known for their vibrant yellow trucks, CAT has been a staple name in the construction business. Another product they are known for manufacturing are diesel engines. You will almost always see a Caterpillar truck and engine in the construction industry, but also in agriculture, recreational, industrial, and forestry. These engines are versatile as they are economically sound, with already two lines of ACERT (Advanced Combustion Emissions Reduction Technology) engines introduced by Caterpillar over the last 15 years. If you are looking for a more energy-efficient way to operate a vehicle, one of these engines may be the right choice for you.

Cummins Diesel Engines

An often unique design and powerful yet efficient capabilities, Cummins engines have been used in nearly every type of vehicle, whether it be trucks, semis, construction equipment, or marine ships. These engines are versatile and unique in their shape and size, offering various options for customers. The usual industries you will see a Cummins engine working in are construction, forestry, and marine. They have been one of the most established names in the marine engine industry since 1919. Cummins engines are powerful as they are versatile.

Cummins ISC 8.3 sn 46319394 (3)Which Diesel Engine is Right For You?

When choosing between a Caterpillar or Cummins engine, the final decision relies solely on the customer and their personal preferences. With each company being an established name in the diesel engine industry for decades, they both go head-to-head in the features each has to offer. Just like all of our makes and models of engines, we only rebuild and distribute high caliber products that will keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently. Both Cummins and Caterpillar are the gold standard of diesel engines and Young & Sons can provide you with the best fit.

Contact Us Today!

If you think either of these types of engines is the right fit for you or if you would like to know more about our diesel engine company and what we can do for you, please feel free to contact us.

Gain Knowledge on the Caterpillar 3508 Diesel Engine

Caterpillar 3508

Young and Sons has been one of the most well respected, diesel engine companies in Indiana. We are located in Indianapolis, IN, but we offer diesel engines to people nationwide and internationally as well. With a variety of diesel engines to choose from, we are sure to have the engine that you are looking for.

We offer diesel engines brands such as Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit, Ford, International, Isuzu, Mack, Perkins and Volvo. But one of the most popular brands of diesel engines that we offer is Caterpillar. Caterpillar is a name that has been around for almost 100 years. Caterpillar is one of the leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. They were ranked as number one in their industry in the past and continues to remain on the top 100 companies on the Fortune 500 list.

One of the engines that we carry that offers extreme power is the Caterpillar 3508. These powerful engines are made to keep operations running smoothly. A fuel efficient, high power, reliable engine, sets this engine apart from many other brands. With low operating costs, your customers will remain profitable for many years.

 Caterpillar 3508 Power Vehicles in:

  • Construction
  • Cranes
  • Forestry
  • Industrial
  • Mining
  • Chippers
  • Grinders
  • Bore/Drill Rigs
  • Trenches
  • Hauling Equipment
  • Pumps
  • Shovels
  • Draglines

Caterpillar 3508 Equipment

The Caterpillar 3508 engine core are designed to be quieter, have a reliable design, dependable and are a long lasting engine. Here are a few of the main features that make this engine so reliable:

  • Air inlet
  • Control System
  • Cooling System
  • Exhaust
  • Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
  • Fuel System
  • Instrumentation
  • Lube System
  • Mounting System
  • Power Take Off
  • Protection System
  • Starting System
  • General

Remanufacture Caterpillar 3508 Process

Our remanufactured Caterpillar 3508 Diesel Engines are built to meet the same specifications as a new engine dealer. We want all of our engines that we supply to run like new, with extreme horsepower. We tear down the core of the engine to the bare block. Thoroughly clean all parts completely, while heating the tank and boiling the crank and block. We then machine the upper and lower counter bores to renew the cylinders and resurface the cylinder blocks. Line the bore block and tap boltholes and repair, if need be. Replacement of seals, gaskets and bearings is performed if they are worn out. All of these changes and many more, meet OEM standards.

We offer a complete machine shop with highly skilled mechanics who are familiar with building Caterpillar 3508 Diesel Engines. All of our engines are build in our 65,000 square foot facility located in Indianapolis, IN. This helps to receive your engine with a quick turn around time. We also ship nationally and globally at competitive rates. Our goal is to satisfy our customers by supplying them with a reliable and high performance CAT 3508 Diesel Engine.

Why Choose our Diesel Engine Company?

  • Locally owned and operated
  • 65 years plus experience
  • Highly skilled mechanics
  • In house reman
  • Ships nationally and globally
  • Quick turnaround

Contact us for all of your Caterpillar 3508 Diesel Engine needs

If you have any questions on any of our diesel engines, feel free to contact us at (317) 263-0960. We offer free quotes to any of our products. Please fill out the form with as much information as possible so we can provide you with the most accurate quote.

Specs on the Caterpillar C10

Young and Sons has been in the diesel engine industry for 65 plus years.  We are located in Indianapolis, IN and started as a family owned business in a small garage. When you purchase and engine from Young and Son’s you’re not only supporting a long time family owned business, but you are also eliminating the middle man. We perform all our mechanically work here in house. Now our facility has grown to 60,000 square feet and we offer a variety of types of engines. Our diesel engine company has everything from Caterpillar, Ford, International, Cummins, Ford, Detroit, Mack, Perkins, Volvo to John Deere.

Caterpillar C10

One of the most popular diesel engines that we sell are our Caterpillar engines. Caterpillar C10 is an engine that is used in trucks and buses. These diesel engines deliver high intense performance and efficiency. These are the items you should expect from a Caterpillar engine. We offer a variety of C10 engines for sale. Whether you are looking for heavy duty diesel engines for over the road or off road capabilities, C10 engines are reliable for both.

Caterpillar C10 diesel engines were introduced in 1995 and have a 10.3 liter engine. The C10 features an Electronic Control Module (ECM) with ATA/SAE standard data links. The ECM allows you to determine the most effective use of the engine.

Caterpillar C10 SpecsCaterpillar C10 used 3cs06584 1999 (2)

  • Bore – in 4.9
  • Stroke – in 5.5
  • Displacement—cu in (L) 629 (10.3L)
  • Aspiration – Turbocharged for ATAAC1
  • Rotation – Counterclockwise
  • Cooling System2—gal (L) – 2.7 (10.2)
  • Lube Oil System (refill)—gal (L) – 9.4 (36)
  • Weight, Net Dry with standard equipment –  2050

Caterpillar C10 Gears

These engines offer a wide range and higher torque rise because of the Air-to-Air Aftercooled (ATAAC). Less gears are used in the transmission. Gear fast / run slow is a good rule of thumb for these trucks engines.

Caterpillar C10 Electronics

  1. Fleet Information software
  2. Electronic self-diagnostics
  3. Total fuel consumption by the hours and miles
  4. Totals total idle time
  5. Battery back up
  6. Clock is in real time
  7. Quick stop recorder
  8. Cruise Control
  9. Engine RPM speed limiting
  10. Intermediate gear limits
  11. Low gear limits
  12. PTO vehicle mph and rpm speed limit
  13. Idle shut down timer

Caterpillar C10 operating rand is 1200 to 1800, with a maximum engine rpm of 1800. The horsepower in these engines is 335 with a max hp of 350.

Caterpillar engines are used for a variety of industries:

  1. Mining
  2. Rail
  3. Recreational
  4. Yachts
  5. Ships
  6. Vessels
  7. Agriculture
  8. Construction
  9. Defense
  10. Forestry
  11. Commercial Industrial
  12. Production
  13. Generators

Contact us for all your Caterpillar C10 Engine Needs

Young and Sons is one of the most experienced diesel engine companies around. We provide diesel engine services to all of the Indianapolis area, nationwide and even internationally. If you have any questions on any Caterpillar C10 Engines that we offer, please feel free to contact us at (317) 263-0960. You can also fill out this quote form to inquire about any Caterpillar C10 Engines. We will provide you with a free, fair quote as quickly as we can. Hopefully this page has helped you learn more about the Caterpillar C10 Engine. We look forward to working with you on all of your Caterpillar C10 Engine needs.


Learn More About the Industries Caterpillar Engines Are Used In

Diesel Engine Company

If you have ever worked with our family owned company, you know that we have been in business for over 65 years. This is something that we pride on and as the years go on we still continue to grow with the changes in the industry. With our knowledge and experience, we help guide our customers in choosing the right diesel engine for their needs and an engine that will provide the most benefits.

We offer Diesel Engines to customers all over the US and nationally as well. With our company, you work directly with the staff at Young and Sons. We are your one stop shop for diesel engines, diesel engine parts and we also have a machine shop onsite.

One of our most popular brands that we sell is Caterpillar Diesel Engines. Caterpillar Engines can be used in a variety of vehicles and equipment.

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Demolition and Scrap Recycling
  • Electric Power Generation
  • Forestry
  • Government and Defense
  • Government/Local and State
  • Industrial Power
  • Landscaping

  • Marine
  • Material Handling
  • Mining
  • OEM solutions
  • Oil and Gas
  • Quarry, Aggregates and Cement
  • Railway Power
  • Technology and Solutions
  • Waste

Caterpillar Engine Industries

With all of the industries, we are sure to have a diesel engine to fit your needs. Here are some key highlights for each industry.

Agriculture – CAT engines helps agriculture producers such as farmers and ranchers improve their productivity. They provide more efficient ways to assist in their day-to-day operations.

Construction – Offering a variety of heavy equipment engines, these engine types lower your over head cost, expands your working capacity, increase efficiencies, while shortening cycle times.

Demolition and Scrap Recycling   These types of equipment are dedicated to increase productivity and provide safety on the job sites. Multi-processors, shears and hammers, tractors, loaders and trucks, speed up clean up time and lower operating costs.

Electric Power Generation – You will never be left without power with these generators and power supplies.

Forestry – A variety of forestry equipment is offered by CAT. Whether you are looking for equipment to build roads, manage, care and maintain the forests, CAT offers the products to get your job done.

Governmental and Defense – It is important that these types of equipment are effective and efficient with minimal downtime. Our military and government need equipment to protect soldiers and people all around the world.

Government/Local and State – Heavy equipment to maintain roads and city buildings.

Industrial Power – These engines reliability, durability, fuel efficiency and lower costs.

Landscaping – Landscape, irrigation, tree installation, nurseries, soil preparation and a variety of other tasks are accomplished faster with these engines.

Marine – Leader in the marine industry’s medium and high-speed marine diesel engines.

Material Handling – Forklifts and lift trucks deliver innovative solutions for the toughest applications.

Mining – Wide range of the broadest line of mining equipment.

OEM solutions – Caterpillar creates unique equipment to solve problems and meet the needs of all industries.

Oil and Gas – Caterpillar are the primary supplier for drilling, pumping and well servicing.

Paving – Caterpillar offers a complete line of equipment for the paving industry and keeping them running efficiently.

Pipeline – Providing extensive and exclusive purpose-built pipeline equipment globally, Caterpillar are experts in providing equipment for this industry.

Power Plants – Leading developer of high efficient power plant generators.

Quarry, Aggregates and Cement – CAT offers wheel loaders, trucks, excavators, engines/generator sets, front shovels and more.

Technology and Solutions – CAT offers new and innovators techniques to improve and grow your business.

Waste – CAT offers a wide range of waste solutions offering a variety of machinery, to focus on job safety, machine versatility, high efficient products and low costs.

Shop Our Diesel Engines

With such a variety of engines and industries that Caterpillar offers engines for, let Young and Sons provide you with your next diesel engine. We offer a large selection of Caterpillar Diesel Engines and many other diesel engines to choose from. Contact us today to learn more.

Do Diesel Engines Last Longer Than Gasoline Engines?

Cummins-4bt-3.9L-bk-768x576Our Diesel Engine company has been in the business for over 65 years. As many of you may know, we are a family owned and operated company that started in an Indianapolis garage. Our diesel company was started by John Young and now his sons keep the company running smoothly and effectively. With the extensive background that our diesel company has, both nationally and internationally, we have worked with all types of industries and people to satisfy their needs. Our experienced diesel mechanics have worked on all types of engines from CAT, Cummins, Detroit, Ford, International, Isuzu, John Deere, Mack, Perkins to Volvo.

Many of our customers come to us for answers to their questions about diesel engines. One question that we have heard multiple times is “Can Diesel Engines last hundred of thousands of miles?” This is a valid question and as a consumer you of course want to get the most for your money.

While no engine lasts forever, a diesel can last 20 plus years if maintained properly. There are many advantages to purchasing diesel engines. When purchasing an engine, it is dependent on what your needs for the engine are, budget and your driving habits. With diesel engine prices at an average cost across the country, is this the better purchase?

A diesel engine will last longer than a gasoline engine, that is why they are very popular in Europe and other international countries. Diesel is a light oil, which when burned lubricates valves, rings and the pistons. Gasoline washes the oil from the engine parts. They are also a better choice for the environment in terms of fuel economy. They are built to be more robust due to higher compression ratio in the combustion chamber. They do operate at lower speeds, which causes certain parts to rub together less.

They are however are not the best type of engine to have in sub-zero temperatures. They will require care and possibly starting fluid to get running. It is best to store the vehicle in a garage. Keep it out of freezing temperatures if possible to avoid the possibility of it starting up easily.

The Diesel Engines does last longer than gasoline engines, they however cost more and the parts are more expensive, depending on what you need. But since they last longer, it is a tradeoff and you have a longer life span, which in the long run saves you money. But in a long term investment, they offer a higher resale value than gasoline cars and trucks if you eventually sell or trade in your vehicle.

While many people are not familiar with the care of a diesel engine, our staff can provide you with tips to ensure your diesel engine lasts for many, many years. With proper care, lubrication, basic maintenance, a diesel engine can definitely last far longer than gasoline engines. Let our experienced company help you make the right diesel engine purchase, while supplying you with the proper knowledge you need to maintain your engine. Contact us today!