Heavy Duty Equipment Technology: A Systems Approach by Scott HeardHeavy Duty Equipment Technology: A Systems Approach by Scott Heard

Heavy Duty Equipment Technology: A Systems Approach

byScott Heard

Paperback | July 10, 2015

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A Practical Guide to Working with Heavy Equipment

Heavy Duty Equipment Technology: A Systems Approach is a comprehensive textbook that covers the latest technology in machine systems. Using common language and real work experiences that students and instructors can relate to, Heavy Duty Equipment is designed to be a primary reference tool.


In this First Edition, system operational principles and safety practices are discussed in simple terms to help students quickly grasp key concepts and gain a base level of understanding that they can build on with work experience. With a strong foundation in place, students will be well-equipped to understand system servicing as well as repair requirements and procedures.


Written from both a technician’s and a professor’s perspective, Heavy Duty Equipment is a “bumper to bumper” textbook that covers ALL systems found on heavy duty machinery.


Scott A. Heard Scott A. Heard graduated from the Heavy Equipment Technician Program at Fleming College in 1986 and completed his apprenticeship thereafter with the Ontario Caterpillar dealer. Heard moved into Field Service and worked for a variety of different companies gaining experience as a Field Service Technician as well as wor...
Title:Heavy Duty Equipment Technology: A Systems ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 10.6 × 8.4 × 1.2 inPublished:July 10, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132373629

ISBN - 13:9780132373623

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Table of Contents

  1. Heavy Duty Equipment and Safety
  2. Fasteners, Seals, Gaskets, Bearings, Personal Tools, Shop and Field Service Repair Equipment
  3. Machine Servicing
  4. Hydraulic System Fundamentals
  5. Electrical System Fundamentals
  6. Prime Movers
  7. Starting Systems
  8. Charging Systems
  9. Electronic and Multiplexing Systems
  10. Clutches, Torque Converters, Torque Dividers and Retarders
  11. Gearing Fundamentals and Manual Transmissions
  12. Powershift Transmission Systems
  13. Electric Drive Systems
  14. Drivelines, Transfer Cases, Auxiliary Drives
  15. Drive Axles, Final Drives, Power Dividers
  16. Advanced Hydraulic Systems
  17. Hydrostatic Drive Systems
  18. Heavy Duty Hydraulic Frictional Brake Systems
  19. Wheeled Machine Steering Systems
  20. Track Type Machine Steering Systems
  21. Machine Frames and Suspension Systems
  22. Wheels, Tires, Hubs and Pneumatic Systems
  23. Undercarriage Systems
  24. Operators Station
  25. Failure Analysis