Caterpillar has introduced three new C-Series multi-terrain loaders that feature an open, modular undercarriage designed for maximum durability, low ground pressure, and easy maintenance, along with enhanced machine controls and an electronic torque management system.
Michelin has launched the latest version of the Agilis light commercial vehicle (LCV) tire, designed for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight between 2800 kg (6173 lb) and 3500 kg (7716 lb). The new design was driven by a number of factors, including the development of increasingly powerful LCVs.
For the past 30 years, aluminum content per vehicle has grown every year. "I think [in the future] we'll see increased aluminum content in structural chassis parts -- everything from engine cradles to A-pillars, B-pillars, full spaceframes, etc.," said Alcoa's Kevin Kramer. A technology the company is confident will make further inroads is its proprietary Alcoa Vacuum Die Casting.
ContiTech Fluid Technology offers high-strength flat hoses that provide a large volume increase at minimal pressures.