Fundamentals of Mobile Heavy Equipment: AED Foundation Technical Standards, ISBN-13: 978-1284112917

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Fundamentals of Mobile Heavy Equipment: AED Foundation Technical Standards, ISBN-13: 978-1284112917

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  • Publisher: ‎ Jones & Bartlett Learning; Illustrated edition (October 5, 2017)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 1406 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1284112918
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1284112917

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 • Track 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 • 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 heavy equipment repair and service.

Gus Wright is a member of the faculty in the Truck and Coach program at Centennial College in Ontario, Canada. A diesel enthusiast, he currently teaches apprentice technicians the latest technology in trucks, buses, and off-road equipment. He has worked for more than 35 years in the industry, earning multiple trade qualifications and creating technician curriculum for both corporate and college level education. He is also the author of Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Engines (Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2017) and co-author of Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems (Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2017). A university graduate, he actively engages in applied research related to engine emissions, alternate fuels, and HD electrical technology.

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