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MDT: Heavy Equipment Systems: Heavy Equipment Systems / Edition 1

MDT: Heavy Equipment Systems: Heavy Equipment Systems / Edition 1


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Modern Diesel Technology: Heavy Equipment Systems is the only textbook on the market that deals exclusively with off-highway mobile equipment systems. Designed to meet the specific needs of technicians in the specialty areas of heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, and powered lift truck technology, this book marks a valuable departure from the books aimed at truck technicians and the manufacturer-produced literature that specialty technicians have had to rely on for so long. The book begins with a chapter on basic safety, and is then broken down into four sections to address the four key elements of heavy equipment systems: hydraulics, heavy duty brake systems, drive train systems, and steering, suspension, and track systems. Written by an author team with extensive experience, both as professionals in the industry and as teachers of specialty technician programs, this book will provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the skills and concepts needed to be an effective technician in this specialty field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418009502
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/17/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robert Huzij is Coordinator of the Heavy Equipment Technician and Apprenticeship programs at Cambrian College in Sudbury Ontario. He serves on Ontario's Heavy Equipment Advisory Board and Motive Power Provincial Advisory Committees, Chairs the Skills Ontario Heavy Equipment Technical Skills Competition, and has developed curricula for technician training, documentation, and testing. Prior to teaching, Mr. Huzij worked in private industry for more than 30 years overseeing apprentices and running an equipment remanufacturing shop.

Angelo Spano is Coordinator of the Truck and Coach Technician Apprenticeship program at Centennial College in Toronto. His deep background in heavy equipment drivetrain, steering, suspension, and track systems includes credentials as a Program Certified Heavy Equipment Technician and dual certified adult educator. Mr. Spano is also a member of the Ontario Heavy Equipment Technical Skills Competition and Skills Canada National Technical Committee for Heavy Equipment and Truck competitions.

Sean Bennett is a former program coordinator for the Truck and Diesel Department at Centennial College, as well as a former corporate trainer for Mack Trucks. During a 20-year tenure at the college he authored new curricula, helped overhaul existing course offerings, and chaired a wide range of curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario. Bennett has written more than 30 books dealing with diesel, truck, heavy equipment, and automotive technology and currently devotes his career to technical writing and speaking engagements. He is an active member of the American Trucking Association's Technology and Maintenance Council, the Association of Diesel Specialists, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers. He is widely regarded as the foremost author in medium/heavy duty truck technology.

Table of Contents

1. Safety. 2. Introduction to Hydraulics. 3. Hydraulic System Components. 4. Hydraulic Symbols & Schematics. 5. Hydraulic System Maintenance and Diagnostics. 6. Hydraulic Brakes. 7. Spring-Applied Hydraulically-Released Brakes. 8. Air and Air-Over-Hydraulic Brake Systems. 9. Introduction to Power Trains. 10. Mechanical Clutches. 11. Mechanical Transmissions. 12. Powershift Transmissions. 13. Hydrostatic Drive Systems and Hydraulic Retarder Systems. 14. Driveline Systems. 15. Heavy-Duty Drive Axles. 16. Final Drives. 17. Steering Systems. 18. Track and Undercarriage Systems. 19. Suspension Systems.

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