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Federal-Mogul Corp – sale of heat transfer unit in South Africa to Behr GmbH and Co

Federal-Mogul Corp – sale of heat transfer unit in South Africa to Behr GmbH and Co – Brief Article Federal-Mogul Corp. has announced the sale of the company’s South African heat transfer business to Behr GMBH & Co. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Federal-Mogul’s heat transfer business had sales in 1998 of approximately […]

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Jon Wyman – appointment as general manager for marketing for Freightliner Trucks Div

Jon Wyman – appointment as general manager for marketing for Freightliner Trucks Div – Brief Article Jon Wyman – to general manager, marketing, for Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner Trucks Div., responsible for all marketing programs and product planning related to Freightliner Class 5-8 tracks. Also at Freightliner Trucks: Alex Bernasconi – to director, business class and […]

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Deere Completes 300 Series Wheel Loader Lineup

Deere Completes 300 Series Wheel Loader Lineup Brent Haight With the additions of the 304H and 324H wheel loaders, John Deere Construction Co. has completed its 300 series line of four-wheel drive loaders. The 300 series covers three models in the under 100 hp — the 304H, 324H and 344H. “The 324H fills the gap […]

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New intake air heaters for diesel engines

New intake air heaters for diesel engines – Phillips & Temro Industries Mike Brezonick Reliable starting for diesel engines operating in cold climates presents several different challenges. First, there is the process of starting itself. While today’s diesel engines have come a long way from their hard-starting roots, there is no escaping physics. Regardless of […]

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50 years of truck engine progress

50 years of truck engine progress Jim Winsor I’ve been doing a bit of research lately in preparation for The Maintenance Council’s (TMC) 50th anniversary next year. TMC is a Council of the American Trucking Associations. It was actually started by a predecessor organization, the Regular Common Carrier Conference of ATA in 1956. At the […]

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Basic hydraulic circuit design: troubleshooting, Part 2

Basic hydraulic circuit design: troubleshooting, Part 2 Russ Henke As we noted in our last discussion, proper troubleshooting of hydraulic systems is a matter of analyzing a fluid power system to diagnose the cause of malfunctions. We have already begun looking at the step-by-step process by which systems can be analyzed. Here are the remaining […]

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Thermostatic control valves

Thermostatic control valves Fluid Power Energy has developed a new line of thermostatic control valves with a flow range of 2 to 1200 gpm with available sizes of 1/2 to 8 in. The valves are available in cast iron, aluminum, bronze, ductile steel and stainless steel, depending on the model. The valves are self-contained, have […]

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A look at Cat’s new 797 haul truck

A look at Cat’s new 797 haul truck – Caterpillar Inc Mike Mercer New model is largest, most technically advanced hauler yet produced by Caterpillar; two 3500B engine blocks combined into one 24-cylinder engine With all the attention given to Caterpillar’s launch of compact equipment, it was almost easy to forget that what made the […]

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The Equipment Manufacturers Institute – organization’s safety manual for feller/bunchers

The Equipment Manufacturers Institute – organization’s safety manual for feller/bunchers – Brief Article The Equipment Manufacturers Institute (EMI) has released a new safety manual for operators and mechanics of feller/bunchers. The new booklet helps communicate important safety information to owners, operators, service personnel and others who may be involved with the operation of feller/bunchers. It […]

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Attachments provide added versatility to plow/trencher

Attachments provide added versatility to plow/trencher Mike Mercer Vermeer Manufacturing Co. has added versatility to its LM-42 walk-along plow/trencher with the addition of a range of optional accessories such as the backhoes, rock wheels and borers. The LM-42 machine is designed for applications such as irrigation and serviceline installations of cable television, electric, phone, gas […]