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ATLANTA, GA, March 05, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Cummins diesel engine parts dealer, APM Heavy Duty, would like to take a moment to talk about the industry-wide changes that have recently been made to enhance the fuel efficiency of off-road vehicles. While the term "eco-friendly" has not always been associated with these machines, companies understand that there are many benefits gained when their equipment uses less fuel.
A Shift to Green Diesel Engine Technology
Vehicles designed to operate on rough terrain and under stressful conditions have long been built with an emphasis on power and torque, not fuel savings. Until now, that is.
Due in part to strict international, regulatory standards concerning fuel emissions and an increasingly competitive market, off-road vehicle manufacturers have spent the better part of the last decade focusing their efforts on fuel-efficiency.
Given the projected increase of fuel prices and careful analysis regarding the impact these expenses have for operators, now seems an ideal time to implement these measures. The Perkins engine parts professionals believe companies like Caterpillar have done exceedingly well in this regard. The latter's 966K XE Wheel Loader is now capable of 25 percent better fuel consumption thanks to a redesigned continuously variable transmission that has a twin power path.
"Features such as low-speed brakes that operate at wheel speed and a hybrid CVT powered by hydrostatic and mechanical energy combine to deliver unheard of fuel reduction in these vehicles," says David DeBuc, Vice President of APM Engine Parts. "This is an exciting time for the diesel industry and we are anxious to see what green technologies will be introduced in the future."
The John Deere parts dealer also says new multi-grade hydraulic and transmission fluids are playing a significant part in these developments. Learn more about APM Heavy Duty by visiting http://www.apmheavyduty.com/.
About APM Heavy Duty:
APM Heavy Duty is a division of APM Inc., a family-owned business operating in Metro Atlanta since 1961. We have a comprehensive selection of engine parts and offer a wide variety of services as well, including complete engine rebuilding, crankshaft grinding and restoration, and cylinder boring and honing.
For more information, visit http://www.apmheavyduty.com/.
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