Mitsubishi heavy-duty marine propulsion engines are designed to withstand the rigors of commercial use. So, when Teche Towing owner Joey Carbonell wanted to re-power his 55-ft. tugboat, Dixie, with a tough engine, Mitsubishi distributor Laborde Products provided a S6R-MPTA.
Headquartered in Berwick, Louisiana, Teche Towing services drilling rigs. Constructed by Albert Ortis Boat Builders, the Dixie is used for inland towing and oil field assistance
. This is the second boat Teche has re-powered with a Mitsubishi engine.
The 4-cycle, watercooled, turbocharged diesel engine delivers 590 hp at 1,600 rpm. With economic operation and easy maintenance, the in-line, 6-cylinder S6R-MPTA provides a total displacement of 24.5 L.
Paired with Rolls Royce
62 x 61 4-blade modified D-style propellers, the Mitsubishi diesel offers Teche Towing maximum performance. A twin disc MG527 transmission supplies a 5:1 reduction.