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The all-new G-Class makes its public debut at the Detroit auto show in G550 form. Completely redeveloped and fitted with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo gasoline engine offering 427ps and 450 lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm to 4,750rpm, despite near-identical looks to its predecessor plenty has changed for the Mercedes-Benz SUV.

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Developed by the powertrain team behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine for super duty trucks, the all-new 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke unit promises 250ps, 440 lb-ft of torque, and an anticipated 5175kg of towing capacity.

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SKF launches gear bearing unit for truck OEMs

SKF has launched a new solution for truck OEMs seeking to downsize engines while maintaining the same performance, or keep the same engine and increase the performance. The SKF Gear Bearing Unit offers higher load carrying capacity and Power Take Off torque, enabling truck OEMs to offer greater efficiency to their customers.

The SKF Gear Bearing Unit is a ready to use solution. It is easy to install and interchangeable with current units. The new solution incorporates a roller bearing, as opposed a plain bearing, which offers the customer a series of benefits. The change to roller bearings has enabled significantly increased power intensity, the integration of a gear unit and a reduction of oil flow and oil pump size. Plain bearings require a separated oil supply and also oil pressure for lubrication. In contrast the SKF Gear Bearing Unit needs only oil mist lubrication and therefore enables optimized oil metering.

“The SKF Gear Bearing Unit is a compact, unique solution,” explains Anja Riedl, new market offer and marketing manager, Trucks. “This solution provides the user with a laboratory verified solution that is new in the market and specially designed for the trucks industry. The SKF Gear Bearing Unit enables users to carry higher loads, downsize or maintain the same engine size while increasing performance, meeting the market need for higher Power Take Off performance in the engine. It also allows OEMs to increase engine service life, which means less downtime for customers.”

The SKF Gear Bearing Unit is in series production now.

18 June 2014


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