For trade school and college-level courses in Heavy Duty Equipment A Practical Guide to Working with Heavy Equipment Heavy Duty Equipment Technology: A Systems Approach is a comprehensive textbook that covers the latest technology in machine systems. Using common language and real work experiences that students and instructors can relate to, Heavy Duty Equipment is designed to be a primary reference tool. In this First Edition, system operational principles and safety practices are discussed in simple terms to help students quickly grasp key concepts and gain a base level of understanding that they can build on with work experience. With a strong foundation in place, students will be well-equipped to understand system servicing as well as repair requirements and procedures. Written from both a technician's and a professor's perspective, Heavy Duty Equipment is a "bumper to bumper" textbook that covers ALL systems found on heavy duty machinery.