The 2017-18 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is made possible through the generous support of:

Danfoss for serving their second year as the Final Competition host.

Danfoss designs engineered hydraulic, electric, and electronic systems and components, for use primarily in off-highway mobile equipment and attachments. An extensive product line includes: digital controllers, displays, joysticks, electric and hydraulic motors, closed and open circuit pumps, steering, and valves. Controllers feature PLUS+1™ GUIDE software, for a customized and cost-effective machine development environment.


The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is based on the Chainless Challenge program, pioneered and managed by Parker Hannifin Corporation from 2004-2016. Many thanks to Parker for their continued support.



SunSource and Eaton Corporation for serving as the Parts Suppliers

SunSource provides solutions to customers in the areas of industrial and mobile hydraulics, pneumatics, motion control, electronics, lubrication, fasteners and related technologies. It offers total on-site integrated materials management of MRO and “class C” OEM products. Other services include systems design, application engineering, repair services and proactive plant maintenance.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Lube-Tech for serving as the Fluids Supplier

Lube-Tech offers the most advanced lubrication and energy solutions to help maximize productivity, efficiency and equipment life.

Thank you to the many companies that contribute Gold and Silver-level support through the Pascal Society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation.