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Now Liebherr In Engine Deal With FPT

Over the last six months or so, there’s been no end of news concerning Liebherr and other engine manufacturers. First came its deal with Kohler to supply a range of diesel engines from 27 to 103 L to Kohler for use in a new line of Kohler and Kohler-SDMO generator...

New Detroit Medium-Duty Diesel Debuts

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its Detroit component brand, unveiled the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Targeted toward the vocational truck markets the Detroit DD8 is a 7.7 L. inline six-cylinder diesesl available...

One Line, Two Machines

By Mauro Belo Schneider It’s not unheard of for one production line to be able to make small batches of different products. This is frequently seen in many engine and component plants. But when it comes to making two entirely different OEM machines? Not so much. But...

AGCO To Acquire Lely’s Forage Division

AGCO, the worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced it has reached agreement in principle to acquire the forage division of Lely Group.  No financial details were provided. Lely’s forage division is a manufacturer of products for...

Follow Us At ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE

The staff of Diesel Progress North American and Diesel Progress International will be reporting live from ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE all this week. Follow the latest new product introductions and show reports at:  http://conexpo.dieselprogress.com/ Also follow us...

Feds Raid Caterpillar

According to multiple press reports (two links below), three Caterpillar Inc. facilities in Peoria were raided today by U.S. Attorney's Office in the Central District of Illinois along with three other federal agencies: the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation office...

Navistar, VW Alliance Finalized

Navistar International Corp. announced the closing of its wide-ranging strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck & Bus, which includes an equity investment in Navistar by Volkswagen Truck & Bus and framework agreements for a procurement joint venture and...

International Launches New 12.4 L Truck Engine

At TMC 2017 in Nashville, Tenn., International Truck unveiled a new 12.4 L diesel engine designed to provide industry-leading uptime to the Class 8 market. The new A26 diesel is available for order in the International LT Series of long-haul vehicles and RH Series of...

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Sam Allen: Deere Staying in Moline

In response to a shareholder question, Chairman Sam Allen commented on if Deere & Co. might follow Caterpillar in moving to Chicago. http://www.qconline.com/business/ceo-allen-deere-will-be-in-moline-as-long-as/article_31bffdd7-58a4-5021-9c4d-6faa29fec0d7.html...

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Tennant Expands in Europe

Commercial cleaning equipment manufacturer Tennant Co., Minneapolis, Minn., announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with private equity fund Ambienta to acquire IPC Group, a privately held designer and manufacturer of commercial cleaning solutions based in...

Zoomlion, Yuchai Announce Engine Partnership

China Yuchai will make six-cylinder engines for Zoomlion's ag machinery, the companies announced. The agreement covers new six-cylinder medium- and heavy-duty engines. China Yuchai makes engines for on and off-road applications in China through its main operating...

New Products

Oil Sight Glass

Des-Case Corp. has developed a redesigned oil sight glass (OSG) engineered to provide increased visibility, durability and versatility for visual oil analysis. A clear cylinder that installs in the drain port of the oil reservoir of pumps, gearboxes, bearing housings...
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Portable Control System For Load Banks

ASCO Power Technologies has released the new ASCO Sigma LT portable control system for load banks. The new handheld controller, which incorporates a 4.3 in. color touch screen, is designed to enhance convenience, versatility and flexibility when...
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Camera Indicator

Hirschmann MCS introduced a camera indicator designed to be used on all types of mobile equipment. The system provides a direct view of the application, allowing the operator to have a constant visual of any situation.  The camera is compatible with Hirschmann’s 4.3...
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Gen-Set Targets 10,000 Hour Maintenance

Himoinsa has launched a new gaseous-fueled generator set that the company said requires only two maintenance intervals during its entire service life. Driven by a Yanmar gas engine, the HGY-25 gen-set is designed to operate continuously 24/7 for 14 months, making it...
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Horton Expands Fan, Drive Line

Horton has announced two new products designed to provide enhanced engine cooling in off-highway applications. The new Horton Thermoset Engineered Composite (HTEC) 1800 fan follows closely behind the HTEC 2500, which was launched last year (see October Diesel...
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What’s Behind Cat’s New Portable Gen-Sets

Caterpillar’s launch of the new RP3600 portable generator set line heralds a major new strategic initiative that will take the Peoria, Ill., manufacturer into the consumer outdoor power equipment markets and beyond. Caterpillar Inc. has launched its first-ever line of...
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New Marine Transmissions From ZF

The ZF Group’s Marine business unit has unveiled two new marine transmissions targeted specifically at watersports vessels. The new 48IV and 68IV transmissions, launched at the 2016 Surf Expo in Orlando by ZF Marine Propulsion Systems Miramar, LLC, the North American...
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Deere Launches PowerTech PSL 4.5L Diesel

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has announced the latest addition to its lineup of Tier 4 final industrial engines, the PowerTech PSL 4.5L engine. the PowerTech PSL 4.5L with variable speed ratings is equipped with an Integrated Emissions Control system consisting of...
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Cummins Marine Diesels Get EU Certification

Cummins Inc. announced that its QSB6.7, QSC8.3, QSL9 and QSM11 marine diesel engines have been certified to the European Union’s new Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU (RCD 2) emissions regulation. RCD 2 applies to any recreational watercraft with a hull length...
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Logic Valves

Sun Hydraulics Corp. has launched what it calls the industry’s smallest high-speed, reduced-power logic valves. The company said the valves have 10 millisecond typical response times in an small package with few moving parts. The new solenoid-operated Digital Logic...
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JCB Exports 300 Gen-Sets To Middle East For Rental Sector

By Ian Cameron Generator manufacturer JCB Power Products has won its biggest export order of the year with a multi-million dollar deal in the Middle East, the company said. Dubai-based Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) has bought more than 300 JCB generators in a...

Cat CEO Asks Former U.S. AG For Help With Probe

Caterpillar Inc. announced it has retained former U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr as outside counsel.  New Cat CEO Jim Umpleby has tasked Barr, currently counsel to the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, with reviewing matters relating to the search warrants...

Peterbilt Completes Texas Plant Expansion

Peterbilt's expansion of its Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility has been completed and all new areas are fully functional, the company has announced. The final expansion phase concluded in January with the opening of a 102,000 sq.ft. Test Building. "The expansion...

Lucky 13 For Rolls-Royce In Zambia

Rolls-Royce announced it has concluded a 13-year service contract with Canadian mine operator Barrick Gold Corp. The agreement covers regular maintenance of the 30 MTU Series 4000 engines in operation in Hitachi dump trucks at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia. To...

ESW Group Opens New Manufacturing Facility

ESW Group, the manufacturer of Skyline aftermarket diesel particulate filters (DPF) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC), has opened a new production facility in Montgomeryville, Pa. The new 40,000 sq. ft. facility is designed to produce high-quality and a high volume...

Parker Deploys 37.5 MW Of Power Conversion Systems

Parker Hannifan said its power conversion technology is now operating at two large-scale energy storage projects in Southern California. Parker was selected as the inverter supplier to two AES Energy Storage installations totaling 37.5 MW of energy storage capacity,...

Newsmakers

Yanmar Names Training and Experience Center Manager

Yanmar America, Adairsville, Ga., said Todd Grondzki has been named the marketing and events manager for the company’s new Training and Experience Center (Y-TEC) currently under construction in Acworth, Ga.  The Training and Experience Center is scheduled to open...

Miller Stepping Down As CEO Of Manitou Americas

Manitou Group announced that Daniel L. Miller, chief executive officer of Manitou Americas, Inc. and president of the Compact Equipment Product Division, will leave effective April 30. Miller will remain active to assist with the transition while the company conducts...

Skyjack’s Boehler Named AEM Director

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack Inc., to the AEM CE Sector Board to fill an unexpired term. AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and...

Clarke Elected Navistar Chairman

Navistar International Corp. announced that President and CEO Troy A. Clarke has been elected chairman. Clarke succeeds James H. Keyes, whose retirement was previously announced, and became effective as of the annual shareholder meeting Feb. 14, Keyes had served as...

Nielsen Named President, CEO Of Daimler

Roger Nielsen, 56 has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its affiliated companies Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. and Detroit Diesel Corp....

Tenneco Names Patel New Chief Technology Officer

Emissions technology specialist Tenneco Inc. announced that Tim Jackson (right), executive vice president and chief technology officer, will retire after 18 years at the company. He will be succeeded by Ben Patel (left), currently vice president for Clean Air global...

Daum To Lead Daimler Truck & Bus Businesses

The Supervisory Board of Daimler AG has appointed Martin Daum to be member of the company’s board of management responsible for the Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses divisions, effective March 1. The appointment is for a period of five years. Daum succeeds Dr. Wolfgang...

Hartoonian New GM At Hatz Diesel Of America

Michael Hartoonian has been named vice president & general manager of Hatz Diesel of America, the Waukesha, Wis., subsidiary of German diesel specialist Motorenfabrik Hatz. In his new role, he will lead the company’s U.S. and Canadian operations. Hartoonian...