With its new 2.7-litre EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop and new 3.5-litre V6 with twin independent variable camshaft timing, the 2015 Ford F-150 resets the bar in light-duty pickup truck performance, capability and efficiency.
“The 2015 F-150 is the most capable F-150 yet, while shedding up to 700 pounds,” said Bob Fascetti, vice president, Powertrain Engineering. “These two new V6 engines – the 2.7-litre turbocharged EcoBoost and normally aspirated 3.5-litre Ti-VCT – set a new standard for Ford for capability and efficiency.”
Cummins Inc. has announced that it has received certification for its 6.7L Turbo Diesel from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), meeting the Low-Emission Vehicle III (LEV III) standards. This new standard applies to all vehicles under 14,000 lb GVWR. The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel powers the Ram Heavy-Duty lineup, and is the first medium-duty diesel engine in the 8,501-14,000 lb GVWR segment to be certified to the new 2015 LEV III standards.
"At Cummins, we demand that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment," said Jeff Caldwell, General Manager - Pickup Business. "Being the first in this segment to certify to these new standards demonstrates our continued commitment to the environment, and meeting more stringent requirements without hardware changes allows us to maintain the proven capability and reliability that our customers have grown to expect."
Briggs & Stratton Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire U.S. based Allmand Bros., Inc. Founded in 1938 and based in Holdrege, Nebraska, Allmand is a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality towable light towers, industrial heaters, and solar LED arrow boards.
Allmand has sales of approximately $80 million. Briggs & Stratton will acquired all of the outstanding shares of Allmand for approximately $62 million in cash, subject to customary due diligence and working capital adjustments. The transaction is expected to close in the next 30 days.
Emerson Process Management has released the OpenEnterprise v3 SCADA platform for the upstream production and distribution market. The new OpenEnterprise release offers ease-of-use and expanded device connectivity for communication protocols. User-friendly tools in OpenEnterprise v3 alleviate the pain of operating and managing large installations of RTUs and flow computers.
The latest OpenEnterprise v3 release introduces a new paradigm to the SCADA automation market with its “Action Engine” technology. OpenEnterprise v3 offers an intelligent automation engine that does not require programming or scripting to manage complex sequential control. This enables users to gain competitive advantage and increases operator productivity.
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Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia officially opened its 1.1-mile Customer Experience Trackduring a celebration with Volvo executives, government officials and employees. The track features a paved road course and an off-highway area to better enable Volvo to showcase its extensive range of Class 8 vehicles during customer tours and special events at the plant.
Artificial Lift Company (ALC) has changed its name to AccessESP to better communicate the value proposition of the company’s unique and practical electric submersible pump (ESP) conveyance technologies. The company unveiled its name, logo and website.
AccessESP’s new name reflects the industry’s need to radically simplify the process of deploying ESPs while providing easy full bore access to the reservoir in ESP lifted wells.
Makers of the ARGO family of UTVs recently introduced a new model designed specifically for firefighting duties. But the announcement came as no surprise to many firefighters and EMS units in
First-response features and designs for the ARGO have actually been in development, and in service, for five years. According to Mark Atkinson, an ARGO dealer based in
The QuickCamp System allows operators to fuse pipe from 8 inches IPS to 36 inches OD (225 mm to 900 mm) day or night during severe weather conditions in a climate-controlled shelter that protects fusion joints from the elements. A single operator can load and align pipe by remote control from inside the shelter with the MegaMc PolyHorse and MegaMc Rollers pipe-handling tools which are included in the QuickCamp System in addition to a 1236/900 or 824/630 fusion carriage. The carriage can be moved by up to 18 inches so that the pipe ends can be adjusted for proper face-off when pulling pipe through the shelter.
Vanair is expanding their product line of mobile power solutions with the introduction of the Viper Diesel 80 cfm rotary screw air compressor. The newly designed Viper Diesel's offers several advantages, including:
Triton Transport Ltd., which provides its purpose-built equipment for heavy-haul services across North America, has relocated its Head Office from Langley to Chilliwack, BC, effective July 21, 2014, and is open for business for clients needing transportation services or equipment maintenance in Triton’s fully equipped, state-of-the-art shop.
The new location’s 7.5 acre yard and leading-edge facility incorporate three pull-through shop bays and an outside bay with two overhead cranes, significant features for a sector with equipment – and loads – that are much longer and larger than those the general public usually sees on BC’s roads (in fact, the general public rarely sees loads of the size Triton moves, since, for safety, they may travel in the early morning or late at night). Generous yard space also allows Triton to store clients’ equipment in a secure, locked compound until it is ready for shipment to its final destination. There’s also room for the company to maneuver in future, for its own growth and continued expansion to accommodate clients across the continent.