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Mobile Equipment Hydraulics: A Systems and Troubleshooting Approach, 1st Edition

  • Ben Watson
  • ISBN-10: 1418080438
  • ISBN-13: 9781418080433
  • 256 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Designed for the required course on hydraulics found in diesel technology and heavy equipment programs, MOBILE EQUIPMENT HYDRAULICS: A SYSTEMS AND TROUBLESHOOTING APPROACH, takes a practical approach to the understanding of fluid power / hydraulic systems. Instead of concentrating on the design issues of fluid power systems this book approaches hydraulics more like a technician would to approach a system that requires maintenance or troubleshooting. Nearly all aspiring diesel technicians receive training in this subject, which is one of seven areas of study recognized by ASE Education Foundation in diesel technology. Coverage includes a study of terminology, industrial standards, symbols and basic circuitry design as related to fluid power. Examples are drawn from actual equipment that is relevant to the program of study, whether it be heavy truck, earth-moving, or agricultural equipment.

Features

  • Written in easy to understand language with limited use of math to explain concepts and theory.

  • Written for the technician for whom hydraulic systems is not their primary trade.

  • Emphasizes the skills required by these technicians in their daily work with hydraulic systems as a truck and heavy equipment service technician.

  • Emphasizes important skills, such as how to research, find and interpret diagnostic information.

  • An Instructor's CD which will include an answer key, additional chapter tests, an Image Library of art and photos organized by chapter and PPT lecture outlines.

About the Author

Ben Watson

Author Ben Watson graduated from the Arizona Automotive Institute in 1972 and began a varied career as an automotive and truck technician. In the mid-1980s, he became a contract instructor serving local, state and federal motor vehicle fleet organizations. Starting in 1985 Watson has worked as an independent contract instructor, written a dozen books on automotive technology, held an assistant professorship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, served as a training manager for two truck companies and still found time to keep abreast of the latest technology and techniques related to repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and their systems. He currently works at Kenworth Truck Company as a service trainer.

Table of Contents

1. An Overview.
2. Building a Basic Cylinder or Hydraulic Motor Circuit.
3. The Math.
4. ANSI Symbols.
5. Oils and Other Hydraulic Fluids.
6. Piping, Tubing and Hoses.
7. Couplers and Fittings.
8. System Design.
9. Electrical Controls.
10. Maintenance.
11. Troubleshooting Fluid Power Systems.
12. Conversions.
13. Hydraulic/Fluid Power Systems.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD  (ISBN-10: 1418080446 | ISBN-13: 9781418080440)
MDT: Heavy Equipment Systems  (ISBN-10: 1418009504 | ISBN-13: 9781418009502)

Modern Diesel Technology: Heavy Equipment Systems is the only textbook on the market that deals exclusively with off-highway mobile equipment systems. Designed to meet the specific needs of technicians in the specialty areas of heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, and powered lift truck technology, this book marks a valuable departure from the books aimed at truck technicians and the manufacturer-produced literature that specialty technicians have had to rely on for so long. The book begins with a chapter on basic safety, and is then broken down into four sections to address the four key elements of heavy equipment systems: hydraulics, heavy duty brake systems, drive train systems, and steering, suspension, and track systems. Written by an author team with extensive experience, both as professionals in the industry and as teachers of specialty technician programs, this book will provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the skills and concepts needed to be an effective technician in this specialty field.

Modern Diesel Technology: Electricity and Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1401880134 | ISBN-13: 9781401880132)

In this new treatment of a fundamentally important subject, student technicians will quickly grasp electrical principles thanks to the author's straightforward comparisons between compressed air systems and electricity. An emphasis on troubleshooting helps cultivate key problem-solving skills that are vital to gaining an understanding of modern truck electrical systems. Numerous examples that feature the most advanced truck in the North American market, the International High Performance model, help readers grasp electrical theory within a high-tech context. Coverage of the latest topics includes body system controllers, multiplexed instrumentation, and the interaction between the various electronic modules on a modern truck.

Student Supplements

MDT: Heavy Equipment Systems  (ISBN-10: 1418009504 | ISBN-13: 9781418009502)

Modern Diesel Technology: Heavy Equipment Systems is the only textbook on the market that deals exclusively with off-highway mobile equipment systems. Designed to meet the specific needs of technicians in the specialty areas of heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, and powered lift truck technology, this book marks a valuable departure from the books aimed at truck technicians and the manufacturer-produced literature that specialty technicians have had to rely on for so long. The book begins with a chapter on basic safety, and is then broken down into four sections to address the four key elements of heavy equipment systems: hydraulics, heavy duty brake systems, drive train systems, and steering, suspension, and track systems. Written by an author team with extensive experience, both as professionals in the industry and as teachers of specialty technician programs, this book will provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the skills and concepts needed to be an effective technician in this specialty field.

Modern Diesel Technology: Electricity and Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1401880134 | ISBN-13: 9781401880132)

In this new treatment of a fundamentally important subject, student technicians will quickly grasp electrical principles thanks to the author's straightforward comparisons between compressed air systems and electricity. An emphasis on troubleshooting helps cultivate key problem-solving skills that are vital to gaining an understanding of modern truck electrical systems. Numerous examples that feature the most advanced truck in the North American market, the International High Performance model, help readers grasp electrical theory within a high-tech context. Coverage of the latest topics includes body system controllers, multiplexed instrumentation, and the interaction between the various electronic modules on a modern truck.