Video: Lightweight cylinders benefit rigged tippers
Published: 22 August 2013 - Rachael Morling
UK fleet operators Aggregate Industries, Cemex, Lafarge and Tarmac have specified Edbro’s weight saving CX cylinder range for all the rigid tippers added to their fleet in 2012.
By reducing the overall weight of a vehicle by just a few kilograms it is possible to increase the profitability of every journey taken.
Danny Broomfield, UK business development manager for Edbro, said: “The CX series has always been well known in the industry for offering increased payloads to rigid tipping vehicles by combining the ram and the tank units. However, the unanimous approval of the biggest fleets in the UK is probably down to the introduction of the new CX14. This offers a potential weight saving of 230kg."
The CX14 is said by the company to be the lightest 8x4 gear available on the market at just 449kg – including oil. It boasts a saving of up to 258kg against comparable cylinders which is estimated to allow for an additional £8,000 of payload over the chassis lifetime.
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