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Written by experienced technicians, MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: HEAVY EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS, 2nd Edition combines manufacturer-based and universal information into a single, reliable resource. The book's unique focus on off-highway mobile equipment systems delivers service and repair essentials for heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, and powered lift truck technology. Detailing everything from safety to best practices, chapter coverage addresses four key areas: hydraulics, heavy duty brakes, and drivetrains, as well as steering, suspension, and track systems. The 2nd Edition of MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: HEAVY EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS also includes the latest updates in computer-controlled hydraulics, GPS, electronic controls for other systems to help you master the ever-evolving responsibilities of specialty technicians.
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Table of Contents

1.Safety. 2.Hoisting And Rigging. 3.Introduction to Hydraulics. 4.Hydraulic System Components. 5.Hydraulic Symbols and Schematics. 6.Hydraulic System Maintenance and Diagnostics. 7.Hydraulic Brakes. 8.Spring-Applied, Hydraulic-Released Brakes. 9.Air and Air Over Hydraulic Brake Systems. 10.Introduction to Powertrains. 11.Powershift Transmissions. 12.Hydrostatic Drive Systems and Retarders. 13.Driveline Systems. 14.Heavy Duty Drive Axles. 15.Final Drives. 16.Steering Systems. 17.Tires, Tracks, and Rim Systems. 18.Suspension Systems. 19.Machine and Equipment Electronics. 20. AC Electric Drive Systems.

About the Author

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. 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. 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.


1. Safety. 2. Hoisting And Rigging. 3. Introduction to Hydraulics. 4. Hydraulic System Components. 5. Hydraulic Symbols and Schematics. 6. Hydraulic System Maintenance and Diagnostics. 7. Hydraulic Brakes. 8. Spring-Applied, Hydraulic-Released Brakes. 9. Air and Air Over Hydraulic Brake Systems. 10. Introduction to Powertrains. 11. Powershift Transmissions. 12. Hydrostatic Drive Systems and Retarders. 13. Driveline Systems. 14. Heavy Duty Drive Axles. 15. Final Drives. 16. Steering Systems. 17. Tires, Tracks, and Rim Systems. 18. Suspension Systems. 19. Machine and Equipment Electronics. 20. AC Electric Drive Systems.

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