Jacobs Vehicle Systems’ HPD engine brake specified by Chinese truck maker

Jacobs Vehicle Systems’ High Power Density® (HPD ®) engine brake has gone into production with a Chinese truck manufacturer. This is the first OEM application of HPD, launched in 2016, to be announced. The new Sinotruk Yellow River tractor unit, designed and manufactured by China National Heavy Duty Truck company (CNHTC), integrates Jacobs’ HPD technology in its 11- and 13-liter engines.


Full power for fully automatic transmissions:  DGS and Allison Transmission celebrate their 40-year partnership

DGS Mainz, the main authorized dealer for Allison Transmission in Germany, celebrates its 40th anniversary. From Allison 9000 Series™ automatic transmissions for dump trucks in Siberia, 3000 Series™ transmissions for municipal vehicles in Frankfurt, reversing transmissions for double-head buses on Mont Saint-Michel, 4500 series transmissions for AT cranes in the Black Forest or hybrid systems for city buses in Bochum - there is no Allison product and hardly a transmission application in which the company has not been involved. Since its foundation in 1980, DGS has evolved from a two-man operation to an internationally renowned provider of solutions for drive train-related issues. The planned large celebration of the 40th anniversary of the company had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the occasion was nevertheless properly marked with a small ceremony.

Jacobs Vehicle Systems: European production of engine brakes right on target

In November 2019 Jacobs Vehicle Systems announced the delivery of its first engine brake from its newly opened plant in Brno, Czech Republic. Despite challenging circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the plant is on schedule and has since delivered over 50,000 engine brakes to a European customer. "In Europe for Europe" - this is the motto the company uses to further expand in Europe.

As jolt-free as a fully electric truck; as economical as a diesel

Starting in mid-August 2020, three new hybrid refuse vehicles are joining the refuse collection fleet of the Swiss city of Thun. The vehicles are powered by Euro 6d diesel engines with Allison fully automatic transmissions, but the refuse collection body is working fully electric. Heated handholds for the loading crew at the rear, in addition to a drawer to dry wet gloves, show what else the city is able to provide its employees to increase comfort and efficiency.