Rail, Truck & Bus http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6625/more en The Sweet Spot for Hydraulic Hybrids http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/sweet-spot-hydraulic-hybrids <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I met with officials of Lightning Hybrids at the Work Truck Show, held earlier this year in Indianapolis. Lightning Hybrids held a press conference and allowed show attendees to test drive a delivery truck equipped with a hybrid hydraulic drive. It was fun and interesting to drive the vehicle, but a conversation with company officials clarified some points I had pondered about hydraulic hybrids.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/sweet-spot-hydraulic-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/sweet-spot-hydraulic-hybrids#comments Rail, Truck & Bus The Hitch Post Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:10:00 +0000 33331 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Weather-Resistant Valves Give Buses a Lift http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/weather-resistant-valves-give-buses-lift <div class="field-byline"> Paxton Augustine, Parker Hannifin </div> <div class="field-deck"> The harsh winter of 2014-2015 brought many of us to our knees, but city buses fitted with pneumatic-valve control modules designed for these harsh conditions proved more than a match for Old Man Winter. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The harsh winter of 2014-2015 brought many of us to our knees, but city buses fitted with pneumatic-valve control modules designed for these harsh conditions proved more than a match for Old Man Winter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/weather-resistant-valves-give-buses-lift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/weather-resistant-valves-give-buses-lift#comments Rail, Truck & Bus Pneumatic Valves Mon, 08 Jun 2015 18:51:00 +0000 32781 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Strength in Numbers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/strength-numbers <div class="field-byline"> Marty Worth, Whayne Supply Co. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Four years of field use and analysis of vehicle maintenance histories reveal that the addition of high-strength magnets to hydraulic filtration systems can reduce service expenses up to 80%. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Four years of field use and analysis of vehicle maintenance histories reveal that the addition of high-strength magnets to hydraulic filtration systems can reduce service expenses up to 80%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/strength-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/strength-numbers#comments Hydraulic Filters Rail, Truck & Bus Fri, 15 May 2015 16:26:00 +0000 32451 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com New Catalog Covers Vehicle Air Valves, Controls http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/new-catalog-covers-vehicle-air-valves-controls <div class="node-body article-body">DEL Hydraulics recently released a 28-page catalog describing pneumatic components for controlling hoists, power takeoffs, dump pumps, plows, and other functions on work trucks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/new-catalog-covers-vehicle-air-valves-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/new-catalog-covers-vehicle-air-valves-controls#comments Controls & Instrumentation Rail, Truck & Bus Pneumatic Valves Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:42:00 +0000 32091 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com More Hydraulic Hybrids on the Horizon http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rail-truck-bus/more-hydraulic-hybrids-horizon <div class="node-body article-body">Kiessling Transit's fleet of new 2015 and 2016 Ford E450 chassis and Elkhart Coach bodies will incorporate the Lightning Hybrids parallel hybrid system installed prior to delivery this summer. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rail-truck-bus/more-hydraulic-hybrids-horizon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rail-truck-bus/more-hydraulic-hybrids-horizon#comments Accumulators Rail, Truck & Bus Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +0000 32071 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fine Filtration Foils Hydraulic-System Failures http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/fine-filtration-foils-hydraulic-system-failures <div class="field-byline"> Justin Bitner </div> <div class="field-deck"> In addition to the system downtime due to damage caused by contaminated fluids, costs can pile up when components need replacement. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to the system downtime due to damage caused by contaminated fluids, costs can pile up when components need replacement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/fine-filtration-foils-hydraulic-system-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/fine-filtration-foils-hydraulic-system-failures#comments Hydraulic Filters Hydraulic Fluids Rail, Truck & Bus Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:55:00 +0000 31951 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulics Powers Off-Road HVAC System http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/hydraulics-powers-road-hvac-system <div class="field-deck"> Hydraulics for air conditioning? And heat? Under certain conditions, hydraulics wins out over electric motors and belt drives for powering climate-control systems in large off-highway vehicles. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hydraulics for air conditioning? And heat? Under certain conditions, hydraulics wins out over electric motors and belt drives for powering climate-control systems in large off-highway vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/hydraulics-powers-road-hvac-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/hydraulics-powers-road-hvac-system#comments Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Valves Rail, Truck & Bus Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:07:00 +0000 31301 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Gentlemen, Stop Your Engines! http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/gentlemen-stop-your-engines <div class="field-byline"> Artur Gabriel, Atlas Weyhausen </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automatic start-stop systems conserve fuel by shutting off the engine when it’s not needed. This technology has now found its way into wheel loaders — with a reduction in fuel consumption by as much as 30%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/gentlemen-stop-your-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/gentlemen-stop-your-engines#comments Construction Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Rail, Truck & Bus Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:00 +0000 31271 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Atlas Weyhausen&rsquo;s new AR60 wheel loader uses a hydraulic start-stop system to reduce fuel consumption by as much as 30%.</p> Hydraulic Drives on the Move http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-drives-move <div class="field-deck"> Proven in heavy-vehicle applications, where they have reduced fuel consumption and saved on brakes, hydraulic hybrid drives may find their way into smaller vehicles. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vehicles that require a lot of power are finding hydraulic hybrid drives to be more efficient than their electric hybrid brethren.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-drives-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-drives-move#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Rail, Truck & Bus Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:36:00 +0000 30461 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Ohio Town Welcomes First Hydraulic Hybrid Garbage Trucks http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/ohio-town-welcomes-first-hydraulic-hybrid-garbage-trucks <div class="field-deck"> Leadership of Oberlin, Ohio seizes opportunity from disaster </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Shortly after midnight on February 15, 2014, firefighters in Oberlin, Ohio responded to a fire at the city&rsquo;s refuse vehicle garage. The building housed all six of the city&rsquo;s refuse collection and recycling trucks. All of them were destroyed. Scott Broadwell, President of Oberlin&rsquo;s City Council, said it was fortunate that no one was injured in the incident, and leadership for the city of Oberlin acted quickly by renting two trucks to begin waste collection the following Tuesday.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/ohio-town-welcomes-first-hydraulic-hybrid-garbage-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/ohio-town-welcomes-first-hydraulic-hybrid-garbage-trucks#comments Accumulators Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Rail, Truck & Bus Waste Management News Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:02:00 +0000 29951 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com