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New Re-Designed Engine: Cummins QSK60 Stage V

Monday, August 19, 2019

As you may know, the Tier IV/Stage V Final emissions regulation impacts engines above 560kW. As a result of this Cummins has bought us the new QSK60 Stage V engine as part of their 55-2125kW line up. The QSK60 ranges from 1398 – 2125kW to be utilised by excavator and dump trucks, allowing an impressive durability of near 4.2 million litres to overhaul. ... read more »

Deutz Unveils Two New Engine Designs

Monday, July 1, 2019

Deutz Corp has expanded their line of sub 25 hp engines by introducing two new models for aerial platforms, welders, trenching equipment and skid steers. These new engines have come into play due to Duetz partnering with Korea’s Kulkje Machinery CO. Both of these companies plan to sign a long term agreement. ... read more »

The Future of On-Road Trucking

Friday, April 5, 2019

It looks like with every passing day the future of on-road trucking will be less dependent on fossil fuels and more reliant on greener technologies including electric and natural gas. ... read more »

Cummins X12 Engine Review

Friday, May 18, 2018

For centuries the argument has raged. Does size matter? Well, if you like great performance, power and copious amount of torque, the answer is a resounding no. At least in the world of diesel engines. Currently being tested on the roads of North America, the X12 is a massive 600LBS lighter than other medium bore engines and has been especially designed for weight sensitive applications and for vehicles where the X15 has more grunt that’s needed for the task. ... read more »

New Laws will Double the Biofuel Output in Britain

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Diesel engines are much more prevalent in Europe than in the United States, however that love affair has softened in recent years. In the wake of the VW “Dieselgate” as well as increased environmental pressure from regulators, diesel has had a bit of an image problem. Great Britain is moving forward from its reliance on diesel with a new biofuels program. The British Biofuel sector hopes to double the use of renewable fuels in the over-the-road trucking industry within the next 15 years and significantly reduce the amount of diesel fuel imported into the country. ... read more »

Shop Pics 1st Week of April 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

In addition to working extremely hard we really are one big family. Our guys in the shop really make this place home. Thanks for another great week guys! ... read more »

When to Replace a Piece of Equipment

Friday, March 9, 2018

For fleet managers one of the toughest parts of the job is when to rebuild or "put out to pasture" an aging piece of equipment. More often than not those decision are based upon instinct and not grounded by hard analytics. This article will shed some light on the five options feet managers can make when evaluating older pieces of equipment. Purchasing a fleet of work trucks or excavators is only half of the battle. More often than not, the heavy equipment needed to do the job, is the biggest capital expense of an industrial service company. Agriculture, Transportation, Construction, Road Maintenance, Mining, Oil and Gas and Marine industries all rely on their fleets to produce sustainable revenue. The life span of each piece of equipment should be factored into not only the initial cost but variable costs of running the equipment. When a fleet manager is evaluating what to do with an aging piece of equipment they need to adequately understand their options, factor in initial and future costs, analyze the resale and depreciation of the equipment and how to improve efficiency when they can. It is not a decision to be made lightly. ... read more »

Weekly Dart Contest

Friday, March 2, 2018

Pretty awesome week here at Capital Reman. We finished 7 engines this week which is now a pace of 30-35 per month. The crew really works hard here and to blow off a little steam we play darts. This week we started a new tradition... $100 Fridays. First one to hit a bullseye wins a $100, two tries each. Nobody of our 26 guys hit the mark so next week it doubles to $200. ... read more »

Case New Holland Test Autonomous Tractor

Friday, February 16, 2018

Case New Holland is throwing its hat in the autonomous tractor ring joining the ranks alongside rival John Deere. The company has a long history of adding technology to its popular agriculture products to both increase efficiency and reduce the manual work load of the operator. New Holland, along with International Harvester, were incorporated into the Case Global Brand (CNH) back in the late 1990s and have utilized various upgrades from the Case library of research ever since. ... read more »

Shop Pictures Week of 1-26-18

Friday, January 26, 2018

We've been off to a busy start here at Capital Reman in 2018. Here are a few shop pictures of engines going out the door. ... read more »

Caterpillar Inc., Under the Gun with $2.4 Billion IRS Audit

Friday, January 5, 2018

Things are not starting the the new year off right for manufacturing giant Caterpillar, Inc. Last year the IRS came down on Caterpillar for attempting to use some creative accounting practices to avoid paying tax on earned income. The investigation by the IRS started many years ago and was officially entered into legal precedent last March. Investigators have stated that Caterpillar has evaded paying their full share of taxes going back 18 years. If found to be true the company used illegal tax strategies to save over $2.4 billion. ... read more »

Happy Holidays 2017 From Capital Reman

Friday, December 22, 2017

We want to wish everyone a giant thank you for your support and business over the course of the year. It has been a blast growing bigger and bigger! We also had a wonderful turnout for the 11th Year of the Harry Samora's Foundation which donates Toys to sick patients at Children's Hospital. ... read more »

The Curious Case of Rudolf Diesel

Friday, December 15, 2017

It is a surprise that Volkswagen hasn't blamed Rudolf Christian Diesel for their recent woes as if he hadn’t invented the damned diesel engine they wouldn’t have had to cheat the emission figures. What is not in doubt is that the man was an engineering genius.

Diesel was born in Paris in 1858 to Bavarian immigrants but when he was 12 years old his parents were forced to flee France because of the Franco-Prussian war. They settled in London but soon after Diesel was dispatched to live with his uncle and aunt in Augsburg, a relatively small Bavarian city, best known for being the birthplace of Mozart’s parents.

The purpose of this was so that Diesel could become fluent in German whilst being educated at Königliche Kreis-Gewerbeschule (Royal Circle Vocational College), where his uncle taught math. ... read more »

Advantages of Longblocks over Complete Engines

Friday, December 1, 2017

Short Blocks are a non-running engine. They consist of an engine block, crankshaft and connecting rods. A short block however does not consist of a cylinder head, liners, gaskets, rings a timed gear-train or any kind of ancillary parts including the fuel system. Advantages: Short blocks are great for customers who have a non-cracked cylinder head but an un-useable crankshaft. Usually when a crankshaft spins a bearing the entire engine seizes up also ruining the head. Customers with a workable head can save a great deal of time and money just opting for a new block/crankshaft combo. ... read more »