Long Block

The Difference between Long Blocks and Short Blocks in Diesel Engines

In the world of diesel engines, long blocks and short blocks are two important terms that are used to describe different components of an engine. Understanding the difference between the two can help you make informed decisions about engine repair or replacement.

A long block engine typically includes the engine block and its internal components such as the crankshaft, camshaft, connecting rods, and pistons. On the other hand, a short block typically refers only to the engine block and crankshaft.

Long blocks are generally more expensive than short blocks due to the additional components included, but they are also more convenient for engine repair or replacement. Simply installing a new long block engine can get your equipment back to working order.

Short blocks, on the other hand, offer a more cost-effective option for those who only need to replace the engine block or crankshaft. They can also be used to rebuild an engine by adding new internal components.

At ConEquip Parts & Equipment, we offer both long blocks and short blocks for major brands in the construction equipment industry. Our comprehensive inventory of diesel engine parts includes products for the following brands:

  • Caterpillar
  • Komatsu
  • John Deere
  • Hitachi
  • Volvo
  • JCB
  • Kobelco

We are dedicated to providing fast and reliable service to our customers and are committed to supplying high-quality engine components. Whether you need a long block or a short block, we have you covered.

In conclusion, when considering engine repair or replacement, it is important to weigh the cost, convenience, and specific components required for your engine. Contact ConEquip Parts & Equipment for all your diesel engine needs. Give us a call at 1-716-836-5069 for more information.