Synopses & Reviews
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.
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 his 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. Mr. 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. Shop Safety SECTION 1 HYDRAULICS 2. Introduction to Hydraulics 3. Hydraulic System Components 4. Hydraulic Symbols and Schematics 5. Hydraulic System Maintenance and Diagnostics SECTION 2 HEAVY DUTY BRAKE SYSTEMS 6. Hydraulic Brakes 7. Mechanical Brake Systems 8. Air Brakes 9. Air Assisted Hydraulic Brake Systems SECTION 3 DRIVETRAIN SYSTEMS 10. Introduction to Power Trains 11. Mechanical Clutches 12. Mechanical transmissions 13. Power Shift Transmissions 14. Hydro Static Drive and Retarder Systems 15. Driveline Systems 16. Differentials 17. Final Drives SECTION 4 STEERING, SUSPENSION AND TRACK SYSTEMS 18. Introduction to Suspension Systems 19. Steering Systems 20. Track Systems Glossary