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The History and Mysterious Death of Rudolf Diesel

  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 K├Ânigliche Kreis-Gewerbeschule (Royal Circle Vocational College), where his uncle taught math. Rudolf Diesel Excelling, he won a scholarship to study at the Royal Bavarian Polytechnic of Munich. His father insisted that he give up on his studies and get a job however, Diesel defie
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Case New Holland Test Autonomous Tractor

  Case NH Autonomous Tractor. Image Courtesy of Case IH® / Case NH® 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. Case New Holland (CNH)  and Case International Harvester (Case IH) began its autonomous technology pilot program back in 2016 to gauge viability and customer interest. The company that developed the technology, Autonomous Solutions Incorporated, out of Utah, partnered with Case New Holland as well as Case International Harvester to develop  smart computer controlled systems  for all of Case’s product line. The “brain” behind the autonomous sof

The Future of On-Road Trucking

  It is no shock that the engine industry has needed to up its game due to the rippling effects of legislation regarding the continued constriction of emission targets. The legislation differs from country to country, however, regulations are inevitably being tightened globally. This is to achieve a reduction in particulate, NOx, and carbon emission pollution. Additionally, a ramification of the narrowing legislature is the evolution of engines, to making vehicles cleaner and more efficient.   China, the UK, and France have announced a ban on the selling of petrol and diesel cars by 2035-2040. But, commentators state the ban could be brought forward as Delhi confirms the ban will be implemented in 2030, and Norway is aiming for 2025. In contrast, the US could be moving in the opposite direction. President Donald Trump voiced that pollution limits signed into legislation by Barack Obama to achieve new targets by 2022 will need to be diluted.   Players in the industry such as Cummins, cl

New Laws will Double the Biofuel Output in Britain

  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. The new program was launched on April 15th and is aimed at transportation fuel suppliers who currently sell at least 450,000 liters or more of fuel per year. The new laws are pushing these suppliers to maintain at least a 12.4% inventory of biofuel by 2032. Currently only 4.75% of Britain’s fuel supply is composed of biofuels. The change won’t happen overnight. The tiered program will force manufactures to firstly increa

How Much It Costs To Rent a Crane

  Cranes are the most effective way to move heavy loads in a variety of situations. Renting is the easiest way to get access to   many different types of cranes   on a daily, weekly or monthly basis without having to actually purchase one. When renting a crane, it is possible to use a national online rental network or a local crane service. In some cases, an online network actually helps you find equipment with a local partner, which provides you both the convenience of searching online and also the ease of working with a nearby company. Before renting a crane, read on to learn about the following: Prices  for average crane rentals Factors  that affect the rental cost Advantages  of renting a crane instead of buying one Crane Rental Prices Crane rental costs vary based on many factors, so the only way to get an accurate price is to  request a quote  from a quality vendor. Because there are thousands of models of cranes with different features and specifications, there is no simple answ

Generator Maintenance Checklist

  A gas or   diesel generator   isn’t a “set it and forget it” type of device. It pays to conduct a visual inspection of the generator before every use, and create a maintenance schedule that includes weekly, monthly, and annual checkups. A regular maintenance schedule is crucial to avoid breakdowns and prolong the life of your gas or diesel generator. A generator maintenance checklist helps you prioritize which parts to check and when to check them, so you can keep the generator running properly when you need it most. With preventive maintenance, a backup  generator set  can last for 20 years or more. Of course, that depends in part on how often you use it. You might need one for as little as 26 hours a year if you don’t have any outages and conduct a half-hour’s worth of weekly exercise. Without preventive maintenance, generators are susceptible to fuel problems, which can cause breakdowns and even ruin a generator eventually. Running a gas or diesel generator regularly is an importa