Fundamentals of Mobile Heavy Equipment
Fundamentals of Mobile Heavy Equipment provides students with a thorough introduction to the diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of off-road mobile heavy equipment. With comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the latest technology in the field, it addresses the equipment used in construction, agricultural, forestry, and mining industries. The chapters cover all aspects of heavy equipment systems, including: * Hydraulics, spanning 14 chapters * Braking and suspension systems * Tracks drive undercarriage and wheeled machines * Hydraulic attachments * Electrical and steering systems * Transmission and power transfer systems * Electric Drives * Autonomous and semi-autonomous control systems * Telematics, on-board networks and remote machine control * Alternative braking and recuperative systems * Foundational information, shop practices and safety concerns The textbook features helpful pedagogical tools to enhance student comprehension and critical thinking, including review sections, real-world applications, illustrations, step-by-step explanations, and visual summaries. Written in concise and accessible language by an author team extensive experience in the field, it equips students at all levels with the knowledge and skills they need for a successful career in diesel.