Articles

  • Protect Your Equipment

    November 26, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren
    A system protection device – the solution allowing you to focus on the application before you with the assurance that your equipment is being protected.
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  • Hydraulic Pump Cavitation – What Is It, and How Can You Prevent It?

    October 18, 2018
    Ben Gillum - Warranty & Returns Manager

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2018

    The second leading cause of hydraulic pump failure behind contamination, cavitation is a condition that can also potentially damage or compromise your hydraulic system. For this reason, understanding cavitation, its symptoms and methods of prevention are critical to the efficiency and overall health of not just your hydraulic pump but your hydraulic system as a whole. 

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  • Advantage+ | Keeping Snow and Ice Removal Fleets on the Road

    October 12, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Snow and ice control systems can be complex. Choose a system with real-time, Wi-Fi support providing an extra level of support for you – making your job, setting up the system and tweaking system ettings easier than ever before.

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  • Measure Twice, Cut Once and Rehearse On!

    October 04, 2018
    Mike Rasnick - Zone Sales Team Director

    In the Navy, I used to work on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, and early on, one of the things this experience instilled in me was the importance of having planned discussions before and after each and every flight. Whether it was on the operation or the material readiness of the aircraft, there was tremendous value in these pre- and post-discussions.


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  • Quiz: Test Your Power Take-Off Knowledge

    September 26, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Ready to test your PTO knowledge? Check out our quick power take-off quiz, featuring 10 questions consisting of true or false and multiple choice. Test your knowledge now. 

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  • Hydraulic Pumps vs. Motors

    September 05, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    A work truck’s hydraulic system includes a hydraulic pump and, depending on the application, a hydraulic motor. Common hydraulic motor applications include winch trucks, wreckers and cranes. While these components work together to perform the work, each serves a different purpose within the hydraulic system. 

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  • Social Media Tips – Take Charge of the Company Narrative

    August 29, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren - Marketing Communications Coordinator

    In today’s digital age one thing is certain – social media cannot be ignored.

    Thanks to social media, or really the Internet in general, people across the globe are more connected now than ever before – sharing information about themselves, their experiences, products and brands on a regular basis. For this reason, it’s important for a company to establish a presence and take charge of its message.



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  • How Much Torque Do I Need Out of My PTO?

    August 22, 2018
    Brian Perry - Senior Design Engineer

    One of the first questions to ask when deciding which power take-off (PTO) to use is: How much torque does my PTO need to handle? In order to best answer this question, one needs to consider not just the operating torque but also the startup torque. These two characteristics are related but can be quite different depending on the specific application.

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  • Don't Kill Your Own Content

    August 15, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren - Marketing Communications Coordinator

    Every day we are exposed to what seems to be an endless array of content. From that found in email campaigns to articles, videos and newspapers – you name it, the amount of content we consume on a daily basis can be staggering.

    Like a rite of passage, we’ve all had the misfortune of discovering that a good title, visual or teaser used to draw us in is not synonymous with a good piece of content. In these instances, it’s like an unsolved mystery, leaving us to wonder where the content could have possibly gone so wrong. 


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  • Five Steps to Get Started with Predictive Analytics

    August 08, 2018
    Ryan Middleton - Database Marketing Analyst

    When talking about predictive analytics, it often rings synonymous with other terms like big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. While all of those terms are connected in one way or another, predictive analytics is its own entity. I define predictive analytics as the use of data, formulas, and statistical modeling to predict future trends and outcomes based off of known information.  

    Predictive analytics can easily become a complicated and expensive venture, but my goal today is to show you how predictive analytics is not as daunting as it may seem. I am going to take you through five steps you can take to start making more intelligent business decisions with the data you already have lying around.

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  • The Engineering Behind Muncie Start

    August 02, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2018

    Operators of work truck equipment with high-inertia or heavy loads stand to gain increased life for their system’s hydraulic components and decreased life wear on their transmission with Muncie Power Products’ new modulated clutch engagement system – Muncie Start. Released in the second quarter of 2018, Muncie Start reduces the startup torque for high-inertia or heavy loads – which has commonly led to wear on the truck’s power take-off, subsequently driven mechanical components and even its transmission.

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  • Hearing Isn't the Same as Listening, and Listening Alone Isn't Enough

    July 30, 2018
    Scott Huntsman - Sr. Executive Director of Sales

    I’m going to bet that something like this has happened to you within the last 30 days – you’ve been talking with someone while multitasking (reading an article, checking email, watching someone out the window, etc.) when the person you’re talking to has just finished the conversation with a question. 

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  • Troubleshooting – Empowering Customers

    July 18, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2018

    At Muncie Power Products, troubleshooting plays a pivotal role in setting the company apart from its competitors. And, it’s a service applicable to all of the company’s product lines and available to all Muncie Power customers over the phone and in the field.

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  • Less About the Work, More About the People

    July 17, 2018
    Ray L. Chambers - Chairman, CEO & President

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2018

    Every once in a while, we come across an experience that not only sticks with us but shapes who we are as leaders. For me, one of these experiences happened a few years ago when I was meeting with a couple members of our team after a target date had been missed on a major product initiative.

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  • V050 Series Open Center Directional Control Valve

    July 11, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power's V050 Series is the latest in its line of open center directional control valves.

    The V050 Series is a small, lightweight, 13 GPM valve. It has maximum flow rate capabilities of 16 GPM and is capable of high pressures with a maximum pressure of 5,440 PSI. 

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  • How Quiet Is Quiet?

    July 02, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    In the past, power take-off noise was not an issue or concern for work truck operators. Everyone used to accept that a work truck was a work truck, and work trucks were noisy. The truth – operators couldn’t hear the noise coming from the power take-off over the engine.

    Today, engines and transmissions developed by manufacturers are more sophisticated and quiet. In fact, a diesel engine is now as quiet as a gas engine. For this reason, when the truck is idling, the gear rattle from the PTO generated by the engine’s torsional vibrations is audible.

    As engines and transmissions have gotten quieter, the gear rattle has been compounded to a PTO issue. This has resulted in a call for power take-off manufacturers to find a solution for the gear rattle and a quiet PTO.

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  • SH PTO Available for Eaton Endurant and PACCAR

    July 02, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    The SH Series is now available for the Eaton Endurant and PACCAR Transmission.

    Instead of a paper gasket, the SH Series for the Eaton Endurant and PACCAR Transmission features a seal plate gasket. This seal plate gasket is able to withstand the specialty oil used by the transmission and allows the installer to mount the PTO without checking backlash. The seal plate gasket is part of a cooperative design effort between Eaton and Muncie Power Products.    


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  • Types of Hydraulic Pumps

    June 29, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    There are typically three types of hydraulic pump constructions found in mobile hydraulic applications. These include gear, piston and vane; however, there are also clutch pumps, dump pumps and pumps for refuse vehicles such as dry valve pumps and Muncie Power Products’ Live PakTM

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  • What Do You Need to Know to Specify a PTO?

    June 18, 2018
    Dave Douglass - Director of Training & Education

    Proper power take-off selection requires specific knowledge of the vehicle’s transmission and the driven component. With this information, selection is a relatively simple process. So, what do you need to know?

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  • Crossing Over a Power Take-off

    June 07, 2018
    Andrew Dawson - Manager Marketing & Advertising

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2018

    Let’s be honest, with so many different work truck transmission options and application requirements, spec’ing out a power take-off can be challenging at times. However, often even more challenging is trying to cross over power take-offs from one manufacturer to another.

    The model numbers from manufacturer to manufacturer are very different. Of course, there is generally always a good reason for each company’s product number configuration and, once you understand it, you can work through configuring their entire product portfolio.

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  • What is a PTO?

    June 01, 2018
    Dave Douglass - Director of Training & Education

    Power take-offs (PTOs) are mechanical gearboxes that attach to apertures provided on truck transmissions and are used to transfer the power of the vehicle engine to auxiliary components, most commonly a hydraulic pump. The hydraulic flow generated by the pump is then directed to cylinders and/or hydraulic motors to perform work – think dump trucks, refuse collection trucks and wreckers. In some PTO applications such as pneumatic blowers, vacuum pumps and liquid transfer pumps, the PTO provides power, in the form of a rotating shaft, directly to the driven component.

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  • Need to Replace a Hydraulic Pump – What Do I Need to Know?

    May 29, 2018
    Gordon McIlwain - Director of Learning & Development

    Whether gear, vane or piston pump, there may come a time when you have to replace your hydraulic pump. When your equipment isn’t working properly and you have narrowed the problem down to a hydraulic pump that needs to be replaced, what do you need to know?

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  • Open and Closed Center Hydraulic Systems

    May 24, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    In the work truck industry, hydraulic systems are used practically on a daily basis to complete hydraulic work; they’re the norm. But to perform hydraulic work, two conditions are required – flow and pressure. While neither condition can be eliminated, either flow or pressure can be controlled and as a result – the hydraulic work controlled as well.

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  • Gerotor vs. Roller Gerotor Motor Design

    May 18, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    From construction to agricultural equipment and the vocational truck industry, motors can essentially be used for any application requiring rotary power including food-processing equipment, augers and countless others which impact our daily lives. Not all applications require rotary power and therefore the use of a motor, but for those applications requiring low speeds and high torque – such as rotating a cement mixer to pour concrete or a feed spreader distributing seed to plant crops – a low-speed, high-torque motor will be essential.

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  • Employee Learning and Development at Muncie Power

    May 14, 2018
    Michelle Vore - Learning & Development Manager

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 4, 2018

    Muncie Power Products is devoted to providing quality products and services to build trust and to meet the needs of our customers. That same level of commitment is exhibited in the department of Learning and Development at Muncie Power Products. Our mission is to provide tools and resources for people to succeed. To do so, we utilize a variety of methods and resources to create a learning environment that is flexible, comprehensive and intentional.

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  • Introducing Muncie Start

    May 03, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Start – Muncie Power Products' new power take-off option – reduces startup torque for high-inertia loads, allowing for a smooth engagement of the PTO. 

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  • 4:55 p.m. – Doesn't Matter

    May 02, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2018

    A company location since 1959, Muncie Power Products’ warehouse distribution center in Muncie, Indiana, is the oldest company location in existence today. Once company headquarters, the warehouse distribution center plays an integral role in the company’s distribution to help ensure customers receive the product they need, when needed.

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  • How to Deliver Great Customer Service

    April 30, 2018
    Paul Frazee - Customer Service Director

    Good customer service is essentially a variation on the golden rule: Meet the same expectations you would have if you were the customer. The basic things will never change; if our customers believe that they're being remembered and are known to the company, that will have a positive impact on their disposition toward the organization. 

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  • Stop the Madness

    April 26, 2018
    Ray L. Chambers - Chairman, CEO & President

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2018

    If you’ve worked in business for as long as I have, odds are you’ve encountered a micromanager somewhere along the way. By micromanager, I mean a good person who knows their stuff and means well, but when it comes to being a leader they miss the mark.

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  • A Cooperative Design Effort

    April 24, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2018

    Released in the first quarter of 2018, Muncie Power Products offers TG and 82 Series power take-off options compatible with the new Eaton Endurant and PACCAR Transmission with the E80 input gear.

    The new Eaton Endurant and PACCAR Transmission require a seal plate gasket to withstand the specialty oil (Eaton PS386) used by the transmission. For this reason, a seal plate gasket is used instead of a paper gasket for the compatible TG and 82 Series.

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  • The Start of Something – Muncie Start

    April 16, 2018
    Jim Abbott - Product and Applications Engineer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2018

    There have been several new product releases coming from Muncie Power lately, and one of the most exciting is the Muncie Start system. Judging by the name, it is the start of something - but what? Allow me to explain.  

    Think back to the early days of learning how to drive a car with a manual transmission. On level ground, the process of taking off from a stop was fairly straightforward – put car in gear, release brake, let off clutch, and voilà! 

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  • Wet Line Kits for Dump Trailers - Two-line vs. Three-line

    April 04, 2018
    Dave Douglass - Director of Training & Education

    Muncie Power Products – back then Muncie Parts Manufacturing Company – was, in the early 1970s, the first in the industry to market a wet line kit. Until Muncie Power developed the idea of an all-inclusive kit, truck equipment installers had to separately source the needed components: PTO, dump pump, reservoir, control console and hoses from multiple vendors. 

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  • Can You or Can't You?

    March 21, 2018
    Larry Wesley - Director of Product Development

    One of Henry Ford’s more famous quotes can be seen around us each and every day in the thoughts, attitudes and decisions of the different people we encounter. Those words of:

    “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” - Henry Ford


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  • Telescopic Hydraulic Cylinder Applications and Pressures

    March 09, 2018
    Nick Schmidt - Product Manager – Cylinders & Valves

    A telescopic hydraulic cylinder can be used in several types of applications that require a linear force to be applied over a long distance. While a rod cylinder could potentially perform the job it may be too long when fully collapsed, where as a telescopic cylinder will typically be significantly shorter when in the same position. The collapsed package size plus long stroke capability of a telescopic cylinder is one of the advantages the design offers over a rod cylinder.

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  • The New, Quiet FR6Q PTO Is Here

    March 07, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    The FR6Q features the latest in noise abatement technology. With the FR6Q's patent-pending spring-loaded rocker mechanism, virtually all gear rattle noise is eliminated for a quiet power take-off. 

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  • Training - One of My Favorite Topics

    February 26, 2018
    Dave Busser - Market Specialist – Chassis Manufacturers, Dealers & Fleets

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2018

    As a Market Specialist, I get to meet with customers on a regular basis. In these meetings, I have my list of topics to cover and the one I am most surprised about is how often our training capabilities become the wow topic of my meeting.


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  • PTOs for Eaton Endurant and PACCAR Transmission

    February 20, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products now offers modified TG and 82 Series power take-off options compatible with the Eaton Endurant and PACCAR Transmission with the E80 input gear.


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  • The Work Truck Show: 2018 Preview

    February 09, 2018
    Andrew Dawson - Manager Marketing & Advertising

    Well, it's that time of year again, The Work Truck Show (WTS) is nearing! Whether you are an attendee or exhibitor, you most likely already have some plans in place for this year's show. But what should you expect this year, and how can you make the most of it?


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  • The Future of IoT in the Work Truck Industry

    January 29, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 1, 2018

    The IT world is full of fun acronyms that give a flair of mystery to technologies, trends and processes. IoT – lowercase o, thank you – stands for the Internet of Things. Quite catchy, isn’t it? Traditionally, the Internet has consisted of client computers acting as interfaces for people and server computers providing services like websites. IoT however introduces a third, connected category: things which consists of embedded computers that monitor and/or control items not traditionally seen as smart.

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  • The MESP3020

    January 26, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2018

    The Snow & Ice Division of Muncie Power Products operates at the cutting edge of technology and innovation as changes in the market, demand changes in product.

    As a result, our snow and ice solutions range from the tried and true, manually controlled central hydraulic systems to state-of-the-art, electronically controlled cartridge valve solutions with data logging, Wi-Fi connectivity for real-time diagnostic support and GPS/ AVL mapping options.

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  • Back to the Basics

    January 24, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2018

    I once worked for a man that upon my first visit to his office, he opened up an old, hardback briefcase holding only four, simple items. Inside this briefcase was a pencil, notepad, calculator and a bottle of Rolaids.


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  • In People, We Believe!

    January 23, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2018

    He is approachable, willing to help others, highly achieved and enthusiastic about building relationships. In fact, it’s these qualities that led Damon Elmore to the people side of business and piqued the interest of Muncie Power Products.

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  • Five Star level of AchieveWELL

    January 09, 2018
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products recently received the Wellness Council of Indiana’s Five Star level of AchieveWELL certification at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit in Indianapolis. The company is among four others in Delaware County, an Indiana Healthy Community, to have received this recognition.

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  • Save Salt, Money and Time with Ground-Speed Control

    December 11, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    When winter strikes, having snow and ice removal equipment with ground-speed control that functions efficiently and effectively is critical to conserving resources and keeping roadways safe. 

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  • Fixed and Variable Displacement Piston Pumps

    December 04, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Get a quick snapshot of Muncie Power Products' line of piston pumps, featuring both fixed and variable displacement options.

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  • The Life of a Power Take-off Depends on You

    November 22, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 4, 2017

    The power take-off is a critical component of a work truck’s hydraulic system as it transfers the power of the vehicle’s engine to auxiliary components executing a given application. As the power take-off is mounted to the transmission, PTO failure due to neglected maintenance can cause downtime resulting in loss of revenue.

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  • Finding Your Identity

    November 21, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2017

    For those within design like Creative Services Manager Michelle Davis, explaining brand identity can be challenging as often when people think of brand identity they think of just one element that illustrates the brand.

    Brand identity however is not just the company’s brand, its identity or its logo but how all of these elements come together to represent the company. And its these elements that work together to distinguish the company within the marketplace.

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  • Delivering a Quality Product

    November 20, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2017

    In the work truck equipment industry where one truck can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, the quality and integrity of each component matters. From power take-offs to pumps, cylinders and valves if even one component is not up to par – it can damage the entire hydraulic system.

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  • Why the Disconnect?

    November 16, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2017

    One of the quotes you’ll hear most often from CEOs is that “Our people are our greatest asset.” But I wonder how many have gone through the exercise of quantifying what a statement like this means or how to measure it. With complete justification for this statement then surely each would prioritize people matters first within their staff meetings and at budget time.

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  • Longer Life Expectancy

    November 15, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2017

    Muncie Power Products’ Optimum Series is an innovative line of gear pumps/motors designed to provide users with long product life. Its patented technology and bushing-style design allow for this longer life expectancy, as these features result in increased durability to better withstand normal wear.

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  • Muncie Power Welcomes Damon Elmore

    October 24, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. is pleased to introduce its new senior executive director of people strategy and general counsel, Damon Elmore.

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  • Muncie Power Welcomes Back Salvatore Knieriem

    October 11, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. is pleased to welcome back Salvatore Knieriem as the company’s market specialist for the refuse industry.

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  • Wet Line Kits In a Variety of Reservoir Sizes

    September 27, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc.’s line of wet line kits comes in a variety of reservoir sizes and configurations to meet system needs. 

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  • Central Hydraulic Systems Customized for Snow and Ice

    August 29, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc.’s central hydraulic systems can be customized to exact specifications to meet the needs of individual snow and ice applications.

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  • Direct vs. Remote Mounting a Hydraulic Pump to a Power Take-off

    August 21, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 3, 2017

    Powering a hydraulic pump to a power take-off is a common practice. In mobile applications this typically consists of a gear, piston or vane pump, which is then direct mounted to the PTO or remote mounted using a driveline.

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  • You Don't have to Sacrifice Efficiency for Complexity

    August 18, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2017

    In markets like refuse or snow and ice, where applications can be complex and require multiple functions at one time, it can be difficult to balance system complexity with efficiency. With the release of Muncie Power Products' new L125 sectional, load-sense valve in the second quarter however, the company now offers its own option so that efficiency nor complexity need be sacrificed.

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  • Living the Mission

    August 17, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2017

    Experts often say that 55 percent of communication is body language, 38 percent is tone of voice and 7 percent is the words you use to communicate. This in itself tells most of us that we are not always cognizant of how real communication takes place.

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  • A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

    August 16, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2017

    Work instructions at Muncie Power Products were once simply text. But today, new work instructions are being created with visuals. Thanks in large part to Industrial Engineer Melissa Rucker, these visual work instructions have made power take-off assemblies more efficient.

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  • Lift Your Lean Efforts

    August 15, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2017

    Enacting new processes or updating old ones to become a more efficient organization, business or department is not always easy. It takes a conscious effort on behalf of all of those involved to make the necessary changes to become more efficient.

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  • New L125 Post-compensated, Sectional, Load Sense Valve

    July 14, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. has expanded its valve line with a new post-compensated, sectional, load-sense valve – the L125.

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  • Muncie Power Products Welcomes Brian Burt

    July 11, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. is pleased to introduce Zone Sales Manager Brian Burt, the company’s new sales team member for the Northeast.

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  • Joe Wilson, former chairman and CEO, has passed away

    July 06, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    It is with great sadness that we announce today the passing of our friend and former colleague, Joe Wilson, who served as chairman and CEO of Muncie Power Products from 1997 until his retirement in 2005.

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  • Change Direction of Rotation of PTO Output Shaft and More

    June 23, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc.'s gear adapters can be used for several purposes including most commonly, to change the direction of rotation of the power take-off output shaft.

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  • Muncie Power Continues to Innovate with Product Updates

    June 13, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. continues to innovate with updates to current products – the 82 Series, CS40/41 Series and CS10/11 Series power take-offs – within the last year.

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  • The First of the Titan Class

    May 19, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 2, 2017

    With changes to the North American truck equipment market taking place, Muncie Power Products found itself at a crossroads – create a power take-off unlike any before with a lifespan to last that of a truck, or remain status quo and watch market share dwindle.

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  • Make Your Customer Service Standout

    May 18, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2017

    Customer service plays an instrumental role in the customer experience, and at Muncie Power Products this is no different. Engrained in the company culture and its in-house team, customer service remains a top priority.

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  • What's Not to Like?

    May 17, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2017

    A few friends of mine asked me what I meant in an article published in issue three of 2016 referencing millennials. Was I talking about a concern in regards to the clothing, work ethic or overall ideology of this new generation entering the workforce? The answer to each was no. At Muncie Power Products, we are not any more concerned with this generation than those prior; we are excited for them to join us.

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  • The Right Alignment

    May 16, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2017

    For Muncie Power Products’ new zone sales team director, Mike Rasnick, sales is not only a passion but something that has come naturally to him since he was a kid. Avid in drag racing from the time he was a teenager, Rasnick had to barter, negotiate, buy and sell parts to reach his goal – to get his race car to go faster.

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  • New RS6S-P89M Rear Mount PTO

    April 14, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. is pleased to introduce its new RS6S-P89M Series power take-off.

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  • Low Speed High Torque Motors Line Expanded with MH Series

    April 07, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. has expanded its line of low speed high torque motors with its latest addition – the MH Series.

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  • Muncie Power Products Welcomes Mike Rasnick

    March 10, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. is pleased to introduce its new director – zone sales team, Mike Rasnick.

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  • Revealing the Quiet PTO Solution for Ford

    February 24, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 1, 2017

    As work trucks are becoming more civilized, the performance demands are ever increasing with more and more challenges for designers.

    Today when it comes to finding solutions for the marketplace, a previous investment in the future can make all the difference. 

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  • Priorities are King: Setting a Strategy for 2017

    February 23, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2017

    Strategy. It is the key to winning wars, competing in sports, obtaining business goals and much more. When we think about it, strategy plays a role in many aspects of our lives. At the heart of every great strategy however lies the same focus – priorities – whether that is for a country, company, team or individual.


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  • It's Nice to Meet You

    February 22, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2017

    Dubbed the “Trade Show King,” International Sales Director Kurt Polsley is no newbie to networking. In fact, it’s been said that when you walk a trade show with Polsley you cannot go but a few feet without hearing his name called or running into someone he knows.

    Creating an extensive network like Polsley’s hasn’t been without hard work, dedication and a desire to learn. As many companies – Muncie Power Products included – rely on making new contacts and establishing customer relationships, networking is a must in today’s business world. 

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  • Behind the Numbers

    February 21, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2017

    When it came to selecting a field of study, Senior Accounting Manager Geralyn Bilyeu knew she either wanted to work with numbers or be a teacher. Over the course of her 38 years within accounting, she’s had the opportunity to do both.

    “Accounting touches almost every department in one way or another and allows me to teach others about processes, systems and the potential outcomes for actions taken or not taken,” explained Bilyeu.  

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  • Optimize Snow and Ice Operations with V080 Hybrid

    January 25, 2017
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc.’s V080 Hybrid system features a unique circuit design optimizing snow and ice operations with full flow while ensuring cylinder and spreader operations can work when required.

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  • Real-Time Support Technology

    November 23, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 4, 2016

    There's a snowstorm and your truck's hydraulic system is down. The problem is beyond your mechanic's capabilities. Getting on-site technicians could take days.

    Watch our video to learn how the Advantage+ snow and ice control system breaks down distance barriers.


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  • Crucial Conversations

    November 21, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2016

    I once had a customer pull me aside and tell me that one of my key employees simply did not fit our brand. He went on to tell me very specifically the elements of their actions and behaviors that created a crack in the solid foundation of our brand promise. This crucial conversation was a shot across the bow of my management philosophy and forced me to take a hard look at key managers in our company from a perspective of brand alignment instead of checking boxes related to personal performance.

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  • Growing Up Muncie

    November 18, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2016

    Starting her career with the company at the age of 19-years-old, Warehouse Coordinator – Crew Leader Mandi Gurley has grown up at Muncie Power Products – learning about the company, life's lessons and herself along the way.

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  • Maintaining Quality Control with ISO 9001:2008

    November 16, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2016

    In today’s marketplace with numerous companies fighting for consumer attention, neglecting to have a formalized quality system in place to maintain quality is not an option.

    Muncie Power Products, recognizing the importance of quality assurance, obtained its ISO Certification in November 1999 for “The design, manufacture and distribution of truck mounted hydraulic systems.” 

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  • The World of Refuse

    November 14, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2016

    Growing up in Los Angeles County, residents like myself were subject to many changes in the refuse market. Front loaders – mainly used for residential collection over the last few decades – are just one example, as today front loaders have been replaced for residential collection by more advanced trucks.

    These once common front loaders had a huge can on the front of the truck, which trash collectors would manually dump the trash into from the cans at your home. This trash would then be dumped from the truck’s can into the hopper.

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  • Muncie Power Split Shaft PTOs Provide Extra Umph

    November 14, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc.’s line of split shaft power take-offs provides higher horsepower and higher torque capabilities than transmission mounted power take-offs for running auxiliary components.   

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  • M-Power Tech Now Available in Spanish

    November 11, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    También, haga clic aquí para leer en español.

    Muncie Power Products is very pleased to announce that our popular online power take-off and mobile hydraulic system training program, M-Power Tech, is now available in Spanish.

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  • Pre-Wet Package Options Available for All Truck Sizes

    October 10, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. offers pre-wet packages for all truck sizes.   The pre-wet packages are available in hydraulic and electronic drives.

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  • Help Prevent the Most Common Dump Pump Failure

    September 20, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc.’s line of dump pumps is available in a three-line system option to help prevent the most common dump pump failure of high temperatures resulting from the pump being operated too long in neutral.  

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  • What M-Power Can Do for You

    August 18, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 3, 2016

    Finding the appropriate product to meet your application needs can be challenging, but with Muncie Power Products, innovative, application tool – M-Power Specification Software – it no longer has to be.

    Originally created in 1992 as a resource to spread Muncie Power product knowledge to help customers, M-Power has grown and evolved from floppy discs to an online, interactive tool assisting customers looking to configure products for their application.

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  • M-Power: Make Product Configuration Simple

    August 17, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2016

    Check out the full-spread infographic illustrating the ins and outs of Muncie Power Products' online application tool - M-Power Specification Software.

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  • New Updates to M-Power Now Available

    August 16, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    New updates to Muncie Power Products, Inc.’s online, product configuration tool – M-Power – are now available

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  • Keeping the Core Intact

    August 16, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2016

    In the early 1960s, a trend swept the United States that would define a period of our nation’s history.

    Referred to as the “Hippie Movement,” it was a trend that took with America’s adolescent before becoming more widely accepted. Unlike perhaps any other time period, it was characterized by self-expression, drug use, protests, love for nature, promiscuity and cohabitation.

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  • The Team Mentality

    August 16, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2016

    As operations manager at the manufacturing and distribution center in Tulsa, Brian Maher knows the importance of teamwork.

    Joining Muncie Power Products in 1992 after exiting the Army and moving to Tulsa, Maher became part of a team that he’s now been a member of for almost 24 years.

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  • The Best of Both Worlds

    August 15, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2016

    When the sales team at Muncie Power Products identified a customer need within the snow and ice market for a hydraulic system that would allow for the operation of simultaneous functions that required less plumbing, simple set up and easy operation, the Technology Solutions Group got to work.

    As a result, the V080 Hybrid system was born.

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  • Versatile PTO Options for Eaton® Transmission

    July 12, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    With its versatile line of power take-offs, Muncie Power Products, Inc. offers power take-off options compatible with the new Eaton® Procision™ Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission. 

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  • Optimum W Series Now Available to Use with FR66

    June 22, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Applications utilizing the FR66 power take-off can now take advantage of the Optimum W Series gear pump’s higher operating pressures. New modifications to the pump’s housing allow better clearance so the pump can be direct mounted to the FR66 PTO.

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  • Adapting to Industry Change

    May 19, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 2, 2016

    Company ownership within the truck equipment industry in North America has faced a gradual shift over the last few years as European companies have acquired those in North America.

    As a result of changing ownership, European hydraulic components have been brought into the North American truck equipment market and introduced as that company’s standard product. Of these products, one has been transmissions with only a rear mount power take-off option.

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  • Retain Employees; Keep them Engaged

    May 17, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2016

    Serving the truck equipment industry since 1935, Muncie Power Products is no stranger to the challenges associated with employee retention and engagement.

    As HR manager at Muncie Power Products’ manufacturing and distribution center in Tulsa, Dianna Davis has played a major role in the company’s retention and engagement efforts.

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  • Working with Sister Companies

    May 13, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2016

    In 1999 Muncie Power Products joined the Interpump Group, a multinational operation based in Reggio Emelia, Italy. For Muncie Power Products the decision to join the Interpump Group has led to the creation of multiple, mutually beneficial relationships with our fellow sister companies under the Interpump Group brand.

    These collaborative relationships among Muncie Power Products and our more than dozens of sister companies, have only matured over the course of these last 16 years. Today, we together make up a diverse product portfolio, offering all major components of a hydraulic system and high-pressure water jetting systems.

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  • You Win With Your Team

    May 11, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2016

    Scott Huntsman is the new senior executive director of sales at Muncie Power Products. With more than 20 years of experience within the industry, Huntsman brings a vast skillset and natural ability to the role. It may be surprising then to know that growing up and even into his early twenties, Huntsman didn’t initially see himself with a career in sales.

    “When I was growing up I always enjoyed working with my hands and thought about becoming something like an electrician or mechanic,” he said. “I was the kid who liked to take the lawn mower apart and put it back together."

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  • Utilizing Split Shaft Power Take-Offs

    May 09, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2016

    Split shaft gearboxes have many advantages, which can make it an excellent option to capitalizing on the full potential of your work truck. While very beneficial, there are some considerations to keep in mind as well.

    These gearboxes provide higher horsepower and torque capabilities than transmission mounted power take-offs (PTOs) running auxiliary components. When transmission PTO openings are obstructed, the split shaft gearboxes provide multiple outputs. 

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  • Comprehensive Line of Premium Quality Hydraulic Reservoirs

    May 06, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. delivers premium quality with its comprehensive line of hydraulic reservoirs. 

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  • Introducing New EX Drive Shaft Extension

    April 18, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. introduces the EX Drive, its latest power take-off shaft extension, designed to fit popular Allison 3000 and 4000 Series transmissions with or without a retarder or cooler.

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  • New FR3C Power Take-Off

    March 08, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc., in collaboration with Ford Motor Company, is pleased to introduce its new power take-off for F-650 and F-750 trucks, the FR3C.

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  • Ford Game Changer

    February 23, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 1, 2016

    Good collaboration within the truck equipment industry can be a game changer. 

    Tom Funk, principal engineer at Muncie Power Products in Tulsa, is excited about the results of a recent joint project between Muncie Power Products and Ford Motor Company. 

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  • Meet the CEO's Right-Hand "Man"

    February 22, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2016

    As executive administrative assistant to Muncie Power Products’ Chairman, CEO & President Ray Chambers, Liz Ludwick is a veteran of the corporate and nonprofit worlds, helping to foster the company’s family environment as it continues to grow. 

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  • Small Teams Require Focus, Commitment

    February 19, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2016

    At the Columbus Mobile Power Center in Columbus, Ohio, limited resources never get in the way of productivity.

    Despite being a crew of only three, the Columbus staff manages to be a pivotal link in the company’s customer service in Ohio and across the nation. 

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  • Increase PTO Lifespan and Torque Capacity

    February 18, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2016

    In the old days, power take-off controls on a truck meant little more than a clutch pedal, a cable, a hand and a foot. Engaging the PTO was not much different than shifting into gear on a manual transmission: clutch in, engage power take-off, ease clutch out. Fast forward to the trucks of today, and PTO controls have advanced to the point where the truck itself is calling the shots. 

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  • Get to Know the Interpump Group

    February 17, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2016

    Muncie Power Products, together with more than two dozen other companies, make up the global powerhouse known as Interpump Group. 

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  • New Rear Mount PTO

    February 09, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a new rear mount power take-off in collaboration with its European sister company, Hydrocar.

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  • Take Control of Your Hydraulic System

    January 14, 2016
    Whitney VanKlaveren
    Muncie Power Products, Inc. offers a family of directional control valves built with higher pressure capabilities to withstand the most extreme applications.
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  • Continuing a Classic with Proven Versatility

    December 01, 2015
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. delivers proven versatility to the truck equipment and other fluid power markets with its classic, TG Series power take-off.

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  • Focusing on the User Experience

    November 18, 2015
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2015

    Assistant Manager – Marketing & Advertising Andrew Dawson guided the nearly two-year project to make munciepower.com into a more effective gateway to the company’s products and services.

    “Our previous website did its job well, but it was time to review and reevaluate how the market had changed and how we had changed,” explained Dawson. “It’s important to regularly review the status of your website and the expectations of your users.”

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  • Facing Global Change in Our Own Backyard

    November 18, 2015
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2015

    China devalues the yuan. Greece agrees to a third financial bailout. A barrel of oil drops below $40. What do these places and events have to do with Muncie Power Products or how to operate a company? 

    Simply put, what goes on around the globe affects us at home. It’s a reality too many leaders don’t fully embrace. 

    China’s move to devalue its currency signals there may be trouble for the global economy. The move could mean less expensive imports in time for Christmas, a slow interest rate hike in this country and an affect on our decisions to borrow for capital improvements. 

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  • Motors Boost Product Line

    November 18, 2015
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 4, 2015

    Soon after being hired as an assistant product manager, Brandon Roberts was given the task of developing a motor line to extend the company’s equipment portfolio.

    Development of the new low speed high torque motors fit into the company’s product planning growth strategy, which involves expanding the product line to make Muncie a more complete resource for its loyal customer base.

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  • Embracing Cultural Differences

    November 16, 2015
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2015

     As Muncie Power Products continues to expand into international markets, International Customer Service Manager Sandra Thompson is happy to be the voice of the company for many of its Spanish-speaking customers.

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  • Prevent the Most Common Dump Pump Failure

    November 10, 2015
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2015

    A dump pump as used on a typical dump truck in N.A., is a combination of a hydraulic pump, a pressure relief valve and a directional control valve in one housing. The pump also has a pressure port that connects to the hydraulic cylinder and a larger port connected to the hydraulic reservoir. This is the most common method of connecting the dump pump to the rest of the system, and is called a two line system.

     

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  • Exclusively Designed Hino 338 Series PTO and Installation Kit

    November 03, 2015
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. has partnered with Hino and Allison Transmission to offer an exclusively designed power take-off and installation kit for the Hino 338 Series.

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  • Introducing Muncie Power's Low Speed High Torque Motors

    October 15, 2015
    Whitney VanKlaveren

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of its new line of low speed high torque motors.

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  • Revolutionize Fleet Operation with the Advantage+ System

    September 01, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. revolutionizes fleet operation and maintenance with its Advantage+ snow and ice control system.

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  • Moving Forward with the Right Team

    August 17, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2015

    Q. What is the secret to growing a sales territory?

    A. Some people will tell you that it is all about price, but I don’t believe that. Relationships matter. At Muncie Power, we are very focused on relationships, both internally and externally. Those relationships and our value proposition are a big part of our success. 

    The distribution pie is $12 billion a year, but it’s constantly being segmented. 

    How that is divided up is changing, and that’s going to be the biggest challenge for us — getting the distribution right. We’re always going to have other companies that start getting into our sandbox. 

     

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  • What Think Week Taught Us

    August 14, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2015

    Addressing big-picture topics is part and parcel of running a global company. Taking the view from 30,000 feet is supposed to give you the perspective you need for guiding your team through the workplace labyrinth, right? Absolutely. Equally taxing is finding the time to get the work done - that you’ve identified from that vantage point. 

     

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  • Finding the Right People

    August 14, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2015

    As Muncie Power Products continues to grow, Sheila Spisak, director of people development, is ensuring that the company’s workforce has the skills and temperament needed to bring the corporation to the next level.

     

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  • Meeting the Challenge

    August 13, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 3, 2015

    Each winter season, municipalities, counties, private contractors and state departments are plagued with the same challenge: keeping roadways safe, while conserving salt and staying within budget. Muncie Power Products has found the solution with its line of electronic spreader packages, the MESP 300 Series.

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  • Maintaining the Message

    August 13, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 3, 2015

    In his nearly four decades working at Muncie Power Products, Dave Douglass, director of training and education, has seen training evolve from sessions in a darkened room with an overhead projector to interactive digital modules accessible online from any part of the world.

     

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  • Save Salt with MESP 3016 Electronic Spreader Packages

    August 01, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Muncie Power Products, Inc.’s MESP 3016 Electronic Spreader Packages save salt and money.

    Designed for easy set up, installation and operation, the MESP 3016 features automated ground speed controls. With this automation salt is distributed proportionately to the truck’s ground speed, reducing waste and cutting cost.

     

     

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  • Optimum X Series Now Available as Live-Floor Pump

    July 16, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. innovative line of Optimum gear pumps now feature an option available for live-floor applications in the refuse industry.

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  • Experience Reliability & Quality with the DC Power Pack

    June 01, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Designed and built for reliable, quality performance, the DC power pack can be used for numerous applications including lift gates, single-acting cylinders and dump bodies.

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  • Key Ingredients to Our Success

    May 20, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2015

    Almost every year since 2009, Muncie Power Products has gathered its leadership and sales teams from its multiple locations across the country for a town hall style meeting in Muncie, Indiana. This year, 76 people from plants in eight different states attended the three-day event. While some may consider the meeting slightly time consuming and costly, Muncie Power has discovered it’s a key ingredient to its company’s success.

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  • Take Control with the V250

    May 20, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 2, 2015

    Muncie Power Products didn’t want to put just another 90V directional control valve into the market. 

    When developing its new V250 valve, the company strived to find a valve that would meet and surpass the 90V capabilities, according to Brad Smith, senior product engineering specialist. 

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  • Setting a Culture for Growth

    May 20, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2015

    Q. How has the company managed to grow during tough economic times in the United States?

    A. We base our decisions not only for the benefit of the present, but on what will be best for our company three to five years from now. In the last major economic downturn, we saw a lot of companies make drastic cuts that may have helped in the short term but hurt them in the long term. Making decisions that are beneficial in the long term is key to sustaining growth and stability.

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  • Forging a Future

    May 18, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2015

    Michelle McKnight is finding her “happily ever after” story in hydraulics.

    “Little girls don’t typically sit around and dream about being mechanical and hydraulic engineers. It’s not where society points them,” McKnight said. “But I think it is great. I would like to see more women go into the field.”

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  • Hydraulic Reservoirs - Customized for You

    May 15, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 2, 2015

    Being the industry leader in hydraulic tanks requires flexibility. 

    Muncie Power Products reservoirs are available in a variety of styles, materials and sizes suitable for a wide-range of applications, but not every customer can use standard parts.

    Steve McElroy, District Sales Director for OE Markets, has learned that customization is crucial.

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  • Elevate Efficiencies with Muncie Power Cylinders

    April 07, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. elevates cylinder efficiency with its single-acting telescopic cylinders.

    Built with precision engineering and specialized machining to exacting standards, each of Muncie Power’s single-acting telescopic cylinders are constructed from a solid, steel piece.  With extended stage overlap to minimize bending and reduce hydraulic fluid usage, these cylinders ensure maximum seal performance and reliability.

     

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  • Achieve High Performance with the Optimum Series

    March 03, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer
    Muncie Power Products, Inc. showcases its most recent, innovative line of high performance gear pumps/motors, the Optimum® Series.
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  • EX Drive Means Longer Life

    February 25, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 1, 2015

    A recent design change in Muncie Power Products’ PTO shaft extensions and associated 10-bolt PTOs utilizes the latest technology to strengthen one of the company’s top performers.

    “The current EX Drive should have an infinite life,” said John Rinkenbaugh, Director of Engineering. “Customers expect the PTO to be an extension of the transmission. The technology exists for transmissions to exist for around 10 years and customers shouldn’t have to replace the parts.”

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  • Five Ways to Live Your Value & Brand Promise

    February 23, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2015

    Only our customers define value. However, not all customers may fit your company. Knowing who you are and what your real value proposition is should focus your entire organization on delivering on your brand promise.

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  • Three Keys to a Successful Trade Show

    February 20, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2015

    Muncie Power Products participates in up to 20 trade shows each year, so it’s no surprise that the team putting them together has it down to a science. George Halleck and Nancy Ettel offer their expertise from 28 years combined experience on what it takes to make a trade show successful.

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  • Establishing a New Location

    February 18, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2015

    Matt Strahan oversees the daily operations of the company’s 12,000-square-foot facility in Visalia, California. Making the cross-country move was a big decision for Matt and his wife, Leilani. But he said they both decided the region would offer great opportunities — including access to mountains and the ocean — for their young son, Elijah.

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  • The Value of Team and Family

    February 16, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 1, 2015

    Whether he is coaching Little League or learning the ropes of his new position, Ben Gillum is committed to the team.

    Since he first stepped though the doors at Muncie Power Products seven years ago, Gillum has been a strong contributor to both the company’s customers and his fellow employees.

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  • M-Power Makes Product Configuration Simple

    February 03, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. continues to expand and improve its innovative product configuration tool, M-Power.

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  • Muncie Power Launches V250

    January 16, 2015
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Muncie Power Products, Inc. is pleased to introduce the latest addition to its line of directional control valves, the V250.

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  • What Can Lean Do for You?

    November 17, 2014
    Andrew Dawson

    Cover Story in MPQ, Issue 4, 2014

    Doug Sullivent doesn’t like the word “efficient.”

    “Anyone can be 100 percent efficient, if they set the standard low,” Sullivent said.

    As Director of Operations at the Tulsa plant, Sullivent applies the “Lean Enterprise Principles” to eliminate waste and improve the flow of production.

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  • Leadership Means Taking the Time to Think Hard

    November 13, 2014
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2014

    One critical aspect of leadership is knowing when and how to step back, review your progress and look over the horizon to see where you are going. Even more important is getting others to follow suit. It’s not all about the bottom line. In fact, when you’re hitting all the other marks, the bottom line improves. Here are some ways we at Muncie Power Products take a long view.

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  • Is Your Sales Team Organized for 2015?

    November 11, 2014
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2014

    In a year where our industry has continued to stretch it legs towards an ever quicker pace we can take away several key lessons as we plan for an even better 2015. The most important of those lessons is that we all continue to do more work while requiring fewer resources and at a greater speed. Success in an environment where efficiency and added value have become paramount is waiting for those who adapt their strategies to focus on one often overlooked element, time.

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  • Making a Commitment to Brand and People

    November 07, 2014
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2014

    Jim Archambault can calculate in his head exactly how long he has worked for Muncie Power Products.

    “Twelve years, five months and two days,” Archambault said assuredly.

    As distribution center manager at the company’s Houston site, Archambault takes pride in accuracy. “Details are a very big part of our job,” he said.

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  • Building Upon a Foundation of Learning

    November 05, 2014
    Whitney Rodeffer

    Featured in MPQ, Issue 4, 2014

     Jeffery Jackson is a man of a thousand questions.

     “I’ve learned to ask the proper questions until I get the information I need to help our customers,” said Jackson, who is part of the Muncie Power Products customer service team based in Muncie.

     Through years of training and continuing education, Jackson is confident in his knowledge of the hydraulics industry.

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