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  • Jun 6, 2012

    Hydraulic hybrid drivetrain gets on the school bus

    Anyone who's read my blog or even some of the articles I've authored over the years knows that hydraulic hybrids are one of my favorite topics. Mostly because as a non-engineer, I can truly grasp how hydraulic hybrid drivetrains work and I can truly see their benefits in the real world. I see a hydraulic hybrid drivetrain as much more useful, efficient, and cost-effective than a battery/electric hybrid ever well be....More
  • Mar 24, 2012

    A quick look at hydraulic fan drives

    I came across this video of a man showing the components in a hydraulic fan drive used on a school bus. He also explains some of the operation....More
  • Feb 29, 2012

    Hydraulics highlighted at Work Truck Show

    Next Tuesday marks the beginning of NTEA-The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Hydraulic companies are key exhibitors in this show, as fluid power is used extensively in big work trucks. The event highlights new technologies each year and one cool aspect will be its focus on Green Technologies. Wish I was attending to get a chance to participated in the Green Ride-and-Drive event which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6-7....More
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