• Global market & target reviews

  • Competitive landscape analysis

  • Voice of customer studies

  • “Where to play” & “How to win” considerations 

  • Performance analysis & requirements

  • Machine specification definition

  • Major system specification definition

  • Technology advancements & innovation

  • Manufacturing & purchasing requirements

  • Material and heat treat selection & specification

  • Casting & forging selection, qualification, & auditing

  • Welding technology & design

  • Weld joint analysis & transition optimization

Advanced Analysis 
  • Linear & non-linear

  • Stress & fatigue

  • Weldment durability

  • Deflection

  • Impact

  • ISO 3471 & 3349 ROPS/FOPS

  • Vibration & modal

  • CFD

Simulation 
  • Kinematic linkages

  • Axle & suspension geometry optimization

  • Steering geometry optimization

  • Full vehicle simulations

  • Ride quality

  • Machine & power train performance

​Additional Support ​
  • Definition of load cases & verification criteria

  • Interpretation of results

  • Identification of problem areas

  • Development of design iterations & resolutions

  • New “clean sheet” machine developments

  • Development of initial machine layout

  • Major system & component concepts

  • Verification or revision of machine/system specifications

  • Definition & development of key governing points

  • Space claim development & management

  • Systems integration

  • Option management

  • Weight & CoG management

Complete Systems​
  • Schematic development & design

  • Steer

  • Hoist & Lifting

  • Brake

  • Suspension

  • Experienced with major suppliers​

Custom Components
  • Cylinders

  • Accumulators

  • Manifolds & valves

  • Advanced sealing techniques

  • Reservoirs & tanks

  • Filtration solutions

Electro-Hydraulics ​​
  • “By-wire” steering & braking systems

  • Hoist control

  • Traction control

  • Brake control 

  • Speed control

  • Custom valves​

​Brakes  ​
  • Dry disc designs & integration

  • Oil cooled disc

Power Train ​
  • Performance calculations & requirements

  • Engine selection & installations

  • Cooling systems

  • Fuel systems

  • Air intake systems

  • Exhaust systems

  • Transmission selection & installations

  • Electric drive system installations

  • Trolley integration & pantograph design

Custom Gearing  ​
  • Complete drive axle designs

  • Mechanical & electric power trains

  • Differential assemblies

  • Planetary assemblies (single & double reductions)

  • Power take off assemblies

Electrification & Hybrid ​
  • Concept development

  • Feasibility studies

  • Energy and performance calculations

  • Battery sizing

Electrical ​
  • Schematic development & design

  • Component selection - instrumentation, panels, displays, sensors, and gauges

  • Harness & cable design

Software 
  • Machine controller development

  • Control, monitoring, and display software

  • System integration & communication

  • Control logic – traction, speed, payload, and performance optimization

  • Tasks, Schedules, & Milestones

  • Development Phases

  • Product development (R&D, engineering, design)

  • Prototype manufacturing & assembly

  • Product testing (lab, factory, & field)

  • Complete front & rear axle designs 

  • Suspended & steerable axles

  • Experienced in different axle configurations (Sliding Pillar, MacPherson, Trail Arm, Multi-Link, etc.)

  • Establishment of critical steering & suspension points

  • Toe, camber, & caster selections

  • Kinematic geometry of axle & steering mechanisms

  • Force optimization for component sizing

  • Brake, wheel bearing, lubrication, & sealing integration

  • Akermann steering error analysis

  • Steering self-aligning torque performance

  • Steering force optimization

  • Suspension spring and damping performance

  • Roll dynamics

  • Ride and operator comfort performance

Design  
  • Layouts

  • Concepting

  • Detailed design

  • Manufacturing drawings

  • Assembly drawings

  • Installation drawings

CAD Software 
  • PTC Creo

  • Siemens NX

  • Dassault Systems Solidworks

Industry Experience

Development Planning

Machine Layout / Integration

Axles, Steering & Suspensions

Metallurgy

Analysis & Simulation

Hydraulics

Power Train

CAD Design

Electrical & Software

  • Heavy fabrications

  • Light fabrications

  • Castings

  • Forgings

  • Hybrid structures – welded fabrications with castings & forgings

  • Chassis (frame)

  • Arms & booms

  • Buckets, dump bodies & trailers

  • Sheet metal & access systems 

Structural

Product Management

Senior Principal Engineer, MSME, PE – Structural & Analysis

  • 35+ years of years of experience in off-highway engineering applications

  • Former Manager of Structures and Analysis for Euclid Heavy Equipment

  • Technical expertise in metallurgy, structural design, structural manufacturing processes, and advanced finite element analysis

  • SAE/ISO ROPS & FOPS committee member. 

Senior Engineer – Gearing

  • 35+ years of experience in off-highway engineering applications

  • Former Design Engineer, Project Engineer, and Structural Test Supervisor for Euclid Heavy Equipment 

  • Former Engineering Manager of Arvin Meritor axles

  • Technical expertise in structural components, complete drive axle assemblies, and gearing.

Senior Principal Engineer – Axle, Suspension & Steering Systems

  • 30+ years of experience in off-highway engineering applications

  • Former Test Engineer, Test Laboratory Manager, and  Product (vehicle) Engineer of 100-ton dump trucks for Euclid Heavy Equipment

  • Technical expertise in axle, suspension, steering systems, and system/machine simulation

Senior Engineer – Hydraulics

  • 30+ years of years of experience in off-highway engineering applications

  • Former Hydraulics Engineer for Euclid Heavy Equipment

  • Technical expertise in hydraulics systems and components

  • SAE/ISO Brakes and Operator Safety committee member

Senior Engineer – Electrical & Software

  • 20+ years of experience in off-highway engineering applications

  • Former Electrical/Software Engineer for Euclid Heavy Equipment

  • Technical expertise in electrical systems and software development

Senior Engineer, PE – Structural & Analysis

  • 15+ years of experience in off-highway engineering applications

  • Former Design Engineer for Euclid Heavy Equipment.

  • Technical expertise in design, engineering, structural, and advanced finite element analysis

Senior Engineer – Machine Layout & Structural

  • 15+ years of machine design experience for off-highway equipment applications

  • Former Design Engineer for Euclid Heavy Equipment

  • Technical expertise in clean sheet new product development, machine layout, machine integration, axle & steering kinematics, structural design, and finite element analysis

Senior Engineer – Machine Layout & Structural

  • 15+ years of machine design experience for off-highway equipment applications

  • Technical expertise in clean sheet new product development, machine layout, machine integration, axle & steering kinematics, structural design, and finite element analysis

Senior Project Engineer

  • 15+ years of machine design experience for off-highway equipment applications

  • Technical expertise in product planning, machine & system specification development, machine performance, and power train systems

Key Personnel Profiles
Off-Highway Equipment Engineering & Design Experience

Pioneer Solutions’ technical expertise is built upon 25+ years of experience functioning as the engineering and design department of an OEM (Euclid Heavy Equipment), and 15+ years of experience functioning as a technical solutions provider to global off-highway equipment OEMs and end-users. 

Technical Expertise