Customer Pinnacle Engines featured in New York Times

Hasselgren Dyno Testbed for opposed Piston Engine

AVL AC BrakeHasselgren Engineering was selected to provide design, manufacturing, assembly and testing services for the development of the prototype one-cylinder, four-stroke opposed piston gasoline engine. This prototype engine by Pinnacle Engines is aimed at the huge scooter and three-wheel auto rickshaw market in Asia.

Pinnacle Engines from San Carlos, CA was founded by Monty Cleeves in 2007.  Hasselgren Engineering provided resources in design consulting, manufacturing, fabrication, engine assembly, fuel management controls and dyno testing – a one-stop shop.  Hasselgren’s AVL testbed has provided over 500 hours of testing for the prototype engine.

See the New York Times article from March 31, 2011 for more details.