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Louisville Switching Blog

A History Lesson on Ottawa Kalmar Trucks

Posted by Donald Robinson

Sep 23, 2016 3:12:18 PM

Ottawa Trucks, also commonly (and formally) referred to as Kalmar Ottawa, is a company of many things. It is also a subsidiary of the CargotecCorporation, a Finnish industrial machinery company with almost 11,000 employees worldwide as of 2015. The company that has built a reputation of excellence over the decades wasn't always in such a powerful position, however - it's beginnings are shockingly humble for an organization that has set and reset the standard in trailer moving solutions time and again.

Ottawa Yard Truck Tractor Pneu Quick Release Valve Part #9002954

Posted by Donald Robinson

Aug 21, 2013 12:03:00 PM

The Ottawa Truck brake system is operated with a foot pedal or (treadle valve). This foot-actuated valve is actually two valves that operate in quick sequence. It is connected in the front and rear brake circuitry so that the rear brakes begin to act before the front brakes when the operator steps on the pedal. When air pressure is correct in both circuits, the second stage is driven via air pressure by the first stage. If air is lost to the first stage, the second stage is driven mechanically by the first stage. 

Meet Louisville Switching's Chuck Duggins

Posted by Donald Robinson

May 16, 2013 2:22:00 PM

After 17 years at Louisville Switching, Chuck Duggins has handled thousands of service calls. From transmission to wiring, Service Manager Chuck Duggins has walked through countless mechanical issues attempting to offer a solution.  

Video: Ottawa Yard Trucks and Emissions

Posted by Donald Robinson

Apr 9, 2013 2:48:00 PM

In this video shot at the 2013 Mid America Truck Show, Chris Troutt talks about emissions on Ottawa Yard Trucks. EPA regulations state that you need to burn a certain amount of emissions in order to be legal.

Louisville Switching's Experience at the 2013 Mid America Truck Show

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 27, 2013 2:08:00 PM

This year's Mid America Truck Show was a tremendous success. Our brand new and spacious cab was on display. This cab is known as "The Skycab" and once you see it it will become apparent how this name was applied to this design. 

What to Expect from Louisville Switching at the 2013 Mid America Truck Show

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 14, 2013 12:56:00 PM

The Mid America Truck Show 2013 is shaping up to be spectacular this year. This is our 13th year in a row participating in the Truck Show! We will be manning the Kalmar/Ottawa booths with another dealer and also some OEM personnel. 

Ottawa Yard Truck Parts - Electronic Shifters and Wire Harnesses

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 13, 2013 3:25:00 PM

Do You Need Your Ottawa Yard Truck Parts In A Hurry?

Posted by Donald Robinson

Feb 27, 2013 3:21:00 PM

Timing is often the most important thing when it comes to getting your yard truck parts. The quicker you get what you need, the faster you are getting your spotter trucks up and operational again. With the Louisville UPS hub just minutes from our office, we can ship just about any part you need "next day." If you are located within a two-hour distance from Louisville, it is common place for your parts to get to you the next day via UPS ground, so you are able to save even more money.