Modern Diesel Technology,
3rd Edition

Robert Huzij, Angelo Spano, Sean Bennett

ISBN-13: 9781337567589
Copyright 2019 | Published
624 pages | List Price: USD $167.95

MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: HEAVY EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS, Third Edition, focuses on off-highway mobile equipment systems, giving you in-depth coverage of service and repair essentials for heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, and powered lift truck technology. Written by experienced technicians, this trusted text includes both universal and manufacturer-specific information on everything from hydraulics, heavy-duty brakes, drivetrains, steering, suspension, and track systems, to safety and best practices. Now featuring a visually appealing, full-color design, the Third Edition is also newly updated with information on the latest computer-controlled hydraulics, GPS, electronic controls, J1939 multiplexing, and electric drive vehicle systems, offering insights into important trends and technology you need to know for success as a specialty technician in today’s ever-evolving industry.


1. Safety.
2. Hoisting and Rigging.
3. Introduction to Hydraulics.
4. Hydraulic System Components.
5. Hydraulic Symbols and Schematics.
6. Hydraulic System Maintenance and Diagnostics.
7. Hydraulic Brakes.
8. Spring-Applied, Hydraulic-Released Brakes.
9. Air and Air Over Hydraulic Brake Systems.
10. Introduction to Powertrains.
11. Powershift Transmissions.
12. Hydrostatic Drive Systems and Retarders.
13.Driveline Systems.
14. Heavy Duty Drive Axles.
15. Final Drives.
16. Steering Systems.
17. Tires and Rim Systems, Track Systems, and Ground Engaging Equipment.
18. Suspension and Ride Control Systems.
19. Machine and Equipment Electronics.
20. AC Hybrid Electric / Battery Powered Drive Systems.

  • Robert Huzij

    Robert Huzij is currently Coordinator of the Heavy Equipment Technician / Apprenticeship and the Truck and Coach Programs at Cambrian College in Sudbury Ontario. He has served on Ontario’s Heavy Equipment Advisory Board and Motive Power Provincial Advisory Committees, Past Chairs the Skills Ontario Heavy Equipment Technical Skills Competition, and past member of the Canadian Skills Competition Committee He has headed up the team responsible for developing provincial curricula for apprenticeship technician training, documentation, and testing in Ontario for the past 18 years. Prior to teaching, Mr. Huzij worked in private industry for more than 30 years where he served his apprenticeship training and acquired his Interprovincial Red Seal certification. Before leaving the company to teach full time he overseen heavy equipment technician upgrading and apprentice training for 13 years with one of the largest mining companies in the world. At that time the company had 300 Heavy Equipment technicians and 100 apprentices. Prior to that he worked as a technician and apprenticeship training instructor in a heavy equipment remanufacturing shop.

  • Angelo Spano

    Angelo Spano is coordinator of the Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship program at Centennial College in Toronto. His deep background in heavy equipment drivetrain, steering, suspension, and track systems includes credentials as a Program Certified Heavy Equipment Technician and dual certified adult educator. Mr. Spano is also a member of the Ontario Heavy Equipment Technical Skills Competition and Skills Canada National Technical Committee for Heavy Equipment and Truck competitions.

  • Sean Bennett

    Sean Bennett is a former program coordinator for the Truck and Diesel Department at Centennial College, as well as a former corporate trainer for Mack Trucks. During a 20-year tenure at the college he authored new curricula, helped overhaul existing course offerings and chaired a wide range of curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario. Mr. Bennett has written more than 30 books dealing with diesel, truck, heavy equipment and automotive technology, and he currently devotes his career to technical writing and speaking engagements. He is an active member of the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council, the Association of Diesel Specialists, the Society of Automotive Engineers and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers. He is widely regarded as the foremost author in commercial vehicle technology.

  • The authors have carefully updated content throughout the text, providing current coverage of the latest trends and technology, including J1939 multiplexing updates, radio remote-controlled underground mining machines, AC hybrid electric mining equipment, battery-driven electric vehicles, and more.

  • The Third Edition features an all-new, full-color design, combining eye-catching layouts and vibrant photography and illustration to make the material more accessible for today’s visual learners.

  • Dozens of new, full-color illustrations and photos now complement chapter content, helping bring key concepts to life and enable readers to apply what they learn to real-world scenarios they may experience as professional specialty technicians.

  • As professional technicians with decades of firsthand industry experience, the authors present material with great confidence and an engaging, reader-friendly style, making even complex information easier to grasp and accessible for readers of all backgrounds.

  • The text emphasizes performance-based learning outcomes, guiding readers from abstract theories to relevant real-world, hands-on tasks they are likely to apply in their professional careers.

  • This go-to guide for specialty technicians serves as a reliable complement to any manufacturer’s manual, offering detailed coverage of the full range of mobile heavy equipment manufactured and marketed in North America.

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