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Industry News

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....

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...

Kubota, Smart Path In Alliance

Kubota Tractor Corp. has entered into an alliance with Smart Path Systems of Indianapolis, Ind., for its precision guidance technology products. Beginning this month the products will be available at select dealerships for Kubota M, L and B series tractors, F-Series...

Cat Goes High

Drone technologies company Airware has secured a strategic investment from Caterpillar Ventures, an investment arm of Caterpillar Inc. The investment will enable Airware to accelerate programs that enable Caterpillar dealers to offer drone solutions and services...

Next! Now Deere Signs Engine Deal With Liebherr

John Deere Power Systems and Liebherr Machines Bulle SA have announced an agreement to jointly evaluate engine technologies, designs, and development processes that may be useful for developing and producing future power needs of each company. Deere was very careful...

Rolls-Royce Digs Into New Market

BY IAN CAMERON For the first time, Rolls-Royce will be supplying MTU engines for use in excavators, having won an order from British construction equipment manufacturer JCB. MTU’s six-cylinder 6R1000 Series Stage 4/Tier 4 final compliant engines are to be used to...

JCB To Access A Whole New Market

In the second major announcement this week, JCB said it will enter the powered access equipment market, starting with nine all electric scissors followed by three diesel-powered models later in 2017. By the end of 2017 the newly-launched JCB Access business will be...

Kohler Buys Clarke Energy

Kohler Co. has announced that its Power Group has acquired Clarke Energy Ltd., Liverpool, England.  Kohler said Clarke Energy is a multinational specialist in the engineering, construction, installation and maintenance of engine-based power plants and is an authorized...

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JCB Launches New Diesel Engine

JCB has unveiled a new 3 L diesel engine aimed at mid-range construction equipment and other applications. Calling the 430 Dieselmax "the most exciting development in the history of the JCB engine business," the inline four-cylinder engine represents five years of...

New Prod

Parker Hannifin Buys Helac

Parker Hannifin Corp., a global manufacturer of motion and control technologies, announced that it has acquired Helac Corp., Enumclaw, Wash., a specialist in the design and manufacture of helical rotary actuators and attachments. No financial terms were disclosed....

UPDATED: Cat CEO, Group Presidents Moving to Chicago

For more than 90 years news reports about Caterpillar Inc. inevitably referred to the equipment and engine giant as “based in Peoria, Ill.”  It was an historic dateline for the many markets Caterpillar was involved in. Maybe not much longer. Caterpillar has announced...

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 testing. Like the...
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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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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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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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Fan Specification App

Multi-Wing America has released a new version of its fan specification app. Optimiser 10 is designed to provide an easy-to-use resource for original equipment engineers to specify the most efficient, tailor-made Multi-Wing fan for their application. It is engineered...
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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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Events & Shows
Mar 07

IFPE 2017

March 7 - March 11
Mar 07

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017

March 7 - March 11
Mar 14

The Work Truck Show 2017

March 14 - March 17
Mar 28
Apr 25

AMC Engineering Conference

April 25 - April 27
Industry Notes

Changes At The Top For SunSource

SunSource, Addison, Ill. a fluid power distribution company, announced that Justin Jacobi will transition from his role as chief executive officer to become the company's executive chairman.  David Sacher, the company's president and chief operating officer, has been...

Terex Plans Selling Some Konecranes Shares

Terex Corp. said it intends o sell up to 9.5% of the total shares outstanding of Konecranes Plc, corresponding to up to 7.45 million Class A Konecranes shares. Total shares outstanding includes both Class A and Class B Konecranes shares but does not include Konecranes...

FPT Industrial, Mercury Marine Release EFI 6.7 L Engine

FPT Industrial and Mercury Marine introduced the 6.7 L electronic fuel injection common-rail NEF engine branded Mercury Diesel at the Miami International Boat Show 2017. The engine will be offered with three power levels: 480, 500 and 550 hp. “This second step in the...

AEM To Co-Produce National Farm Machinery Show

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)will assist with management and co-production of the National Farm Machinery Show, (NFMS), the largest indoor farm show in the U.S., the organizations said. The verbal agreement was announced during the 52nd annual show...

CVTCorp, JMFT Expand In South Korea

CVTCorp, a global supplier of mechanical continuously variable transmissions (mCVT) and JMFT, a Korean manufacturer of wet friction, brake and transmission components, said they are expanding their relationship with the announcement of a new manufacturing facility in...

Newsmakers

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...

Sytsma New OEM Sales Manager For Kawasaki Engines

The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A announced that Todd Sytsma has joined the company as an OEM sales manager. Most recently working for Michigan-based Visual Workplace, Inc. in both sales and distribution management roles, Sytsma also previously held...

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...

Yanmar America Names Commercial Marine Sales Manager

Yanmar America, Adairsville, Ga. announced that Terry Wallace has been promoted to sales manager for its Commercial Marine Division reporting to Yutaka Tanno, commercial marine product manager. Wallace was regional sales manager for the company’s Industrial Engine...

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...

Dewey To Retire As Allison CEO

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc., a global manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and hybrid vehicles, announced that it has entered into a new employment agreement with Chairman and CEO Lawrence E. Dewey. The...

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 previously...

Management Change at Ritchie Bros.

Ritchie Bros . Auctioneers, Inc., Vancouver, BC said that Terry Dolan, president of the company’s U.S. and Latin America operations will be leaving the company effective December 31 , 2016. Ravi Saligram , chief executive officer, will serve as interim president for...