Parts & Components News
An entirely new line of G-Drive engines was developed to exclusively power the recently launched KD Series of KOHLER and KOHLER-SDMO diesel industrial generators. The compact and powerful new engines, co-developed by Kohler and Liebherr, deliver highly efficient and dependable performance and feature a modular design for optimal serviceability.
DEUTZ AG and Liebherr Machines Bulle S.A. have agreed on the key aspects of a strategic alliance between the two companies. Under this arrangement, Liebherr intends to grant DEUTZ worldwide sales and service rights for 200- to 700-kW diesel engines for a variety of applications. These engines are being developed for the EU Stage V, US Tier 4, China IV and EU Stage IIIA emissions standards and thus meet the future statutory requirements regarding exhaust emissions. The engines manufactured by Liebherr will be available to DEUTZ for series delivery from 2019.
LiuGong launched their new Tier 4 Final Cummins powered E-Series excavators and H-Series wheel loaders at a special event for North American dealers in San Diego, California. The latest machines feature cleaner engines, more efficient systems and offer a better operator experience than their predecessors.
GMC has announced the redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel offered on the 2017 Sierra HD. This next-generation redesign offers more horsepower and torque than ever – an SAE-certified 445 hp (332 kW) and net 910 lb.-ft. (1,234 Nm) – to enable easier, more confident hauling and trailering.
Eaton and Cummins Inc. announced at the 2016 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition the expansion of the SmartAdvantage powertrain portfolio to now include a new transmission model with 1,850 lb.-ft. torque capacity. This new transmission model is offered for linehaul applications in the United States and Canada operating with GCVW ratings of up to 80,000 pounds.
John Deere will showcase its experience developing and integrating electric powertrain solutions for off-highway applications at MINExpo International, Sept. 26 – 28 in Las Vegas. John Deere Power Systems and John Deere Electronic Solutions will be exhibiting together, displaying powertrain and electronic products designed for the rugged demands of mining and construction applications.
At MINExpo 2016 from September 26-28, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Liebherr will showcase the latest technology from its mining product range. Covering a total area of more than 28,000 square feet (2,600 square metres), Liebherr’s stand #7627 will present new products, components and customer service solutions to reinforce the motto, “Experience the Progress”, supported by the six pillars of Liebherr-Mining: Productivity, Efficiency, Reliability, Customer Service, Safety and Environment.
Mattracks has expanded its track offerings for automotive/truck applications with the release of its 400M1A1 model. This expands the Mattracks automotive lineup by doubling the load capacity of the 200 series, which was the largest truck system prior to the 400 series release. The 400 series is ideal for use on commercial vehicles weighing up to 40,000 pounds that require off-road mobility. Designed for heavy loads and smooth rides, the 400M1A1 track conversion system features a 20-inch-wide front track and a 30-inch-wide rear track. The 400 series is a hub mounted design in order to facilitate a fast conversion from tires to tracks with little to no vehicle modification. This model also features Mattracks exclusive, patented rubber torsion anti-torque system, steering assist option, rocker suspension, and rear external idler for optimum sprocket wrap and fender clearance.
John Deere Power Systems has announced the latest addition to its lineup of Tier 4 Final industrial engines, the PowerTech PSL 4.5L engine. Engineered by John Deere to meet the needs of OEM customers, the PowerTech PSL 4.5L with variable speed ratings is equipped with an Integrated Emissions Control system consisting of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system.
It takes only a drop of four degrees in core body temperature for hypothermia to set in, therefore the body wastes no time in activating its defence against cold weather. Goosebumps, shivers, teeth chatter and raised hair are all symptoms triggered by the hypothalamus – the brain’s temperature centre – to produce heat.
Hatz has released a four-cylinder diesel engine from its H-series with the newly developed Silent Pack. The state of the art Hatz 4H50TIC diesel unit performs up to 55 kilowatts at a maximum torque of 240 newton meters and complies with all current norms and requirements, such as EU Stage IIIB or US EPA Tier 4 final. In connection with the insulation, specially developed for this engine, the Hatz 4H50TIC Silent Pack reaches a reduction of the noise emission by 4 decibel despite the cooler fan. Therefore the engine is 60 per cent less noisy compared to the non-capsulated Open Power Unit (OPU).
Cummins Inc., President - Engine Business Srikanth Padmanabhan introduced a new era in Cummins heavy-duty power with the next-generation X Series. With the lineup expanded to three X engines, and ratings extending from 350 hp to 605 hp, this represents the broadest and most capable heavy-duty engine range that Cummins has ever made available to the North American truck market.