Widespread electrification hasn’t happened yet, but even the most skeptical observers would have to agree that it’s coming to trucking, in some form, soon. Whenever electric vehicles do become more commonplace, fleets will need to be ready for the differences between those and the diesel trucks they’re used to—and just as importantly, technicians will too.
Fault codes happen. What’s important is what happens next. Service decisions need to be made, trucks need to be routed, parts need to be ordered. You want to be as certain as possible that you have the problem surrounded, and that means having the right data delivering the right recommendation. Given how closely engines and
Eaton announced that it will supply its TVS air pump to manage airflow in the demonstration of the Achates Power two-stroke Opposed-Piston Engine (OP Engine). Eaton’s TVS air pumps currently supply airflow to several Achates OP Engine prototypes, which will gradually transition to a new Eaton TVS air pump currently under development. Fundamental to the
Power management company Eaton announced a portfolio of advanced and standard valvetrain solutions. Several valve lift solutions were highlighted, including cylinder deactivation (CDA), decompression engine brake and variable valve lift for exhaust gas thermal management and/or brake thermal efficiency improvements. The technologies provide customers with a range of benefits, including better fuel economy, improved braking power,
As electrification makes its way into heavy-duty truck drivelines, the integration of the truck’s components will go even deeper than we see in today’s powertrains. It’s a result of moving to one electrical-power infrastructure as opposed to today’s trucks, which draw from diesel power to provide electrical energy. “Any type of all-electric vehicle is its
Eaton has begun production and shipping of the company’s recently upgraded line of aftermarket Eaton Advantage Self-Adjust and Eaton Easy Pedal Advantage heavy-duty clutches. Twenty-eight part numbers with a wide range of torque ratings up to 2,250 lb./ft. are now available for replacement service for all makes and models of heavy-duty trucks in North America.
Eaton has brought its lineup of Flex Reman transmissions into the Canadian marketplace for the first time as of Jan. 1. The company says that doing so will allow Canadian OEM dealers to offer customers two tiers of Eaton Factory Reman products: standard reman transmissions with clutch housings and Flex Reman transmissions with no clutch housings. The
With more integrated powertrain choices than ever, Fleet Equipment dived into the offerings to give you the lowdown on what’s out there, what’s new for 2017, and how it all works together. How it works Let’s get right into the specifics of integrated powertrains—how do engines “talk” to transmissions that are part of the integrated
Eaton and Cummins have announced the expansion of the SmartAdvantage powertrain portfolio to now include a new transmission model with 1,850 lb.-ft. torque capacity. This new transmission model is offered for linehaul applications in the United States and Canada operating with GCVW ratings of up to 80,000 lbs. Built on the current Eaton and Cummins platform
At the recent IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, the focus was on future megatrends, which included fully electric vehicles, digitalization for e-mobility and connectivity. I got a look at a concept city deliver van— the nearly completely integrated Vision Van (pictured above)—which optimizes many levels of connectivity, and the all-electric and networked
Power management company Eaton has added Drivetrain Service & Components Inc. of Bensenville, Ill. to its list of Authorized Rebuilders. “Drivetrain Service has a longstanding and well regarded reputation as a premier rebuilder in the greater Chicago area,” said Bill Fouch, Eaton’s NAFTA aftermarket manager. “Now all of their current and future customers are going to see