Hydraulic Systems for Mobile Equipment educates students in heavy equipment and heavy truck programs. The text has a primary emphasis on agricultural and construction machinery, and can also empower students working in any related field of hydraulics. Designed for education, the text contains rich pedagogical support, thorough coverage of equipment and systems from a variety of manufacturers, and high-quality photos, drawings, and schematics. The scope and approach of the book make it appropriate for all students, whether they are pursuing a certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or a master's degree.
Includes traditional hydraulic content such as fluid power principles, pumps, motors, safety, valves, filtration, accumulators, plumbing, reservoirs, coolers, and fluids.
Includes fundamental explanation of the most common types of mobile hydraulic control systems, specifically open center, pressure compensating, pre-spool load sensing pressure compensating, post-spool compensation (flow sharing), negative flow control, and positive flow control.
Provides fundamental instruction on hydrostatic transmissions with the goal of providing students true comprehension of the systems.
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Table of Contents
1. Hydraulic Safety 2. Hydraulic and Fluid Power Principles 3. Symbols, Drawings, and Product Literature 4. Pumps 5. Rotary Actuators 6. Cylinders 7. Pressure-Control and Load-Holding Valves 8. Flow-Control Valves 9. Directional-Control Valves 10. Fluids 11. Filtration 12. Contamination Control 13. Accumulators 14. Reservoirs and Coolers 15. Plumbing 16. Open-Center Hydraulic Systems 17. Pressure-Compensating (PC) Hydraulic Systems 18. Load-Sensing Pressure-Compensating (LSPC) Hydraulic Systems 19. Flow Sharing/Downstream Compensation 20. Excavator Pump Controls 21. Hydraulic Test Equipment 22. Hydraulic Troubleshooting Principles 23. Hydrostatic Drives 24. Hydrostatic Drive Service and Diagnostics 25. Steering
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.