GLOSSARY OF ATTACHMENTS, ENGINES, AND TIRES
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CAT: While CAT also owns the subsidiary of Perkins Engines, they also manufacture their own line of diesel, industrial engines. These engines produced by Caterpillar themselves are more fuel efficient and meet tougher emissions standards than the Perkins’ models. They offer a range of power between 25.5 HP to 751 HP with around 58 different models including:
They have a complete listing of each model offering on their website. https://www.cat.com/en_US/products/new/power-systems/industrial/industrial-diesel-engines.html
Cummins: Cummins engines pride themselves on providing more power with less service on their engines. With ratings from 49-1200 HP, their diverse construction engine lineup offers the flexibility to meet your specific power solution needs. Cummins guarantees simpler, easier installation with greater flexibility for global markets, higher power density with greater low-end torque for improved productivity and efficiency, and lower total cost of ownership with extended maintenance intervals and improved fuel economy. You will see these Cummins diesel engines in every JLG or SkyTrak telehandler as well as some Genie telehandlers. Their lineup of industrial engines include:
- F3.8, B4.5
A full list of their new models is available on their website. https://www.cummins.com/engines/construction
Deutz: Deutz is a world leader in the engineering and manufacturing of world-class diesel engines with a product range of between 30 and 700 HP. You will often see this engine make in both Genie and JLG booms as well as some telehandlers. Deutz was the world’s first manufacturer of the four-stroke diesel engine almost 150 years ago. They are currently manufacturing and servicing their Tier 4 engines, but they already have some Tier 5 engines being sold in the more emission stringent European market. Some of the engine models that Deutz has available now are as follows:
- TCD 2.9
- TCD 3.6 Diesel
- TCD 4.1
- TCD 6.1
- TCD 7.8
A complete list of their models can be found at the following link. https://www.deutzsupport.com/products/diesel-engines-cat/
John Deere: John Deere provides diesel engines for agriculture, construction, forestry, mining, generator drive, and thousands of other applications around the world. With ratings from 36-505 HP, they offer 20 different model types. They also have naturally Aspirated, Turbocharged & Turbo Aftercooled options available for some models. You will see these engines in some older model JLG telehandlers. John Deere offers three separate engine series with multiple options under those. The three series are the:
- 3029 series
- 4045 series
- 6068 series
For the complete list of their models and series information check out their website.
Kubota: Kubota manufactures diesel industrial engines for the construction, agriculture, and other production industries across the spectrum with over 100 different models. They were the first manufacturer to receive the certificate for the U.S. CARB BULGE emission regulations for engines under 19 kw in 1993. Every engine shipped from the Kubota factory is hot tested to ensure the engine performs to your expectations. Kubota manufacturing technology enables precision engineered crankcases to maintain high quality throughout production.
For their complete inventory of industrial engines check out the Kubota website. https://global.engine.kubota.co.jp/en/products/?use_name_id=1
Perkins: Perkins Engines Company Limited, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc, is primarily a diesel engine manufacturer for several markets including agricultural, construction, material handling, power generation and industrial. These engines, specifically their tier 4i model are seen in many Genie boom lifts. Some of their diesel engine models available are the:
A complete list could be found on the Perkins website link. https://www.perkins.com/en_GB/products/new/perkins/industrial/industrial-diesel-engines.html
- Foam Filled RT: These tires look and function the same as the pneumatic tires specified above, but they are more valuable because they are not susceptible to punctures from nails, sharp rocks, etc. They are manufactured by filling the air tires with liquid foam that then expands and hardens inside the tire itself to make the tire almost solid. This type of tire is middle of the road in terms of price, slightly more expensive than the pneumatic.
- High flotation: The high flotation tires are a more niche type. These are seen mostly in southern states with an abundance of sand, loose shale rock surfaces. These are air filled tires, but they lack the deep treads seen on the three types above and they are also wider in order to space out the weight of the machine on a wider to surface to ensure the tires do not sink in the sand.
- Non-marking: The structure of these tires is like those of the solid tires in terms of the tire being one solid piece of rubber. The difference is the surface of these tires are smooth so that they will not create marks on paved surfaces like concrete. These non-marking tires are standard for most electric booms and scissor lifts for use indoors. These can be purchased as a set of 4 for a relatively low cost compared to the rough terrain tires.
- Pneumatic RT: These pneumatic or air-filled tires are the standard for most aerial and construction equipment. They have deep treads which makes them perfect for rough terrain surfaces like gravel and dirt. They are the lowest cost option because they are still prone to punctures causing flat tires.
- Solid rubber: The solid rubber tires are the most sought-after type when talking about rough terrain tires. They again, serve the same purpose as the pneumatic or foam filled tires with their deep treads, but instead of being filled with air or hardened foam they are one piece of solid rubber. They came take more damage and punctures than either of the other types and the tread typically lasts much longer. These are significantly more expensive than the other types because of the length of time needed between replacements.
- Tire socks: These are not tires, but accessories for tires. These are used to make rough terrain tires serve the same purpose as the non-marking tires. They are a thick piece of material that covers the treads on rough terrain tires that enables you to drive indoors and not making any marks.