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Truck suspensions equal to road, site conditions

Manufacturer engineers a variety of specialty suspensions that improve the performance, handling and safety of heavy-duty vehicles used in concrete delivery and construction. Self-steer auxiliary series feature Swift Mount technology in 8K, 10K and 13.5K capacities. The 13.5K version is available with drum or air disc brakes, the latter shown here with Bendix calipers and ConMet hub assemblies for braking performance and low maintenance operation.

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Volvo bundles “Payload Plus” components for bulk-ready VNR series

New packages for Volvo Trucks’ VNR regional haul series net significant weight savings, helping maximize payload and fuel efficiency in weight-sensitive tanker or bulk-haul applications. Now in production, the “Payload Plus” offering provides a simple, model-based way to shave up to 540 lbs. Packages include horizontal exhaust, aluminum wheels and lightweight chassis components; additional opportunities to reduce weight based on application entail optimized wheelbases and frame rail thicknesses.

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Freightliner adds lightweight Cummins X12 engine to 114SD options

The Cummins X12 engine that entered production late last year can now be spec’d in the Freightliner 114SD. The powerful combination provides a new option for a wide variety of vocational applications, particularly in concrete mixer, dump and other trucks where weight savings are key. At 2,050 lbs., the X12 is up to 600 lbs. lighter than other medium-bore engines in the 10- to 13-liter category. Its ultra-lightweight design contributes to increased payload and productivity without compromising on the power and performance required for vocational applications.

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Con-Tech Power Chute takes hands off approach

With an eye to making concrete delivery safer and more efficient, Con-Tech Manufacturing has developed the Power Chute, which eliminates the need to physically handle and swing mixer truck extension chutes. The component was unveiled at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 2018 ConcreteWorks conference and will be prominently featured at World of Concrete 2019.

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