Equipment

Liner protrusion and why it’s critical

Liner protrusion refers to how far the cylinder liner protrudes above the spacer plate on the top of the block. If the liner does not protrude enough, the head gasket can, and will, fail.

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Changing Gear: Tech trends from ALK, Mitchell 1, Winegard

Technology always seems to be evolving and getting better and easier to use, and the world of trucking is no stranger to this nonending evolution. A few companies have announced technology upgrades to keep trucks running the right way and in tip-top shape, as well ...

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Grote donates $25,000 for aftermarket training

Grote Industries, a manufacturer and supplier of lighting products for commercial, military and specialized vehicles, made a $25,000 donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation’s scholarship fund to be used to train new aftermarket personnel, including technicians. Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation ...

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Peterbilt introduces special edition ‘Pride & Class’ Model 389

Peterbilt unveiled Nov. 4 a new special edition Model 389, the Pride & Class edition, which the truck maker says has a has a “customized, show-truck-ready look."

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Driverless trucks: Public shows concern with safety in survey

Results showed two-thirds of all survey respondents "said they would feel less safe sharing the road with driverless semi-trucks," a majority showing no change in sentiment even "if it meant cheaper consumer products or reduced carbon emissions."

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Caterpillar unveils second truck in vocational lineup

Caterpillar added a second model to its new line of vocationally focused work trucks with the unveiling of the Class 8 CT681 truck Oct. 30 at the company’s Edwards Proving Grounds outside of Peoria, Ill.

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Shell: There’s fuel economy to gain with thinner oil in upcoming category

The next category of engine oils will go to market sometime in 2016 or 2017, Shell said this week, but the oil maker says once it does, owner-operators and fleets should see fuel efficiency gains over current products on the market.

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Photos, video: Test driving Caterpillar’s new vocational truck

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is visiting Caterpillar headquarters today in Peoria, Ill., where the equipment manufacturer has unveiled a new truck for the off-highway market. Here are photos and videos of the new truck.

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