Heavy Equipment Power Trains and Systems will help educate college students who aspire to a career in the off highway industry, primarily servicing construction and agricultural machinery. The text is designed for postsecondary courses on power trains and related systems, which include brakes, suspension, tires and tracks, and steering. The text covers all the competencies required by AED for power trains, along with safety and selected critical functions in hydraulics/hydrostatics.
To appeal to visual learners, discussions of theory and servicing are supported with more than 1000 images comprised of multi-color line art, cross-sectional drawings, and photographs.
Technology examples are drawn from a variety of manufacturers in order to help students put theory into practice.
To supplement what students will learn in the shop, helpful techniques for diagnosing, servicing and repairing heavy equipment systems appear throughout the text.
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Table of Contents
1. Shop Safety and Practices 2. Tools and Fasteners 3. Construction Equipment Identification 4. Agricultural Equipment Identification 5. Lifting 6. Belt and Chain Drives 7. Manual Transmissions 8. Clutches and Planetary Controls 9. Planetary Gear Set Theory 10. Powershift and Automatic Transmission Theory 11. Powershift and Automatic Transmission Controls, Service, and Repair 12. Hydrodynamic Drives 13. Hydrostatic Drives 14. Hydrostatic Drive Service and Diagnostics 15. Continuously Variable Transmissions 16. Differentials 17. Final Drives 18. Axles and Driveshafts 19. Hydraulic Brake Systems 20. Air Brake Systems 21. Suspension Systems 22. Tires, Rims, and Ballasting 23. Undercarriages 24. Track Steering Systems 25. Wheeled Steering Systems 26. Electric and Hybrid Drive Systems
Timothy W. Dell - is an Associate Professor of Automotive Technology at Pittsburg State University. Dr. Dell received his doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from Kansas State University, a master of science degree in technology education from Pittsburg State University, and a bachelor of science degree in automotive technology with an emphasis in diesel and heavy equipment from Pittsburg State University. Dr. Dell began his career working for Case IH in their Technical Service Group, specializing in combine diagnostics. He has served on John Deere's Agricultural National Service Training Advisory Board and has been the advisor of Pittsburg State University's Caterpillar ThinkBIGGER four-year degree. He currently teaches Fluid Power, Advanced Hydraulic Systems, and Off Highway Systems, as well as Automotive Electricity and Electronic Systems, and Automotive Automatic Transmissions. Dr. Dell has served as the automotive department chair for four years, but returned to the classroom full time to pursue his passion for curriculum development and teaching.