Synopses & Reviews
This best-selling introduction to servicing medium-and heavy-duty trucks continues to provide a strong foundation of content on Electricity and Electronics, Power Train, Steering and Suspension, Brakes, and Accessories Systems. The Fourth Edition has been technically updated and restructured to address 2004 compliance issues and Out Of Service (OOS) criteria. Heavy Duty Truck Systems, Fourth Edition also features a dedicated chapter on multiplexing with special focus on the Freightliner M2 and Navistar Diamond Plus systems, as well as new material introducing simple truck hydraulic circuits in a user-friendly manner. Other enhancements include improved coverage of transmissions to address changing technologies, and an expanded chapter on electronically automated transmissions that includes emerging Meritor and Mercedes-Benz transmissions, and also explores the currently popular anti-rollover protection electronics.
HEAVY DUTY TRUCK SYSTEMS, 5th EDITION is a best-selling introduction to servicing medium-and heavy-duty trucks, providing a strong foundation of content on Electricity and Electronics, Power Train, Steering and Suspension, Brakes, and Accessories Systems. The fifth edition has been updated throughout including an introduction to Eaton DM clutches and comprehensive coverage of Caterpillar's new highway vocational transmission, updates of electricity and electronics to cover new battery technology, and coverage of new FMVSS 121 (2009) stopping distance for semi-combinations.
About the Author
Sean Bennett has an industry background with a Freightliner dealership in Sarnia, Ontario, and Mack Trucks Incorporated, Allentown, PA. This was followed by a teaching career as a corporate trainer for Mack Trucks and as faculty at Toronto's Centennial College. At Centennial College he was Program Coordinator of the Truck and Diesel Department. Over a twenty-year span at Centennial College, Bennett chaired a wide range of motive power curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario, subsequently authored the curricula and was pivotal in the initiative to move college syllabi toward competency-based outcome models. Bennett has authored over twenty-five books dealing with diesel, truck, heavy equipment, and automotive technology, and he currently devotes all his time to technical writing and speaking engagements. He is an active member of the American Trucking Association's Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC), the Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT).
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Servicing Heavy-Duty Trucks. 2. Shop Safety and Operations. 3. Tools and Fasteners. 4. Maintenance. 5. Fundamentals of Electricity. 6. Fundamentals of Electronics and Computers. 7. Batteries. 8. Charging Systems. 9. Cranking Systems. 10. Chassis Electrical Circuits. 11. Diagnosis and Repair of Electronic Circuits. 12. Multiplexing. 13. Hydraulics fundamentals. 14. Clutches. 15. Standard Transmissions. 16. Standard Transmission Servicing. 17. Torque Converters. 18. Automatic Transmissions. 19. Automatic Transmission Maintenance. 20. Electronically Automated Standard Transmissions. 21. Electronic Automatic Transmissions. 22. Driveshaft Assemblies. 23. Heavy-Duty Truck Axles. 24. Heavy-Duty Truck Axle Service and Repair. 25. Steering and Alignment. 26. Suspension Systems. 27. Wheels and Tires. 28. Truck Brake Systems. 29. Hydraulic and Air-over-Hydraulic Braking Systems. 30. ABS and EBS Braking Systems. 31. Air Brake Servicing. 32. Vehicle Chassis Frame. 33. Heavy Duty Truck Trailers. 34. Fifth Wheels and Coupling Systems. 35. Heavy-Duty HVAC systems. Acronyms. Glossary. Index.