In harsh environments, relatively small problems like corrosion in a bearing can stop multi-million dollar vehicles where they stand. SKF and Textron are betting that bearings made with high nitrogen corrosion resistant (HNCR) stainless steel technology can reduce downtime on a military landing craft.
Terex says its new line of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders were specifically designed for rental stores and contractors working in site preparation, construction, landscaping, infrastructure development, and demolition applications.
Perkins launched a new family of 4-cylinder, 2.8- and 3.6-L diesel engines that deliver 60 to 134 hp (45 to 100 kW). Citing modularity as a key element of this new engine platform, Ramin Younessi, President of Perkins, unveiled the Syncro 3.6-L engine in the company’s booth at Bauma 2016 in Munich.
While the European Union’s upcoming Stage V standards will not be applicable in North America, product improvements made to meet the regulations are expected to be made available for the North American market, explains Cummins' Vice President Engineering – Engine Business, Jim Fier.
Bernd Krüper, head of the Construction & Agriculture business, and Frank Dräse, program manager for EU Stage V at MTU, talk about the world’s strictest off-highway emissions directive and the solutions being developed by MTU for the power range from 100 to 480 kW (134 to 643 hp).
At the recent Bauma 2016 in Munich, Volvo Construction Equipment President Martin Weissburg revealed the largest excavator and articulated hauler the company has ever produced, and provided his thoughts on connectivity trends and the market in China.
Cummins, MTU, and Deutz, among others, offer a preview of the technology they're developing to meet the European Union’s Stage V emissions regulations for off-highway equipment that could commence in 2019.
Major powertrain enhancements by Volvo Trucks for its 2017 lineup include turbo compounding for the North American Volvo D13 engine; the introduction of Volvo I-Shift with Crawler Gears automated manual transmission; Volvo I-See predictive cruise control; and a one-box exhaust aftertreatment system.
The two-piece magnetic Hall-effect variable gap sensor from PIHER Sensors and Controls S.A. maintains stable electrical output and specified linearity on mobile shafts, despite radial and axial movement.
This past November Caterpillar opened its new Additive Manufacturing (AM) Factory at its Tech Center in Mossville, IL, to consolidate and expand its 3D printing activities. AM engineer Brittany Hancock recently gave Off-Highway Engineering a tour of the new facility and discussed the company’s current and future plans regarding the use of 3D printing technology.
The 6-cylinder turbocharged Cat C9.3B engine delivers 18% more power and torque, and has a simplified and 30% smaller aftertreatment system. It will meet Stage V, Tier 4 Final, and below emissions standards.
VCMS II, the next generation of vehicle control and power modules from InPower, are fully programmable to provide maximum control, flexibility and value, whether part of a networked system or as stand-alone units.
Despite the greater efficiencies of engine brake designs, increasing gross weights, lower rolling resistance, and engine downsizing have driven the need for more auxiliary braking power on heavy trucks and buses. Jacobs Vehicle Systems' response is the High Power Density (HPD) engine brake.
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.