The most significant upgrade to Case IH’s Steiger and Quadtrac articulated tracked tractors for 2018 is a new CVXDrive transmission supplied by ZF, the first such application of a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) in the segment, the company claims.
Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, the new WA600-8 wheel loader from Komatsu combines an enhanced lockup torque converter function and SmartLoader logic to achieve low fuel consumption and high travel speeds.
The company’s recently unveiled snowmobile lineup for the 2017 model year includes an OEM industry first: the all-new SVX 450 purpose-built, single-ski snow bike. Other highlights include what Arctic Cat claims is the industry’s most powerful turbo engine at 180 hp (134 kW).
Mercedes-Benz Vans is the latest manufacturer to make its future plans clear, launching an eVito towards the end of this year and a larger eSprinter in 2019. The company is examining a fuel-cell version of the Sprinter to help alleviate range anxiety.
Oregon State University’s Global Formula Racing (GFR) team took top honors with a total score of 876.6 at the Formula SAE Michigan competition, held May 14-17 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.