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Commercial Truck Data Links and Protocols Explained

Today’s commercial trucks use data links, and the networks on them are called J1939 and J1708. The three diagnostic ports you find on commercial trucks are the 6-pin, 9-pin, and OBDII (Either wired normally or the Volvo/Mack HD OBDII). While it is true that vehicles have gotten more complex through time, they also have gotten easier to diagnose once you have the right tools and knowledge. Diesel Laptops offers a variety of online and hands-on training classes to help guide and train you on the information you need.
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Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Protocols Training

Join Diesel Laptops’ Training Department Tuesday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 4th for our newest class: Heavy-Duty Truck/Bus Protocols! This class will be taught over two days at our Irmo, SC Training Center by our Engineering Manager Ken DeGrant.  Reserve...

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Is TEXA a Good Alternative to John Deere’s Service Advisor?

John Deere keeps an extremely tight leash on their software. Because of this, getting repairs on your farming or construction equipment can be a nightmare. They developed software called Service Advisor which gives their dealers and service techs the capability...

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Off-Highway Manufacturer Coverage Guide: Cojali Jaltest Edition

Less downtime. User-friendly repair information. Lower operation & repair costs. That’s the mission. As a construction or agriculture heavy equipment owner or diesel technician you know finding the right diagnostic tool is key. If you are working on machines with different...

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Off-Highway Manufacturer Coverage Guide: TEXA edition

Less downtime. User-friendly repair information. Lower operation & repair costs. That’s the mission. As a construction or agriculture heavy equipment owner or diesel technician you know finding the right diagnostic tool is key. If you are working on machines with...

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Debunking Off-Highway Diagnostics – Part 2

THE SOLUTION: The Tools You Didn’t Know Existed See our previous blog post: Debunking Off-Highway Diagnostics - Part 1 The days of waiting days for OEM repairs just to be left with a fat bill are over. Now there are...

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Debunking Off-Highway Diagnostics – Part 1

Why Is it So Hard to Find Heavy Equipment Repair Information and Tools? The one thing that always comes up is the difference between commercial trucks and heavy equipment in the off-highway world. How different can they be? Well, very....

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Top Ten Free Resources from Diesel Laptops

Diesel Laptops offers plenty of free resources for truck owners/operators, shop owners, and fleet managers to make the most of their diagnostic tools. Today, we are going to highlight the top ten free resources available from Diesel Laptops. The first...

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