Technical | Heavy Duty

Heavy Duty Results

Expect the best when driving with Elgin’s line of Heavy Duty engine and chassis components. Engine parts include cylinder head valvetrain for Cummins, Detroit, Caterpillar, Navistar, and other popular diesel platforms. The line of chassis components covers steering and suspension for most heavy duty vehicles. On and off road applications include emergency vehicles such as ambulances, military vehicles, school buses, construction, mining, material handling, refuse, parcel delivery, dump trucks, cement trucks, over-the-road-semis, cabovers, conventional trucks. Our line includes both North American domestic and import models.

Family owned and operated factory

Here at Elgin Industries, we have been manufacturing auto parts in the same town (Elgin, IL), by the same family, for over 100 years. We are manufacturing engineers. The parts are designed by our customers such as General Motors, Ford, Chrysler FCA, John Deere, Caterpillar, Harley Davidson, Mack, Navistar, and many more. They bring us a part, and we figure out how to make it. As such, we could tell you more about Rockwell hardness and material compatibilities, than how to build an engine.

Support your local machine shop

As a factory, we cannot sell retail. We sell to warehouses, then they sell to retailers. There are very competitive prices online. However, there is priceless value of a good relationship with a reputable machine shop / engine builder. You could take a day and visit the shops in neighboring towns, counties, even the next big city. See what they’re working on, what they’re capable of doing, and if they retail parts. They likely already order parts from a warehouse that stocks Elgin, ask them if they can be competitive with the pricing of a couple part numbers. A little bit of mark-up compared to online, can be well worth the trade-off for free knowledge from a seasoned engine builder. If you do choose to buy online, it’s best to find a retailer that offers excellent customer service and supports the Elgin product line, they can also help you with other parts and complete kits.

Build your knowledge

If you have engine building experience or have advanced technical questions, we strongly recommend joining the AERA Engine Builders Association. Since 1922, they continue to be an excellent resource for engine building processes, specifications, failure analysis, and data for all platforms of engines. Today on their website they offer  online machining and engine building certifications as well as automotive grants and scholarships.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

All components are warranted to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for as long as the purchaser owns the vehicle into which said merchandise is installed. This limited warranty applies to the first retail purchaser only and excludes normal wear. The warranty is void if the product is not installed correctly or normal recommended established precautions and installation procedures and testing are not followed.

Liability is limited to the repair or replacement of the defective part. The manufacturer retains sole discretion in determining whether merchandise is defective and assumes no responsibility for diagnosis, removal, and/or installation labor, inconvenience or any other damages or expenses. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE STATE LAW EXPRESSLY MANDATES TO THE CONTRARY, THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, AND ALL OTHER OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES WHETHER FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES TO RELATED PARTS) ARISING OUT OF THE ITEM’S SALE, USE, OR OPERATION ARE EXCLUDED. Neither the vendor of the item, its agent or sales representative or any other person is authorized to waive or alter any form or condition of this warranty.

To request repair or replacement of a defective item, please return merchandise in its original carton to the selling dealer. A copy of the dealer’s invoice must accompany the defective item.

Manufacturing and Engineering

Again, we’re not engine builders here at Elgin, but please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns and we’ll do our best to help. Thanks again and have fun with your build!

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