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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Cheaply Add Horsepower with an ECM Flash

Friday, June 30, 2017

Electronic engines get a bad rap in the heavy duty diesel engine world due to the amount of issues that can go wrong with them. However, the good news is that if you have an electronic Caterpillar engine you can easily obtain more horsepower and torque via the ECM. Re-rating an engine is an electronic process of powering up or down the default horsepower via the electronic control module (ECM). Re-rating a diesel engine is the easiest way to beef up an engine without digging into the hard internal parts. You can do modifications to the engine by changing out the pistons, injectors, the camshaft or damper. Adding an updated turbo is also another way to increase HP. However, these modifications are expensive and may not work as required which we will discuss later in this article. ... read more »

Cummins N14 Specs, History and Problems

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Cummins N-14 is a great engine; quite possibly the best Cummins engine ever produced. These engines are the stuff dreams are made of if you’re an old school guy looking for reliability. No doubt, the N14 is part of “1,000,000 mile club”. The engine features the best of engineering fundamentals mixed with one of the first electronic control system. First designed in the late 1980s it was sent into full production in 1991. The N14 engine is the follow up to the vastly popular Cummins 855 Big Cam which was produced 1976-1985. Cummins listened to it customers and designed a more powerful version of the 855 while maintaining a similar profile and bore/stroke architecture. Overall, the biggest structural difference between the 855 and N14 is the air-to-air cooling system changes but both engines are very similar. ... read more »

New Diesel Emissions Technology Unveiled - ACCT

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We all know of the emissions issues that surround the diesel engine community. It has been a battle between the EPA, Manufacturers and Consumers for well over 20 years now. Physics.org has just broken a story that might revolutionize the industry in terms of emissions control. Scientists at Loughborough University’s School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering have developed new technology that further converts NOx exhaust into harmless nitrogen and water. The problem with current emissions technology is that it doesn’t fully burn emissions particles a lower temperature points. The standard Selective Catalytic Reduction System (SCR) takes exhaust gas and further recirculates it through the combustion chamber to burn off larger hydrocarbon chains. ... read more »

Upgraded Diesel Engine Block Surfacing Equipment

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wednesday was a very big day for us at Capital Reman Exchange our upgraded diesel engine block surfacing and boring bar equipment was delivered. ... read more »

Cummins Introduces 'Guidanz' App to Remotely Diagnose Engines

Friday, May 12, 2017

Technology continues to integrate itself in the diesel engine industry. The old guard is on its way out and 21st century technology is alive and well over at Cummins, Inc. The company announced the release of its new Guidanz mobile app which allows customers to access engine fault code and diagnostics within minutes. ... read more »

Kubota Introduces First Ever 200 HP Engine: V5009

Friday, April 14, 2017

Big news dropped today in the diesel engine industry today as the Kubota Engine Corporation announced the arrival of the V5009 Engine. This is significant news for the company as this is the first ever Kubota engine to ever exceed 200 HP. Kubota is known for its small and mid-ranged diesel engines primarily for forklifts, skid steers and wood chippers. The V5009 is a five-liter inline diesel engine and part of its new 09 Series. The engine will begin production starting 2020 and is consistent with Europe’s Stage V emissions mandates. ... read more »

Big Win For John Deere Owners Over ECM Modifications

Friday, March 31, 2017

In the heavy duty equipment world there has always been an unspoken battle between the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and the Aftermarket and/or Independent Dealers. The rift goes back roughly 100 years when the first automotive dealers began popping up in mass. Ford, GM, Chrysler as well as long gone brands like Plymouth, Auburn and Hudson all kept an efficient supply chain including the service department, dealership, wholesaler and manufacturer. ... read more »

Self-Driving Car Legislation in Colorado Moves To Senate

Friday, March 17, 2017

More than 5 months ago the State of Colorado made history with the debut of the first self-driving tractor trailer test drive in the U.S. The test paired up infamous beer produce Budweiser with Uber Technologies. The tractor trailer was packed with 50,000 beers and drove successfully from Fort Collins, CO to Colorado Springs, CO a trip that encompassed over 120 miles. The journey was accompanied by the Highway Patrol and encountered no problems. ... read more »