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Caterpillar’s New HQ To Be In Deerfield, Ill.

When earlier this year, Caterpillar announced that it would move its corporate headquarters and senior executives into a new global HQ in the Chicago area, a lot of people probably visualized a large Cat sign dominating one of the spires of the city’s fabled downtown....

CARB Calls For Stricter Locomotive Emissions Regs

California Air Resources Board (CARB) chair Mary D. Nichols has requested that the U.S. EPA take action to adopt more stringent emission standards for locomotives, saying that the move is needed to clean up the air in “high-risk” communities in and around the nation’s...

Carrier Transicold Buying Westport’s APU Business

Carrier Transicold, a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security and a unit of United Technologies Corp., announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) business of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. for $70 million, subject to...

Cummins, Eaton In Transmission JV

In an expansion of their existing business relationship, Eaton and Cummins Inc. have announced an agreement to form a joint venture for automated transmissions for heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial vehicles. The joint venture will be named Eaton Cummins Automated...

Randon To Build Backhoes For Wacker Neuson

By Mauro Belo Schneider Brazilian manufacturer Randon, Caxias do Sul city, Rio Grande do Sul, announced that it will manufacture backhoe loaders for Wacker Neuson, which will distribute and sell the products in Latin America outside of Brazil. Randon will be in charge...

Joy Global Now Komatsu Mining Corp.

Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., has completed its acquisition of Joy Global Inc. a manufacturer of mining solutions. Joy Global Inc. will be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp. and operate as a subsidiary of Komatsu from its headquarters in Milwaukee,...

New President, CEO For JCB North America

JCB has announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of JCB Inc., Savannah, Ga. responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries....

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It’s Official: Cat Closing Aurora, Gosselies

In mid-2016 and earlier this year, Caterpillar said it was thinking about closing its facilities in Aurora, Ill., and Gosselies, Belgium, and moving production of products built at those locations to other plants. Now apparently, the thinking is done as Caterpillar...

Terex Selling Indian Compact Equipment Ops To Manitou

Terex Corp. announced that it has agreed to sell its India-based compact construction business to Manitou BF (Manitou).  Terex Equipment Private Limited (TEPL) manufactures and sells backhoe loaders, engages in the sale of wheel loaders and contract manufactures and...

MTU, GYMCL JV Established

China Yuchai International Ltd. announced that its previously announced  joint-venture agreement by its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL), with MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems,  has been...

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...

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Perkins Launches My Engine App

A new Perkins My Engine App has been introduced and is available from the Apple and Google stores. Perkins said this free smartphone app will allow the end user to register their Perkins engine, access the OMM (Operating Maintenance Manual) and parts book.   The app...
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New Danfoss Fan Drive Control

Danfoss Power Solutions has developed a fan drive control feature for its Series 45 portfolio of open circuit axial piston.  Available on K2 (pictured), J and F frames, the fan drive control is designed as an intelligent thermal management solution to maximize cooling...
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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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Industry Notes

Nasdaq Delists PSI

Power Solutions International Inc., (PSI) a manufacturer of emissions-certified, alternative-fuel power systems, announced that the Nasdaq Stock Exchange has determined to delist the company’s common stock. Nasdaq’s Hearings Panel’s determination was made in...

Oshkosh Defense Gets TACOM Rebuild Contract

Oshkosh Defense, LLC announced it has been awarded multiple delivery orders from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to recapitalize its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV). Oshkosh will bring the Army’s fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility...

More MTU Engines For Kato Equipment

Rolls-Royce announced it has begun supplying MTU-brand engines to Japanese construction machinery manufacturer Kato. The engine – an inline, six-cylinder Series 1000 diesel rated 210 kW (282 hp) – will be used to power a 30-tonne hydraulic excavator from Kato’s HD...

NFPA’s Economic Outlook Conference Announced

One of the year’s best economic forecast conferences for all the engine-powered equipment markets, the National Fluid Power Association's Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC), will be held August 14 - 16, 2017 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in...

HydraForce To Buy Brazilian Subsidiary

By Mauro Belo Schneider HydraForce has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of its Brazilian subsidiary Hydraulic Designers.  The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter. No financial details were provided. Headquartered in Taboão da Serra city, São...

KS Kolbenschmidt Gets Big Steel Piston Order

KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH, a member of the Rheinmetall Group, said it has been awarded a contract for commercial vehicle steel pistons worth over $74 million. The customer is a leading manufacturer in the premium truck segment, KS Kolbenschmidt said. The steel pistons for...

Newsmakers

Christman Leading Operations At Navistar

Navistar International Corp. announced that Phil Christman has been promoted to president, Operations, effective immediately. His scope of responsibilities will include procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain. He will report to Persio Lisboa,...

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...

Duncan Heading IES Global Cab Group

International Equipment Solutions LLC (IES) has appointed John Duncan president of the IES Global Cab Group, comprised of Crenlo Cabs and Emcor electronic enclosures in Rochester, Minn., and Siac do Brasil, Guaranésia, Brazil. Duncan joined IES from ZF, where he most...

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...

Alton To Lead Manitou Compact Equipment Division

Manitou Group announced that Richard L. Alton II has been appointed president of the Compact Equipment Product Division, effective April 17.  Alton, who succeeds Dan Miller, will report directly to Michel Denis, CEO of the Manitou Group. He will be based in West Bend,...

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....

Eaton Appoints New Vehicle Group President

Power management company Eaton announced that João V. Faria has been appointed president of Eaton’s Vehicle Group, effective May 1. He succeeds Kenneth F. Davis, who has announced he will retire on Aug. 1. Faria will report to Uday Yadav, chief operating officer,...

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...