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.
The third edition of this best-selling comprehensive introduction to servicing medium-heavy duty trucks has been significantly updated and expanded. Coverage added includes twelve new or expanded chapters, including a comprehensive introduction to electricity and electronics, the latest on electronic automatic transmissions, updated braking systems including ABS, and completely revised chapters on air-conditioning to make it compliant with today's standards. In addition to the revisions to the book, there is now a comprehensive support package including an all new workbook featuring numerous and practical job-sheets for lab activities.
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
Chapter 1 Introduction to Servicing Heavy-Duty Trucks. Chapter 2 Shop Safety and Operations Chapter 3 Tools and Fasteners Chapter 4 Preventive Maintenance Chapter 5 Fundamentals of Electricity Chapter 6 Fundamentals of Electronics and Computers Chapter 7 Batteries. Chapter 8 Charging Systems. Chapter 9 Cranking Systems. Chapter 10 Chassis Electrical Circuits Chapter 11 Diagnosis and Repair of Electronic Circuits Chapter 12 Multiplexing Chapter 13 Hydraulics fundamentals Chapter 14 Clutches Chapter 15 Standard Transmissions Chapter 16 Standard Transmission Servicing Chapter 17 Torque Converters Chapter 18 Automatic Transmissions Chapter 19 Automatic Transmission Maintenance Chapter 20 Electronically Automated Standard Transmissions Chapter 21 Allison Electronic Transmissions Chapter 22 Driveshaft Assemblies Chapter 23 Heavy-Duty Truck Axles Chapter 24 Heavy-Duty Truck Axle Service and Repair Chapter 25 Steering and Alignment Chapter 26 Suspension Systems Chapter 27 Wheels and Tires Chapter 28 Truck Brake Systems Chapter 29 Hydraulic and Air-over-Hydraulic Braking Systems Chapter 30 ABS and EBS Braking Systems Chapter 31 Air Brake Servicing Chapter 32 Vehicle Chassis Frame Chapter 33 Heavy Duty Truck Trailers Chapter 34 Fifth Wheels and Coupling Systems Chapter 35 Heavy-Duty Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems (HVAC) Acronyms Glossary