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I have always been fascinated with the inaugural issue of Diesel Progress, published in May
1935. I first read it, repeatedly, when we did our 50
th
anniversary special issue in 1985.
Certainly, given the times, the article about diesels in warplanes catches the eye. Ditto the
report about the 1935 Berlin Motor Show and the Cat gen-sets and tractors destined for Wake
and Midway Islands.
If you like history at all, it’s fascinating stuff. And as part of our 75
th
anniversary you are now
able to read the 15 feature stories and see all the ads for yourself, as we have digitally reprint-
ed the first issue and posted it on our website at www.dieselprogress.com. Sadly, not a single
print copy of that first issue is known to exist.
But in reading that first issue again, I’m not as struck by the differences between 1935 and
today as I am by the similarities. Oh, there are definitely differences. A whole bunch of them.
No website, no electronic newsletter, no blog, no “Top Dead Center” and not a single men-
tion of Twitter.
On the other hand, one of the things we have literally done forever, is call out the myriad
components that go into an engine, a truck, a dozer. We wanna know whose hydraulics are
being used, whose axles, controls, transmissions, silencers, radiators and, more recently,
aftertreatment devices.
And so it was with issue #1.
“The engine has six cylinders, 5 in. x 5.5 in., with a regulation United American Bosch fuel
injection system, Leece-Neville electric starter, aluminum pistons, seven-bearing crankshaft
and the patented high-velocity Comet combustion chamber.”
Not a whole lot different than the way we do it today. We’re kind of proud of that. The for-
mula was pretty much right from day one.
Ditto international coverage. In 1935, it took a week to get to Europe. But yet there is a first-hand
report about the Berlin Motor Show. There, with amazing details and very Casablanca-like maps, is
a report on a new pipeline in Iraq. News. Globally. Just like today.
In many ways, I feel like we’ve understated our 75
th
anniversary. Maybe we should have
thrown a lavish party, published a huge, wordy, self-aggrandizing tome to ourselves and sat
back and said “what good boys and girls are we.”
It’s just that in this time, with these economics, with publishers falling by the wayside left and
right and the very fabric of trade and industrial journalism undergoing its own industrial revo-
lution, we just didn’t feel the time was right to applaud ourselves.
I hope you enjoy this issue, which as you can see has been recreated to look like some of our
early editions. There’s some history, a bit of fun, plus the latest products, technology and indus-
try news. The industry didn’t stop just because we turned 75.
But most of all, to the many, many companies who have thrown their doors open and said,
“come on in and see what we’re doing,” thank you, very much. You’ve given us unbelievable
cooperation for 75 years and allowed us to earn your trust.
And for that, all of us, past and present, are appreciative and truly grateful. dp
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6 The Tractor Is Not A Toy
22 Deere Adds Harvesters, Feller Bunchers
58 Cub Cadet Unveils Three New Tractors
61 RoGator Rolls In New Sprayers
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43 Custom Plug-And-Go Instrument
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48 Trimming NO
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50 Fuel Cells Take A Big Step Up
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2 Top Dead Center —Seventy-Five
4 Street Smarts —Inventing The Piano
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68 Hydraulic Horizons —Developing A
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T
hink you can have an internal
combusti on engi ne wi thout a
mechanically driven camshaft to
time the management of air and fuel?
Sure you can. Sturman Industries and
International Engine proved you could
and together drove coast to coast with a
medium-duty International diesel truck
a decade ago to show it could be done.
Think you can have an internal combus-
tion engine and eliminate both camshaft and
crankshaft? You know where this is going …
Sturman’s latest concept, of course, does
just that. Instead of turning the chemical
energy in the fuel — be it diesel, gasoline,
propane or whatever — and through in-
cylinder combustion with pistons, con-rods
and crankshaft making it into rotary torque,
Sturman’s latest concept is to make the inter-
nal combustion engine into a directly gener-
ating high-pressure hydraulic pump using
only the pistons.
To understand how this comes about, you
need to understand Eddie Sturman. He’s a
genius and the father of the digital valve that
has him in the Aerospace Hall of Fame.
Sturman is responsible for the astronauts of
the doomed 1970 Apollo 13 moon launch
actually making it home. His digital valve in
the fuel system, which draws no current in
either latched open or closed position, meant
the sorely depleted batteries after an electrical
power failure had enough energy to get the
mission home.
Sturman is about hydraulics and he is
directly responsible for the hydraulic elec-
tronic unit injector technology that currently
feeds International’s diesel engines. His sys-
tem provides, through hydraulic multiplica-
tion, the pressure to atomize the fuel and
meet emissions standards.
Compared with the hydraulic pressure to
fire the injectors, the opening and shutting of
the valves in a four-cycle engine is child’s
play, hence the cross-country demo of an
engine that had no camshaft. The truly
remarkable thing about this demo is not the
removal of the camshaft but the decoupling
of the air and fuel handling processes of the
engine from the position of the crankshaft.
By eliminating the mechanical relationships
between valve opening and crankshaft posi-
tion, a designer can program any injection
and air inlet and exhaust event.
The problem that Sturman sees in the
acceptance of his concept is that engine
designers think conventionally and don’t
exploit this potential. They basically mimic
the usual sinusoidal motions from the con-
ventional camshaft electronically, thereby
failing to realize the significant gains in econ-
omy and emissions cleanliness — not to
mention multifuel compatibility — these
new freedoms from electronic valve controls
make possible.
Were that not challenge enough, now the
technology goes a step forward. There is no
crankshaft to time against.
In the latest concept, pistons directly act
on hydraulic cylinders. In turn, the hy-
draulics provide the upstroke to the pis-
tons. But in the net balance, there is a net
generation of pressure in the hydraulic sys-
tem that provides power from the fuel —
whatever it may be. Run the fan? Easy.
Generate electrical power from an alterna-
tor. Not an issue. Run hydraulic motors at
the wheels? But of course.
Again, we are limited by what we can
imagine and tend to think of the system in
terms of the rotating hardware of a conven-
tional internal combustion engine. But dis-
pensing with the crankshaft allows for inde-
pendent piston movement, including shut-
ting down cylinders. But not in the current
model of letting them idle up and down
pumping air. With the electronic control of
the hydraulics, deactivated cylinders can be
truly idle and carry no pumping losses.
I am not clever enough to see all the poten-
tial of Sturman’s concept, but it is truly revolu-
tionary. Or would that be un-revolutionary?
The real problem is that the technology
exists to decouple the air and fuel manage-
ment from the piston position, and piston
position can be independently determined.
That requires completely new thinking in
the way that fuel and oxygen mix in the
cylinder and how that chemical reaction is
reacted and communicated to all the vehicle
systems, whether heating, ventilation and air
conditioning, the radio, the power takeoff,
the transmission.
In a previous commentary in Heavy Duty
Trucking, I wrote that Sturman had invented
a new technology akin to inventing the con-
cert piano but there was no music for it. He
is going to have to write the concertos to
exploit the versatility of his new instrument.
Sturman is a visionary, and his ideas are
so far out there that most research and engi-
neering facilities cannot change direction
fast enough to accommodate the concepts.
They may take bits and pieces of the avail-
able technology and realize extraordinary
gains in performance and fuel economy as
did International and Ford with the
Sturman solutions to their injection system
demands, but it’ll be a big day when a major
manufacturer really embraces some of the
advanced concepts that come out of the
Sturman Industries Woodland Park, Colo.,
think tank. dp
STREETSMARTS IS CONDUCTED BY STEVE STURGESS
Street Smarts is a monthly column devoted to the on-highway truck markets.
Steve Sturgess is executive editor of Heavy Duty Trucking.
His e-mail address is ssturgess@truckinginfo.com
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M
ahindra USA has expanded its 35
to 50 hp, 35 series premium
tractors with the introduction of
the 5035 four-wheel drive tractor.
Mahindra USA is a wholly owned sub-
sidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.,
and part of Mahindra & Mahindra’s Farm
Equipment Sector.
Designed as a professional-grade ma-
chine, the 5035 tractor is targeted toward
commercial landscaping, bulk material
handling, small farm and horse ranches,
grounds maintenance and general farm
applications. It is the most powerful
model in the 35 series at 50 hp and has a
lift capacity of 3090 lb.
“This workhorse is the perfect machine
for everything from basic chores around
the farm to landscaping,” said Mike Hil-
derbrand, vice president of marketing
and organizational development for Ma-
hindra USA. “It is not a toy or lawn orna-
ment. This is a serious, hard-working
compact tractor designed specifically for
the North American customer.
“With all-steel construction, over-
sized wheels and tires, and heavy-duty
attachments and implements, this trac-
tor will push more, pull more and lift
more to help our customers cultivate
their dreams.”
The 5035 tractor is powered by a 2.5 L,
four-cylinder Mahindra diesel engine
rated 50 hp. The naturally aspirated en-
gine incorporates direct injection and
meets EPA Tier 4 regulations, the compa-
ny said. Coupled to the engine is a 12-
speed full synchromesh transmission,
with a single-plate dry clutch and foot-
operated differential lock.
The heavy-duty front axle is adjustable
to meet a wide variety of applications; the
axle includes oscillation to allow for bet-
ter performance on uneven terrain. Wet
disc brakes and hydrostatic power steer-
ing with tilt column are also standard on
the 5035 tractor, and ag, industrial or turf
tires can be specified.
The tractor includes a constant-run-
ning independent PTO rated 43 hp at
540/2404 rpm. It is built on a cast-iron
chassis to provide a heavier tractor for
added traction, stability and control. For
added durability, a thicker-gauge rein-
forced metal was used for the fenders.
Operating weight is 4939 lb.
Mahindra USA’s new ML 130 loader
was specifically designed for use with the
5035 model. It has a skid-steer loader-
style attachment for quick changing be-
tween a variety of implements such as
buckets, bale spears and pallet forks.
Mahindra USA’s new 595 backhoe can
also be equipped on the 5035 tractor,
offering a 9.58 ft. dig depth and a 5710
lb. dig force.
Other features include a three-point
hitch, foldable ROPS, an electronic in-
strument panel with multifunction
warning lights, deluxe suspension seat
with back angle and weight adjustment,
and rear work lights. A grille guard
with push/pull pin and lock for easier
access to the engine is also available as
an option.
Mahindra USA performs final assembly
of the tractors at its Houston, Texas, or
Calhoun, Ga., operations, where the com-
pany conducts a 51-point pre-delivery
inspection, including dynamometer and
road testing.
Mahindra USA’s Farm Equipment
Sector (FES) has three distribution points
in the United States. FES is a part of the
$6.3 billion Mahindra & Mahindra
group, with operations in 35 countries
and five manufacturing plants in India,
two plants in China, three assembly
plants in the United States and one as-
sembly plant in Australia. dp
www.mahindrausa.com
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Is Not A Toy
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powered by a naturally aspirated, 2.5 L four-cylinder
Mahindra diesel engine rated 50 hp. It is targeted
toward commercial landscaping, bulk material han-
dling, small farm and horse ranches, grounds mainte-
nance and general ag applications.
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Tognum Clarifies CEO
Succession
Tognum, the parent company of engine
and power systems specialist MTU and its
subsidiaries, has extended the contracts of
two members of its executive board and in
the process has made clear the line of suc-
cession for the next chief executive officer.
The contract of current CEO Volker
Heuer was extended by a year at his
request, meaning he will hold the position
until autumn 2011. He will be succeeded
as CEO by current CFO Joachim Coers,
whose contact was also extended by three
years. Coers has been deputy chairman of
the executive board and CFO of Tognum
AG since 2007 and is responsible for
Group Services. He is also managing direc-
tor of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH and its
industrial director.
New Sales And Marketing VP
At Champion Labs
John Casanova has been named vice
president of sales and marketing at
Champion Laboratories Inc., a global sup-
plier of filtration
products and sys-
tems. He will be
responsible for initia-
tives to enhance sales
growth and increase
brand awareness for
the company’s filtra-
tion products, which
encompass brand
names such as Champ, PetroClear, Kleener
and Luber-finer. He came to Champion
Labs from Liberty Bell Inc., where he was
most recently vice president of sales and
customer service. He has also held posi-
tions at Remy International, Visteon and
Monroe Auto Equipment.
Volvo Trucks Names Three
To New Posts
Vol vo Trucks North Ameri ca has
named three executives to new commer-
cial positions as of April 1. Ron Huibers
is now senior vice president – sales and
marketing, reporting to President and
CEO Denny Slagle. Huibers has been
with the Volvo Group for 15 years, and
has served in a number of senior manage-
ment positions in sales, domestic and
international distribution, business devel-
opment/strategy and financial services. He
served most recently as senior vice presi-
dent of international operations for Mack
Trucks Inc.
Scott Kress has been named vice pres-
ident – sales, reporting to Huibers. Kress
has more than 30 years of industry experi-
ence with several original equipment man-
ufacturers, many of which have been spent
worki ng wi th maj or North Ameri can
trucking fleets. He joined Volvo Trucks
North America in 2002 and served most
recently as senior vice president – sales and
marketing.
Russ Tedder has been named senior
vice president – truck remarketing, report-
ing to Slagle. Tedder has more than 30
years of industry experience, working on
both the OEM and carrier sides of the busi-
ness. He j oi ned Vol vo Trucks North
America in 1986, and served most recently
as vice president – fleet sales.
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AUGUST
*Aug 17-18
NFPA 2010 Industry Outlook Conference -
Westin Chicago North Shore, Chicago, IL
National Fluid Power Association
3333 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 211
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Fax: (414) 778-3361
E-mail: nfpa@nfpa.com
Web: www.nfpa.com
SEPTEMBER
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Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Newport Beach, CA
Electrical Generating Systems Association
1650 South Dixie Highway, Suite 500
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Tel: (561) 750-5575
Fax: (561) 395-8557
E-mail: e-mail@egsa.org
Web: www.egsa.org/meeting/fallconference.cfm
*Sept 27-30
Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research
(DEER) Conference -
Detroit, MI
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Tel: (800) 608 7141
E-mail: deerconference@courtesyassoc.com
Web: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/
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OCTOBER
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Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL
Society of Automotive Engineers
400 Commonwealth
Warrendale, PA 15096-0001
Tel: (724) 772-4081
Fax: (724) 776-0210
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T
wo years ago, I said there were
some tougher times ahead for back-
hoe loader markets. Now, I believe
we have hit the bottom of the market for
these machines. That’s actually the good
news. The bad news is that we don’t know
how long we will bump along that bottom
before heading back to higher ground.
Usually, one can see the light at the end of
the tunnel and make some projections even if
the light is dim or flickering. These days, there
is very limited light coming through.
To catch up, we have seen four years of
declining sales for backhoes dating back to
2005. Peak sales for the standard backhoes
occurred that year, with sales exceeding
29,000 units, and for compact models (rated
under 60 hp) more than 6000 units. In
2009, industry sales were roughly 10,000
units (covering both types of backhoes) —
down 70% for the standard models and off
75% for the compact machines. Yikes! We
have never seen numbers like this since I
have been working in the industry, which
goes back a few more years than I would like
to admit just now.
So what’s happening? The short explana-
tion is that we got hit by a severe recession; the
housing market collapsed and construction of
almost everything in sight stopped or went on
vacation despite billions of dollars of promised
stimulus funding that none of us have seen.
Right now we are still a long way from see-
ing any important turnarounds or market
improvements. Yes, some of the OEMs are
getting all excited about a V-shaped recovery
starting later in 2010, but I don’t see it. A V-
shaped recovery may get started on a small
scale in 2010, but it won’t go anywhere or it
won’t look very promising for several years if
we cannot get housing and other construction
markets moving once again. I think the OEMs
are way ahead of themselves on the recovery
idea (at least in North America) based on what
I see happening in the marketplace.
But back to the backhoes. Deere is the
market leader for backhoe loaders, followed
by the combined sales of Case and New
Holland (CNH), which come in a close sec-
ond. Caterpillar is third (or fourth) depend-
ing on how you look at the market. Then we
have Komatsu, JCB, Terex and Volvo, which
round out the suppliers of the standard
machines. The last four players mentioned
account for about 20% of the market, while
the bigger suppliers at the top account for
80% of the total.
In compact backhoes, Kubota is head and
shoulders above all of the other companies.
Big K from Japan accounts for half of the
market, followed by Terramite and Deere.
Others include JCB, Allmand Bros., Laymor
and Yanmar. None of these players have
much action on the sales side.
It should also be noted that a gazillion
companies offer small utility tractors with
loader buckets and backhoe attachments.
Most of these machines are rated under 40 to
50 hp and are predominantly used in utility
situations ranging from mowing to post hole
drilling and dirt moving of some sort. These
are not dedicated backhoe loaders, however,
and there is a big difference.
Two interesting changes appear to be tak-
ing place on the manufacturing side.
Caterpillar, one of the top players on the
standard machines, recently announced that
it will be transferring its domestic produc-
tion of backhoe loaders back to its factory in
the U.K. this year to consolidate its manufac-
turing of these machines in one location.
Caterpillar has been producing backhoes for
the domestic market in Clayton, N.C., for
more than a decade and had moved produc-
tion there from its U.K. factory back in the
1990s. So now, Cat backhoes have gone full
circle from a sourcing standpoint. Caterpillar
also produces backhoes in Brazil and India.
Caterpillar also announced that it would
be moving its small wheel loader production
from the same U.K. factory to the Clayton
plant, so it is essentially swapping one pro-
duction line for another.
The second announcement about back-
hoes came from JCB late last year. That com-
pany has been assembling machines in its
Savannah, Ga., plant for a number of years,
but with shrinking demand, output from
the Georgia plant was falling off the map.
That production line was closed down at the
end of ’09 and moved back to the factory in
Rocester, England, where it started years
ago. JCB does not have the position in the
market that Caterpillar has developed over
the years, so its output was considerably
smaller and its operation less efficient than
what Cat had.
I have said repeatedly that I anticipate a
“bathtub” curve for the market recovery for
this and a number of other products. We
have already gone over the front of the tub
on the downside and now we are on the bot-
tom heading up a gradual slope toward the
back of the tub with virtually no real
improvement in sales this year and perhaps
next. Someday, we will start up the other side
of the tub. Right now, I don’t see that hap-
pening until later in 2011. By 2012, we
might have a decent recovery in backhoes
working, although I doubt that sales will
look anywhere near what they were four
years ago when all looked so rosy. That’s
going to take a few more years. dp
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usy” may be an understatement
for ag equipment manufacturer
Massey Ferguson these days, as
the company has launched several new
tractors to its 2010 lineup. New from the
AGCO subsidiary are an all-new utility
tractor, an additional new series of utility
tractors and an expansion of its high-
horsepower Massey Ferguson 7400 Series
tractor range.
Starting at the top, the new MF7497 and
MF7499 tractors sit at the top end of the
company’s eight-model, high-horsepower
tractor family. The new units extend the top
end of the series with ratings of 165 and
185 PTO hp, respectively.
With their higher power offering, the
new MF7497 and MF7499 tractors are
designed for use by row crop farmers and
commercial hay producers. It is an ideal
planer tractor or power unit for a large
baler, said Jason Hoult, product marketing
manger for high-horsepower tractors.
“AGCO is committed to our grower
customers,” said Hoult. “We’re pleased to
meet their needs for power and technolo-
gy by expanding the horsepower range of
our lineup.
“With the addition of these tractors,
Massey Ferguson now offers customers a
full line of CVT-equipped tractors from
100 to 275 PTO hp. Our goal was to
build dependable and powerful, yet ver-
satile and comfortable tractors that our
customers enjoy operating.”
The four-wheel drive machines are
powered by six-cylinder AGCO Sisu
Power 74CTA diesel engines rated 200
and 215 hp at 2000 rpm. The Tier 3
engines have a bore and stroke of 108 x
134 mm and an overall displacement of
7.4 L. They utilize a high-pressure com-
mon rail fuel system based on Bosch
components controlled by a third-gener-
ation SisuTronic electronic control sys-
tem. Engineered to provide higher
pulling power at lower speeds, the
engines are equipped with Donaldson
dry-type air cleaners.
The Dyna-VT continuously variable
transmission (CVT) is standard on the
new MF7497 and MF7499 tractors and
is designed to provide smooth, infinitely
variable speed control while increasing
productivity and fuel economy. The
clutchless CVT has two speed ranges and
works with Massey Ferguson’s Dynamic
Tractor Management (DTM) system to
match ground speed with the most effi-
cient engine speed, based on terrain and
conditions. The Dyna-VT transmission is
available as an option on the remaining
six 7400 Series tractors from 100 to 160
PTO hp.
A separate 15.3 gal. oil reservoir is ded-
icated to the CVT to provide full power
and eliminate contamination from the
implement circuit. Maximum travel speed
with the CVT is 26 mph.
The MF7497 and MF7499 tractors
also have an electrohydraulic differential
lock integrated into the front and rear
axles and inboard planetary final drives
in the rear axle.
Tractor operation has been simplified
with a new active stop feature that is engi-
neered to stop forward and reverse travel
through raising of the shuttle lever. The
active stop is designed to keep the tractor in
place, even on slopes, until the shuttle lever
is lowered back into position.
The cab of the new MF7497 and
MF7499 tractors incorporates rubber
padding and rubber mounts to reduce
12 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010
A Harvest Of New Tractors
FOR 2010, MASSEY FERGUSON ADDS TWO NEW MACHINES TO ITS HIGH-
HORSEPOWER RANGE, ALONG WITH NEW UTILITY TRACTOR SERIES
BY DAWN M. GESKE
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Massey Ferguson has launched a
slew of new tractors for 2010
including the new MF7497 and
MF7499 models, part of its
high-horsepower 7400 Series
tractors. The new tractors are
powered by AGCO Sisu Power
74CTA diesel engines rated 200
and 215 hp at 2000 rpm and
equipped with the Dyna-VT con-
tinuously variable transmission.
DPNA477.qxp 5/3/10 9:05 AM Page 1
noise and vibration to the operator. Air
ride seats are standard with 61 sq.ft. of
cab glass. Noise rating is 69 dB(A).
“Many of the features farmers have come
to love and expect from their tractors are
standard on these new models, particular-
ly in the area of comfort,” said Hoult.
“Everything in the tractors’ cabs has been
positioned to provide the operator with
superior comfort, control and ease of use.”
Both tractors have a 540/1000 rpm
PTO. The PTO is electrohydraulically
engaged and can be engaged and disen-
gaged while the tractor is moving.
The tractors are also equipped with a
Category 3, three-point hitch with 16,140
lb. lift capacity. A front three-point hitch
with 8800 lb. lift capacity is available as
an option while a closed-center 29 gpm
Sauer-Danfoss hydraulic system supplies
the implements.
Massey Ferguson produces the new
MF7497 and MF7499 tractors at its
Beauvais, France, facility. Production
began in February.
Also new from Massey Ferguson is the
Heavy Duty (HD) Series 2600 utility trac-
tors. The new series has four models —
the MF2650, MF2660, MF2670 and
MF2680 — rated 62 to 83 PTO hp. The
tractors were engineered with 25% more
useable weight for daily chores at dairy
and beef operations as well as for use by
small hay producers, the company said.
The standard models are available in
two- or four-wheel drive variations with
or without cabs, an independent PTO and
choice of transmissions. The new HD
Series 2600 utility tractors utilize all-steel
construction and components for added
durability and performance.
“This is a classic, hardworking utility
tractor that gets back to basics, yet incor-
porates innovations and upgrades for great
performance, durability, convenience and
comfort,” said Rene Boivin, product mar-
keting manager, utility, specialty and
midrange tractors. “The HD Series is
built with a new level of heavy-duty
toughness plus the traditional reliability
and practicality.”
Massey Ferguson also offers the trac-
tors with a low profile option for
orchard work, vineyards, livestock oper-
ation and other applications requiring a
low overhead clearance, compact size
and versatility.
Powering the new HD Series 2600 util-
ity tractors are 4.4 L, four-cylinder
Perkins 1104D-44T turbocharged diesel
engines rated 74, 81, 91 and 97 hp at
2200 rpm. The Tier 3 engine’s exhaust is
run horizontally below the operator’s
platform, exiting near the rear axle to
avoid obstructing visibility.
Ground power is provided by the
option of a synchroshuttle 8x8 transmis-
sion for loader work, designed to offer on-
the-roll shifting for improved cycle times
and improved production. As another
option, the synchronized 12x4 transmis-
sion offers ideal speed selections for hay-
making, mowing or tillage and straight,
inline shift pattern from first to reverse.
The drivetrain also includes heavy-
duty castings, axles, gears, bearing and
final drives. The outboard planetary final
drives provide speed reduction at the tire
and wheel, reducing the torque loads in
the drivetrain. The rear axle differential
locks the back tires in tandem for added
traction in mud or soft spots.
The HD Series’ MF2650 and MF2660
models have 540 rpm independent PTO
while the MF2670 and MF2680 feature a
540/1000 rpm independent PTO.
Dual hydraulics powered by two gear-
driven hydraulic pumps provide power
for the steering and remote hydraulic
valves. One valve is standard, with the
option for up to three remotes.
The three-point hitch allows for use of
ground-engaging tools, controlled by
draft levers on the redesigned console.
Shift levers are located to the side of the
tractors and other controls are located at a
natural reach.
Other new features of the HD Series
2600 utility tractors include improved
hydraulic controls, a new dashboard
design and hand-operated parking brake.
The new, improved seat offers more cush-
ioning for a softer ride, as well as weight
adjustment, fore and aft adjustment and
armrests, standard.
The new HD Series 2600 utility trac-
tors are produced at Massey Ferguson’s
Canoas, Brazil, plant, where production is
currently under way.
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diesel has a total displacement of 3.6 L.
Two transmission options are offered.
The standard 8x2 constant mesh trans-
mission is an economical option with live
PTO and simplified operation. The
optional 8x8 sychroshuttle transmission
with an independent PTO has a fully syn-
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tractor to shift gears on the roll and
change direction without stopping.
The MF2635 utility tractor is also
equipped with a Category 1-2 rear three-
point hitch, 16.2 gpm implement
hydraulic system to power a loader or
other hydraulic attachments with the
option of up to two rear remote valves.
The MF2635 tractor is manufactured in
India. Massey Ferguson began production
of the MF2635 model in early 2010, and
tractors are expected to be available for deal-
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Also new from Massey Ferguson is the
MF2635 utility tractor. This tractor is a
new turbocharged addition to the 2600
Series utility tractors rated 32 to 62 PTO
hp. The MF2635 is the largest model in
the series targeting the utility and small
hay production markets.
The MF2635 has the power to pull
small round and square balers and hay
rakes, the company said, and can per-
form chores around the farm and ranch,
such as mowing roadsides and large pas-
tures, as well as find use in general land-
scape maintenance. It can accommodate
two different loaders to further increase
its utility around the farm, Massey Fer-
guson said.
The MF2635 utility tractor is powered
by a Tier 3 direct-injection Simpson
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Also new from Massey Ferguson
are the Heavy Duty (HD) Series
2600 utility tractors. The tractors
were engineered with 25% more
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dairy and beef operations as well
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ith all the uncertainty, fear and
trepidation the EPA’s Tier 4
interim and Tier 4 final emis-
sions standards have brought to many
segments of the off-road equipment mar-
kets, it’s almost a relief to see an area that
appears to be taking things all in stride.
And wouldn’t you know it that it’s the
one that makes the machinery for some
of the most unflappable people on earth
—farmers.
More than most, agricultural equip-
ment manufacturers are one of the few
industries that seem to be on track and
confident of their plans to meet the
implementation of Tier 4 standards in
2011 and 2012. AGCO, Deere and most
recently Case IH and New Holland, have
all announced the Tier 4 technical paths
they’ll be following in their tractors,
sprayers and combines. And while each is
going about it in their own way, nearly all
of them went public early on and have
even sought to market their particular
solutions to customers, some as early as
last year.
Most recently, Case IH and New
Holland announced their Tier 4 interim
strategy in late February. Case IH said it
will use a two-track approach to meet
Tier 4 interim standards, using selective
catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for
medium- and heavy-duty engines greater
than 100 hp and cooled exhaust gas recir-
culation (CEGR) for light-duty engines
under 100 hp.
“SCR technology represents the best
approach for high-horsepower agricultur-
al equipment, especially when you con-
sider how important fuel efficiency and
maintenance costs are to large produc-
ers,” said Duane Nelson, Case IH director,
global brand management. “SCR is a cool-
running, quiet system that’s separate from
main engine function. It does not inter-
fere with engine performance, but actual-
ly improves it.”
Case IH said it will utilize CEGR tech-
Plowing Ahead Into Tier 4
AG EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ON TRACK TO MEET NEW EPA
EMISSIONS HURDLES; BOTH EGR AND SCR WILL BE SEEN AT INTERIM
BY DAWN M. GESKE
A number of agricultural equipment manufacturers have already announced the
paths they are taking for Tier 4 interim and Tier 4 final exhaust emissions regula-
tions. AGCO was one of the early adopters of selective catalytic reduction (SCR),
showcasing its e3 SCR technology in its Massey Ferguson 8600 (shown here) and
Challenger MT600C tractors using AGCO Sisu Power diesel engines.
A number of agricultural equipment manufacturers have already announced the
paths they are taking for Tier 4 interim and Tier 4 final exhaust emissions regula-
tions. AGCO was one of the early adopters of selective catalytic reduction (SCR),
showcasing its e3 SCR technology in its Massey Ferguson 8600 (shown here) and
Challenger MT600C tractors using AGCO Sisu Power diesel engines.
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nology for the sub-100 hp engines because
that market is largely consumer and rural
lifestyle based and the equipment is used
less intensively than high-production,
high-horsepower ag equipment. However,
Case said it will use SCR on the smaller
engines to meet the more stringent Tier 4
final standards beginning in 2014.
“SCR is the best guarantee that cus-
tomers will have reliable, cost-effective,
state-of-the-art agricultural equipment,”
said Nelson. “Any other approach would
be a short-term solution.”
Case IH will offer the diesel exhaust
fluid (DEF) required for use with SCR at
all its dealerships and said the urea tank
on its tractors will be designed to last as
long as two tanks of fuel.
New Holland will be using the same
Tier 4 interim approach as Case IH with
SCR in engines above 100 hp and CEGR
for the smaller engines. Like Case IH,
New Holland’s Tier 4 final solution will be
SCR, leveraging CNH Global’s engine
division Fiat Powertrain Technologies’
experience with this technology in on-
highway engines.
“We believe that a one-size-fits-all
approach just won’t work in modern farm-
ing,” said Pierre Lahutte, director of global
marketing and communication for New
Holland Agriculture. “We are committed to
integrating the best available engine tech-
nology for every machine and operation.”
DEF will be available throughout the
New Holland distribution network. The
company also said it is looking at alterna-
tive technologies to power its tractors such
as hydrogen fuel cells, which it showcased
in the concept NH2TM tractor.
John Deere, relying on its John Deere
Power Systems (JDPS) group for Tier 4
answers, will use cooled EGR and diesel
particulate filters (DPFs) for the Power-
Tech Plus engines that will drive its agri-
cultural machines. At this time, Deere
said, EGR is a more operator-friendly
technology and less complex to maintain
when compared to SCR systems.
“Our proven record with cooled EGR
was a major driver in our decision to con-
tinue using it for interim Tier 4/Stage 3b,”
said John Piasecki, director of worldwide
marketing, sales and customer support
for JDPS. “We chose to take the route of
cooled EGR because we believe it’s the
right technology at this point in time.
“The single-fluid approach of cooled
EGR means the technology will be easy
for operators to use, and they won’t have
to incur the cost of diesel fuel plus the
urea required by SCR systems. We are
using the most operator-friendly technol-
ogy available today.”
Deere has not yet revealed its Tier 4
final technology.
AGCO Corp. was among the first ag
Case IH recently announced its two-track approach to meet
Tier 4 interim, using SCR systems for medium- and heavy-
duty engines greater than 100 hp and cooled exhaust gas
recirculation (CEGR) for light-duty engines under 100 hp.
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manufacturers to announce its emissions
path, launching its e3 SCR technology
last spring. The e3 system is AGCO’s
branded SCR system, and it is currently
being used in Tier 3 tractors powered by
its AGCO Sisu Power 8.4 L engine, as
well as in Tier 4 interim and final engines.
The company introduced the e3 system in
Massey Ferguson 8600 and Challenger
MT600C tractors that went on sale in
2009, becoming the first tractors in North
America to hit the market with SCR.
“Until now, emissions reduction meant
a tradeoff between reduced fuel economy,
increased cost and more complex compo-
nents added to the engine,” said Hubertus
Muehlhaeuser, AGCO’s senior vice presi-
dent and general manager Engines. “The
e3 SCR emission technology solution
offers improved fuel economy and the
unmatched performance and reliability
that our AGCO Sisu Power engines are
known for.”
The main components of the e3 system
include the DEF tank, injection system
and a catalytic chamber. AGCO said the
SCR technology adds nothing to the list
price of the tractor and eliminates the
need for expensive “add ons” like EGR
valves and large coolers.
While marketing its e3 solution, AGCO
cited the use of SCR by European auto-
mobile and engine manufacturers
Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen,
Mini, Hyundai, Kia and Jeep. It also noted
that nearly all U.S. truck and engine man-
ufacturers, including Daimler Trucks
North America, Mack, Volvo, Cummins
and Paccar, are using SCR to meet U.S.
2010 on-highway regulations.
“Energy, economy and ecology are the
benefits of AGCO’s e3 SCR emissions
technology,” said Muehlhaeuser. “Energy
comes from optimizing the engine’s per-
formance. Economy is the improvement
to the customer’s bottom line by lowering
fuel consumption and ecology, which is
doing the right thing for the environment
as lower emissions are achieved.”
With AGCO’s e3 system, DEF usage
averages 3% of fuel consumption, allow-
ing a farmer to typically fill his DEF tank
every second fuel fill-up. DEF can be pur-
chased at any AGCO Tractors, Massey
Ferguson or Challenger dealership.
While manufacturers such as AGCO,
Deere, Case IH and New Holland have the
advantage of using in-house engines in the
majority of their machinery, other ag
equipment manufacturers are relying on
their engine suppliers to help them inte-
grate Tier 4 technology into their products.
Tractor manufacturer McCormick In-
ternational USA is currently in the plan-
ning stages of Tier 4 implementation,
according to Wayne Buchberger, vice
president, operations at McCormick. “We
have been working on the new Tier 4 reg-
ulations for some time now, and we plan
to be fully compliant by all required
deadlines,” Buchberger said. “We do not
have anything other than this that we are
able to disclose at this time though, as it
is a work in progress.”
While Kubota Tractor Corp. powers a
portion of its equipment line with its
own engines, it also sources engines out-
side its power band for other engine sup-
pliers. To date, Kubota has not comment-
ed officially as to what direction it will
take for Tier 4. “Our plans are to be pre-
pared to meet new emissions require-
ments as announced,” said Kubota
Product Manager Paul Williams, “with
the implementation of our innovative
common rail system in some of our agri-
cultural tractors, such as the recently
released M100X/M110X/M126X and
M135X series, including our new M126X
Power Krawler.”
Cummins is supplying Tier 4 engine
solutions to a number of different ag
manufacturers — JCB, Hagie, Miller,
Apache, GVM, Massey Ferguson, CNH
and MacDon. Cummins QSB6.7, QSL9
and QSX platforms will utilize EGR with
a particulate filter, along with the
Cummins Direct Flow air filter and
Cummins Turbo Technologies VGT tur-
bochargers with a sliding-nozzle design.
Buhler Versatile Inc., a Canadian trac-
tor manufacturer, has already announced
it will use Cummins Tier 4 QSX15 engines
in its Versatile High Horsepower Tractor
(HHT) series of four-wheel drive trac-
tors. The two companies are currently
engaged in a rigorous field test program,
mirroring the tough duty cycle and high
load factors typically undertaken by
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these tractors. The joint Versatile and
Cummins team is focused on developing
optimum engine ratings and electronic
calibrations for Tier 4 installations across
the Versatile tractor range, with power
curves shaped to realize the full potential
of the tractor’s powershift transmission.
“The performance results from the
QSX15-powered Tier 4 field test tractor
have surpassed our initial expectations,”
said Grant Adolph, COO at Versatile.
“Our Tier 4 HHT program provides a
valuable learning experience that we can
use as a basis to rapidly move ahead with
other Cummins Tier 4 prototype installa-
tions. Using virtual installation tech-
niques, we can identify opportunities to
improve packaging efficiency before work
commences on the prototype installations.
“We can also use virtual fuel consump-
tion analysis to fine tune various tractor
and engine features at an early design
stage to realize the best possible fuel effi-
ciency. By taking the fuel maps and duty
cycle data of the current Tier 3 tractors as
a starting point, we then build up a pre-
dicted fuel consumption across the power
curve of the intended Tier 4 interim-
powered versions.
“Using virtual installation and fuel con-
sumption analysis means we are able to
fast-track Tier 4 system integration
work,” Adolph added.
While Tier 4 interim applications in-
corporate a mix of discrete EGR or EGR-
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SCR solutions, it’s generally expected that
Tier 4 final will result in a universal
embrace of combined EGR-SCR systems.
That increased complexity is liable to run
headlong into the desire of many farmers
to do their own maintenance and repair
work, which leaves some observers con-
cerned about what might occur in the
field. It has been suggested that farmers
may try to do everything from clean diesel
particulate filters themselves to mixing
their own DEF.
Jason Hoult, product marketing man-
ager for high-horsepower tractors at
AGCO, has heard his share of horror sto-
ries and said there are concerns over what
farmers might attempt on their own.
Mostly, Hoult worries that they could
attempt to remove or bypass the after-
treatment system. Modifications of emis-
sions-related components can result in
fines by the EPA and could result in
expensive damage to the equipment and
warranty issues.
With urea a commonly used chemical
in ag, farmers might also consider trying
to produce their own DEF. That would
cause problems, Hoult noted, as DEF
requires deionized water, and the typical
farmer’s water supply includes metals
and impurities that could cause expen-
sive damage to the SCR system. That’s
why companies marketing equipment
with SCR insist that DEF needs to be API
certified and purchased from a reputable
source. dp
John Deere will use cooled
EGR for Tier 4 interim in its
PowerTech Plus engines used
across most of its ag equip-
ment products.
Canadian tractor manufacturer Buhler Versatile has announced it
will use Cummins Tier 4 QSX15 engines in its Versatile High
Horsepower Tractor (HHT) series of four-wheel drive tractors.
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new 900 K series tracked feller bunch-
ers as well as new tracked harvesters in
the 900 KH series. The new additions ex-
pand Deere’s forestry machinery lineup,
which includes skidders, knuckleboom
loaders, forestry swing machines, energy
wood harvesters, forwarders, crawler doz-
ers and a variety of attachments.
The new 900 K series tracked feller
bunchers upgrade the J series to K mod-
els, covering four new machines (the
903K, 909K, 953K and 959K). The new
feller bunchers are powered by 9.0 L John
Deere PowerTech Plus Tier 3 engines,
which in combination with a 295 gal. fuel
tank are designed to provide improved
fuel economy and more work time
between fill-ups. The 903K and 909K
machines are available in two ouputs —
300 and 330 hp respectively — while the
larger 953K and the 959K feller bunchers
are rated 330 hp.
New on the 900 K series machines is a
quick-recovery saw designed to keep
speeds up and felling head accumulation
that picks up more trees at once. The
new feller bunchers were also designed
with a higher tractive-effort-to-weight
ratio with lower ground pressure for
smoother operation. A new leveling sys-
tem keeps the upper frame level when
the tracks are climbing or tilting on
tough slopes, Deere said.
The majority of the redesign of the 900
K series tracked feller bunchers is most
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Forestry includes four new models
powered by 9.0 L John Deere
PowerTech Plus Tier 3 engines
rated 300 to 330 hp. The new 900
KH tracked harvesters (right) also
have additional horsepower to
deliver more power to move, swing
and harvest faster.
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noticeable in the cab — as visibility was
enhanced, a new, more powerful HVAC
system was added and brighter cab inte-
rior lighting was integrated to improve
work and drive lines of sight.
“The 900 K series feller bunchers have
noticeably superior hydraulic multifunc-
tioning, including swing torque, boom
performance and tracking, and a power
management system that makes sure no
power is wasted,” said Elliott Little, prod-
uct marketing manager, Tracked
Harvesters and Tracked Feller Bunchers at
Deere. “These machines are packed with
customer-driven features and are sure to
provide superior uptime and productivity
while lowering daily operating costs.”
Also new from Deere are the 900 KH
series tracked harvesters including the
new 903KH and 909KH models. Deere’s
tracked harvester line now has five
models adding to the 181 to 241 hp
703JH, 753JH and 759JH machines.
With the new 903KH and 909KH har-
vesters, Deere said it has added addition-
al horsepower to deliver more power to
move, swing and harvest faster. The new
harvesters are powered by 9.0 L Tier 3
John Deere PowerTech Plus diesel
engines rated 300 to 330 hp.
“Our 903KH and 909KH har-
vesters get more done and cover
more ground so operators can
take on more of the forest,” said
Little. “These machines are packed
with customer-driven features and
are sure to provide superior
uptime and productivity while
lowering daily operating costs.”
New on the machines are dual
swing motors for higher torque
and a power management system
to ensure engine power is fully
managed. A fully integrated meas-
uring system that has been facto-
ry installed and a new protected
undercarriage has been integrated
with double flange rollers for
maximum durability while a new
leveling system keeps the upper
frame level on uneven terrain.
Cab enhancements include bet-
ter visibility, a new, more power-
ful HVAC system, brighter cab
interior lighting, a factory-mount-
ed keyboard and mouse, measur-
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ing system power switch and USB port.
More in-cab storage has been added
behind the operator seat along with more
power ports and cup holders and a sealed
switch module with keyless start, auto-
idle, hydraulic enable and engine throttle.
To aid visibility from all angles, the
exterior lighting has been improved and
features enhanced adjustability for both
work and drive lines of site, and the front
window bars have been repositioned so
they are now vertical.
Deere offers the new harvesters with
the Waratah HTH622B, HTH623C and
HTH624C head configurations as well
as a range of customizable options and
features. dp
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Switches And
Controls Catalog
Carling Technologies has pub-
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and controls catalog, featuring
the new S series and fully ad-
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included are updated listings for
the L, V and W series; expanded
specifications for electronic con-
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also include videos, application
examples and links to CAD files
and online tools to help users
specify products.
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Data Logging
Onset has released a new 28-page
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I
t has often been said that history is
the version of events written by
the winners about the losers. I
don’t know that we’d say winners and
losers were at play in the short history
of Diesel Progress that follows, but it is
certainly the version written by the
survivors — those still at the helm,
about those that came before them.
Thus it is appropriate that the first
thing you see when we look at the his-
tory of Diesel Progress magazine — 75
years old with 900 issues in the bag as
of this month — are people. And
while we don’t want to go all gushy
and join hands and start to sing, “peo-
ple who need people …” the story of
Diesel Progress is truly about people.
These pages over 75 years have
been filled with a lot of nuts and bolts,
iron and steel, more recently Amps,
watts and pixels — just about every
material and fluid that goes into on-
highway, off-highway, stationary and
marine engines and equipment.
But it has all been produced by peo-
ple. People for the most part that didn’t
begin their careers intent on joining
the staff of Diesel Progress, but once
they got here embraced the industry,
the companies we cover and our phi-
losophy of publishing. That, we think,
is unique in the business, industrial
and trade press world.
History is full of stories about sol-
diers, athletes and others who when
asked why they did what they did, did
not invoke high ideals or great
philosophies, but rather they didn’t
want to let down the squad, team or
organization. We do what we do for
you the reader, you the advertiser, but
we also do it for each other.
No one in the Diesel & Gas Turbine
Publications organization, encompass-
ing Diesel Progress North American,
Diesel Progress International, the Global
Diesel Progress —The People
Front row (l to r): Noreen Paar, Sue Laczkowski, Sheila Lizdas, Mike Osenga, Marisa Roberts, Dawn Geske, Amanda Ryan, Kyle Kopplin
Back row (l to r): Brenda Burbach, Kara Kane-Doneff, Amanda Klemp, Katie Evans, Mark Klippel, Sue Bollwahn, John Blomberg, Carla Lemke,
Joe Kane, Melissa McNulty, Mary Graesing, Alyssa Loope, Phil Burnside, Christa Johnson, Carie Hoeser, Mike Brezonick, Niki Trucksa
continued on page 28
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28 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010
Diesel Progress was founded in 1935
in New York City by Rex W. Wadman. It
started out as a monthly magazine and
has remained so through this, the 900
th
issue. English-born Wadman had previ-
ously worked for another diesel trade
magazine called Oil Engine Power; he
also had sold diesel engines and worked
in advertising before founding Diesel
Progress at age 45.
This was no slam dunk deal. The
United States and much of the world
was still mired in the Great De-
pression. While World War II was still
four years away, the storm clouds were
gathering. Baseball had yet to play a
game at night, aviation was emerging
from its infancy, while cars and trucks
still lacked a proper road and bridge
system that would bring us the mobil-
ity we take for granted today. Trains
were king.
Thus to set out publishing a brand
new magazine, at age 45, in the worst
economic climate the United States (and
the world) had ever seen, about what
was considered an “emerging technolo-
gy” was risky business.
Like many magazines of its time, Diesel
Progress’ purpose was promotional —
A Short History Of Diesel Progress
Brent Haight
Houston, Texas
Bo Svensson
Finspong, Sweden
Samantha Doran
London, England
In Europe: (L to R): Roberta
Prandi, Lisa Hochkofler,
Ian Cameron, Gabriele Dinsel
Russell Palmer
Chairman
of the Board
Roberto Chellini
Florence, Italy
Sourcing Guide, Diesel & Gas Turbine
Worldwide or CompressorTech
Two
and
its CompressorTech
Two
Sourcing Supp-
lement wants to let the others down
and have it be said of them, “hmm,
they’re not doing too well.”
Thus, people.
After 27,000+ days in business, like
any organization, we have lots of sto-
ries and have had lots of characters.
Some of which can be told, others are
better left unsaid. Likewise, there have
been hundreds of people over 75 years
that have contributed to the success of
Diesel Progress in all the publishing
disciplines: circulation, sales, editorial,
administration, design and graphics.
Our founders were the Wadman
and Palmer families and, represent-
ing continuity almost unheard of
these days, Russell Palmer, the son of
one of the founding families, remains
active in the business today as our
chairman of the board, while Bruce
Wadman, the son of the other family,
remained active through 2000.
Our publisher from the 1970s
through the 1990s, Bob Schulz, inject-
ed a marketing and sales drive into the
company that — albeit changed to
suit today’s business world — remains
essentially intact. Rob Wilson, the
publisher through the mid-2000s
began a corporate cultural change that
brought Diesel Progress kicking and
screaming into the 21
st
century.
But the heart and soul of Diesel &
Gas Turbine Publications since the late
1960s through to today has been Joe
Kane. Originally the editor of Diesel &
Gas Turbine Worldwide, later the
founder of CompressorTech
Two
, Joe’s
approach to publishing, to editorial, to
customers, to life has influenced and
guided literally every single person that
works here or has been part of Diesel.
At 82, Joe still comes into the office
most days and is a physical reminder of
much of what Diesel Progress and
Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications is
all about. We’ve been lucky and we’ve
been blessed.
Thus, people.
– Mike Osenga –
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“objective journalism” (if there is such a
thing) was years away.
Diesel Progress was unabashedly
founded to promote the use of diesel
engines — literally on land, on sea and
in the air, as a later tagline to our logo
said. Wadman believed in their use,
their efficiency and set out to make sure
everyone knew it.
But interestingly, Wadman and the
staff of Diesel Progress, while never miss-
ing the chance to extol the virtues and
advantages of the diesel, did not do it
in the hyperbole-filled, “facts be
damned” style of the times. Rather, they
published straightforward recitations,
full of component detail, about the ap-
plication of the diesel engine in its
growing number of uses. All accompa-
nied by the obvious benefits diesel pro-
vided to the user. Reading many of
those articles today does not jar the eye
with dated language and style as some
from that era does.
At the time, Cummins had been
building engines for about 16 years,
while Caterpillar had only started
engine production a few years before.
What was different from today is that
there were a lot of U.S. builders of diesel
engines. The global nature of the diesel
engine business was still 40 to 50 years
off. Home markets were largely served
by indigenous manufacturers.
Alco, Allis-Chalmers, Atlas-Imperial,
Bethlehem, Bessemer, Bolinders, Colo,
Fairbanks Morse, Hercules, Inter-
national Harvester, Nelseco, Nordberg,
Sterling, Victor, Waukesha and Winton
(a division of General Motors) were, to
name a few, all going concerns, and all
were mentioned in the first issue of
Diesel Progress, as was the English man-
ufacturer R.A. Lister.
In 1935, while diesels were starting to
appear in trucks and buses, as well as
construction and agricultural equip-
ment, rail, power generation and marine
were still the primary uses of diesel
power, and the engines themselves were
mostly what we would consider medi-
um-speed diesels today.
The true explosion of what we know
as the high-speed diesel didn’t happen
until during World War II, and especial-
ly afterward in the United States, driven
in no small part by the massive post-war
growth of the American economy.
Even given the growing U.S. diesel
industry, Diesel Progress very early on
recognized the global nature of busi-
ness. Within the first few years of oper-
ation, offices were opened in England,
Europe and Japan.
The sight of these international ad-
dresses on our masthead, at a time
where state-to-state travel was an adven-
ture, was unique in the trade press
world. As someone said in preparing
this issue, “wow, we were international
before international was cool.”
After World War II, through the
1960s, the diesel industry had its first
huge period of growth in North America
and elsewhere. And while during war
time these amazing technological devel-
opments that resulted in the baseline for
today’s high-speed engine business was
classified information, after the war
these developments moved into the
commercial markets and Diesel Progress’
coverage grew in parallel.
In the late 1960s, gas turbine engines
appeared to be the power plant of the
future. Chrysler had one in a car, John
Deere in a tractor, Mack in a truck.
Parnelli Jones came within a broken
bearing of winning the Indianapolis 500
in a gas turbine-powered car.
Responding to that, we launched
what is now Diesel & Gas Turbine
Worldwide magazine in 1969, joining
Diesel Progress and the Diesel & (now)
Gas Turbine Catalog in the stable.
By 1982, recognizing that the future
THE ENGINE MAN’S MAGAZINE
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of diesel industry was global, Diesel
Progress was split in two, with the debut
of what is now Diesel Progress Inter-
national and then was called High Speed
Diesel Report.
In the early 1990s, an idea that Joe
Kane had presented to management for
years finally became a reality as Com-
pressorTech
Two
started as a supplement
in Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide, and
becoming its own magazine in 1995.
CT2, as it is known, is tasked with cov-
ering the global gas compression mar-
kets, products and applications.
Two other things happened in the
mid-1990s that significantly changed
Diesel Progress. The Clean Air Act was
passed in 1990, and in 1995 diesel
engines fell under its regulatory power.
Recognizing early on the industry-
changing nature of these governmental
regulations, Diesel Progress began what
is now an unparalleled 15-year cover-
age of the products, technology and
news of emissions — a width and
breadth of coverage unmatched in the
trade or business publishing world. As
there is no true end in sight for the
environmental challenges for diesel
engines and the equipment it powers, it
is a subject that has a lot of articles yet
to be written.
At the same time, the advent of the
Internet changed publishing for all time,
in ways we are only now beginning to
comprehend. Since the mid-1990s, Diesel
Progress has added a website — Diesel
Progress Online (www.dieselprogress.com)
— virtual online trade shows, digital
editions, the Diesel News Network bi-
monthly newsletter, blogs, a Twitter site,
expanded our video, webinar and survey
capabilities. That is a chapter in our his-
tory that is far from being finished.
Finally, unlike many publications, we
have been rather flexible with our name
through the years, per some of the
accompanying illustrations. Reflecting
the changes in the market for motive
power, we added gas engines (natural
gas not gasoline) to the title, later gas
turbines (before splitting that off into
its own magazine). Later, as we expand-
ed to cover all types of industrial
engines, and especially the powertrains
driven by those engines, Engines &
Drives showed up as part of the name
for a while.
Eventually we came back full circle as
Diesel Progress again became Diesel
Progress — albeit with North American
and International editions.
Maybe it is the nature of our “corpo-
rate culture,” but as interesting as our
history has been and obviously there are
many stories and developments left
unsaid in all this, Diesel Progress has
never spent a lot of time looking at its
past. In fact, assembling this issue has
given some of our people their first
immersion into the lore of Diesel that
came before their hire date. They have
found it an interesting, ironic and some-
times hilarious look into the past.
But publishing right now, which is in
the midst of its own industrial revolu-
tion time of change, doesn’t have a lot of
time to reflect. The challenges ahead of
us are huge and that’s where our focus
needs to be.
However, being 75 years old is a huge
accomplishment. There are not a lot of
magazines that have made it this far suc-
cessfully and under mostly the same
ownership. We’re kind of proud of that.
Make that very proud.
So for one month, it has been fun to
look at the first 900 issues. To see and
understand our history, laugh a little,
and in the process maybe appreciate that
those who came before us had the same
dedication to covering the products,
technology and industry news of the
markets as much as we do.
And then get started on Year 76. dp
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s we began preparing for this 75
th
anniversary issue
and with nearly 900 issues of Diesel Progress issues to
examine, it was like looking through a time capsule
of U.S., world and industry history. There were serious sto-
ries from war times, some absurd engine applications (to
modern eyes at least), and some fascinating and wonderful
developments.
The hearty laughs and expressions of awe could be heard
throughout our hallways as we shared what had been writ-
ten and photographed through the years. This includes our
advertisers, as some of the ads were priceless and definitely
represented the times.
While the layout, design and even the size of the maga-
zine have changed over the last 75 years, all the while we
stayed true to reporting what was the industry news of the
time — exactly what we do today. Some things just don’t
change, even over 75 years.
Here are some of our favorite moments. No attempt was
made to be comprehensive, or mark historical milestones,
rather to find some of the more interesting, intriguing and, yes,
unusual things that have filled these pages over the years. We
hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we did finding them.
Regards,
Dawn M. Geske & Kyle Kopplin
May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 31
A Look Back
75 YEARS OF DIESEL PROGRESS, SOME OF OUR BEST MOMENTS
Diesel-Powered Race Car Almost Wins Indy 500 …
Freddie Agabashian, driving the diesel Cummins Special, won the pole position in
speed trials of the Indianapolis Speedway, establishing a one-lap record of
139.104 mph and a four-lap record of 138.010 mph. Unfortunately, the mechani-
cal failure of an accessory dashed the hopes engendered for the car by these
record trial runs. After 71 laps, the diesel racer was forced to drop out of the
race. However, the car had served its purpose in demonstrating the successful
application of a diesel engine turning over at more than 4000 rpm.
(July 1952)
Lining Up Rows,
And Running Them Straight …
A Deere model 5010 tractor with a 121 hp
Deere diesel engine works with a 40 ft. grain drill.
(September 1964)
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Steady Does It …
A Cummins engine-
powered Kenworth
truck with 16,000
board ft. of timber
crosses a homemade
bridge on Vancouver
Island.
(October 1947)
Sweet And Innocent …
Homer Stout of Grant, Neb., is
the proud owner of a Caterpillar
diesel tractor and proud father
of triplet daughters (Barbara,
Beth and Betty, seated left to
right in dad’s Cat tractor).
(April 1940)
Maybe It’s Why Diesel Progress Began
To Be Called The
“Engine Man’s Magazine” …
General Motors Series 71 diesel, products of
Detroit Diesel Division, being serviced by
U.S. Army Boat Maintenance Co. assisted by
a GM technical representative somewhere
in the South Pacific Battle Area.
(May 1944)
Before Ergonomics …
By the look on this guy’s face, ergonomics were not the most impor-
tant feature of this machine. Big scale strip mining in West Virginia
with an International tractor bull dozer.
(August 1949)
“Piston Packin” Mommas …
Women in men’s jobs were common enough
in 1944, but these girls are believed to be
unique — among the few female diesel
mechanics in the country. They worked as a
team and are shown here putting the finishing
touches on a diesel engine in a 10 ton Army
prime mover at the Mack truck factory. The
other mechanics, all male, had voted them
their “Piston Packin” Mommas. Left is Amelia
Balacich, with Evelyn Beers on the right.
(April 1944)
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GM Diesel Sets Speed Record …
The Fuller diesel car as it started its
world record-shattering run at the
Bonneville Salt Flats.The car was driv-
en by Dana Fuller, Jr., one of the co-
owners, and the engine was a modified
GM Model 6-71, which pushed the car
up to a searing 169.32 mph to achieve
the record.
(November 1953)
Powering A Bit of Paradise …
First of the radar islands under construction by the U.S.
Defense Dept. in the Atlantic Ocean about 100 miles
east of Cape Cod, Mass. Eleven Cummins diesels are
part of the defense installation — nine on generators
and two in Manitowoc cranes. Most legs shown are
temporary; only three support the platform when com-
pleted.
(October 1955)
The Protection Of Hercules …
A Nike Hercules surface-to-air mis-
sile unit roars into the sky during a
practice mission at McGregor Range.
(April 1963)
The First Netbook …
This computer at Allis-
Chalmers’ Parts Central
linked all key points on
the system and made it
possible to handle the
tremendous amount of
data required for keeping
the worldwide parts
operation running.
(October 1972)
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To The Moon, Diesels …
Diesel engines play an essential part in man’s
probe into space. Pictured here is an artist’s
sketch of the Vertical Assembly Building to be
constructed at the John F. Kennedy Space Center.
(May 1964)
British Invasion …
A “Waltzing Matilda” coming down Ludgate Hill with St. Paul’s
Cathedral towering in the background in London, England, taken
on Aug. 1, 1941; Diesel engines increase the cruising range of
tanks, decrease the fire hazard and materially simplify the handling
of fuel replacements in the field.
(September 1941)
International Incident …
In the 1980s foreign competition for
U.S. manufacturers was even a bigger
deal than it is currently. One Diesel
Progress advertiser took, in our opin-
ion, a nasty, angry approach to the
issue and we turned the ad down.
Landed us on page 1 of AdAge. This is
the ad they ran instead.
(March 1988)
A Camel With No Name …
The Oshkosh Truck Corp. J Series “Desert Prince” is as at home
in a Middle East oil field as that fellow to the left. The
J-2065 model shown has a GCW ranging from 125,000 to
180,000 lb., depending on the terrain.
(June 1974)
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Moving Mountains, One Shovel At A Time …
This Michigan 475 tractor shovel — powered by a Cummins V12-635-CI
diesel engine, loaded, and with an average of 7000 cu.yd. a day — could fill a
Peterbilt bottom-dump doubles combination in an average of 40 seconds.
(April 1968)
We Stand Under Our Product …
A 30 ton diesel electric lift truck built by R.G.
LeTourneau Inc. handles a 35 ft. trailer.The unit
is powered by a Cummins 275 hp diesel driv-
ing ac/dc generators.
(September 1961)
They’ve Been Working On The Railroad …
This picture of Northern Pacific’s rugged diesel
maintenance crew was taken at its Auburn main-
tenance shop.
(February 1947)
Desert Bound …
Harald T. Reishus, vice president,
International Harvester and head
of the Industrial Power Division, on
the new International 2T-75 rub-
ber-tired earthmover.
(August 1954)
Holy Moly …
An Allis-Chalmers HD-6 crawler tractor towing a rear dump
ore cart, descends a 20% grade into the depths of a uranium
mine being developed by the Giant Cycle Corp. of Colorado
Springs, Colo.
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The Diesel Boom In Mexico …
A time when Mexico’s oil reserves topped 50
billion barrels with total reserves estimated to
surpass those of Saudi Arabia and many other
major oil-producing nations.This scene, taken at
the Motores Perkins Toluca facility, captures the
reality of the burgeoning diesel engine market
in Mexico. The Toluca facility had an expansion
under way, which would give it additional capac-
ity for approximately 40,000 more engines.
(July 1981)
Standing Proud …
New York’s World Trade
Center rises some 110 sto-
ries above the Hudson River.
The buildings were classed
among the world’s largest
commercial buildings at the
time. Waukesha engine gen-
erator sets provided 5500
kW of emergency power for
the buildings.
(February 1973)
Wrestling For A Promotion …
Chairman Fran Labun (standing) prepares Manual Gomez (left)
for a match with Greg Arsenault at the 1989 Association of
Diesel Specialists (ADS). International Convention and Ex-
hibit’s Young Executives Organization’s “Over-the-Top” Arm
Wrestling Competition.
(March 1990)
ATime Of War …
AWar Bond Appeal from a group of Five-Star Generals and Admirals.
(June 1945)
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Brush Clearing Beauties …
Cornelia Campbell crowned “Queen of the
Brush” and her “maids of honor” at the second
annual Brush Clearing Demonstration, Paris,
Texas. The demonstration proved to thousands
of ranchers and farmers from Texas and neigh-
boring states who attended the project that
brush-covered, useless land could be quickly and
cheaply reclaimed for profitable productivity.
Contractors used International Harvester’s TD-
24, supplemented by the smaller TD-14 to smash
down, root out and windrow scrub growth.
(February 1953)
Diesels Power Guided Missile Program …
Three 960 hp Fairbanks-Morse opposed-piston
diesels supply dependable power for instru-
ments used in guided missile tests at the U.S.
Air Force Cape Canaveral, Fla., center. Each
engine drives a 500 kW alternator used for
standby power.
(August 1955)
Just Two Buddies
Hanging Out …
A Reach All UB50 bridge inspec-
tion unit is seen deployed in work-
ing position.
(March 1991)
What Could Have
Saved GM …
GM’s cars of the future. Wedge-
shaped front end, flush-fitting
wheel skirts and a speed-
regulated rear foil are the
visible features of GM’s Aero
2000 concept car, powered by
an advanced, three-cylinder
diesel engine. Roger B. Smith,
chairman of GM said the car
provided a glimpse of the shape
of, and ideas in, GM’s cars to
come. We’re still waiting.
(December 1982)
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Hello Ladies …
D-I-E-S-E-L spells a great opportunity for the future, according to Diesel
Progress magazine Publisher Robert Schulz, who spoke on the industry’s
future to the 1980 Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) Convention.
Schulz used models to illustrate his point at the Texas meeting.
(April 1981)
ConExpo Was Big Even Back Then …
Held in Chicago in 1975, ConExpo spanned a whopping two halls and had a shuttle
that bused attendees between halls. How did we have time to see it all?
(July 1974)
An Idea That Never Really
Came Around …
Installation of a Boeing 502 gas turbine
rated 175 hp in a 68,000 lb. Kenworth
truck. Note the safety shield over the tur-
bine section. The 200 lb. gas turbine was
one of the world’s first installations in an
off-highway truck.
(May 1951)
Maine To Alaska Without Unloading …
Cummins-powered “Welcome Wagon,” bearing over 200 gifts from the state of
Maine to the new state of Alaska, passes by the Los Angeles City Hall on its 32-
state goodwill tour.Among the over 200 gifts loaded into the trailer were snow
shoes, frozen lobster stew, clam chowder, moccasins and other Maine special-
ties, given as a symbol of welcome and friendship from the most north-eastern-
ly state to the most north-westerly state.
(1958)
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The Peace River Pipeline …
The vast Peace River natural
gas fields were linked to
southern British Columbia and
the Northwest United States.
Westcoast Transmission Co.
Ltd. started the flow of natural
gas to distributors serving the
booming industrial Northwest
through this 30 in. natural gas
pipeline.
(February 1958)
Chuck Norris And Deutz …
Deutz’s F4L912 diesel engine was used to power the
PROWLER vehicle (Programmable Robot Observer With
Logical Enemy Response) for the Chuck Norris movie
“Code of Silence.” Built by Robot Defense Systems,
Thornton, Calif., the vehicle has TV cameras, is operated
remotely and can be fitted with armament or firefighting
equipment. An agency of the United States reportedly
planned to evaluate the vehicle for military use.
(July 1985)
De Train! De Train ...
Wow! Six, 5400 hp General Motors Diesel freight loco-
motives, like the one pictured, operating on the Erie
between Marion, Ohio, and Meadville, Penn., the toughest
territory on its mainline, doubled tonnage per train and
speeded handling of vital war material.
(March 1945)
Sweet Ride …
For the first time, Chevrolet’s
El Camino passenger pickup
is available with a diesel
engine. Available as an option
on the car, the engine was the
Olds-built 5.7 L,V-8 diesel.
(November 1982)
Advertising That Didn’t Beat Around The Bush …
Obviously, 1976 was a different time when big marketing
involved just stating the obvious. No clever pitch lines nec-
essary and no need to be politically correct.
(November 1976)
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W
ith the typical growing season
in the Midwest a scant 175
days, vegetable growers depend
on luck, fair weather and reliable equip-
ment that can operate at both planting
and harvesting time. In west-central
Michigan, a number of farmers have come
to rely on equipment from Holton-based
Vogel Engineering.
Established in 1986, Vogel Engineering
is a good example of a typical specialty ag
equipment manufacturer. Growing up on
a farm, founder Wayne Vogel decided he
liked making specialized equipment more
than farming and started the business that
now employs about a dozen people,
including several Vogel family members.
The company specializes in custom farm
machinery, including cucumber and carrot
harvesters, butternut squash harvesters,
beet harvesters, celery harvesters, blueber-
ry harvesters, root digging harvesters, as
well as motorized dollies for moving hous-
es, aluminum docks and boat lifts.
Vogel Engineering uses well-recognized
components in its machines, including
John Deere diesel engines and cabs, and
Eaton hydraulics. And along with its new
machinery, the company is also active in
retrofitting existing machinery with new
technology.
A prime example of the company’s retro-
fit capabilities came when a Vogel equip-
ment customer sought to improve the per-
formance of a mechanically driven seed
planter. The customer was looking for an
improvement from the machine’s chain-
based mechanical drive system, which was
cumbersome and did not allow for operat-
ing speeds to be easily adjusted in response
to changes in ground conditions.
Working with DTS Fluid Power of
Grand Rapids, Mich., Vogel replaced the
mechanical system with a hydraulic
propulsion system that was engineered to
allow seeds to be planted at a rate propor-
tional to vehicle speed.
“I realized that the application was a nat-
ural fit for Eaton’s new EFX electronic con-
troller,” said Brian Burgess, an engineer at
DTS, which supplies a wide range of
hydraulic components from the likes of
Eaton, Energy, Cassappa and Poclain, me-
chanical drive components from Auburn
Gear, Durst and others, as well as a range of
other components to OEM customers in
Michigan and the northern counties of
Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. “An electrohy-
draulic design would enable the planter
to automatically increase or decrease the
planting rate as the vehicle speed changes,
as well as enable the operator to adjust the
rate for varying conditions.
“However, because Eaton’s EFX con-
troller and accompanying software were
all new to us, we needed to sell ourselves
on them first and then sell the customer.”
The machine was a Vogel design from
the 1970s, incorporating a Cummins
L10 diesel rated 300 hp. The engine
drove a hydraulic system, which through
an array of chain drives provided pro-
pulsion and working functions for the
planter assembly.
DTS had a two-month window to
familiarize itself with the Eaton EFX
technology and engineer it into the
decades-old machine. Burgess was sup-
ported by Eaton electronics engineers
who designed an electrohydraulic system
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built by Vogel Engineering
was significantly upgraded
through a retrofit that includ-
ed the installation of Eaton’s
EFX controller and Control
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“Although we are very knowledgeable
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ating control programs and integrating
Eaton electrohydraulic products required
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“The Eaton F(x) team educated us and
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After assessing the functionality of the
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In two seasons of planting, the retrofit-
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DTS is also seeking more applications for
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“With Eaton’s support, we can now
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highway equipment. The new instrument
clusters are intended to offer OEMs a drop-
in solution within a flexible design, allowing
them to customize the display, gauges,
lamps, I/Os, etc. Manufacturers can add
inputs/outputs as well as choose between a
traditional gauge display and an easy-to-read
graphic LCD screen, the company said.
“The real value of this new product is that
it allows manufacturers to have an instru-
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specifications,” said David Gregory, product
manager at Murphy. “With our instrument
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Murphy’s new instrument clusters allow
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its design gives OEMs all the benefits of a
custom instrument cluster with minimal
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“In the past, OEMs were forced to work
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“With our new instrument clusters, we are
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For improved durability and reliability,
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milestone in the development of a propri-
etary silver-based hydrocarbon lean-NO
x
catalyst (HC-LNC) aftertreatment solution
designed to reduce NO
x
emissions from
diesel engines. Through a joint development
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conversions on
an engine between 85 to 95% using E85 as
the reductant. The HC-LNC system reduces
NO
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emissions as effectively as urea-based
SCR systems and provides an option to those
market segments seeking an alternative to
urea-based selective catalytic reduction
(SCR) technology, GE said.
GE’s HC-LNC technology has been under
development since 2001, and the company
plans to commercialize its technology through
licensing agreements. Tenneco is currently in
an exclusive period with GE to develop and
commercialize aftertreatment systems con-
taining GE’s proprietary HC-LNC catalyst for
certain applications, including on-road and
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GE’s HC-LNC technology to manufacture sys-
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Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) announced
that it received IMO Tier 2 emissions certifica-
tion for its 710GC-T2 engine family for C1,
D2, E2 and E3 duty cycles. In addition to
being IMO Tier 2 certified, the EMD engines
are U.S. EPA Tier 2 certified as well as being
certified by ABS, DNV, BV, Lloyds, CCS and
KR classification societies, the company said.
TRP Aftermarket Parts has introduced
CleanBlue diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which
is designed for use in diesel-powered vehicles
that use selective catalytic reduction (SCR)
technology to reduce nitrogen oxide (NO
x
)
emissions. According to TRP, CleanBlue is
designed be used in all SCR aftertreatment
systems regardless of engine manufacturer.
Durham School Services, which trans-
ports students throughout the United States,
has placed an order with Daimler Trucks
North America (DTNA) for 288 Saf-T-Liner
EF school buses with SCR technology.
Delivery of the vehicles, which are made by
Thomas Built Buses, is scheduled to com-
mence late this month. The buses will be used
for transporting public school students in
Indianapolis, Ind. Thomas Built Buses is the
largest supplier of type C and D full-size school
buses for Durham School Services, for which it
has provided school buses for more than 20
years. Durham School Services, which part-
ners with many school districts in 29 states,
operates a fleet of more than 13,500 buses.
HJS Fahrzeugtechnik has announced its
off-road product strategy. As stricter emis-
sions limits come into force in 2011 for PM
and in 2014 for NO
x
, for mobile machinery
and stationary applications, the company
disclosed its product range for original
equipment manufacturers and for retrofit
projects. HJS said PM limits can be met with
its diesel particulate filter (DPF) systems. For
NO
x
reduction, HJS said it will offer a selec-
tive catalytic reduction (SCR) system, which
is designed to reduce NO
x
by up to 90%.
Adaptive Materials, a company that
develops and manufactures solid oxide fuel
cells, was recently awarded a $4.7 million
contract to develop a 300 W fuel cell system
for the U.S. Department of Defense. This con-
tract award also includes three option phases
that, if awarded, could include delivery of
more than 100 fuel cells, increasing the total
value of the contract to $5.6 million.
Adaptive Materials’ fuel cell systems are being
designed to serve as a portable battery charg-
er capable of charging up to six batteries
simultaneously. These six batteries can be any
combination of lithium ion batteries used by
the U.S. Army for its field operations.
The State of California is offering up to a
$5000 tax rebate for consumers looking to
purchase a light-duty electric vehicle. These
incentives are part of California’s Clean
Vehicle Rebate Project, a program created in
2007. The new CVRP launched in early
March and succeeds the Fueling Alternatives
Program, which ended in May 2009.
Although scheduled to run through 2015, the
California Air Resources Board expects fund-
ing to be depleted well before that date.
BAE Systems said it plans to develop a
zero-emissions bus for a Southern California
regional transit agency under a project to
demonstrate the commercial feasibility of fuel
cell technology. Under a planned work effort,
the company will serve as systems integrator
to deliver the vehicle to SunLine Transit in an
effort funded by the Federal Transit
Administration, CALSTART, California Air
Resource Board and California South Coast
Air Quality Management District. The fuel
cell bus will demonstrate technology that can
reduce dependence on diesel fuel and com-
pressed natural gas, BAE said. It is scheduled
for delivery in December 2011. dp
GE Cites Milestone In Lean-NO
x
Catalyst
Effort … EMD Gets Tier 2 Certification …
288 SCR Buses For Durham …
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shtead Technology Rentals is a sup-
plier of rented technical equipment
utilized in a wide range of diverse
markets, from construction and utilities
to refineries and manufacturing. Recently,
the company worked with Siemens In-
dustrial Turbomachinery Ltd. (SITL) to
rent a testo 350 XL emissions analyzer to
measure combustion emissions from a
turbine installed on a natural gas rig.
Ashtead Technology provides a range of
instrumentation and products for rent for
environmental monitoring, nondestructive
testing (NDT), remote visual inspection
(RVI), offshore survey and positioning,
subsea construction and specialty gases.
The company rents a variety of analyz-
ers, detectors, monitors and samplers for
environmental protection and industrial
hygiene applications. The company’s
product offering encompasses tools for
acoustic emissions, thickness meters,
ultrasonic scanning and recording sys-
tems, handheld eddy current inspection
devices, magnetic particle inspection,
thermography and electro-techniques.
As part of the Siemens group, SITL
designs, manufactures, installs and pro-
vides lifetime support for gas turbines used
in industrial power generation and the oil
and gas industry. SITL partnered with
Ashtead Technology on behalf of a client
that required monitoring of levels of NO,
NO
2
, CO, O
2
and temperature, said Guy
Simpson, SITL group leader, Performance.
“One of the main targets was to ensure
that emissions from the gas turbines were
at acceptable levels,” said Simpson. “The
acceptance criteria were set by our client
in line with their own global environmen-
tal standards. In this instance, we needed
to monitor emissions from the exhausts of
the two gas turbines.
“When it came to deciding how we
or saved by PC downloading. A complete
Peltier gas preparation unit for controlled
condensate removal is also standard.
The testo 350 XL combustion analyzer
rental package includes a 12 in. heated
probe with 7 ft. hose, spare filters, software,
certificate of calibration, operating manual
and carrying case. It can be used to adjust
industrial burners, measure concentrations
in crude and clean gas over long periods
and measure emissions from diesel engines
and generators. The unit weighs 9 lb. and
has 16 in. x 11 in. x 4 in. dimensions.
Ashtead Technology offers a significant
range of emissions monitoring equipment
for a variety of monitoring categories.
Included in its combustion analyzer line-
up are the Ecom A+ portable combustion
analyzer, Ecom AC portable emissions
analyzer, testo 330-2 flue gas analyzer,
testo 335 combustion analyzer, Ecom J2K
portable emissions analyzer, Horiba VIA-
510 gas analyzer and Ecom J2KN
portable emissions analyzer. dp
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Clean Air For Rent
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would measure the emissions, we contact-
ed Ashtead Technology because we knew
that renting would be a more affordable
option as opposed to buying monitoring
instrumentation. We discovered that
another benefit of renting was that the
instrumentation arrived fully calibrated
and ready to use. In addition, the technical
advice we received from Ashtead before
the project started was extremely useful.”
Employing smart sensor technology,
the handheld testo 350 XL combustion
analyzer is designed to provide compli-
ance level accuracy. It is powered by a
rechargeable NiMH battery for up to two
hours continuous operation with an
internal datalogger and a built-in printer
with touchscreen technology.
Available for rent or hire from Ashtead
Technology, the testo 350 XL combustion
analyzer has sample conditioning tech-
nology and electrochemical sensors. The
analyzer measures O
2
(zero to 25%), CO
2
(zero to 10,000 ppm), NO (zero to 3000
ppm), NO
2
(zero to 500 ppm), SO
2
(zero
to 5000 ppm) and temperature (-40 to
2192°F) and calculates CO
2
(zero to CO
2
maximum volume percentage) and effi-
ciency (zero to 100%).
The readings can be printed onboard
The testo 350 XL emissions ana-
lyzer is one of a range of combus-
tion analyzers available for rent
from Ashtead Technology Rentals.
Ashtead Technology provides a
range of instrumentation and
products for rent for environmen-
tal monitoring, nondestructive
testing (NDT), remote visual
inspection (RVI), offshore survey
and positioning, subsea construc-
tion and specialty gases.
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T
argeting the power generation in-
dustry, Combustion Components
Associates Inc. (CCA) has launched
the Trim-Nox series of selective catalytic
reduction (SCR) urea injection systems
for diesel engines. Designed to reduce NO
x
emissions from stationary engines in the
200 to 4023 hp size range, the Trim-Nox
system is offered in an LT series for small-
er engines (200 to 805 hp) and an XL
series for larger engines (1006 to 4023 hp).
Based in Monroe, Conn., CCA is a
global provider of air pollution control
technologies for the power generation
and transportation industries. Appli-
cations for its products include utility
power plants, paper and pulp mills,
chemical plants, oil refineries, ethanol
production facilities, stationary, marine
and mobile engines.
While CCA specializes in in-furnace
boiler emissions control technologies, the
introduction of the Trim-Nox series urea
injection system targets stationary inter-
nal combustion engines, and the system is
designed to reduce NO
x
emissions by
more than 90%.
The design of the Trim-Nox SCR sys-
tem meters precise amounts of urea into
the exhaust stream of diesel or lean-burn
natural gas engines. When injected into
the exhaust gas stream, urea thermally
decomposes to ammonia and reacts with
NO
x
across a catalyst located downstream
of the injection point, breaking the NO
x
down to nitrogen and water.
The proprietary injection system is
designed to achieve optimum urea distribu-
tion, CCA said. It is an airless system with-
out an atomizing medium such as steam or
just four primary components including a
tank (on which the engine control unit,
pump, filter, level and urea pressure sen-
sors are mounted), an injector, the cata-
lyst housing and a wiring harness.
Developed as a pre-packaged system,
the Trim-Nox system allows for remote
monitoring and can be custom designed
to fit any stationary engine configuration,
the company said. It also has minimum
ammonia slip and a series of safety shut-
down and alarm systems.
Both the LT and XL series use a PLC-
based controller with a touchscreen dis-
play panel to allow for precise control of
CCA’s patented airless urea injector for
maximum NO
x
reduction and minimum
reagent consumption.
The LT injection system is scaled down
in features to make it price competitive in
the small engine market while the XL
series offers additional features and op-
tions such as data logging, reagent flow-
meters, remote communications capabili-
ties, closed-loop control and additional
operator displays and system status for
larger prime power or standby engines.
The LX series uses a urea bulk tank,
injection module, catalyst module, mixer,
48 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010
Trimming NO
x
From
Stationary Engines
COMBUSTION COMPONENTS ASSOCIATES’ NEW TRIM-NOX
SCR TECHNOLOGY TARGETS DIESELS IN POWER GENERATION
compressed air. It uses programmable elec-
tronic controls to control the urea injection
rate as a function of engine parameters such
as rpm, load or NO
x
output.
Urea injection begins at 482°F exhaust
gas temperature, which enables the ther-
mal decomposition of urea to ammonia
upstream of the catalyst. The patented
Self-Learn system monitors key engine
parameters and automatically populates
the injection strategy map so that the sys-
tem operates at peak performance under
all conditions.
The Trim-Nox SCR system comprises
The Trim-Nox selective cat-
alytic reduction (SCR) urea
injection systems from
Combustion Components
Associates Inc. targets sta-
tionary applications ranging
from 200 to 4023 hp.
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inlet duct, reactor, stack and airless urea
injector. The LT system has a urea storage
tote, PLC-injection module, airless urea
injector, commercial mobile SCR catalyst
adapted for stationary use, inlet, mixing
duct, reactor and stack.
Recent testing of the Trim-Nox SCR sys-
tem on a Tier 1 certified Cat 185 kW gener-
ator demonstrated NO
x
reductions of up to
95%, CCA said, with NO
x
emissions
reduced to 0.3 g/hp-hr. The test also
showed NO
x
reduction was maintained
above 85% over the load range of the engine
with exhaust temperatures above 500°F.
The Trim-Nox system is scalable for a
range of engine sizes, CCA said. The XL
injection system was recently introduced
and is in commercial operation on a num-
ber of diesel fuel and natural gas-fired
engines in the 2012 to 3353 hp range. To
date, the company has 148 Trim-Nox sys-
tems installed worldwide.
Recently, CCA announced that it was
part of a $2.7 million award of an air pol-
lution control contract. The award in-
cluded six SCR systems for stationary
diesel engines using CCA’s airless urea
injection system. The CCA system al-
lowed for the injection of nonhazardous
urea solution directly into the exhaust
duct of the engine in close proximity to
the catalyst for the control of NO
x
emis-
sions. This, CCA said, avoided hazards
associated with transport and storage of
ammonia or the need for complex on-site
equipment for the conversion of urea to
ammonia prior to injection.
The SCR systems will be applied to two
2.2 MW existing diesel engines by a
Northeastern utility looking to operate
older engines during peak demand periods.
Four systems will also be applied to new
2.5 MW diesel engine gen-sets that will be
operated to meet peak power demand by
an East Coast commercial customer.
CCA offers a broad suite of technolo-
gies that includes low NO
x
burners,
SNCR, SCR and combustion modifica-
tions such as over fire air and flue gas
recirculation. These product offerings are
complemented by in-house capabilities in
computational fluid dynamic modeling, a
laser-based spray lab for injector develop-
ment, a diesel engine test facility and
May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 49
The design of the Trim-Nox SCR system meters pre-
cise amounts of urea into the exhaust stream of diesel
or lean-burn natural gas engines. The proprietary
injection system is designed to achieve optimum urea
distribution. It is an airless system without an atomiz-
ing medium such as steam or compressed air. It uses
programmable electronic controls to control the urea
injection rate as a function of engine parameters such
as rpm, load or NO
x
output.
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mobile emissions testing laboratories for
boiler tuning and performance testing.
CCA’s corporate headquarters is in
Monroe, and the company also operates
Holmes Tools & Engineering Inc., with a
20,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility in
Bonifay, Fla., as a wholly owned sub-
sidiary. The Florida facility has high-
speed precision CNC turning and milling
centers, along with a full complement of
bending, forming, cutting, shearing and
welding equipment.
Trim-Nox sales are handled direct from
Monroe with distributor Advanced Power
Technology in Setauket, N.Y., handling
sales in New York, New Jersey, Penn-
sylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island,
Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. dp
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irtually all of the heavy-duty truck
manufacturers have developed —
or are in development on — diesel
hybrid trucks and trucks powered exclu-
sively by batteries. Vision Motor Corp.,
Santa Monica, Calif., has taken things
even further with its Tyrano Class 8 trac-
tor powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.
Like electric trucks, the fuel cell-pow-
ered Tyrano produces no emissions beyond
water vapor and it operates virtually silent-
ly. While transit buses powered by fuel cells
are already in service in several cities
lithium batteries positioned behind the
tractor cab. As it is a series hybrid, the
batteries are used to drive an electric
motor that powers the rear axle. The bat-
teries can also be charged through a plug-
in charging system.
According to Vision Motors, the Tyrano
drive system can deliver up to 3300 lb.ft.
of torque, well above the torque level of
most diesels used in Class 8 trucks. In
addition, maximum torque is available
over the entire rpm range.
50 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010
Fuel Cells Take
A Big Step Up
TYRANO DRIVE SYSTEM USED TO POWER CLASS 8 TRUCK;
SYSTEM OFFERS PEAK RATINGS TO 536 HP, RANGE TO 400 MILES
BY BILL SIURU, PHD, PE
around the world, the Tyrano is among the
first to take the concept to a Class 8 truck.
The Tyrano truck incorporates a basic
Freightliner Classic chassis fitted with a
day cab. Other configurations are possi-
ble, the company said, since the trucks
are custom assembled in Southern
California. HyPM 16 fuel cell modules
from Canada’s Hydrogenics replace the
diesel engine under the hood, and hydro-
gen — compressed at 7350 psi — is
stored in tanks located along the frame.
The fuel cell is used to charge Voltronix
Except for the box holding the lithium-ion
batteries behind the cab, the fuel cell-powered
Tyrano Class 8 truck looks like any other
Freightliner Classic with a day cab.
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stack durability in three AC Transit hybrid-electric transit buses operating in
California. The vehicles have operated for over 5000 hours with the original cell
stacks and have amassed more than 213,000 operating miles.
A
s a mobile and stationary power
technology, fuel cells offer lots of
promise, but significant chal-
lenges remain. Two key technical chal-
lenges are durability and ability to start
in very cold weather. But if some recent
developments are any indication, solu-
tions could be on the horizon.
UTC Power’s latest-generation Pure-
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duction version will offer a peak rating
of 536 hp. The prototype truck has a 13-
speed manual transmission, but the full
production version uses direct drive
requiring no transmission, Vision Mo-
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The Tyrano truck has a GVWR of
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hydrogen, the operating range is 150 to
200 miles, the company said. An
optional 72.6 lb. fuel capacity extends
the range to 350 to 400 miles. Hydrogen
refueling takes 5 to 10 minutes, the
company said.
Series production of the Tyrano truck
— albeit on a “to order” basis — is slat-
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Group. Los Angeles Freightliner is the
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trucks will be purchased by the Port of
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and analysis.
Tyrano sales are now limited to fleet
operators who have truck clusters per-
forming regional delivery where the
trucks return to a yard on a daily basis
and can be refueled with hydrogen.
Vision is adding more hydrogen storage
and range could be extended to 800 or
1000 miles before vehicle weight would
become an issue.
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FedEx is also testing a tractor powered
by the Tyrano drive system. The FedEx
Tyrano will be tested for one year to eval-
uate the operational suitability of the
Vision Tyrano technology. dp
hybrid-electric transit buses servicing
the greater Oakland, Calif., area. The
vehicles have operated for over 5000
hours with the original cell stacks and
no cell replacements. The buses have
amassed more than 213,000 miles, with
an average fuel economy that is reported
to be 65% better than diesel buses run-
ning on the same routes and duty cycles.
UTC’s latest-generation proton ex-
change membrane (PEM) fuel cell sys-
tems have delivered more than 350,000
miles of commercial service for city tran-
sit bus fleets in the U.S. and Europe, the
company said.
The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-
Cell has shown cold-start capability
down to -13°F. The system features a
new humidification system consisting
of hollow fibers designed to ensure that
water no longer freezes in the stack,
thus impairing cold-start ability.
This was a problem with the first-gen-
eration fuel cell used in the previous A-
Class F-Cell. At temperatures as low as
5°F, the B-Class F-Cell starts just as
quickly as the very latest diesel engines,
Mercedes-Benz said. A dedicated operat-
ing strategy helps ensure the fuel cell
stack reaches its optimum operating tem-
perature of around 176°F as quickly as
possible each time the vehicle is started.
Mercedes-Benz said it will lease about
200 fuel cell-powered F-Cell cars in the
U.S. and Europe, equally divided between
the two locations. This F-Cell vehicle is
based on the B-Class, four-door hatch-
back that is not marketed in the U.S. Most
of the 100 U.S.-bound F-Cell cars will go
to California, which has the most devel-
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on their suitability for short- and medi-
um-distance drayage operations and
other similar applications. Testing will
include different loads, road conditions
and travel distances. Local drayage
trucking companies will assist with the
demonstration over the next 12 to 18
months, and the University of Cal-
ifornia at Riverside’s College of En-
gineering Center for Environmental Re-
search and Technology (CE-CERT) lab-
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echnical computing and model-
based design software developer
The MathWorks has announced
Release 2009b of its MatLab and
Simulink product families. The R2009b
release includes features for faster per-
formance and enhanced handling of
larger data sets. It also builds on compo-
nent-based modeling features in Simu-
link, and has 83 other updated products,
including the PolySpace code verifica-
tion products.
The MatLab software is a programming
environment for algorithm development,
data analysis, visualization and numeric
computation. It was designed to allow
users to perform computationally inten-
sive tasks faster than with traditional pro-
gramming languages such as C, C++ and
Fortran. MatLab can be used for signal
and image processing, communications,
control design, test and measurement,
financial modeling and analysis, and
computational biology.
For additional functionality, Math-
Works has developed MatLab with a
series of optional add-on toolboxes,
designed to extend the program’s environ-
ment. A number of features are available
for documenting and sharing work,
allowing MatLab algorithms and applica-
tions to be distributed among users and
languages.
The MathWorks’ Simulink program is a
graphical environment for simulation and
model-based design of multidomain
dynamic and embedded systems. It has
an interactive graphical environment and
a customizable set of block libraries to
allow users the ability to design, simulate,
implement and test a variety of time-vary-
ing systems, including communications,
controls, signal processing, video process-
ing and image processing.
Simulink is offered with a range of
modeling domains and tools for design,
implementation, and verification and val-
idation tasks. It is integrated with MatLab
to provide immediate access to an exten-
sive series of tools to develop algorithms,
analyze and visualize simulations, create
batch processing scripts, customize the
modeling environment, and define signal,
parameter and test data.
Key highlights of MathWorks’ R2009b
update for the MatLab product family
include extended support for multicore
and multiprocessor systems. The MatLab
and Image Processing Toolbox now offer
more multithreaded implementations of
functions while the Statistics Toolbox has
added parallel computing support for
several functions.
For users with larger data sets, MatLab
offers the ability to perform FFTs on data
sets larger than 2 GB. The Image
Processing Toolbox now features a func-
tion to support processing of arbitrarily
large TIFF images, and the Parallel
Computing Toolbox includes a new inter-
face for working with large data sets that
are distributed across a cluster.
For model-based design, the R2009b
release enables Simulink users to capture
design variants in models and switch
between model-wide configurations to
better manage design alternatives and
reuse. Engineers are able to simulate and
generate embeddable code from MatLab
programs and Simulink models contain-
ing arrays that dynamically change size
over time, which are useful for applica-
tions such as object detection and motion
tracking, MathWorks said.
The new release is available immediate-
ly and is being provided to users with
current subscriptions to The MathWorks
Software Maintenance Service.
The MathWorks is headquartered in
Natick, Mass. Its MatLab and Simulink
products are used by over 1 million
engineers and scientists in more than
100 countries. The company also pro-
duces more than 80 additional tools for
specialized tasks such as processing
images and signals, and analyzing finan-
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Rotary Position Sensors
Piher North America has introduced a non-
contacting programmable Hall effect rotary
position sensor that incorporates a pro-
grammable switch function designed to
provide maximum design flexibility. The
PSC-360 sensor’s switching point can be
programmed at any angle and can be used
as an indicator for multi-turn applications,
the company said. The PSC-360 sensor is
engineered to offer high temperature capa-
bilities with operational performance
between -40° to 300°F and high accuracy
over 360º at 0.5%. The bushing/panel
mount style sensor features a standard 0.25
in. “D” Flat shaft in a low-profile package
of 0.15 in. Other PSC-360 performance
characteristics include linearity of ±1% absolute (0.5% upon request), selectable analog
(ratiometric), PWM, or serial protocol, up to 14-bit angular resolution, 40-bit ID number
and self-diagnostics.
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Axial Piston Motors
North American Hydraulics and S.A.M.
Hydraulic have introduced the new SH7V
axial piston motor, which has been devel-
oped for heavy-duty hydraulic transmis-
sions. The SH7V offers displacement
options from 3.72 to 9.81 cu.in., as well as
improved performance with higher power
capability, optimized efficiency at high
and low speeds, and a five to one ratio be-
tween the minimum and maximum dis-
placement, the company said. The SH7V
motor can also operate at zero displace-
ment. According to the companies, SAE output mounts are available, as well as flushing
valves and various pressure controls.
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Digital Force Gauges
Omega has released its new DFG31 dig-
ital force gauges. According to Omega,
the DFG31 is equipped with a high-res-
olution dot matrix LCD, which supports
a variety of gauge functions including
normal and peak readings. The DFG31
is available in seven ranges from 2 to
500 lb. of force and features a measure-
ment accuracy of greater than 0.25%
full scale. It is a CE-compliant product,
battery operated, includes an NIST cali-
bration certificate and can be set up to
display in English, Spanish, French and
other languages. The gauges are ideal
for applications requiring general force
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Cummins Inc. has announced that its QSK60 HPI auxiliary engine has been
certified to IMO Tier 2 emissions standards. With this, the 60 L, V-16 engine
joins the company’s existing lineup of IMO Tier 2-compliant propulsion and
auxiliary engines from 104 to 2547 hp. The QSK60 incorporates the
Cummins high-pressure injection (HPI) electronic fuel system and the same
lubrication, cooling, air handling and exhaust systems as the IMO Tier 1
product. However, a minor calibration has allowed for emissions reduction
without significantly impacting fuel consumption, Cummins said. The com-
pany also stated that the auxiliary and gen-set applications will be available in
ratings of 2095 hp at 1500 rpm, and 2547 hp at 1800 rpm, making them
suitable for diesel electric vessels.
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ub Cadet is charging into 2010
with three new tractors from two
of its brands, Cub Cadet Yanmar
and Cub Cadet Commercial. Cub Cadet
Yanmar has expanded its line of compact
tractors with the Sx3100 model and its
line of sub-compact tractors with the
Sc2450 tractor. Cub Cadet Commercial
has extended its Tank S series with the
Tank S D and Tank S LP machines —
diesel and liquid propane (LP) alterna-
tives to the Tank S series.
Cub Cadet Yanmar’s Sx3100 tractor was
designed with the company’s drive-over
Select Cut System deck and a curved boom
backhoe and loader for tasks ranging from
light construction and nursery work to
routine maintenance and lawn care. The
drive-over Select Cut System lets operators
drive over the cutting deck and attach it in
a few simple steps without removing the
backhoe’s subframe, said Cub Cadet
Yanmar. The 60 in. deck also features a full
float height control, an adjustable cutting
edge and a reinforced commercial drive
system for use in a variety of grasses.
The Sx3100 tractor is powered by a
three-cylinder direct-injection Yanmar
diesel engine rated 31.2 hp at 2500 rpm.
The engine is equipped with a T. Rad Co.
Ltd. radiator and drives a two-range
hydrostatic transmission that offers infi-
nite ground speeds without shifting and
selectable two-wheel drive or four-wheel
drive engagement.
The fully hydraulic power steering and
boom are driven by an open center
hydraulic system with a main pump
capacity of 4.8 gpm at 2500 rpm. The
drive pump is supplied by Kanzaki
Kokyukoki Manufacturing Co. Ltd. The
boom operates with a 5 gpm flow and a
relief valve rate of 2417 psi.
The boom loader has a maximum lift
height at the pivot point of 85 in., dig
depth of 4 in. and lift capacity of 964 lb.
The boom backhoe has a dig depth of 81
in., load height of 64 in. and digging force
of 2306 lb. at 2250 psi.
The Sx3100 tractor weighs 1973 lb.
(with ROPS) and sits 55.6 in. wide and 109
in. long. It will be available for purchase
from Cub Cadet Yanmar dealers this spring.
The second new introduction from the
Cub Cadet Yanmar brand is the sub-com-
pact Sc2450 tractor. This builds on to the
existing Sc2400 model, adding an integrat-
ed backhoe machine. It was designed for
commercial users and landscape profes-
sionals for trenching, grading, light excava-
tion, landscaping and material handling.
The Sc2450 tractor is powered by a
three-cylinder, indirect-injection Yanmar
engine rated 24 hp at 3300 rpm and out-
fitted with a T. Rad Co. Ltd. radiator. The
engine was designed with a combustion
chamber that allows the air charge to
enter at a higher volume and greater pres-
sure, creating a better fuel mixture, the
company said. The engine is reverse
mounted to draw clean air from the oper-
ator’s area and push it toward the front,
keeping the engine cleaner and directing
heat away from the operator.
The hydrostatic two-speed transmis-
sion features the company’s Shift-on-the-
Go technology, which allows the operator
to shift from high to low without stopping
or disengaging the cruise control, said
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Cub Cadet Yanmar has
added the Sx3100 model
to its compact tractor
line. The new tractor was
developed for applica-
tions ranging from light
construction and nursery
work to routine mainte-
nance and lawn care. It is
powered by a 31.2 hp
direct-injection diesel
engine from Yanmar.
Cub Cadet Yanmar. It also features selec-
table four-wheel drive for additional trac-
tion in more difficult terrain. Maximum
travel speed in high gear is 9.3 mph and
low gear is 6 mph.
An open center dual-pump hydraulic
configuration controls the implements
and drive with a 7.1 gpm flow capacity.
To reduce loss of power in implement
operation, the drive system and imple-
ments are powered separately. A 3.6 gpm
pump supplies power for the steering,
SCV, backhoe and three-point hitch. The
second 3.5 gpm pump, from Kanzaki
Kokyukoki, supplies power to the trans-
mission and hydraulic power take-off.
The backhoe attaches via a four-point
mounting system, enabling it to be
switched out with a midmount mower. In
addition, the backhoe also features a float
position, making fine leveling and grading
easier, said Cub Cadet. To switch from
backhoe to loader operation, the seat can
be turned around by releasing the seat lock.
The boom loader has a lift height of 71
in., a 6 in. dig depth, 5 cu.ft. bucket
capacity, 1350 lb. of breakout force and a
relief valve rated at 1780 psi. The boom
backhoe has a dig depth of 76.5 in. and
1850 lb. of digging force. The machine
weighs 2525 lb. and sits at 44.5 in. wide
and 172.5 in. long including the loader
and backhoe. It became available for pur-
chase in the fall of 2009.
Cub Cadet Commercial has expanded
its Tank S series by offering the zero-turn
riders with either a diesel or LP option.
The diesel option uses a 1.33 L three-
cylinder Yanmar OHV engine rated 31.2
hp and developing 63.9 lb.ft. of torque
at 1200 rpm. A ThermaSys Corp. radia-
tor and Dana oil cooler are equipped
with the engine. The LP version features
an 852 or 999 cc vertical air-cooled
Kawasaki engine.
Both Tank S series zero-turn riders are
driven via dual Hydro-Gear pumps to
Parker wheel motors, producing ground
speeds up to 11 mph forward and 5 mph
for reverse.
The mowers are available with either a
The new Sc2450 tractor from Cub Cadet Yanmar complements the
company’s sub-compact Sc2400 model by adding a backhoe option to
the machine. It is powered by a 24 hp Yanmar diesel engine and is
targeted toward trenching, grading, light excavation, landscaping
and material handling applications.
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60 in. or 72 in. Select Cut System cutting
deck and Synchro Steer hydraulic steer-
ing operated with a steering wheel and
dual foot pedals instead of lap bars,
allowing full directional control of the
front wheels, Cub Cadet said.
The units measure 90 in. long, 62 or 72
in. wide and 72 in. high, and weigh
between 1474 and 1850 lb., depending
on the configuration. The two new mod-
els are available at select Cub Cadet
Commercial dealers. dp
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Cub Cadet Commercial has added diesel and
liquid propane (LP) engine options now avail-
able on models in its Tank S line of zero-turn
riders. The diesel option is a 1.33 L three-
cylinder Yanmar engine rated 31.2 hp and the
LP version features an 852 or 999 cc vertical
air-cooled Kawasaki engine.
Woodward Governor Co. has sched-
uled two technical seminars on June 15
and 16, 2010, at the Hilton Houston
Hobby Airport hotel in Houston, Texas. On
June 15, the featured topic will be
“Introduction to power generation, control
and power management.” It will focus on
the principals of distributed power genera-
tion, synchronization, load sharing, power
management and system protection. David
Cutro, application engineer at Woodward
Electrical Power Systems will serve as the
seminar instructor.
On June 16, Rich Kamphaus, turboma-
chinery controls product line manager at
Woodward Turbine Systems, will lead a
seminar on “Steam turbine, gas turbine and
compressor basics.” It will cover the funda-
mentals, applications, control and protec-
tion of steam and gas turbines and com-
pressors and a discussion on American
Petroleum Institute Standard 612.
Woodward said the seminars are open
to the public and qualify for Engine-
ering Professional Development hours.
Detailed seminar outlines and registra-
tion information are available at www.
woodward.com/houston_seminar.htm.
John Deere has awarded ZF Passau
with its Innovation Award for ZF’s Ergo-
power Efficiency Package supplied to
Deere for use in its construction machin-
ery. The Efficiency Package is a product
upgrade consisting of a torque converter
lock-up clutch, the addition of a fifth
gear, along with other added functions to
improve the efficiency of the Ergopower
transmission used in Deere equipment.
Offering fuel economy improvements up
to 20%, the optional transmission tech-
nology, Deere said, contributes signifi-
cantly toward raising overall efficiency
and reducing exhaust emissions.
Craft Oil Corp. announced it is
equipped to supply 68 counties in
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New
York and Pennsylvania with Air1 diesel
exhaust fluid (DEF). In addition, Craft
Oil will provide the education, equip-
ment programs and DEF supply options
—ranging from bottles to bulk — that its
customers’ selective catalytic reduction
(SCR) vehicles will need to meet the EPA
standards to reduce NO
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gco Application Equipment has
launched five new models of
RoGator sprayers for custom appli-
cation and professional growers. The new
sprayers include the 984H, 984, 1184,
1184H and 1386 models rated 250 to
311 gross hp with 900 to 1300 gal. tank
capacities.
The new sprayers have a higher clear-
ance and post-emergence applicator as
well as larger tank capacities specially
designed to apply fertilizer, protective
farm chemicals and nutrients to the field.
“RoGator has long been the machine
for custom applicators because of its qual-
ity, durability and accuracy in the field,”
said Mark Sharitz, director of marketing
for the Agco Application Equipment Div-
ision. “The newly designed front entry
and lowered boom mounts really opti-
mize visibility in the field and on the
road.”
The RoGator 984H sprayer has a 900
gal. tank capacity and is powered by a 7.2
L six-cylinder Tier 3 Caterpillar C7 diesel
engine rated 250 hp at 2100 rpm. The
984 model has 900 gal. tanks and a 7.2 L
six-cylinder Tier 3 Cat C7 diesel engine
rated 275 hp at 2100 rpm.
The 1184 and 1184H sprayers are also
powered by a Cat C7 engine rated 275
hp at 2100 rpm. Both sprayers have a
1100 gal. application tank. At the top
end, the 1386 sprayer features an 8.8 L
six-cylinder Tier 3 Cat C9 engine rated
311 hp at 2100 rpm. It has a 1300 gal.
tank capacity.
A tandem hydrostatic cross drive sys-
tem provides ground power for the
sprayers, driven by 7.6 cu.in. Bosch
Rexroth AA4VG hydraulic pumps. A
Sauer-Danfoss Series 90 tandem pump
with 6.1 cu.in. displacement is outfitted
on the 1386 model. In both systems, the
pumps supply Sampo BBC 05 radial pis-
ton wheel motors through a separate sys-
tem of hydraulic drive lines. This is
designed to provide the exact amount of
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The new RoGator sprayer line from Agco Application Equipment features five new
models — the 984H, 984, 1184 (shown here), 1184H and 1386. The five new
sprayers are powered by Cat C7 and C9 diesel engines rated 250 to 311 gross hp.
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power the wheels need for even power distribution, improved
traction and performance. A 60 gal. hydraulic reservoir keeps the
hydraulic fluid cool and able to handle the auxiliary hydraulic
functions of the sprayers.
Agco has installed adjustable axles from 120 to 152 in. on all
five sprayers along with dynamic braking and multiple wet disc
brakes on the front wheel motors. The four-speed transmission
provides a travel speed up to 33 mph on the 984H, 984, 1184 and
1184H sprayers. Six speeds are integrated into the transmission
on the 1386 machine to achieve a maximum speed of 36 mph.
Steering on the RoGator sprayers incorporates double-acting
cylinders with hydraulic rephrasing toe alignment for a 23 ft. radius.
The H model sprayers (984H and 1184H) feature a leaf-spring sus-
pension while an air-spring suspension is integrated in the other
models (984, 1184 and 1386) using Haldex height control valves.
All five sprayers are built on a C channel frame engineered for
greater durability and flexibility to keep all four wheels on the
ground at all times for better traction, fuel economy and field per-
formance. The frame is constructed of flexible modified carbon
steel with a ladder-style bolted cross-member assembly.
Four boom options are offered on the sprayers in 80, 90, 100
and 120 ft. lengths made up of five boom sections with individ-
ual on and off functions for each section. The 10 to 136 gpm
spray rate is powered by a Hypro 9306 pump with pulse width
modulation for maximum application efficiency. The booms are
self-leveling and use a sonar sensing system to adjust spray
height. A high-volume option is available on the 1386 model
using a 4 in. sump and plumbing powered by a 3x2 Hypro 9307-
GM12 pump to increase the application rate to 278 gpm.
“With the increased size and re-engineering of the boom
mount system, operators will realize even faster boom-fold cycle
time, and changes to the plumbing and hose routing mean the
RoGator’s clean underside and simple plumbing and wiring sys-
tems are even more streamlined,” said Sharitz. “Improvements to
our electrical mounting and connections enhance machine life
and minimize costly downtime.”
A new front-entry design on the RoGator sprayers enable an
optional front fill liquid system, featuring fresh water and hand
rinse tanks for faster reloading and reloading access to a nurse
The new RoGator 984H, 984, 1184, 1184H and 1386 sprayer
models have 900 to 1300 gal. tank capacities, specially
designed to apply fertilizer, protective farm chemicals and
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truck without having to fold in the sprayer
booms. The new entry incorporates a new
fold-down ladder, a gentler angle of ascent,
a wider set of hand rails and a wider walk-
way to allow the cab door to open wider.
With 60 sq.ft. of glass in the cab, visi-
bility was increased on the road and in
the field. The cab also features automatic
temperature control, three-level activated
carbon filtration and an air-ride suspen-
sion seat (semi-active seat suspension
with heated seat cushions as an option).
The cab was also made quieter with a
thicker soundproof floor mat.
The operator compartment is also out-
fitted with the Raven Control system for
application precision. The Raven Viper
Pro system can be specified as an option
for multifunction control of operating
power and program capabilities. Another
option is the ATS Terminal with Falcon
Software connected to the vehicle’s sys-
tem via the CANbus network to display
application rates and data logging.
“Both custom applicators and profes-
sional growers will want to check out the
RoGator,” said Sharitz. “They’ll also notice
small changes such as new labeling and a
slightly different color scheme across our
entire line of application equipment.”
RoGator became one of several brands
marketed by Agco Corp. following the
purchase of Ag-Chem Equipment Co.
Inc. in 2001. The TerraGator spreaders,
the Nutrient Management System (NMS),
SpraCoupe self-propelled sprayers and
Willmar spreaders, loaders and tenders
are also sold under the Agco Corp. com-
pany umbrella. dp
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The operator compartment
on the new RoGator spray-
ers features 60 sq.ft. of
glass for increased visibility
on the road and in the field.
The cab also features auto-
matic temperature control,
three-level activated carbon
filtration and an air-ride
suspension seat.
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Aristo Intelligent Catalyst Technology ..........................................47
*ArvinMeritor Inc. ........................................................................11
*Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power ..........................................45
Cambric Corp. ............................................................................24
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*Cummins Engine Company Ltd. ................................................26
*Deutz Corporation........................................................Third Cover
Donaldson Company Inc. ..........................................................52
EControls Inc. ............................................................................57
ECU – Engineering Concepts Unlimited ........................................9
Engine Distributors Inc. ..............................................................13
Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. ......................................................14
First Generation ..........................................................................62
Firwin Corp. ..............................................................................62
Flexxaire Engine Cooling Systems................................................42
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*John Deere Power Systems ........................................Second Cover
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*Kubota Engine America Corp. ......................................................7
*Logan Clutch Corporation ..........................................................17
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Murphy, FW ................................................................................21
National Fluid Power Association ................................................65
Navistar Engine Group ................................................................55
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68 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010
HYDRAULIC
HORIZONS
Developi ng A
Sense Of Control
CCEFP RESEARCH USES “AUGMENTED REALITY” TO DEVELOP
MORE EFFECTIVE INTERFACES FOR FLUID-ACTUATED DEVICES
BY KYLE KOPPLIN
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n one of its most interesting continu-
ing projects, the Center for Compact
and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is
conducting research to develop user inter-
faces for fluid power-based devices. The
research is seeking to take advantage of
both multiple sensing and display modal-
ities and technologies that incorporate
augmented reality (AR) in order to
enhance the devices’ operational effective-
ness. Ultimately, the research could pro-
vide significant clues toward improvement
in the efficiency and effectiveness of fluid
power controls in mobile equipment.
The CCEFP, headquartered in Min-
neapolis, Minn., helps bring together a
network of researchers, students, educa-
tors and industry to continue the advance-
ment of hydraulic and pneumatic tech-
nologies. This project, focusing on multi-
modal human machine interfaces, is being
led by professor Wayne J. Book, Husco/
Ramirez distinguished professor of Fluid
Power and Motion Control at Georgia
Tech, with the assistance of Dr. Mathew
Kontz, research engineer James Huggins,
doctoral graduate student Mark Elton,
doctoral graduate student Aaron Enes and
doctoral graduate student Heather
Humphreys, as well as industrial partners
at John Deere, Caterpillar and Bobcat.
According to Book, the most obvious
modality to inform an operator of the suc-
cess of commands is visual. However, in
some situations it may not be the most
suitable. “For example,” he said, “in dig-
ging, the load on the system is better
understood via sound or by the feel of the
control handle. The feel, or haptic modal-
ity, is one of our prime efforts.
“We also want to make the interface
more intuitive, reducing the learning time,
increasing productivity, reducing mistakes
and fuel cost by adapting the interface to
the operator.”
Fluid power devices often involve many
degrees of freedom under direct control of
a human operator. So, as with many ex-
periments involving human variables,
fundamental research barriers are present-
ed and need to be evaluated. One barrier
the team is addressing deals with biody-
namic feedthrough — the effects of a
machine’s motion moving feeding through
the operator’s body to produce unintend-
ed forces on the control interface — and
its effects on the operator’s ability to effi-
ciently control a machine. According to
the CCEFP, the slightest bit of unwanted
input or motion can detract from the ma-
chine’s efficiency, causing an increase in
task completion time and energy costs.
This problem is not seen in other haptic
interfaces, due to the high force hydraulic
The Center for Compact and
Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)
is using a John Deere tractor
loader backhoe in an effort to
develop more effective control
interfaces for machines using
fluid power devices.
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devices must exert. In response to this bar-
rier, the team will model the interaction in
its laboratory with a full-scale implementa-
tion of a small John Deere tractor loader
backhoe to recreate the problem and veri-
fy its models in order to seek out structur-
al and control solutions.
According to CCEFP, in order for a
device to run at its peak efficiency, its con-
trol system must consider not only its com-
plex machine dynamics, but also the reac-
tion of its human operator and the stochas-
tic, or random, nature of that reaction. Dy-
namics of the interaction between prime
mover, pumps and load create disruption
in the operability of heavy equipment, in
particular for throttleless control. By using
hardware in the loop (HIL) simulation, a
more realistic treatment of the complex
dynamics is ensured, while computer sim-
ulations create the more predictable or less
critical aspects of the environment.
As a test platform, the team will use an
excavator with throttleless control. From
this, it will design pacifying controls that
have been proven in other applications
where human operators interact with com-
plex dynamics, first studying the dynamics
before specifying controller details.
As has been previously demonstrated,
the operator plays a big part in the
process. However, when it comes to con-
trolling and adjusting this variable toward
efficiency, it takes a little more than a
wrench and some tubing. According to
the CCEFP, motivating operators to in-
corporate efficiency into their operating
procedures has had little incentive in the
May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 69
Computer simulations are used by the
CCEFP research team in testing, to create
the more predictable or less critical aspects
of the environment in which a machine
like a hydraulic excavator functions.
past — often because the operator may be
unaware of its benefits. In order to empha-
size the importance of this variable, the
team will use full-scale equipment to for-
mulate and test alternatives for guiding
the operator to more efficient operating
trajectories in successive cycles using hap-
tic feedback — displaying the benefits of
following more efficient trajectories.
Upon completion, the project will
provide several insights regarding the
way augmented reality can help improve
the conditions of many aspects of hy-
draulic and pneumatic technologies.
These insights, Book said, will be used to
further develop additional theories and
improvements, which will help push
toward greater efficiencies, reduced costs
and wasted energy. dp
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C
ase IH has introduced new farm
utility tractors, expanding its
Farmall tractor lineup to six series.
The new Farmall A series tractors have a
simple, straightforward design for easier
operation and multipurpose applications.
“If you’re looking for a durable work-
horse without electronic controls, take a
look at the new Case IH Farmall A trac-
tors,” said Greg Lucey, Case IH marketing
manager for Farmall tractors. “These new
Farmall A tractors are simple machines
built for the farm with all the pulling
power and hydraulics you need for load-
ing, blading, tilling and mowing chores.”
The new Farmall A series incorporates
four models — the 45A, 55A, 65A and
75A — rated 39 to 66 PTO hp. The
Farmall A series tractors have a more eco-
nomical design, sitting at the lower power
end of Case IH’s full Farmall portfolio.
Case IH’s Farmall family is composed
of the economical Farmall series (52 to
80 PTO hp) made up of five models for
all-purpose farm applications. The
Farmall U series has three models rated
70 to 90 PTO hp, all heavy-frame,
heavy-duty utility tractors with premi-
um features.
Case IH’s Farmall N series are special-
ty tractors (62 to 82 PTO hp) with a
narrow width and lower profile for use
in orchards and vineyards. The Farmall
C series has four straddle-type tractors
rated 50 to 80 PTO hp with a lower pro-
file for work in tight spaces with low
ceilings — ideal for livestock and poul-
try operations, the company said. Case
IH also offers the Farmall Compact
series, comprising seven compact utility
tractors rated 26.5 to 50 PTO hp.
With the new Farmall A series tractor,
Case IH adds a series of multipurpose
utility farm tractors. The tractors are
available in two-wheel drive or four-
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The new Case IH Farmall A series has
four models, the 45A, 55A, 65A and 75A,
rated 39 to 66 PTO hp. The tractors have
a simple, straightforward design and are
powered by Tier 3 Cummins ISM and
Case F5C engines.
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wheel drive variations with a mechanical
transmission standard to simplify the
operation of the tractors while maintain-
ing ruggedness.
Lucey said the new Farmall A lineup is
the first offering in the next generation of
Case IH Farmalls, which will feature an
updated and simplified global naming
convention and decals. “With the launch
of our new Farmall A tractors, we’re
returning to the ‘letter’ naming custom to
honor the legacy of those famous
Farmalls and clearly signify the progres-
sion of new models.”
With preliminary specifications avail-
able, the Farmall A models are powered
by three- or four-cylinder Tier 3 diesel
engines. The Farmall 45A and 55A are
powered by a 2.2 L four-cylinder
Cummins ISM 844 engine rated 45 and
55 hp at 2700 rpm. The larger Farmall
65A and 75A models have a 3.2 L four-
cylinder Case F5C turbocharged engine
rated 65 and 75 hp at 2500 rpm. Both
engine models are approved for biodiesel
blends, Case IH said.
A basic shuttle shift transmission, with
eight forward and two reverse gears, is
incorporated into the tractors to provide
smooth shifting and easy operation. The
shuttle shift transmission has four of the
eight forward gears in the 2 to 8 mph
range, which Lucey said is the more heav-
ily used working range. In addition, the
Farmall 45A and 55A models are avail-
able with an optional 8x8 synchronized
shift transmission for on-the-fly shifting
during road travel or hauling.
All of the Farmall A tractors are engi-
neered with a heavy-duty 2WD front axle
with the option of a mechanical front
drive axle. The cast-iron rear axle is
designed with added strength for load
and rear implements work. Hydrostatic
steering and a mechanical differential
lock are standard.
The tractors all have a fully inde-
pendent 540 rpm PTO, engaged by a
lever on the machines. “You can power
a wide variety of attachments,” said
Lucey. “The PTO stays engaged, power-
ing the implements even when you
clutch, shift and turn.”
For operation of hydraulic attachments,
the 45A and 55A tractors are installed
with a regulator flow control valve and an
11.6 gpm at 2538 psi hydraulic circuit to
supply implements. The Farmall 65A and
75A have a 10.4 gpm at 3046 psi hy-
draulic implement system.
The Farmall 45A and 55A models fea-
ture a three-point Category 1 or 2 hitch
with standard flex link ends and telescop-
ic stabilizers. The Farmall 65A and 75A
have a Category 2 hitch that is convertible
to Category 1. This hitch also has stan-
dard flex link ends and telescopic stabiliz-
ers standard.
“No matter what’s on your to-do list,
whether it involves a three-point imple-
ment or front-end loader, your Case IH
Farmall A has the hydraulic power and
lift capacity to do the job,” says Lucey.
“And a three-point-hitch lift capacity of
up to 2954 lb. means your Farmall A can
handle a round baler, rotary mower or
tiller with ease.”
Controls are conveniently located on
the tractors and engineered to be easy to
use, said Lucey. “With the basic transmis-
sion, there’s a speed and reverse lever on
your right. On the 8x8 transmission
option, the reverse lever is on the left-
hand side of the steering wheel. Either
way, they’re simple controls that let you
easily reverse direction.” The 65A and
75A have the Case IH analog digital
instrumentation cluster.
Additional features on the Farmall A
series include a sloped hood for greater
visibility in all directions, a deluxe con-
toured adjustable suspension seat and
foldable ROPS.
“With a Farmall A, you’ll get a large,
comfortable operator platform that
makes short work of a long day,” said
Lucey. “Unlike some tractors in this class
where operators complain about cramped
quarters, getting poked with levers or
confused by the controls, the new A is a
Case IH Farmall, with long-established
agricultural bloodlines. That means
power, dependability, simple controls
and easy operation.”
Case IH has also simplified routine
maintenance on the tractors. Engine oil
can be checked and filled without lift-
ing the hood, and the gas-strut rear
hinged hood tilts for access to key serv-
ice points.
The new Farmall A series tractors will
be available later this year. dp
www.caseih.com
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With the new Farmall A series tractor,
Case IH adds a series of multipurpose util-
ity farm tractors. The tractors are avail-
able in 2WD or 4WD variations with a
mechanical transmission to simplify the
operation of the tractors while maintain-
ing ruggedness.
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Caterpillar is supplying four diesel power
units and two diesel tractors to Pan-
American Airways for use on Wake and
Midway Islands along the airline’s new 6000
mile Trans-Pacific route from San Francisco
to Hong Kong. The two power units, each
with a General Electric generator, and one
tractor will be placed on each island to sup-
ply power for beacons, landing and border
lights. The power units will also provide
electricity for refrigeration and lights for the
attendants’ and mechanics’ field houses. The
tractors, equipped with single drum winch-
es, will level and maintain the fields and be
used for general utility work.
A new oil pipeline is being built in Iraq.
The pipeline will transport oil from the wells
at Kirkuk through the Trans-Jordan to
Tripoli in Lebanon and Haifa in Palestine.
To propel 3.0 million tons of oil per year
over these pipelines, which total 1150 miles,
requires 22,500 hp. The power to move the
oil is supplied by 45 diesel engines located
at 12 main pumping stations. Among the
engines to be installed are Sulzer 500 hp
solid-injection engines, all five-cylinder,
four-cycle, diesels. Nine are built by the
British house of Sulzer Bros., and nine by
the Compagnie de Construction Mechanique
Precedes Sulzer Paris. Harland & Wolff
Ltd. supplied 15, 500 hp, six-cylinder, four-
cycle solid injection engines. Twelve, 500
hp, five-cylinder, four-cycle solid injection
diesels were supplied by Werkspoor Co.
Fuel for the engines is taken directly from
the pipeline.
The tremendous development in road
transportation that is taking place in
Germany was emphasized at the Berlin
Motor Show this year. The outstanding
point of interest was that the high-speed,
diesel-equipped commercial vehicle has
won complete nationwide acceptance and
adoption. Diesel exhibitors included Krupp;
M.A.N.: Junkers; Daimler-Benz: Humboldt-
Deutz; Maybach: Magirus; Vomag; and
Bussing-Nag.
Not only are over 90% of the trucks and
buses now diesel powered, but fire engines,
ambulances, tractors, snow shovels, mail
vans, field kitchens, furniture vans, road
tankers, garbage collectors, milk tanks, rail
cars, water sprinklers and telegraph service
wagons. The vehicles vary in power down to
the little Primus four-wheeled “horse” that
has a two-cylinder Deutz engine rated 25 hp
and sells for about $1100.
A new Diesel Progress market study
shows that 750,000 hp was sold in 1934 —
750,000 hp, an all-time record. The previous
high was the 450,000 hp sold in 1928. After
that high-water mark, sales dropped signifi-
cantly to a low of 130,000 hp in 1932, a level
not seen since the end of the World War.
The following year, 1933, saw the beginning
of the recovery, to 280,000 hp, leading to
last year’s record sales.
Apair of diesel land speed records was set
earlier this year on the beach at Daytona,
Fla. First, Dave Evans’ Waukesha Silver
Comet turned in a new world’s record of
125.065 mph, bettering the English figure
of 120.33 mph by George Eyston set on a
French track. The Waukesha engine used is
a standard stock engine with a displacement
of 648 cu. in. It is not supercharged and has
no special racing gadgets. The engine has six
cylinders, 5 in. x 5.5 in., with a regulation
United American Bosch fuel injection sys-
tem, Leece-Neville electric starter, alu-
minum pistons, seven-bearing crankshaft
and the patented high-velocity Comet com-
bustion chamber.
On March 2, Evans’ record was broken
by Wild Bill Cummings, National AAA
Champion for 1934, in a Cummins Diesel
racing car at 137.195 mph. The Cummins
diesel engine is a standard model H. A., six-
cylinder, 4.875 in. x 6 in. engine. It is
supercharged by a standard supercharger of
the same specifications as those used on
regular truck engines sold for service in
high altitudes.
Interest in truck diesels appears to be
growing. A tank truck operator reports,
“There is a saving of between 75 and 80% in
fuel cost: double the mileage per gallon com-
pared with gasoline motors of the same
horsepower. I figure, according to my
records, that I have effected an actual saving
in the operation of these three trucks of
approximately $8000. On account of the
tremendous saving effected in my cost, I am
naturally enthusiastic over the successful
performance of Sterling-Diesel trucks and
will purchase nothing but diesel-powered
trucks in the future.”
All “news” excerpted from the inaugural edi-
tion of Diesel Progress. If you’re looking for
information that isn’t 75 years old, go to
www.dieselprogress.com — something that most
definitely didn’t exist in 1935. dp
Cat Supplying Gen-Sets, Tractors To Pan-Am …
New Pipeline in Iraq … New Diesel Sales Record
…Report From The Berlin Motor Show …
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Were that not challenge enough. But dis- pensing with the crankshaft allows for independent piston movement. Again. deactivated cylinders can be truly idle and carry no pumping losses. Compared with the hydraulic pressure to fire the injectors. hence the cross-country demo of an engine that had no camshaft. gasoline. Steve Sturgess is executive editor of Heavy Duty Trucking. Think you can have an internal combustion engine and eliminate both camshaft and crankshaft? You know where this is going … Sturman’s latest concept. and piston position can be independently determined. but it is truly revolutionary. Sturman is a visionary. To understand how this comes about. But not in the current model of letting them idle up and down pumping air. That requires completely new thinking in the way that fuel and oxygen mix in the cylinder and how that chemical reaction is reacted and communicated to all the vehicle systems. His digital valve in the fuel system. He is going to have to write the concertos to exploit the versatility of his new instrument. con-rods and crankshaft making it into rotary torque. His e-mail address is ssturgess@truckinginfo.. They may take bits and pieces of the available technology and realize extraordinary gains in performance and fuel economy as did International and Ford with the Sturman solutions to their injection system demands. His system provides. The problem that Sturman sees in the acceptance of his concept is that engine designers think conventionally and don’t exploit this potential. ventilation and air conditioning. I am not clever enough to see all the potential of Sturman’s concept. meant the sorely depleted batteries after an electrical power failure had enough energy to get the mission home. the radio. think tank. propane or whatever — and through incylinder combustion with pistons. through hydraulic multiplication. the hydraulics provide the upstroke to the pistons. the power takeoff. Sturman’s latest concept is to make the internal combustion engine into a directly generating high-pressure hydraulic pump using only the pistons. but it’ll be a big day when a major manufacturer really embraces some of the advanced concepts that come out of the Sturman Industries Woodland Park. Run the fan? Easy. Or would that be un-revolutionary? The real problem is that the technology exists to decouple the air and fuel management from the piston position. Sturman is about hydraulics and he is directly responsible for the hydraulic electronic unit injector technology that currently feeds International’s diesel engines. Instead of turning the chemical energy in the fuel — be it diesel. the transmission. of course. Colo.com T hink you can have an internal combustion engine without a mechanically driven camshaft to time the management of air and fuel? Sure you can. They basically mimic the usual sinusoidal motions from the conventional camshaft electronically. The truly remarkable thing about this demo is not the removal of the camshaft but the decoupling of the air and fuel handling processes of the engine from the position of the crankshaft. there is a net generation of pressure in the hydraulic system that provides power from the fuel — whatever it may be. By eliminating the mechanical relationships between valve opening and crankshaft position. whether heating. Generate electrical power from an alternator. thereby failing to realize the significant gains in economy and emissions cleanliness — not to mention multifuel compatibility — these new freedoms from electronic valve controls make possible. Not an issue. now the technology goes a step forward. He’s a genius and the father of the digital valve that has him in the Aerospace Hall of Fame. the opening and shutting of the valves in a four-cycle engine is child’s play. we are limited by what we can imagine and tend to think of the system in terms of the rotating hardware of a conventional internal combustion engine. and his ideas are so far out there that most research and engineering facilities cannot change direction fast enough to accommodate the concepts. including shutting down cylinders. There is no crankshaft to time against. In a previous commentary in Heavy Duty Trucking. a designer can program any injection and air inlet and exhaust event. you need to understand Eddie Sturman. Run hydraulic motors at the wheels? But of course. dp 4 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . pistons directly act on hydraulic cylinders.I nventing The Piano And The Music To Go With It STREETSMARTS IS CONDUCTED BY STEVE STURGESS Street Smarts is a monthly column devoted to the on-highway truck markets. With the electronic control of the hydraulics. Sturman is responsible for the astronauts of the doomed 1970 Apollo 13 moon launch actually making it home. But in the net balance. the pressure to atomize the fuel and meet emissions standards. In the latest concept. In turn. I wrote that Sturman had invented a new technology akin to inventing the concert piano but there was no music for it. which draws no current in either latched open or closed position. Sturman Industries and International Engine proved you could and together drove coast to coast with a medium-duty International diesel truck a decade ago to show it could be done. does just that.

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the housing market collapsed and construction of almost everything in sight stopped or went on vacation despite billions of dollars of promised stimulus funding that none of us have seen. this year to consolidate its manufacturing of these machines in one location. Yes. however. Wilton. These are not dedicated backhoe loaders. None of these players have much action on the sales side.000 units. and for compact models (rated under 60 hp) more than 6000 units. In 2009. while the bigger suppliers at the top account for 80% of the total. Most of these machines are rated under 40 to 50 hp and are predominantly used in utility situations ranging from mowing to post hole drilling and dirt moving of some sort. one can see the light at the end of the tunnel and make some projections even if the light is dim or flickering. Caterpillar has been producing backhoes for TRENDLINES IS CONDUCTED BY CHARLES YENGST Charles R. The second announcement about backhoes came from JCB late last year. www. Allmand Bros. Right now. but it won’t go anywhere or it won’t look very promising for several years if we cannot get housing and other construction the domestic market in Clayton. It should also be noted that a gazillion companies offer small utility tractors with loader buckets and backhoe attachments. so its output was considerably smaller and its operation less efficient than what Cat had. Ga.. England. That’s going to take a few more years. I believe we have hit the bottom of the market for these machines. The last four players mentioned account for about 20% of the market. The bad news is that we don’t know how long we will bump along that bottom before heading back to higher ground. dp 10 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . with sales exceeding 29. Caterpillar also produces backhoes in Brazil and India. we have seen four years of declining sales for backhoes dating back to 2005.. although I doubt that sales will look anywhere near what they were four years ago when all looked so rosy. we might have a decent recovery in backhoes working. but with shrinking demand. That’s actually the good news. But back to the backhoes. Caterpillar also announced that it would be moving its small wheel loader production from the same U. there is very limited light coming through. So now. plant for a number of years. followed by Terramite and Deere. N. one of the top players on the standard machines. so it is essentially swapping one production line for another. Caterpillar. which goes back a few more years than I would like to admit just now.B ackhoe Loader Market Has Hit The Bottom markets moving once again. That production line was closed down at the end of ’09 and moved back to the factory in Rocester.000 units (covering both types of backhoes) — down 70% for the standard models and off 75% for the compact machines. I have said repeatedly that I anticipate a “bathtub” curve for the market recovery for this and a number of other products.com — cyengst@yengstassociates.com T wo years ago. Laymor and Yanmar. Cat backhoes have gone full circle from a sourcing standpoint. Someday. I think the OEMs are way ahead of themselves on the recovery idea (at least in North America) based on what I see happening in the marketplace. Conn. recently announced that it will be transferring its domestic production of backhoe loaders back to its factory in the U. Now. That company has been assembling machines in its Savannah. which round out the suppliers of the standard machines. Right now we are still a long way from seeing any important turnarounds or market improvements. we will start up the other side of the tub. which come in a close second. These days. where it started years ago. I said there were some tougher times ahead for backhoe loader markets.K. factory back in the 1990s. Then we have Komatsu. and there is a big difference. Big K from Japan accounts for half of the market. JCB does not have the position in the market that Caterpillar has developed over the years. Yikes! We have never seen numbers like this since I have been working in the industry. Others include JCB.C. followed by the combined sales of Case and New Holland (CNH). Caterpillar is third (or fourth) depending on how you look at the market. Terex and Volvo. output from the Georgia plant was falling off the map. Peak sales for the standard backhoes occurred that year. but I don’t see it. To catch up. Yengst is president of Yengst Associates. I don’t see that happening until later in 2011.K. So what’s happening? The short explanation is that we got hit by a severe recession. Two interesting changes appear to be taking place on the manufacturing side. By 2012. We have already gone over the front of the tub on the downside and now we are on the bottom heading up a gradual slope toward the back of the tub with virtually no real improvement in sales this year and perhaps next.K. industry sales were roughly 10. A Vshaped recovery may get started on a small scale in 2010. factory to the Clayton plant. Kubota is head and shoulders above all of the other companies.yengstassociates. for more than a decade and had moved production there from its U. In compact backhoes. Usually. some of the OEMs are getting all excited about a V-shaped recovery starting later in 2010. Deere is the market leader for backhoe loaders. JCB..

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part of its high-horsepower 7400 Series tractors. The active stop is designed to keep the tractor in place. yet versatile and comfortable tractors that our customers enjoy operating. Maximum travel speed with the CVT is 26 mph. “With the addition of these tractors. “AGCO is committed to our grower customers. GESKE usy” may be an understatement for ag equipment manufacturer Massey Ferguson these days. A separate 15.” said Hoult. With their higher power offering. The new units extend the top end of the series with ratings of 165 and 185 PTO hp. ALONG WITH NEW UTILITY TRACTOR SERIES BY DAWN M. MASSEY FERGUSON ADDS TWO NEW MACHINES TO ITS HIGHHORSEPOWER RANGE. The Tier 3 engines have a bore and stroke of 108 x 134 mm and an overall displacement of 7. the engines are equipped with Donaldson dry-type air cleaners. 12 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . It is an ideal planer tractor or power unit for a large baler. Tractor operation has been simplified with a new active stop feature that is engineered to stop forward and reverse travel through raising of the shuttle lever. The cab of the new MF7497 and MF7499 tractors incorporates rubber padding and rubber mounts to reduce Massey Ferguson has launched a slew of new tractors for 2010 including the new MF7497 and MF7499 models. “We’re pleased to meet their needs for power and technology by expanding the horsepower range of our lineup. product marketing manger for high-horsepower tractors. even on slopes. the new MF7497 and MF7499 tractors sit at the top end of the company’s eight-model. high-horsepower tractor family. They utilize a high-pressure common rail fuel system based on Bosch components controlled by a third-generation SisuTronic electronic control system. as the company has launched several new tractors to its 2010 lineup. infinitely variable speed control while increasing productivity and fuel economy. New from the AGCO subsidiary are an all-new utility tractor. Massey Ferguson now offers customers a full line of CVT-equipped tractors from 100 to 275 PTO hp. Our goal was to build dependable and powerful. the new MF7497 and MF7499 tractors are designed for use by row crop farmers and commercial hay producers.AG EQUIPMENT A Harvest Of New Tractors “B FOR 2010. The Dyna-VT continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard on the new MF7497 and MF7499 tractors and is designed to provide smooth. The Dyna-VT transmission is available as an option on the remaining six 7400 Series tractors from 100 to 160 PTO hp. an additional new series of utility tractors and an expansion of its highhorsepower Massey Ferguson 7400 Series tractor range. The MF7497 and MF7499 tractors also have an electrohydraulic differential lock integrated into the front and rear axles and inboard planetary final drives in the rear axle.” The four-wheel drive machines are powered by six-cylinder AGCO Sisu Power 74CTA diesel engines rated 200 and 215 hp at 2000 rpm. Starting at the top. The clutchless CVT has two speed ranges and works with Massey Ferguson’s Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM) system to match ground speed with the most efficient engine speed. oil reservoir is dedicated to the CVT to provide full power and eliminate contamination from the implement circuit.4 L. Engineered to provide higher pulling power at lower speeds. respectively.3 gal. until the shuttle lever is lowered back into position. The new tractors are powered by AGCO Sisu Power 74CTA diesel engines rated 200 and 215 hp at 2000 rpm and equipped with the Dyna-VT continuously variable transmission. based on terrain and conditions. said Jason Hoult.

axles.ft. WA 206-241-8300 Pitt Auto Electric Cranberry Twp. hardworking utility tractor that gets back to basics. Canada 780-484-6213 M & I Ford Daphne. The PTO is electrohydraulically engaged and can be engaged and disengaged while the tractor is moving. NS. The new. the company said. Australia +61 2 99972788 Compagnia Tecnica Motori S. MF2660. of cab glass. compact size and versatility. The HD Series’ MF2650 and MF2660 models have 540 rpm independent PTO while the MF2670 and MF2680 feature a 540/1000 rpm independent PTO. The Tier 3 engine’s exhaust is run horizontally below the operator’s platform. Also new from Massey Ferguson is the Heavy Duty (HD) Series 2600 utility tractors. utility.W.edi-dist. Omaha. 400 University Court Blackwood. fore and aft adjustment and armrests. MA 800-220-2700 Jacksonville. livestock operation and other applications requiring a low overhead clearance. facility. N. The drivetrain also includes heavyduty castings. Brazil. improved seat offers more cushioning for a softer ride. The outboard planetary final drives provide speed reduction at the tire and wheel. MO 314-868-8620 Performance You Can Count On! ENGINE DISTRIBUTORS INC. Our Ford line features 2. 4. Germany +49 607-120-6330 Powertrain Assemblies & Components Provided by Ford Component Sales SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW. Massey Ferguson produces the new MF7497 and MF7499 tractors at its Beauvais. with the option for up to three remotes. plant. three-point hitch with 16. Grand Prairie. exiting near the rear axle to avoid obstructing visibility. the synchronized 12x4 transmission offers ideal speed selections for haymaking. OH 800-589-9025 Portland. Production began in February. continued on page 14 At Engine Distributors our main focus is to provide powerful and reliable engines for consumers.” said Hoult. NE 402-558-8700 C K Power Products St Louis. 91 and 97 hp at 2200 rpm. where production is currently under way.p. gears. The tractors are also equipped with a Category 3. reducing the torque loads in the drivetrain. FL 800-342-3575 M. ON.” said Rene Boivin. CA 559-264-1776 All Marine Spares Mona Vale.COM Engine Distributors Inc. Powering the new HD Series 2600 utility tractors are 4. convenience and comfort. TX 972-623-4300 M K Power Products Corp. Bryan Equipment Co.or four-wheel drive variations with or without cabs. PA 724-778-8200 Powertech Engines Inc. Mississauga. Italy +39 0245058238 Fornaut Ehm Sa Le Pre St Gervais. Dual hydraulics powered by two geardriven hydraulic pumps provide power for the steering and remote hydraulic valves. a new dashboard design and hand-operated parking brake. Air ride seats are standard with 61 sq. The new series has four models — the MF2650. NJ 800-220-2700 Ft Lauderdale. The new HD Series 2600 utility tractors are produced at Massey Ferguson’s Canoas. designed to offer onthe-roll shifting for improved cycle times and improved production. “Everything in the tractors’ cabs has been positioned to provide the operator with superior comfort. standard. Anderson Industrial Engines Co. four-cylinder Perkins 1104D-44T turbocharged diesel engines rated 74. LP-fueled and dual fuel Ford industrial engines. The new HD Series 2600 utility tractors utilize all-steel construction and components for added durability and performance. MI 800-445-5273 Pacific Torque LLC Seattle. 81. One valve is standard. The standard models are available in two. an independent PTO and choice of transmissions. inline shift pattern from first to reverse.. MF2670 and MF2680 — rated 62 to 83 PTO hp. UK +44 247-663-5757 Sauer Motive Systems Sauer and Sohn KG Dieburg. Noise rating is 69 dB(A).com . Coventry. Shift levers are located to the side of the tractors and other controls are located at a natural reach.” Both tractors have a 540/1000 rpm PTO.noise and vibration to the operator. particularly in the area of comfort.4 L. France +33 148450394 Power Torque Engineering Ltd Binley. The rear axle differential locks the back tires in tandem for added traction in mud or soft spots. lift capacity. “The HD Series is built with a new level of heavy-duty toughness plus the traditional reliability and practicality. “Many of the features farmers have come to love and expect from their tractors are standard on these new models.” Massey Ferguson also offers the tractors with a low profile option for orchard work. We are the Manufacturer of Record for a full line of LSI emissions-certified gasoline. Canada 514-342-2748 McDonald Equipment Co. Archdale. Willoughby.DIESELPROGRESS. mowing or tillage and straight. NC 800-220-7080 Blackwood. yet incorporates innovations and upgrades for great performance.S. France. The tractors were engineered with 25% more useable weight for daily chores at dairy and beef operations as well as for use by small hay producers. As another option. durability. bearing and final drives. QC. Contact one of our distributors: D A C Industrial Engines Inc Dartmouth. control and ease of use. Fresno. A front three-point hitch with 8800 lb. AL 800-633-1834 Engine Distributors Inc. “This is a classic. vineyards. controlled by draft levers on the redesigned console. FL 800-257-6605 Holliston. specialty and midrange tractors. AB. G.3. Milano. Canada 902-468-3765 Industrial Engines Limited Edmonton. natural gas. NJ 08012-3214 Phone: (856) 228-7298 or (800) 220-2700 www. Ground power is provided by the option of a synchroshuttle 8x8 transmission for loader work. The three-point hitch allows for use of ground-engaging tools. product marketing manager.8 L models ranging from 53 to 225 hp. Other new features of the HD Series 2600 utility tractors include improved hydraulic controls. lift capacity is available as an option while a closed-center 29 gpm Sauer-Danfoss hydraulic system supplies the implements.0 and 6. Canada 905-890-5323 Marindustriel Montréal.140 lb.A. as well as weight adjustment.

The MF2635 utility tractor is powered by a Tier 3 direct-injection Simpson TSJ436E turbocharged diesel engine rated Massey Ferguson’s 2600 Series utility tractors are rated 32 to 62 PTO hp. The MF2635 utility tractor is also equipped with a Category 1-2 rear threepoint hitch. Also new from Massey Ferguson is the MF2635 utility tractor.Also new from Massey Ferguson are the Heavy Duty (HD) Series 2600 utility tractors. dp www. the company said. and tractors are expected to be available for dealer shipments at the beginning of May. such as mowing roadsides and large pastures. Two transmission options are offered. The four-cylinder diesel has a total displacement of 3. now the largest machine in the lineup.COM DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . The standard 8x2 constant mesh transmission is an economical option with live PTO and simplified operation. Massey Ferguson said. The optional 8x8 sychroshuttle transmission with an independent PTO has a fully synchronized main gearbox that allows the tractor to shift gears on the roll and change direction without stopping. 74 hp at 2200 rpm. It can accommodate two different loaders to further increase its utility around the farm. and can perform chores around the farm and ranch. Massey Ferguson began production of the MF2635 model in early 2010. The tractors were engineered with 25% more useable weight for daily chores at dairy and beef operations as well as use by small hay producers. The MF2635 is the largest model in the series targeting the utility and small hay production markets.com 14 SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW. The MF2635 tractor is manufactured in India. This tractor is a new turbocharged addition to the 2600 Series utility tractors rated 32 to 62 PTO hp.masseyferguson. The MF2635 has the power to pull small round and square balers and hay rakes. as well as find use in general landscape maintenance. The new 2600 Series was expanded to four models with the addition of the MF2635 utility tractor. 16.2 gpm implement hydraulic system to power a loader or other hydraulic attachments with the option of up to two rear remote valves.6 L.DIESELPROGRESS.

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Case IH and New Holland announced their Tier 4 interim strategy in late February.Plowing Ahead Into Tier 4 ith all the uncertainty. tions. And wouldn’t you know it that it’s the one that makes the machinery for some of the most unflappable people on earth — farmers. 16 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . “SCR is a coolrunning. sprayers and combines. agricultural equipment manufacturers are one of the few industries that seem to be on track and confident of their plans to meet the implementation of Tier 4 standards in W AG EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ON TRACK TO MEET NEW EPA EMISSIONS HURDLES. AGCO. global brand management. More than most. Deere and most recently Case IH and New Holland. Most recently. but actually improves it. some as early as last year.” said Duane Nelson. And while each is going about it in their own way. especially when you consider how important fuel efficiency and maintenance costs are to large producers. AGCO was one of the early adopters of selective catalytic reduction (SCR). Challenger MT600C tractors using AGCO Sisu Power diesel engines. “SCR technology represents the best approach for high-horsepower agricultural equipment. showcasing its e3 SCR technology in its Massey Ferguson 8600 (shown here) and showcasing its e3 SCR technology in its Massey Ferguson 8600 (shown here) and Challenger MT600C tractors using AGCO Sisu Power diesel engines. Case IH said it will use a two-track approach to meet Tier 4 interim standards. it’s almost a relief to see an area that appears to be taking things all in stride. have all announced the Tier 4 technical paths they’ll be following in their tractors. It does not interfere with engine performance. GESKE 2011 and 2012. fear and trepidation the EPA’s Tier 4 interim and Tier 4 final emissions standards have brought to many segments of the off-road equipment markets. nearly all of them went public early on and have even sought to market their particular solutions to customers.and heavy-duty engines greater than 100 hp and cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) for light-duty engines under 100 hp. AGCO was one of the early adopters of selective catalytic reduction (SCR). Case IH director. quiet system that’s separate from main engine function.” Case IH said it will utilize CEGR tech- A number of agricultural equipment manufacturers have already announced the A number of agricultural equipment manufacturers have already announced the paths they are taking for Tier 4 interim and Tier 4 final exhaust emissions regulapaths they are taking for Tier 4 interim and Tier 4 final exhaust emissions regulations. BOTH EGR AND SCR WILL BE SEEN AT INTERIM BY DAWN M. using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for medium.

/ 4000 rpm max. • Modified standards available for OEM and aftermarket applications. state-of-the-art agricultural equipment.Engages drive only when required. Like Case IH. which it showcased in the concept NH2TM tractor. director of global marketing and communication for New Holland Agriculture.DIESELPROGRESS.loganclutch. high-horsepower ag equipment. • Air/Fluid actuated multi-disc design.000 lb. “We are committed to integrating the best available engine technology for every machine and operation. New! • SAE D to D Max. nology for the sub-100 hp engines because that market is largely consumer and rural lifestyle based and the equipment is used less intensively than high-production.com ./ 3. We are using the most operator-friendly technology available today.525.” Deere has not yet revealed its Tier 4 final technology.8824 sales@loganclutch. New Holland’s Tier 4 final solution will be SCR. The company also said it is looking at alternative technologies to power its tractors such as hydrogen fuel cells. Deere said.Case IH recently announced its two-track approach to meet Tier 4 interim. • SAE C to C Max.” Case IH will offer the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) required for use with SCR at all its dealerships and said the urea tank on its tractors will be designed to last as long as two tanks of fuel.5. Torque 1. Benefits: • Save energy .COM 28855 Ranney Parkway • CLEVELAND.0003 800. Torque 300 lb. director of worldwide marketing. was among the first ag continued on page 19 SAE and IS0 style mount Clutch Specifications: • SAE B to B Max. However. • Heavy-Duty. “We believe that a one-size-fits-all approach just won’t work in modern farming. At this time.” said John Piasecki.808. will use cooled EGR and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for the PowerTech Plus engines that will drive its agricultural machines. PTO Clutch Hydraulic Pump Diesel Engine Transmission Call Logan today or visit us on the web at: www.com manufacturers of clutches and brake products SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW./ 3. ft. relying on its John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) group for Tier 4 answers.000 rpm max.loganclutch.4258 • FAX 440. John Deere. leveraging CNH Global’s engine division Fiat Powertrain Technologies’ experience with this technology in onhighway engines.000 rpm max.CLUTCH or 800. “SCR is the best guarantee that customers will have reliable.” said Pierre Lahutte. “The single-fluid approach of cooled EGR means the technology will be easy for operators to use. • Connect-Disconnect Direct Drives. • Increase pumps longevity. More torque than other leading PTO’s. Torque 1. AGCO Corp. sales and customer support for JDPS.000 lb. self contained corrosion resistant design requires no external lubrication. using SCR systems for medium. Case said it will use SCR on the smaller engines to meet the more stringent Tier 4 final standards beginning in 2014. “We chose to take the route of cooled EGR because we believe it’s the right technology at this point in time. NEW! Logan SAE PTO Clutches Industrial • Marine Construction • Agriculture Mining • Rail • Oil Field Applications: • Single and Multi-station Pump Drives. EGR is a more operator-friendly technology and less complex to maintain when compared to SCR systems. New Holland will be using the same Tier 4 interim approach as Case IH with SCR in engines above 100 hp and CEGR for the smaller engines. and they won’t have to incur the cost of diesel fuel plus the urea required by SCR systems. “Any other approach would be a short-term solution. ft. ft. cost-effective.and heavyduty engines greater than 100 hp and cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) for light-duty engines under 100 hp. “Our proven record with cooled EGR was a major driver in our decision to continue using it for interim Tier 4/Stage 3b. • Mobile or Stationary Auxiliary Drives.” DEF will be available throughout the New Holland distribution network. OH 44145 VOICE 440.” said Nelson.808.com • www.

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Deere. and it is currently being used in Tier 3 tractors powered by its AGCO Sisu Power 8. as it is a work in progress. DEF usage averages 3% of fuel consumption. Case IH and New Holland have the advantage of using in-house engines in the majority of their machinery.” said Kubota Product Manager Paul Williams. GVM. The company introduced the e3 system in Massey Ferguson 8600 and Challenger MT600C tractors that went on sale in 2009. has already announced it will use Cummins Tier 4 QSX15 engines in its Versatile High Horsepower Tractor (HHT) series of four-wheel drive tractors. launching its e3 SCR technology last spring. Racor’s custom label program is a win/win for everyone . which is doing the right thing for the environment as lower emissions are achieved. CNH and MacDon. a labeling program that puts your brand and colors on filtration products specific to your machines. Miller. including our new M126X Power Krawler. 2010 on-highway regulations.” Cummins is supplying Tier 4 engine solutions to a number of different ag manufacturers — JCB. increased cost and more complex components added to the engine. along with the Cummins Direct Flow air filter and Cummins Turbo Technologies VGT turbochargers with a sliding-nozzle design. as well as in Tier 4 interim and final engines. to a selected number of customers. powers a portion of its equipment line with its own engines. Economy is the improvement to the customer’s bottom line by lowering fuel consumption and ecology. Volkswagen. are using SCR to meet U. “We do not have anything other than this that we are able to disclose at this time though. While marketing its e3 solution. It also noted that nearly all U. BMW.S. “Until now. including Daimler Trucks North America. injection system and a catalytic chamber. Audi. DEF can be purchased at any AGCO Tractors.com/racor SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW.” The main components of the e3 system include the DEF tank. Cummins QSB6.DIESELPROGRESS. Hyundai. truck and engine manufacturers. The e3 system is AGCO’s branded SCR system. “We have been working on the new Tier 4 regulations for some time now. QSL9 and QSX platforms will utilize EGR with a particulate filter. “with the implementation of our innovative common rail system in some of our agricultural tractors. becoming the first tractors in North America to hit the market with SCR. operations at McCormick. Racor fuel filtration products are designed and manufactured to increase engine performance. improve fuel economy while delivering cleaner emissions. emissions reduction meant a tradeoff between reduced fuel economy. Hagie. Massey Ferguson. Mini. Cummins and Paccar. AGCO said the SCR technology adds nothing to the list price of the tractor and eliminates the need for expensive “add ons” like EGR valves and large coolers.” Buchberger said. such as the recently released M100X/M110X/M126X and M135X series.COM . AGCO’s senior vice president and general manager Engines.” said Hubertus Muehlhaeuser. Buhler Versatile Inc. Tractor manufacturer McCormick International USA is currently in the planning stages of Tier 4 implementation. Apache.” said Muehlhaeuser. we can produce a signature fuel filter that boldly displays your company brand and colors. Mack. a Canadian tractor manufacturer. increase uptime. 1-209-521-7860 www. “Energy comes from optimizing the engine’s performance.” While Kubota Tractor Corp. Racor is now offering. While manufacturers such as AGCO. it also sources engines outside its power band for other engine suppliers. “Energy. AGCO cited the use of SCR by European automobile and engine manufacturers Mercedes-Benz.7. economy and ecology are the benefits of AGCO’s e3 SCR emissions technology. “Our plans are to be prepared to meet new emissions requirements as announced. vice president. “The e3 SCR emission technology solution offers improved fuel economy and the unmatched performance and reliability that our AGCO Sisu Power engines are known for. and we plan to be fully compliant by all required deadlines.. other ag equipment manufacturers are relying on their engine suppliers to help them integrate Tier 4 technology into their products. according to Wayne Buchberger. Massey Ferguson or Challenger dealership.” With AGCO’s e3 system.4 L engine. To date.parker. allowing a farmer to typically fill his DEF tank every second fuel fill-up. Kubota has not commented officially as to what direction it will take for Tier 4. Kia and Jeep. The two companies are currently engaged in a rigorous field test program. Volvo.manufacturers to announce its emissions path. mirroring the tough duty cycle and high load factors typically undertaken by continued on page 20 Together.S.

we then build up a predicted fuel consumption across the power curve of the intended Tier 4 interimpowered versions. With urea a commonly used chemical in ag. The joint Versatile and Cummins team is focused on developing optimum engine ratings and electronic calibrations for Tier 4 installations across the Versatile tractor range. dp DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . Hoult worries that they could attempt to remove or bypass the aftertreatment system.John Deere will use cooled EGR for Tier 4 interim in its PowerTech Plus engines used across most of its ag equipment products. While Tier 4 interim applications incorporate a mix of discrete EGR or EGR20 Canadian tractor manufacturer Buhler Versatile has announced it will use Cummins Tier 4 QSX15 engines in its Versatile High Horsepower Tractor (HHT) series of four-wheel drive tractors. COO at Versatile. SCR solutions. we can identify opportunities to improve packaging efficiency before work commences on the prototype installations. That would cause problems.” Adolph added. which leaves some observers concerned about what might occur in the field. “The performance results from the QSX15-powered Tier 4 field test tractor have surpassed our initial expectations. with power curves shaped to realize the full potential of the tractor’s powershift transmission. and the typical farmer’s water supply includes metals and impurities that could cause expensive damage to the SCR system. “We can also use virtual fuel consumption analysis to fine tune various tractor and engine features at an early design stage to realize the best possible fuel efficiency. It has been suggested that farmers may try to do everything from clean diesel particulate filters themselves to mixing their own DEF. Hoult noted. farmers might also consider trying to produce their own DEF. By taking the fuel maps and duty cycle data of the current Tier 3 tractors as a starting point. “Our Tier 4 HHT program provides a valuable learning experience that we can use as a basis to rapidly move ahead with other Cummins Tier 4 prototype installations. these tractors. Jason Hoult. That increased complexity is liable to run headlong into the desire of many farmers to do their own maintenance and repair work. Using virtual installation techniques. as DEF requires deionized water. Mostly. “Using virtual installation and fuel consumption analysis means we are able to fast-track Tier 4 system integration work. That’s why companies marketing equipment with SCR insist that DEF needs to be API certified and purchased from a reputable source. Modifications of emissions-related components can result in fines by the EPA and could result in expensive damage to the equipment and warranty issues. has heard his share of horror stories and said there are concerns over what farmers might attempt on their own.” said Grant Adolph. it’s generally expected that Tier 4 final will result in a universal embrace of combined EGR-SCR systems. product marketing manager for high-horsepower tractors at AGCO.

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forestry swing machines.0 L John Deere PowerTech Plus Tier 3 engines rated 300 to 330 hp. 909K.0 L John Deere PowerTech Plus Tier 3 engines. crawler dozers and a variety of attachments. A new leveling system keeps the upper frame level when the tracks are climbing or tilting on tough slopes. The new 900 K series tracked feller bunchers upgrade the J series to K models. swing and harvest faster. knuckleboom loaders. covering four new machines (the J FO R ES TR Y DEERE ADDS HARVESTERS. which in combination with a 295 gal. The new 900 KH tracked harvesters (right) also have additional horsepower to deliver more power to move. which includes skidders. fuel tank are designed to provide improved fuel economy and more work time between fill-ups. FELLER BUNCHERS 903K. Deere said.ohn Deere Forestry has introduced new 900 K series tracked feller bunchers as well as new tracked harvesters in the 900 KH series. energy wood harvesters. New on the 900 K series machines is a quick-recovery saw designed to keep speeds up and felling head accumulation that picks up more trees at once. forwarders. The 903K and 909K machines are available in two ouputs — 300 and 330 hp respectively — while the larger 953K and the 959K feller bunchers are rated 330 hp. 22 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . The new feller bunchers were also designed with a higher tractive-effort-to-weight ratio with lower ground pressure for smoother operation. The new additions expand Deere’s forestry machinery lineup. 953K and 959K). The new feller bunchers are powered by 9. The majority of the redesign of the 900 K series tracked feller bunchers is most The new 900 K series tracked feller bunchers (left) from John Deere Forestry includes four new models powered by 9.

more powerful HVAC system was added and brighter cab interior lighting was integrated to improve work and drive lines of sight. A fully integrated measuring system that has been factory installed and a new protected undercarriage has been integrated with double flange rollers for maximum durability while a new leveling system keeps the upper frame level on uneven terrain. “Our 903KH and 909KH harvesters get more done and cover more ground so operators can take on more of the forest. a factory-mounted keyboard and mouse. a new.DIESELPROGRESS.deere. dp www. The new harvesters are powered by 9. More in-cab storage has been added behind the operator seat along with more power ports and cup holders and a sealed switch module with keyless start. Deere offers the new harvesters with the Waratah HTH622B.COM May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 23 . more powerful HVAC system. brighter cab interior lighting.com SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW. Deere said it has added additional horsepower to deliver more power to move. a new. Tracked Harvesters and Tracked Feller Bunchers at Deere. product marketing manager. the exterior lighting has been improved and features enhanced adjustability for both work and drive lines of site. To aid visibility from all angles. 753JH and 759JH machines.noticeable in the cab — as visibility was enhanced.0 L Tier 3 John Deere PowerTech Plus diesel engines rated 300 to 330 hp. autoidle.” Also new from Deere are the 900 KH series tracked harvesters including the new 903KH and 909KH models. boom performance and tracking.” said Elliott Little. Deere’s tracked harvester line now has five models adding to the 181 to 241 hp 703JH. “The 900 K series feller bunchers have noticeably superior hydraulic multifunctioning.” New on the machines are dual swing motors for higher torque and a power management system to ensure engine power is fully managed. swing and harvest faster. HTH623C and HTH624C head configurations as well as a range of customizable options and features. hydraulic enable and engine throttle. Cab enhancements include better visibility. With the new 903KH and 909KH harvesters. and the front window bars have been repositioned so they are now vertical. “These machines are packed with customer-driven features and are sure to provide superior uptime and productivity while lowering daily operating costs. and a power management system that makes sure no power is wasted.” said Little. including swing torque. measur- ing system power switch and USB port. “These machines are packed with customer-driven features and are sure to provide superior uptime and productivity while lowering daily operating costs.

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team or organization. Kyle Kopplin Back row (l to r): Brenda Burbach. Carie Hoeser. These pages over 75 years have been filled with a lot of nuts and bolts. iron and steel. the Global continued on page 28 t has often been said that history is the version of events written by the winners about the losers. Mike Brezonick. about those that came before them. But it has all been produced by people. Sue Bollwahn. the companies we cover and our philosophy of publishing. we think. more recently Amps. you the advertiser. Carla Lemke. but rather they didn’t want to let down the squad. No one in the Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications organization. Kara Kane-Doneff. Mary Graesing. Katie Evans. Melissa McNulty. but we also do it for each other. Sue Laczkowski. John Blomberg. Christa Johnson. did not invoke high ideals or great philosophies. And while we don’t want to go all gushy and join hands and start to sing. Amanda Klemp. Joe Kane. Dawn Geske. Alyssa Loope. I don’t know that we’d say winners and losers were at play in the short history of Diesel Progress that follows. “peo- May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 27 . Marisa Roberts. Mike Osenga. Amanda Ryan. Mark Klippel. but it is certainly the version written by the survivors — those still at the helm. off-highway. History is full of stories about soldiers.Front row (l to r): Noreen Paar. Phil Burnside. stationary and marine engines and equipment. Sheila Lizdas. industrial and trade press world. Niki Trucksa I Diesel Progress — The People ple who need people …” the story of Diesel Progress is truly about people. athletes and others who when asked why they did what they did. watts and pixels — just about every material and fluid that goes into onhighway. Thus it is appropriate that the first thing you see when we look at the history of Diesel Progress magazine — 75 years old with 900 issues in the bag as of this month — are people. Diesel Progress International. but once they got here embraced the industry. We do what we do for you the reader. That. People for the most part that didn’t begin their careers intent on joining the staff of Diesel Progress. encompassing Diesel Progress North American. is unique in the business.

England In Europe: (L to R): Roberta Prandi. At 82. Some of which can be told. It started out as a monthly magazine and has remained so through this. there have been hundreds of people over 75 years that have contributed to the success of Diesel Progress in all the publishing disciplines: circulation. Thus. at age 45.000+ days in business. This was no slam dunk deal. Baseball had yet to play a game at night. the 900th issue.” Thus. Wadman. editorial. to customers.Texas Bo Svensson Finspong. remained active through 2000. he also had sold diesel engines and worked in advertising before founding Diesel Progress at age 45. “hmm. Gabriele Dinsel Roberto Chellini Florence. The United States and much of the world was still mired in the Great Depression. Our founders were the Wadman and Palmer families and. Russell Palmer. Rob Wilson. the publisher through the mid-2000s began a corporate cultural change that brought Diesel Progress kicking and screaming into the 21st century. people. We’ve been lucky and we’ve been blessed. Joe still comes into the office most days and is a physical reminder of much of what Diesel Progress and Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications is all about. the storm clouds were gathering. about what was considered an “emerging technology” was risky business. the son of one of the founding families. Likewise. Sweden Samantha Doran London. aviation was emerging from its infancy. others are better left unsaid. in the worst economic climate the United States (and the world) had ever seen. But the heart and soul of Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications since the late 1960s through to today has been Joe Kane. Lisa Hochkofler. representing continuity almost unheard of these days. Italy Russell Palmer Chairman of the Board Sourcing Guide. Originally the editor of Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide. Joe’s approach to publishing. sales. – Mike Osenga – A Short History Of Diesel Progress Diesel Progress was founded in 1935 in New York City by Rex W. Diesel Progress’ purpose was promotional — 28 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . While World War II was still four years away. remains active in the business today as our chairman of the board. while cars and trucks still lacked a proper road and bridge system that would bring us the mobility we take for granted today. Our publisher from the 1970s through the 1990s. like any organization. After 27. injected a marketing and sales drive into the company that — albeit changed to suit today’s business world — remains essentially intact.Brent Haight Houston. English-born Wadman had previously worked for another diesel trade magazine called Oil Engine Power. while Bruce Wadman. Like many magazines of its time. the son of the other family. Trains were king. they’re not doing too well. administration. Ian Cameron. we have lots of stories and have had lots of characters. later the founder of CompressorTechTwo. to life has influenced and guided literally every single person that works here or has been part of Diesel. design and graphics. Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide or CompressorTechTwo and its CompressorTechTwo Sourcing Supplement wants to let the others down and have it be said of them. people. Bob Schulz. to editorial. Thus to set out publishing a brand new magazine.

Home markets were largely served by indigenous manufacturers. their efficiency and set out to make sure everyone knew it. Diesel Progress very early on recognized the global nature of business. The sight of these international addresses on our masthead. the diesel industry had its first huge period of growth in North America and elsewhere. Colo. through the 1960s. on sea and in the air. The true explosion of what we know as the high-speed diesel didn’t happen until during World War II. while Caterpillar had only started engine production a few years before. Lister. Mack in a truck. rail. In the late 1960s. and especially afterward in the United States. “facts be damned” style of the times. International Harvester. and the engines themselves were mostly what we would consider medium-speed diesels today. Atlas-Imperial. after the war these developments moved into the commercial markets and Diesel Progress’ coverage grew in parallel. Diesel Progress was unabashedly founded to promote the use of diesel engines — literally on land. At the time. Europe and Japan. while diesels were starting to appear in trucks and buses. recognizing that the future continued on page 30 May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 29 . as was the English manufacturer R. gas turbine engines appeared to be the power plant of the future. By 1982. Within the first few years of operation. joining Diesel Progress and the Diesel & (now) Gas Turbine Catalog in the stable. did not do it in the hyperbole-filled. offices were opened in England. Bessemer. all going concerns. Rather. Nelseco. we were international before international was cool. power generation and marine were still the primary uses of diesel power. driven in no small part by the massive post-war growth of the American economy. was unique in the trade press world. Bethlehem. What was different from today is that there were a lot of U.” After World War II. Allis-Chalmers. diesel industry. Sterling. As someone said in preparing this issue.A. we launched what is now Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide magazine in 1969. In 1935. Cummins had been building engines for about 16 years. And while during war time these amazing technological developments that resulted in the baseline for today’s high-speed engine business was classified information. Hercules. about the application of the diesel engine in its growing number of uses. Alco. and all were mentioned in the first issue of Diesel Progress. Reading many of those articles today does not jar the eye with dated language and style as some from that era does. Wadman believed in their use. Even given the growing U. to name a few. But interestingly. at a time where state-to-state travel was an adventure. builders of diesel engines. All accompanied by the obvious benefits diesel provided to the user.S. Responding to that. Wadman and the staff of Diesel Progress. Victor. Bolinders. Fairbanks Morse. Chrysler had one in a car. Nordberg.S.THE ENGINE MAN’S MAGAZINE “objective journalism” (if there is such a thing) was years away. The global nature of the diesel engine business was still 40 to 50 years off. Waukesha and Winton (a division of General Motors) were. “wow. full of component detail. while never missing the chance to extol the virtues and advantages of the diesel. John Deere in a tractor. Parnelli Jones came within a broken bearing of winning the Indianapolis 500 in a gas turbine-powered car. they published straightforward recitations. as a later tagline to our logo said. as well as construction and agricultural equipment.

it is a subject that has a lot of articles yet to be written. We’re kind of proud of that. Diesel Progress began what is now an unparalleled 15-year coverage of the products. technology and industry news of the markets as much as we do. the advent of the Internet changed publishing for all time. Two other things happened in the mid-1990s that significantly changed Diesel Progress. blogs. per some of the accompanying illustrations.of diesel industry was global. laugh a little. in ways we are only now beginning to comprehend. we added gas engines (natural gas not gasoline) to the title. being 75 years old is a huge accomplishment. As there is no true end in sight for the environmental challenges for diesel engines and the equipment it powers. The challenges ahead of us are huge and that’s where our focus needs to be. However. and becoming its own magazine in 1995. But publishing right now. Diesel Progress has never spent a lot of time looking at its past. assembling this issue has given some of our people their first immersion into the lore of Diesel that came before their hire date. as it is known. and in the process maybe appreciate that those who came before us had the same dedication to covering the products. and in 1995 diesel engines fell under its regulatory power. an idea that Joe Kane had presented to management for years finally became a reality as CompressorTechTwo started as a supplement in Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide. the Diesel News Network bimonthly newsletter. Finally. later gas turbines (before splitting that off into its own magazine). Engines & Drives showed up as part of the name for a while. and especially the powertrains driven by those engines. Make that very proud. ironic and sometimes hilarious look into the past. technology and news of emissions — a width and breadth of coverage unmatched in the trade or business publishing world. In the early 1990s. There are not a lot of magazines that have made it this far successfully and under mostly the same ownership. unlike many publications. And then get started on Year 76. The Clean Air Act was passed in 1990. Reflecting the changes in the market for motive power.dieselprogress. which is in the midst of its own industrial revolution time of change. That is a chapter in our history that is far from being finished. we have been rather flexible with our name through the years. a Twitter site. Diesel Progress was split in two. with the debut of what is now Diesel Progress International and then was called High Speed Diesel Report. dp – Mike Osenga – 30 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 NORTH AMERICAN DIESEL PROGRESS PRODUCTS • TECHNOLOGY • INDUSTRY NEWS . Recognizing early on the industrychanging nature of these governmental regulations. products and applications. To see and understand our history. They have found it an interesting. At the same time. expanded our video. So for one month.” but as interesting as our history has been and obviously there are many stories and developments left unsaid in all this. digital editions. doesn’t have a lot of time to reflect. as we expanded to cover all types of industrial engines. Diesel Progress has added a website — Diesel Progress Online (www. it has been fun to look at the first 900 issues. In fact. Since the mid-1990s. CT2. webinar and survey capabilities.com) — virtual online trade shows. is tasked with covering the global gas compression markets. Maybe it is the nature of our “corporate culture. Eventually we came back full circle as Diesel Progress again became Diesel Progress — albeit with North American and International editions. Later.

intriguing and. world and industry history. or mark historical milestones. Regards. This includes our advertisers. No attempt was made to be comprehensive. SOME OF OUR BEST MOMENTS While the layout. After 71 laps. yes. all the while we stayed true to reporting what was the industry news of the time — exactly what we do today. the mechanical failure of an accessory dashed the hopes engendered for the car by these record trial runs. the diesel racer was forced to drop out of the race.s we began preparing for this 75th anniversary issue and with nearly 900 issues of Diesel Progress issues to examine. Geske & Kyle Kopplin A Look Back Lining Up Rows. Some things just don’t change. And Running Them Straight … A Deere model 5010 tractor with a 121 hp Deere diesel engine works with a 40 ft. We hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we did finding them. even over 75 years. grain drill. Here are some of our favorite moments. it was like looking through a time capsule of U.104 mph and a four-lap record of 138. and some fascinating and wonderful developments. unusual things that have filled these pages over the years. (July 1952) May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 31 . Unfortunately. There were serious stories from war times.010 mph.S. some absurd engine applications (to modern eyes at least). The hearty laughs and expressions of awe could be heard throughout our hallways as we shared what had been written and photographed through the years. rather to find some of the more interesting. A 75 YEARS OF DIESEL PROGRESS. won the pole position in speed trials of the Indianapolis Speedway. driving the diesel Cummins Special. establishing a one-lap record of 139. Dawn M. as some of the ads were priceless and definitely represented the times. the car had served its purpose in demonstrating the successful application of a diesel engine turning over at more than 4000 rpm.. (September 1964) Diesel-Powered Race Car Almost Wins Indy 500 … Freddie Agabashian. However. design and even the size of the magazine have changed over the last 75 years.

with Evelyn Beers on the right. Big scale strip mining in West Virginia with an International tractor bull dozer. is the proud owner of a Caterpillar diesel tractor and proud father of triplet daughters (Barbara. (April 1944) Before Ergonomics … By the look on this guy’s face. ergonomics were not the most important feature of this machine.000 board ft. (October 1947) 32 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 Maybe It’s Why Diesel Progress Began To Be Called The “Engine Man’s Magazine” … General Motors Series 71 diesel. assisted by a GM technical representative somewhere in the South Pacific Battle Area.S. products of Detroit Diesel Division. The other mechanics. (April 1940) Sweet And Innocent … “Piston Packin” Mommas … Women in men’s jobs were common enough in 1944.Homer Stout of Grant. (May 1944) . They worked as a team and are shown here putting the finishing touches on a diesel engine in a 10 ton Army prime mover at the Mack truck factory. all male. of timber crosses a homemade bridge on Vancouver Island. (August 1949) Steady Does It … A Cummins enginepowered Kenworth truck with 16. Beth and Betty. but these girls are believed to be unique — among the few female diesel mechanics in the country. being serviced by U.. Left is Amelia Balacich. had voted them their “Piston Packin” Mommas. Army Boat Maintenance Co. seated left to right in dad’s Cat tractor). Neb.

GM Diesel Sets Speed Record … The Fuller diesel car as it started its world record-shattering run at the Bonneville Salt Flats. in the Atlantic Ocean about 100 miles east of Cape Cod. which pushed the car up to a searing 169. Defense Dept. one of the coowners.The car was driven by Dana Fuller. Jr. (October 1955) The First Netbook … This computer at AllisChalmers’ Parts Central linked all key points on the system and made it possible to handle the tremendous amount of data required for keeping the worldwide parts operation running. (April 1963) Powering A Bit of Paradise … First of the radar islands under construction by the U.S. Mass. only three support the platform when completed. (November 1953) The Protection Of Hercules … A Nike Hercules surface-to-air missile unit roars into the sky during a practice mission at McGregor Range. and the engine was a modified GM Model 6-71. Most legs shown are temporary.32 mph to achieve the record. (October 1972) May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 33 . Eleven Cummins diesels are part of the defense installation — nine on generators and two in Manitowoc cranes..

000 lb. angry approach to the issue and we turned the ad down. Kennedy Space Center. The J-2065 model shown has a GCW ranging from 125. England. Diesel engines increase the cruising range of tanks. (May 1964) International Incident … In the 1980s foreign competition for U. manufacturers was even a bigger deal than it is currently. One Diesel Progress advertiser took. taken on Aug. (June 1974) 34 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . Pictured here is an artist’s sketch of the Vertical Assembly Building to be constructed at the John F. 1. Landed us on page 1 of AdAge.S. (September 1941) To The Moon. a nasty. (March 1988) A Camel With No Name … The Oshkosh Truck Corp. This is the ad they ran instead. J Series “Desert Prince” is as at home in a Middle East oil field as that fellow to the left. depending on the terrain. Diesels … Diesel engines play an essential part in man’s probe into space.British Invasion … A “Waltzing Matilda” coming down Ludgate Hill with St. 1941. Paul’s Cathedral towering in the background in London.000 to 180.. in our opinion. decrease the fire hazard and materially simplify the handling of fuel replacements in the field.

Reishus. Colo. (September 1961) Holy Moly … An Allis-Chalmers HD-6 crawler tractor towing a rear dump ore cart. of Colorado Springs.The unit is powered by a Cummins 275 hp diesel driving ac/dc generators. LeTourneau Inc. (April 1968) They’ve Been Working On The Railroad … This picture of Northern Pacific’s rugged diesel maintenance crew was taken at its Auburn maintenance shop. handles a 35 ft. loaded. and with an average of 7000 cu. on the new International 2T-75 rubber-tired earthmover. International Harvester and head of the Industrial Power Division.G. One Shovel At A Time … This Michigan 475 tractor shovel — powered by a Cummins V12-635-CI diesel engine. descends a 20% grade into the depths of a uranium mine being developed by the Giant Cycle Corp. vice president. a day — could fill a Peterbilt bottom-dump doubles combination in an average of 40 seconds. (August 1954) May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 35 .Moving Mountains.yd. (February 1958) Desert Bound … Harald T. (February 1947) We Stand Under Our Product … A 30 ton diesel electric lift truck built by R. trailer.

000 more engines.Wrestling For A Promotion … Chairman Fran Labun (standing) prepares Manual Gomez (left) for a match with Greg Arsenault at the 1989 Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS). International Convention and Exhibit’s Young Executives Organization’s “Over-the-Top” Arm Wrestling Competition. (March 1990) The Diesel Boom In Mexico … A time when Mexico’s oil reserves topped 50 billion barrels with total reserves estimated to surpass those of Saudi Arabia and many other major oil-producing nations. The Toluca facility had an expansion under way. captures the reality of the burgeoning diesel engine market in Mexico.This scene. which would give it additional capacity for approximately 40. (June 1945) 36 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . (February 1973) A Time Of War … A War Bond Appeal from a group of Five-Star Generals and Admirals. taken at the Motores Perkins Toluca facility. The buildings were classed among the world’s largest commercial buildings at the time. Waukesha engine generator sets provided 5500 kW of emergency power for the buildings. (July 1981) Standing Proud … New York’s World Trade Center rises some 110 stories above the Hudson River.

Fla.. useless land could be quickly and cheaply reclaimed for profitable productivity. powered by an advanced. root out and windrow scrub growth. Roger B. flush-fitting wheel skirts and a speedregulated rear foil are the visible features of GM’s Aero 2000 concept car. We’re still waiting. Paris. (February 1953) What Could Have Saved GM … GM’s cars of the future. Smith. and ideas in. Air Force Cape Canaveral. (December 1982) Diesels Power Guided Missile Program … Three 960 hp Fairbanks-Morse opposed-piston diesels supply dependable power for instruments used in guided missile tests at the U. (August 1955) Just Two Buddies Hanging Out … A Reach All UB50 bridge inspection unit is seen deployed in working position. center. (March 1991) May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 37 .S. GM’s cars to come.Brush Clearing Beauties … Cornelia Campbell crowned “Queen of the Brush” and her “maids of honor” at the second annual Brush Clearing Demonstration. Wedgeshaped front end. supplemented by the smaller TD-14 to smash down. Texas. chairman of GM said the car provided a glimpse of the shape of. Each engine drives a 500 kW alternator used for standby power. The demonstration proved to thousands of ranchers and farmers from Texas and neighboring states who attended the project that brush-covered. three-cylinder diesel engine. Contractors used International Harvester’s TD24.

ConExpo Was Big Even Back Then … Held in Chicago in 1975, ConExpo spanned a whopping two halls and had a shuttle that bused attendees between halls. How did we have time to see it all? (July 1974)

An Idea That Never Really Came Around … Installation of a Boeing 502 gas turbine rated 175 hp in a 68,000 lb. Kenworth truck. Note the safety shield over the turbine section. The 200 lb. gas turbine was one of the world’s first installations in an off-highway truck. (May 1951)

Hello Ladies … D-I-E-S-E-L spells a great opportunity for the future, according to Diesel Progress magazine Publisher Robert Schulz, who spoke on the industry’s future to the 1980 Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) Convention. Schulz used models to illustrate his point at the Texas meeting. (April 1981)

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Maine To Alaska Without Unloading … Cummins-powered “Welcome Wagon,” bearing over 200 gifts from the state of Maine to the new state of Alaska, passes by the Los Angeles City Hall on its 32state goodwill tour.Among the over 200 gifts loaded into the trailer were snow shoes, frozen lobster stew, clam chowder, moccasins and other Maine specialties, given as a symbol of welcome and friendship from the most north-easternly state to the most north-westerly state. (1958)

The Peace River Pipeline … The vast Peace River natural gas fields were linked to southern British Columbia and the Northwest United States. Westcoast Transmission Co. Ltd. started the flow of natural gas to distributors serving the booming industrial Northwest through this 30 in. natural gas pipeline. (February 1958)

Advertising That Didn’t Beat Around The Bush … Obviously, 1976 was a different time when big marketing involved just stating the obvious. No clever pitch lines necessary and no need to be politically correct. (November 1976)

Sweet Ride … For the first time, Chevrolet’s El Camino passenger pickup is available with a diesel engine. Available as an option on the car, the engine was the Olds-built 5.7 L,V-8 diesel. (November 1982)

De Train! De Train ... Wow! Six, 5400 hp General Motors Diesel freight locomotives, like the one pictured, operating on the Erie between Marion, Ohio, and Meadville, Penn., the toughest territory on its mainline, doubled tonnage per train and speeded handling of vital war material. (March 1945)

Chuck Norris And Deutz … Deutz’s F4L912 diesel engine was used to power the PROWLER vehicle (Programmable Robot Observer With Logical Enemy Response) for the Chuck Norris movie “Code of Silence.” Built by Robot Defense Systems, Thornton, Calif., the vehicle has TV cameras, is operated remotely and can be fitted with armament or firefighting equipment. An agency of the United States reportedly planned to evaluate the vehicle for military use. (July 1985)
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Mobile Hydraulics

This 1970s-era carrot planter built by Vogel Engineering was significantly upgraded through a retrofit that included the installation of Eaton’s EFX controller and Control F(x) software.

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RETROFIT OF 1970S-ERA PLANTER DEMONSTRATES THE CAPABILITIES OF ELECTROHYDRAULIC CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

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ith the typical growing season in the Midwest a scant 175 days, vegetable growers depend on luck, fair weather and reliable equipment that can operate at both planting and harvesting time. In west-central Michigan, a number of farmers have come to rely on equipment from Holton-based Vogel Engineering. Established in 1986, Vogel Engineering is a good example of a typical specialty ag equipment manufacturer. Growing up on a farm, founder Wayne Vogel decided he liked making specialized equipment more than farming and started the business that now employs about a dozen people, including several Vogel family members. The company specializes in custom farm machinery, including cucumber and carrot harvesters, butternut squash harvesters, beet harvesters, celery harvesters, blueberry harvesters, root digging harvesters, as well as motorized dollies for moving houses, aluminum docks and boat lifts. Vogel Engineering uses well-recognized components in its machines, including John Deere diesel engines and cabs, and

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Eaton hydraulics. And along with its new machinery, the company is also active in retrofitting existing machinery with new technology. A prime example of the company’s retrofit capabilities came when a Vogel equipment customer sought to improve the performance of a mechanically driven seed planter. The customer was looking for an improvement from the machine’s chainbased mechanical drive system, which was cumbersome and did not allow for operating speeds to be easily adjusted in response to changes in ground conditions. Working with DTS Fluid Power of Grand Rapids, Mich., Vogel replaced the mechanical system with a hydraulic propulsion system that was engineered to allow seeds to be planted at a rate proportional to vehicle speed. “I realized that the application was a natural fit for Eaton’s new EFX electronic controller,” said Brian Burgess, an engineer at DTS, which supplies a wide range of hydraulic components from the likes of Eaton, Energy, Cassappa and Poclain, mechanical drive components from Auburn

Gear, Durst and others, as well as a range of other components to OEM customers in Michigan and the northern counties of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. “An electrohydraulic design would enable the planter to automatically increase or decrease the planting rate as the vehicle speed changes, as well as enable the operator to adjust the rate for varying conditions. “However, because Eaton’s EFX controller and accompanying software were all new to us, we needed to sell ourselves on them first and then sell the customer.” The machine was a Vogel design from the 1970s, incorporating a Cummins L10 diesel rated 300 hp. The engine drove a hydraulic system, which through an array of chain drives provided propulsion and working functions for the planter assembly. DTS had a two-month window to familiarize itself with the Eaton EFX technology and engineer it into the decades-old machine. Burgess was supported by Eaton electronics engineers who designed an electrohydraulic system continued on page 42

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Durham School Services. the California Air Resources Board expects funding to be depleted well before that date. TRP Aftermarket Parts has introduced CleanBlue diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). for mobile machinery and stationary applications.7 million contract to develop a 300 W fuel cell system for the U.6 million. According to TRP. a program created in 2007. and is the first licensee of GE’s HC-LNC technology to manufacture systems. which partners with many school districts in 29 states. The three companies are currently collaborating on the production of fully integrated systems for markets ranging from Class 8 trucks to small tractors and forklifts. It is scheduled for delivery in December 2011. Durham School Services. The fuel cell bus will demonstrate technology that can reduce dependence on diesel fuel and compressed natural gas. For NOx reduction. This contract award also includes three option phases that. Delivery of the vehicles. which are made by Thomas Built Buses. Although scheduled to run through 2015. TURN TO DIESEL PROGRESS ONLINE. GE’s HC-LNC technology has been under development since 2001. Under a planned work effort. CleanBlue is designed be used in all SCR aftertreatment systems regardless of engine manufacturer. has placed an order with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) for 288 Saf-T-Liner EF school buses with SCR technology. increasing the total value of the contract to $5. GE said. operates a fleet of more than 13. CALSTART. Tenneco is currently in an exclusive period with GE to develop and commercialize aftertreatment systems containing GE’s proprietary HC-LNC catalyst for certain applications. the company disclosed its product range for original equipment manufacturers and for retrofit projects. D2. which is designed to reduce NOx by up to 90%. . Thomas Built Buses is the largest supplier of type C and D full-size school buses for Durham School Services. which is designed for use in diesel-powered vehicles that use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. is scheduled to commence late this month. Adaptive Materials’ fuel cell systems are being designed to serve as a portable battery charger capable of charging up to six batteries simultaneously. HJS said it will offer a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. researchers have demonstrated NOx conversions on an engine between 85 to 95% using E85 as the reductant. Umicore has been granted a technology license for manufacturing the HC-LNC catalyst to supply aftertreatment system licensees. The new CVRP launched in early March and succeeds the Fueling Alternatives Program. the EMD engines are U. HJS Fahrzeugtechnik has announced its off-road product strategy. Adaptive Materials. Department of Defense. 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chemical plants. which enables the thermal decomposition of urea to ammonia upstream of the catalyst. load or NOx output. urea thermally decomposes to ammonia and reacts with NOx across a catalyst located downstream of the injection point.. Developed as a pre-packaged system. breaking the NOx down to nitrogen and water. It also has minimum ammonia slip and a series of safety shutdown and alarm systems. Applications for its products include utility power plants. injection module. pump. The Trim-Nox selective catalytic reduction (SCR) urea injection systems from Combustion Components Associates Inc. DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . and the system is designed to reduce NOx emissions by more than 90%. closed-loop control and additional operator displays and system status for larger prime power or standby engines. filter. level and urea pressure sensors are mounted). reagent flowmeters. The LX series uses a urea bulk tank. The Trim-Nox SCR system comprises just four primary components including a tank (on which the engine control unit. It is an airless system without an atomizing medium such as steam or 48 compressed air. targets stationary applications ranging from 200 to 4023 hp. mixer. catalyst module. Conn. the Trim-Nox system is offered in an LT series for smaller engines (200 to 805 hp) and an XL series for larger engines (1006 to 4023 hp). CCA said. The patented Self-Learn system monitors key engine parameters and automatically populates the injection strategy map so that the system operates at peak performance under all conditions. the company said. stationary. Urea injection begins at 482°F exhaust gas temperature. the Trim-Nox system allows for remote monitoring and can be custom designed to fit any stationary engine configuration. ethanol production facilities. (CCA) has launched the Trim-Nox series of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) urea injection systems for diesel engines. The LT injection system is scaled down in features to make it price competitive in the small engine market while the XL series offers additional features and options such as data logging. remote communications capabilities. paper and pulp mills. Based in Monroe. the introduction of the Trim-Nox series urea injection system targets stationary internal combustion engines. The design of the Trim-Nox SCR system meters precise amounts of urea into the exhaust stream of diesel or lean-burn natural gas engines. While CCA specializes in in-furnace boiler emissions control technologies. It uses programmable electronic controls to control the urea injection rate as a function of engine parameters such as rpm. CCA is a global provider of air pollution control technologies for the power generation and transportation industries. The proprietary injection system is designed to achieve optimum urea distribution. oil refineries. Both the LT and XL series use a PLCbased controller with a touchscreen display panel to allow for precise control of CCA’s patented airless urea injector for maximum NOx reduction and minimum reagent consumption. Designed to reduce NOx emissions from stationary engines in the 200 to 4023 hp size range. marine and mobile engines. When injected into the exhaust gas stream. the catalyst housing and a wiring harness. an injector.Trimming NOx From Stationary Engines COMBUSTION COMPONENTS ASSOCIATES’ NEW TRIM-NOX SCR TECHNOLOGY TARGETS DIESELS IN POWER GENERATION T argeting the power generation industry. Combustion Components Associates Inc.

reactor and stack. These product offerings are complemented by in-house capabilities in computational fluid dynamic modeling. The proprietary injection system is designed to achieve optimum urea distribution. Virginia.000 sq. The Florida facility has highspeed precision CNC turning and milling centers. SCR and combustion modifications such as over fire air and flue gas recirculation.5 MW diesel engine gen-sets that will be operated to meet peak power demand by an East Coast commercial customer. Massachusetts. It is an airless system without an atomizing medium such as steam or compressed air. Trim-Nox sales are handled direct from Monroe with distributor Advanced Power Technology in Setauket. and the company also operates Holmes Tools & Engineering Inc. The SCR systems will be applied to two 2. reactor.COM May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 49 . a laser-based spray lab for injector development. with a 20. cutting. CCA announced that it was part of a $2. The XL injection system was recently introduced and is in commercial operation on a number of diesel fuel and natural gas-fired engines in the 2012 to 3353 hp range. To date.. SNCR. Vermont. The Trim-Nox system is scalable for a range of engine sizes. Recently. Four systems will also be applied to new 2.ft. handling sales in New York. Maryland. manufacturing facility in Bonifay.7 million award of an air pollution control contract. load or NOx output.dieselprogress. The LT system has a urea storage tote. a diesel engine test facility and mobile emissions testing laboratories for boiler tuning and performance testing. commercial mobile SCR catalyst adapted for stationary use.DIESELPROGRESS. inlet. The test also showed NOx reduction was maintained above 85% over the load range of the engine with exhaust temperatures above 500°F . mixing duct. airless urea injector. Rhode Island.. as a wholly owned subsidiary.. forming.Y. shearing and welding equipment. PLC-injection module. The CCA system allowed for the injection of nonhazardous urea solution directly into the exhaust duct of the engine in close proximity to the catalyst for the control of NOx emissions. CCA offers a broad suite of technologies that includes low NOx burners. along with a full complement of bending. Pennsylvania.The design of the Trim-Nox SCR system meters precise amounts of urea into the exhaust stream of diesel or lean-burn natural gas engines. dp To Request More Information On This Company Go To DIRECTLINK at www. Delaware. CCA said. inlet duct. The award included six SCR systems for stationary diesel engines using CCA’s airless urea injection system. It uses programmable electronic controls to control the urea injection rate as a function of engine parameters such as rpm. CCA said. This.2 MW existing diesel engines by a Northeastern utility looking to operate older engines during peak demand periods.com SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW. New Hampshire and Maine. Connecticut. N. with NOx emissions reduced to 0. the company has 148 Trim-Nox systems installed worldwide. New Jersey. stack and airless urea injector. Recent testing of the Trim-Nox SCR system on a Tier 1 certified Cat 185 kW generator demonstrated NOx reductions of up to 95%.3 g/hp-hr. CCA said. Fla. CCA’s corporate headquarters is in Monroe. avoided hazards associated with transport and storage of ammonia or the need for complex on-site equipment for the conversion of urea to ammonia prior to injection.

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(with ROPS) and sits 55. Ltd. said Cub Cadet Yanmar. which allows the operator to shift from high to low without stopping or disengaging the cruise control. The hydrostatic two-speed transmission features the company’s Shift-on-theGo technology. keeping the engine cleaner and directing heat away from the operator.. The 60 in. The drive pump is supplied by Kanzaki Kokyukoki Manufacturing Co. The engine is reverse mounted to draw clean air from the operator’s area and push it toward the front. The Sx3100 tractor is powered by a three-cylinder direct-injection Yanmar diesel engine rated 31.8 gpm at 2500 rpm. The fully hydraulic power steering and boom are driven by an open center hydraulic system with a main pump capacity of 4. The boom backhoe has a dig depth of 81 in. indirect-injection Yanmar engine rated 24 hp at 3300 rpm and outfitted with a T. Cub Cadet Yanmar’s Sx3100 tractor was designed with the company’s drive-over Select Cut System deck and a curved boom backhoe and loader for tasks ranging from light construction and nursery work to routine maintenance and lawn care. long. wide and 109 in. The engine is equipped with a T. and digging force of 2306 lb. Cub Cadet Commercial has extended its Tank S series with the Tank S D and Tank S LP machines — diesel and liquid propane (LP) alternatives to the Tank S series. landscaping and material handling. the company said. The second new introduction from the Cub Cadet Yanmar brand is the sub-compact Sc2450 tractor. F EQ U IP M EN T CUB CADET UNVEILS THREE NEW TRACTORS The boom loader has a maximum lift height at the pivot point of 85 in. light excavation.. The Sc2450 tractor is powered by a three-cylinder. The Sx3100 tractor weighs 1973 lb. and lift capacity of 964 lb. grading. radiator and drives a two-range hydrostatic transmission that offers infinite ground speeds without shifting and selectable two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive engagement.6 in. said DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . The engine was designed with a combustion chamber that allows the air charge to enter at a higher volume and greater pressure. This builds on to the existing Sc2400 model. an adjustable cutting edge and a reinforced commercial drive system for use in a variety of grasses. Cub Cadet Yanmar and Cub Cadet Commercial. The boom operates with a 5 gpm flow and a relief valve rate of 2417 psi. The drive-over Select Cut System lets operators drive over the cutting deck and attach it in a few simple steps without removing the backhoe’s subframe. Rad Co. It will be available for purchase from Cub Cadet Yanmar dealers this spring.2 hp at 2500 rpm. Ltd.TU R C 58 ub Cadet is charging into 2010 with three new tractors from two of its brands. Ltd. Cub Cadet Yanmar has expanded its line of compact tractors with the Sx3100 model and its line of sub-compact tractors with the Sc2450 tractor. adding an integrated backhoe machine. load height of 64 in. Rad Co. at 2250 psi. creating a better fuel mixture. It was designed for commercial users and landscape professionals for trenching. deck also features a full float height control. radiator. dig depth of 4 in.

The backhoe attaches via a four-point mounting system. The diesel option uses a 1.The new Sc2450 tractor from Cub Cadet Yanmar complements the company’s sub-compact Sc2400 model by adding a backhoe option to the machine. Cub Cadet Yanmar has added the Sx3100 model to its compact tractor line. Both Tank S series zero-turn riders are driven via dual Hydro-Gear pumps to Parker wheel motors. Maximum travel speed in high gear is 9. In addition. of breakout force and a relief valve rated at 1780 psi. The boom backhoe has a dig depth of 76. supplies power to the transmission and hydraulic power take-off. from Kanzaki Kokyukoki. radiator and Dana oil cooler are equipped with the engine. bucket capacity. landscaping and material handling applications. It became available for purchase in the fall of 2009. A 3.5 gpm pump.2 hp direct-injection diesel engine from Yanmar. The LP version features an 852 or 999 cc vertical air-cooled Kawasaki engine.2 hp and developing 63.ft. A ThermaSys Corp.3 mph and low gear is 6 mph.33 L threecylinder Yanmar OHV engine rated 31.6 gpm pump supplies power for the steering.5 in. making fine leveling and grading easier. said Cub Cadet. and sits at 44. It is powered by a 24 hp Yanmar diesel engine and is targeted toward trenching. grading. An open center dual-pump hydraulic configuration controls the implements and drive with a 7. To reduce loss of power in implement operation.1 gpm flow capacity. SCV. the drive system and implements are powered separately. backhoe and three-point hitch. The mowers are available with either a continued on page 60 SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW. The second 3. of torque at 1200 rpm. It is powered by a 31. Cub Cadet Commercial has expanded its Tank S series by offering the zero-turn riders with either a diesel or LP option. the seat can be turned around by releasing the seat lock. dig depth.5 in.9 lb. of digging force.. The new tractor was developed for applications ranging from light construction and nursery work to routine maintenance and lawn care. 1350 lb. producing ground speeds up to 11 mph forward and 5 mph for reverse.COM . To switch from backhoe to loader operation.ft. wide and 172. 5 cu. and 1850 lb. long including the loader and backhoe. enabling it to be switched out with a midmount mower. a 6 in. The boom loader has a lift height of 71 in. the backhoe also features a float position.5 in. light excavation. Cub Cadet Yanmar. It also features selectable four-wheel drive for additional traction in more difficult terrain.DIESELPROGRESS. The machine weighs 2525 lb.

Rich Kamphaus. The units measure 90 in. has scheduled two technical seminars on June 15 and 16. Texas.” It will cover the fundamentals. On June 15.COM Craft Oil Corp. The diesel option is a 1. along with other added functions to improve the efficiency of the Ergopower transmission used in Deere equipment. wide and 72 in. The two new models are available at select Cub Cadet Commercial dealers.com www. 2010. Deere said. 60 in. turbomachinery controls product line manager at Woodward Turbine Systems. gas turbine and compressor basics.cubcadetyanmar. Select Cut System cutting deck and Synchro Steer hydraulic steering operated with a steering wheel and dual foot pedals instead of lap bars. woodward. Detailed seminar outlines and registration information are available at www. power management and system protection. Woodward said the seminars are open to the public and qualify for Engineering Professional Development hours.33 L threecylinder Yanmar engine rated 31.htm. 62 or 72 in. the optional transmission technology. synchronization. Maryland. Cub Cadet said. dp www. and weigh between 1474 and 1850 lb.cubcadetcommercial. 60 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW. John Deere has awarded ZF Passau with its Innovation Award for ZF’s Ergopower Efficiency Package supplied to Deere for use in its construction machinery. New York and Pennsylvania with Air1 diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).com/houston_seminar. On June 16. applications.DIESELPROGRESS.” It will focus on the principals of distributed power generation. control and power management. high. Offering fuel economy improvements up to 20%.com Woodward Governor Co. announced it is equipped to supply 68 counties in Delaware. David Cutro. contributes significantly toward raising overall efficiency and reducing exhaust emissions. The Efficiency Package is a product upgrade consisting of a torque converter lock-up clutch. application engineer at Woodward Electrical Power Systems will serve as the seminar instructor. load sharing.2 hp and the LP version features an 852 or 999 cc vertical air-cooled Kawasaki engine. long. or 72 in. dp POWERLINES . the addition of a fifth gear. equipment programs and DEF supply options — ranging from bottles to bulk — that its customers’ selective catalytic reduction (SCR) vehicles will need to meet the EPA standards to reduce NOx emissions. depending on the configuration. Craft Oil will provide the education. New Jersey. In addition. at the Hilton Houston Hobby Airport hotel in Houston. will lead a seminar on “Steam turbine.Cub Cadet Commercial has added diesel and liquid propane (LP) engine options now available on models in its Tank S line of zero-turn riders. the featured topic will be “Introduction to power generation. allowing full directional control of the front wheels. control and protection of steam and gas turbines and compressors and a discussion on American Petroleum Institute Standard 612..

1184H and 1386 models rated 250 to 311 gross hp with 900 to 1300 gal.6 cu. The five new sprayers are powered by Cat C7 and C9 diesel engines rated 250 to 311 gross hp. the 1386 sprayer features an 8.8 L six-cylinder Tier 3 Cat C9 engine rated 311 hp at 2100 rpm. 984. the pumps supply Sampo BBC 05 radial piston wheel motors through a separate system of hydraulic drive lines. 1184. “The newly designed front entry and lowered boom mounts really optimize visibility in the field and on the road. Both sprayers have a 1100 gal.” The RoGator 984H sprayer has a 900 gal. tank capacities. GESKE “RoGator has long been the machine for custom applicators because of its quality. The 984 model has 900 gal.” said Mark Sharitz. protective farm chemicals and nutrients to the field. 1184. The new sprayers include the 984H. displacement is outfitted on the 1386 model. 984.2 L six-cylinder Tier 3 Cat C7 diesel engine rated 275 hp at 2100 rpm. It has a 1300 gal. durability and accuracy in the field. This is designed to provide the exact amount of continued on page 62 May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 61 .1 cu. director of marketing for the Agco Application Equipment Division. In both systems.AG EQUIPMENT The new RoGator sprayer line from Agco Application Equipment features five new models — the 984H. TANK CAPACITIES BY DAWN M. The 1184 and 1184H sprayers are also powered by a Cat C7 engine rated 275 hp at 2100 rpm. tank capacity and is powered by a 7. 1184H and 1386. Bosch Rexroth AA4VG hydraulic pumps. tanks and a 7.in. driven by 7. A Sauer-Danfoss Series 90 tandem pump with 6. 1184 (shown here).in. The new sprayers have a higher clearance and post-emergence applicator as well as larger tank capacities specially designed to apply fertilizer. application tank. 984. tank capacity. At the top end. 1184H AND 1386 SPRAYERS WITH LARGER 900 TO 1300 GAL. ROGATOR ROLLS IN NEW SPRAYERS gco Application Equipment has launched five new models of RoGator sprayers for custom application and professional growers. A NEW 984H. A tandem hydrostatic cross drive system provides ground power for the sprayers.2 L six-cylinder Tier 3 Caterpillar C7 diesel engine rated 250 hp at 2100 rpm.

training. fuel economy and field performance. • High temperature performance • Durable & long-lasting • Fast turnaround The new RoGator 984H. A 60 gal.DIESELPROGRESS. protective farm chemicals and nutrients to the field. Steering on the RoGator sprayers incorporates double-acting cylinders with hydraulic rephrasing toe alignment for a 23 ft. Agco has installed adjustable axles from 120 to 152 in. Turbochargers. on all five sprayers along with dynamic braking and multiple wet disc brakes on the front wheel motors.COM power the wheels need for even power distribution. The H model sprayers (984H and 1184H) feature a leaf-spring suspension while an air-spring suspension is integrated in the other models (984. 100 and 120 ft. and Exhaust Tubing. “Improvements to our electrical mounting and connections enhance machine life and minimize costly downtime. improved traction and performance. All five sprayers are built on a C channel frame engineered for greater durability and flexibility to keep all four wheels on the ground at all times for better traction. 1184H and 1386 sprayer models have 900 to 1300 gal. “With the increased size and re-engineering of the boom mount system. 984. The 10 to 136 gpm spray rate is powered by a Hypro 9306 pump with pulse width modulation for maximum application efficiency. 1184 and 1386) using Haldex height control valves. and changes to the plumbing and hose routing mean the RoGator’s clean underside and simple plumbing and wiring systems are even more streamlined. Four boom options are offered on the sprayers in 80.COM Training that sticks. The frame is constructed of flexible modified carbon steel with a ladder-style bolted cross-member assembly. operators will realize even faster boom-fold cycle time. lengths made up of five boom sections with individual on and off functions for each section. tank capacities. Elbows.” A new front-entry design on the RoGator sprayers enable an optional front fill liquid system.DIESELPROGRESS. rwin.com SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW.” said Sharitz. featuring fresh water and hand rinse tanks for faster reloading and reloading access to a nurse . sump and plumbing powered by a 3x2 Hypro 9307GM12 pump to increase the application rate to 278 gpm.firstgencom. Six speeds are integrated into the transmission on the 1386 machine to achieve a maximum speed of 36 mph. specially designed to apply fertilizer. 1184.Applications: Exhaust Manifolds.com/hc SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW. The booms are self-leveling and use a sonar sensing system to adjust spray height. 90. CONTACT PAUL HERMAN TODAY AT 1 877 347 9467 www. radius. 984. 1184 and 1184H sprayers. hydraulic reservoir keeps the hydraulic fluid cool and able to handle the auxiliary hydraulic functions of the sprayers. The four-speed transmission provides a travel speed up to 33 mph on the 984H. A high-volume option is available on the 1386 model using a 4 in.

The Raven Viper Pro system can be specified as an option for multifunction control of operating power and program capabilities. With 60 sq. The cab also features automatic temperature control.” said Sharitz. The new entry incorporates a new fold-down ladder. dp www. visibility was increased on the road and in the field.truck without having to fold in the sprayer booms. The TerraGator spreaders. a gentler angle of ascent. of glass for increased visibility on the road and in the field.ft. Another option is the ATS Terminal with Falcon Software connected to the vehicle’s system via the CANbus network to display application rates and data logging. following the purchase of Ag-Chem Equipment Co.rogator. three-level activated carbon filtration and an air-ride suspension seat (semi-active seat suspension with heated seat cushions as an option). The cab was also made quieter with a thicker soundproof floor mat. company umbrella. a wider set of hand rails and a wider walkway to allow the cab door to open wider.” RoGator became one of several brands marketed by Agco Corp. The operator compartment on the new RoGator sprayers features 60 sq. three-level activated carbon filtration and an air-ride suspension seat. loaders and tenders are also sold under the Agco Corp. “They’ll also notice small changes such as new labeling and a slightly different color scheme across our entire line of application equipment. “Both custom applicators and professional growers will want to check out the RoGator.ft. Inc. in 2001. the Nutrient Management System (NMS). The cab also features automatic temperature control.com . of glass in the cab. SpraCoupe self-propelled sprayers and Willmar spreaders. The operator compartment is also outfitted with the Raven Control system for application precision.

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This problem is not seen in other haptic interfaces. Husco/ Ramirez distinguished professor of Fluid Power and Motion Control at Georgia Tech. However.. as with many experiments involving human variables.” Fluid power devices often involve many degrees of freedom under direct control of a human operator. Ultimately. reducing the learning time. The research is seeking to take advantage of both multiple sensing and display modalities and technologies that incorporate augmented reality (AR) in order to enhance the devices’ operational effectiveness. educators and industry to continue the advancement of hydraulic and pneumatic technologies. the most obvious modality to inform an operator of the success of commands is visual. Book. According to Book. Developi ng A Sense Of Control CCEFP RESEARCH USES “AUGMENTED REALITY” TO DEVELOP MORE EFFECTIVE INTERFACES FOR FLUID-ACTUATED DEVICES I 68 BY KYLE KOPPLIN n one of its most interesting continuing projects. the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is conducting research to develop user interfaces for fluid power-based devices. “For example. headquartered in Minneapolis. Minn. students. Mathew Kontz. causing an increase in task completion time and energy costs. doctoral graduate student Aaron Enes and doctoral graduate student Heather Humphreys.” he said. This project. fundamental research barriers are presented and need to be evaluated. with the assistance of Dr. the slightest bit of unwanted input or motion can detract from the machine’s efficiency. in some situations it may not be the most suitable. the load on the system is better understood via sound or by the feel of the control handle. is one of our prime efforts. research engineer James Huggins. The feel. The CCEFP. reducing mistakes and fuel cost by adapting the interface to the operator. increasing productivity. focusing on multimodal human machine interfaces. Caterpillar and Bobcat. According to the CCEFP. due to the high force hydraulic DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 .HYDRAULIC HORIZONS The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is using a John Deere tractor loader backhoe in an effort to develop more effective control interfaces for machines using fluid power devices. is being led by professor Wayne J. as well as industrial partners at John Deere. helps bring together a network of researchers. One barrier the team is addressing deals with biodynamic feedthrough — the effects of a machine’s motion moving feeding through the operator’s body to produce unintended forces on the control interface — and its effects on the operator’s ability to efficiently control a machine. So. doctoral graduate student Mark Elton. or haptic modality. “in digging. “We also want to make the interface more intuitive. the research could provide significant clues toward improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of fluid power controls in mobile equipment.

COM May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 69 . pumps and load create disruption in the operability of heavy equipment. As has been previously demonstrated. By using hardware in the loop (HIL) simulation. a more realistic treatment of the complex dynamics is ensured.ccefp. to create the more predictable or less critical aspects of the environment in which a machine like a hydraulic excavator functions. motivating operators to incorporate efficiency into their operating procedures has had little incentive in the past — often because the operator may be unaware of its benefits. when it comes to controlling and adjusting this variable toward efficiency. dp www. reduced costs and wasted energy. in order for a device to run at its peak efficiency. In response to this barrier. it takes a little more than a wrench and some tubing. the project will provide several insights regarding the way augmented reality can help improve the conditions of many aspects of hydraulic and pneumatic technologies. Book said. it will design pacifying controls that have been proven in other applications where human operators interact with complex dynamics. According to CCEFP. in particular for throttleless control. the operator plays a big part in the process. From this. Upon completion. which will help push toward greater efficiencies. nature of that reaction. while computer simulations create the more predictable or less critical aspects of the environment. devices must exert. Dynamics of the interaction between prime mover.Computer simulations are used by the CCEFP research team in testing. first studying the dynamics before specifying controller details. will be used to further develop additional theories and improvements. the team will model the interaction in its laboratory with a full-scale implementation of a small John Deere tractor loader backhoe to recreate the problem and verify its models in order to seek out structural and control solutions. As a test platform. but also the reaction of its human operator and the stochastic. or random. the team will use an excavator with throttleless control.DIESELPROGRESS. These insights. According to the CCEFP. its control system must consider not only its complex machine dynamics. In order to emphasize the importance of this variable.org SEE DIRECTLINK @ WWW. However. the team will use full-scale equipment to formulate and test alternatives for guiding the operator to more efficient operating trajectories in successive cycles using haptic feedback — displaying the benefits of following more efficient trajectories.

” said Greg Lucey.5 to 50 PTO hp. With the new Farmall A series tractor. Case IH also offers the Farmall Compact series. GESKE ase IH has introduced new farm utility tractors. The Farmall A series tractors have a more economical design. 55A. Case Adds “A”nother Farmall Series NEW FARMALL A SERIES UTILITY TRACTORS DESIGNED FOR EASY-TO-USE OPERATION IN MANY APPLICATIONS BY DAWN M. The Farmall C series has four straddle-type tractors rated 50 to 80 PTO hp with a lower profile for work in tight spaces with low ceilings — ideal for livestock and poultry operations. heavy-duty utility tractors with premium features. all heavy-frame.” 70 The new Farmall A series incorporates four models — the 45A. blading. Case IH’s Farmall family is composed of the economical Farmall series (52 to 80 PTO hp) made up of five models for all-purpose farm applications.AG EQUIPMENT The new Case IH Farmall A series has four models. straightforward design and are powered by Tier 3 Cummins ISM and Case F5C engines. comprising seven compact utility tractors rated 26. 65A and 75A — rated 39 to 66 PTO hp. the 45A. The Farmall U series has three models rated 70 to 90 PTO hp. Case IH’s Farmall N series are special- ty tractors (62 to 82 PTO hp) with a narrow width and lower profile for use in orchards and vineyards. The new Farmall A series tractors have a simple. tilling and mowing chores. C “If you’re looking for a durable workhorse without electronic controls. the company said. sitting at the lower power end of Case IH’s full Farmall portfolio. take a look at the new Case IH Farmall A tractors. Case IH marketing manager for Farmall tractors. rated 39 to 66 PTO hp. 65A and 75A. “These new Farmall A tractors are simple machines built for the farm with all the pulling power and hydraulics you need for loading. The tractors are available in two-wheel drive or four- DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 . The tractors have a simple. expanding its Farmall tractor lineup to six series. straightforward design for easier operation and multipurpose applications. 55A. Case IH adds a series of multipurpose utility farm tractors.

2 L fourcylinder Case F5C turbocharged engine rated 65 and 75 hp at 2500 rpm. The larger Farmall 65A and 75A models have a 3.2 L four-cylinder Cummins ISM 844 engine rated 45 and 55 hp at 2700 rpm. they’re simple controls that let you easily reverse direction. The Farmall 65A and 75A have a Category 2 hitch that is convertible to Category 1. In addition. Lucey said the new Farmall A lineup is the first offering in the next generation of Case IH Farmalls. “The PTO stays engaged. The tractors all have a fully independent 540 rpm PTO. The cast-iron rear axle is designed with added strength for load and rear implements work. Both engine models are approved for biodiesel blends. means your Farmall A can handle a round baler. The with the option of a mechanical front drive axle. with eight forward and two reverse gears.” The 65A and 75A have the Case IH analog digital instrumentation cluster. your Case IH Farmall A has the hydraulic power and lift capacity to do the job. the new A is a Case IH Farmall. dependability.6 gpm at 2538 psi hydraulic circuit to supply implements. a deluxe contoured adjustable suspension seat and foldable ROPS. we’re shuttle shift transmission has four of the eight forward gears in the 2 to 8 mph range. Case IH said. which Lucey said is the more heavily used working range. On the 8x8 transmission option. engaged by a lever on the machines. the 45A and 55A tractors are installed with a regulator flow control valve and an 11. “No matter what’s on your to-do list. The new Farmall A series tractors will be available later this year. returning to the ‘letter’ naming custom to honor the legacy of those famous Farmalls and clearly signify the progression of new models. The tractors are available in 2WD or 4WD variations with a mechanical transmission to simplify the operation of the tractors while maintaining ruggedness. The Farmall 45A and 55A are powered by a 2.” said Lucey. “With a Farmall A.4 gpm at 3046 psi hydraulic implement system. with long-established agricultural bloodlines. the reverse lever is on the lefthand side of the steering wheel. getting poked with levers or confused by the controls. which will feature an updated and simplified global naming convention and decals. dp www. The Farmall 65A and 75A have a 10.” For operation of hydraulic attachments.” Case IH has also simplified routine maintenance on the tractors. is incorporated into the tractors to provide smooth shifting and easy operation. “Unlike some tractors in this class where operators complain about cramped quarters. comfortable operator platform that makes short work of a long day. there’s a speed and reverse lever on your right.wheel drive variations with a mechanical transmission standard to simplify the operation of the tractors while maintaining ruggedness. rotary mower or tiller with ease. “And a three-point-hitch lift capacity of up to 2954 lb.caseih. said Lucey.com May 2010 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION 71 . This hitch also has standard flex link ends and telescopic stabilizers standard. and the gas-strut rear hinged hood tilts for access to key service points. “With the launch of our new Farmall A tractors. A basic shuttle shift transmission. Engine oil can be checked and filled without lifting the hood. Additional features on the Farmall A series include a sloped hood for greater visibility in all directions.” With preliminary specifications available.” said Lucey.” says Lucey. the Farmall A models are powered by three. The Farmall 45A and 55A models feature a three-point Category 1 or 2 hitch with standard flex link ends and telescopic stabilizers. “You can power a wide variety of attachments.or four-cylinder Tier 3 diesel engines. All of the Farmall A tractors are engineered with a heavy-duty 2WD front axle With the new Farmall A series tractor. the Farmall 45A and 55A models are available with an optional 8x8 synchronized shift transmission for on-the-fly shifting during road travel or hauling. Either way. you’ll get a large. powering the implements even when you clutch. simple controls and easy operation. “With the basic transmission. That means power. Case IH adds a series of multipurpose utility farm tractors. whether it involves a three-point implement or front-end loader. Hydrostatic steering and a mechanical differential lock are standard. shift and turn.” Controls are conveniently located on the tractors and engineered to be easy to use.

National AAA Champion for 1934. equipped with single drum winches. The power units will also provide electricity for refrigeration and lights for the attendants’ and mechanics’ field houses. The tremendous development in road transportation that is taking place in Germany was emphasized at the Berlin Motor Show this year. On March 2. Nine are built by the British house of Sulzer Bros. sixcylinder. field kitchens. Evans’ record was broken by Wild Bill Cummings.5 in. After that high-water mark. 500 hp.000 hp was sold in 1934 — 750. to 280. First. Fuel for the engines is taken directly from the pipeline.875 in.065 mph.. rail cars.” All “news” excerpted from the inaugural edition of Diesel Progress. x 6 in. four-cycle solid injection diesels were supplied by Werkspoor Co.000 hp sold in 1928. and Bussing-Nag. TURN TO DIESEL PROGRESS ONLINE. If you’re looking for information that isn’t 75 years old. Twelve. but fire engines.33 mph by George Eyston set on a French track. The power to move the oil is supplied by 45 diesel engines located at 12 main pumping stations. furniture vans. Interest in truck diesels appears to be growing. all five-cylinder. bettering the English figure of 120. The outstanding point of interest was that the high-speed.: Junkers.195 mph. supplied 15. Among the engines to be installed are Sulzer 500 hp solid-injection engines. each with a General Electric generator.. ambulances. The Waukesha engine used is a standard stock engine with a displacement of 648 cu.000 hp in 1932. sales dropped significantly to a low of 130. Harland & Wolff Ltd. x 5. The Cummins diesel engine is a standard model H.500 hp. with a regulation United American Bosch fuel injection system. A new Diesel Progress market study shows that 750. A. requires 22. and nine by the Compagnie de Construction Mechanique Precedes Sulzer Paris. Not only are over 90% of the trucks and buses now diesel powered. The engine has six cylinders. landing and border lights. On account of the tremendous saving effected in my cost. 1933. Vomag. The two power units. “There is a saving of between 75 and 80% in fuel cost: double the mileage per gallon compared with gasoline motors of the same horsepower. snow shovels. aluminum pistons. leading to last year’s record sales.A. diesels. a level not seen since the end of the World War.0 million tons of oil per year over these pipelines. fourcycle solid injection engines. Maybach: Magirus. Leece-Neville electric starter. diesel-equipped commercial vehicle has won complete nationwide acceptance and adoption. five-cylinder. It is not supercharged and has no special racing gadgets. A tank truck operator reports.com FOR UP-TO-THE-MINUTE EMISSIONS NEWS. It is supercharged by a standard supercharger of the same specifications as those used on regular truck engines sold for service in high altitudes. which total 1150 miles. six-cylinder. I figure. engine. The following year. water sprinklers and telegraph service wagons. A pair of diesel land speed records was set earlier this year on the beach at Daytona. Tractors To Pan-Am … New Pipeline in Iraq … New Diesel Sales Record … Report From The Berlin Motor Show … Caterpillar is supplying four diesel power units and two diesel tractors to PanAmerican Airways for use on Wake and Midway Islands along the airline’s new 6000 mile Trans-Pacific route from San Francisco to Hong Kong. that I have effected an actual saving in the operation of these three trucks of approximately $8000. tractors. Fla. 5 in. dp 72 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION May 2010 www. in. Daimler-Benz: HumboldtDeutz. garbage collectors. milk tanks.com — something that most definitely didn’t exist in 1935. and one tractor will be placed on each island to supply power for beacons. I am naturally enthusiastic over the successful performance of Sterling-Diesel trucks and will purchase nothing but diesel-powered trucks in the future. road tankers. To propel 3. seven-bearing crankshaft and the patented high-velocity Comet combustion chamber. 4.. mail vans. The pipeline will transport oil from the wells at Kirkuk through the Trans-Jordan to Tripoli in Lebanon and Haifa in Palestine. according to my records. M. in a Cummins Diesel racing car at 137.N.000 hp. four-cycle. go to www. Diesel exhibitors included Krupp. The vehicles vary in power down to the little Primus four-wheeled “horse” that has a two-cylinder Deutz engine rated 25 hp and sells for about $1100.GLOBAL BUSINESS NOTES Cat Supplying Gen-Sets. 500 hp.000 hp.dieselprogress. Dave Evans’ Waukesha Silver Comet turned in a new world’s record of 125.dieselprogress. . The previous high was the 450. will level and maintain the fields and be used for general utility work. The tractors. A new oil pipeline is being built in Iraq. an all-time record. saw the beginning of the recovery.

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