Carver Will Start Delivering Its Electric Leaning Machine In September

Back in 1994, the Netherlands surprised the world with a very unique machine, the Carver One. It had a steering wheel, but looked and behaved like a motorcycle, being able to lean in curves. Sadly, it died in 2009. Toyota supplied its engines and decided volumes were not interesting to maintain that. But the leaning technology kept the company alive. And September will see the first customers receive a brand-new Carver. An electric one. The company said engine supply was what killed the Carver One, but it was expensive and too different to have the right to cost €30,000 (~$33,600). So the volumes were much smaller than expected: only 250 were ever built. The new Carver shows the company has learned that lesson well. Instead of being a machine that goes from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 8.2 s and reaches a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h), it is defined by its manufacturer as an ENV, or enclosed narrow vehicle, similar to a BMW C1. With that, it demands at least a scooter license to be driven. It is also much cheaper than its predecessor, at €7,990 – a little less than $9,000. Top speed is limited to 28 mph (45 km/h) and the 5.3 kWh battery pack is enough to make the 330 kg Carv...

Hydraulic lock is often overlooked when starting diesels in cold weather. Equipment designed with the hydraulic

Hydraulic lock is often overlooked when starting diesels in cold weather. Equipment designed with the hydraulic pump direct connected/coupled to the engine will turn over less easily and at a slower RPM because of the increased drag from the cold oil in the hydraulic system. The result may be that the diesel engine does not spin fast enough to start readily. Improve cold weather starting by installing a Universal Preheater (sized for the tank capacity) on the outside of the hydraulic reservoir as close to the pick-up tube that is inside the tank as possible. This position provides the heated oil as the first oil available to the hydraulic pump. The heated hydraulic oil helps to reduce the drag on the engine at startup and makes starting easier. To improve cold weather starting and operations even more, install the Universal Filter Preheater on the hydraulic filter housing to avoid filter bypass and supply even more hot oil directly to the hydraulic pump. Available in 12v, 24v and in dual grid voltages in the same Preheater 12v/120v, 24v/120v and in regular voltages 120v and 240v. Two springs and nylon ties hold it in position. Diesel engines must have a fast spin to create the c...