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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 »

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

From all of here at Capital Reman we wish you a joyous Thanksgiving to you and your family! We will be closed Thursday and Friday returning to normal business hours Monday, November 27th ... read more »

Brand New Diesel Engines in Stock

Friday, November 10, 2017

Take a look at some of our new stock diesel engines for sale including Mack Aset, Cummins ISX, CAT 13 KCB and Detroit Series 60 models. ... read more »

Cummins Pioneers 3D Printing Technology to Produce Diesel Engine Parts

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Leading heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturer, Cummins Inc., is pioneering the use of 3D Printing technology to produce and repair critical engine parts. Unlike many manufacturers in the diesel industry, Cummins has its sights on future technology; recently unveiling the first electric engine for semi-trucks. The company believes that in order to thrive in the 21st century it must innovate new technologies rather than adapt to them. Although, 3D Printing is still in its infancy it is becoming more common place for manufacturers due to the potential cost and time to market savings. ... read more »

Common Differences Between Marine and Industrial Diesel Engines

Friday, October 6, 2017

There is no standard diesel engine for every application. For example there are industrial applications, truck application, electrical power generation, RV applications, heavy duty emergency, pumps and of course marine applications. Although, each engine is slightly different the core design is the same. The exhaust, cooling, electrical and fuel systems are all different in marine engines. This article will discuss the differences between industrial diesel engines and their marine counterparts. ... read more »

Machine Shop Pictures 9-22-17

Friday, September 22, 2017

Take a look at three new engines shipping out. We take great pride in building our own pallets, wrapping them in protective shrink wrap, supplying break-in instructions and nose loading them during transit. ... read more »

Mack Goes All In With Alternative to Diesel Fuel: DME

Monday, September 18, 2017

Technology is progressing at an ever increasing rate. The future is now! It seems you can’t go a day without reading about robots, self driving cars or even the new Hyperloop projects which will transport people hundreds of miles in mere minutes. Many of those in the automotive and transportation sectors believe diesel engines best days are behind them. A team of scientists however believe there is still use left for the diesel engines in the world of tomorrow. A team of researchers at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland are working on a different fuel source for the engines known as Dimethyl Ether (DME). DME is a biofuel derived from methane. Methane is commonly captured from decomposing organic material, agriculture, waste and coal and reused as a fuel source. DME is viewed as a clean diesel fuel source and will be able to be used with existing diesel engines. ... read more »

Cummins Looks to the Future: Unveiling First Electric Powered Semi

Friday, September 1, 2017

Legendary diesel engine manufacturer, Cummins Inc., has unveiled a revolutionary electric powered semi-truck prototype. The declaration comes just weeks before Tesla’s anticipated announcement of their own electric tractor trailer. The Cummins electric semi-truck will be regarded as a Class 7 Heavy Duty Truck Cab with 140 kWh battery pack. ... read more »

Mazda Introduces First Compression Based Gasoline Engine

Friday, August 11, 2017

This translates into an engine that produces more horsepower and torque per gallon of fuel than a traditional powered gas engine. The announcement is thrilling environmental activists as this means less harmful emissions output per engine as well as less trips to gas station. Diesel engines for passenger vehicles have been widely popular in Europe years but not so much in the American market. Diesels have the perception of being noisy and polluters. The VW Dieselgate Scandal only further solidified the anti-diesel attitude in America. This new gas powered engine would allow all of the advantages of diesel minus any of the image problems. Some industry analysts have speculated that the only drawback could be the safety concerns with regards to fuel leaks through the cylinders. With diesel it is non-flammable unless it is compressed however a raw gasoline leak on the block or valves could potentially cause major engine fires. Hopefully, Mazda engineers have addressed this issue but this technology is in its infancy. Mazda is proactively thinking about its place in the automotive marketplace of the future. The company announced a plan to build electric cars with rival automaker Toyota. Mazda believes that both traditional combustion engines as well as electric engines will be the lay of the land for the foreseeable future. ... read more »