Parts & Components News
DEUTZ AG announced on 3 July 2018 that it intends to fully withdraw from the DEUTZ Dalian joint venture with First Automotive Works (FAW) in China. DEUTZ AG has now sold its 50 per cent stake in the company to the joint venture partner FAW following approval from the Supervisory Board and agreement on the necessary contracts. The parties have agreed not to disclose any commercial details. The transaction is subject to approval by the Chinese authorities.
Recently, manufacturers of both on-road and off-road diesel engines have come under scrutiny as significant contributors to high pollution levels, especially in urban areas. However, as President of the Diesel division of off-road engines at Kohler Co., I would like to provide some additional context to demonstrate how diesel technology has improved significantly over the years and how the technology continues to have a bright future in the off-road sector.
Based on a successful first six months of the year and the continuing strength of market demand in 2018, the Board of Management of Deutz has decided to provide a more specific revenue forecast and to raise the profit estimate. This comes in the wake of an announcement of arbitration leading to the suspension of the strike at the important supplier Neue Halberg-Guss GmbH. This development is expected to stabilise the situation in the supply chain within a very short period of time.
TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced its high-power AMP MCP 9.5 two position connectors designed for harsh environment wire-to-wire and wire-to-circuit board connections. AMP MCP 9.5 two position connectors are designed to withstand the extreme conditions of the trucking, agricultural, mining, construction and marine industries. The connectors utilize TE's field-proven AMP MCP 9.5 contacts and have a current rating of 78 amps for 10 millimeter² wire.
International Truck announced the standard availability of air disc brakes for the International HV Series and HX Series models. The HV507, HV607, HV513 and HV613 models and the HX515, HX520, HX615 and HX620 models now feature Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes as a standard offering and are available for order.
As Detroit observes its 80th anniversary this year, parent company Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is marking another important achievement - the production of its one millionth heavy-duty engine platform (HDEP) engine. The one millionth HDEP engine is a shared milestone between Detroit's Redford, Mich.-based manufacturing facility and Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz plant in Mannheim, Germany.
To help customers realize maximum fuel efficiency, Mack Trucks has introduced the Mack MP8HE 13-litre engine and the Mack HE+ package for Mack Anthem models. Mack Anthem models spec'd with the MP8HE engine and HE+ package deliver up to a 9.5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and achieve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay designation.
Kohler presents the Command PRO EFI ECH440, the single-cylinder engine that integrates closed-loop electronic fuel injection technology (EFI). The 14 hp engine brings the benefits of Kohler EFI - including enhanced fuel efficiency, greater overall reliability, and easier starting in harsh conditions - to a wide variety of equipment, such as generators, chippers, concrete saws, welders, utility vehicles, stump grinders, air compressors, tillers, water pumps and more.
MAXAM Tire North America Inc. has earned its reputation as a top "Business Solution Provider" in today's specialty tire market, offering a full range of world-class products for virtually every job site application. With the continued expansion of new business and growing demands of customers, MAXAM Tire is proud to announce the grand opening of a new West Coast Distribution Center and Product Training Center.
With Tier 4 Final emissions standards firmly in place and EU Stage V standards a year or so off, the diesel engine industry has been busy focusing on specific applications and looking toward the future for 2018. Heavy Equipment Guide provides a look at what the diesel engine industry is working on, introducing or focused toward to start 2018.
Skyjack has introduced a new compact telescopic handler for the rental industry that features the high-torque, 75-hp, Tier 4 Final Deutz TCD 2.2 L3 diesel engine. Both the Skyjack SJ519 TH telescopic handler and the Deutz engine made their North American debuts at the recent 2018 ARA Rental Show in New Orleans.
VMAC has announced the release of the new UNDERHOOD40 Air Compressor, built for both trucks and commercial vans. The UNDERHOOD40 offers up to 40 CFM at 100 percent duty cycle, making it the best choice for operators using small- and medium-sized air tools for light-duty applications, and is the only air compressor system specifically engineered for commercial vans.