The Alpha FCA129 has a separate ram and tank design, Key to the unit's weight saving is the tank, which is made from industrial-grade plastic, rather than metal – with Hyva making the point that this unit is non load bearing.
Aimed at sand, gravel and aggregates operators, the Alpha FCA129 has a lifting capacity of 28 tonnes and operates at 190bar, well within the cylinder's 250bar design capability.
Separate ram and tank tipping gears are commonplace in Europe, and Hyva says this configuration "is the way forward".
One FCA129 has been in service for several months with Aggregate Industries' contract haulier Rob Wells, on a Volvo FM chassis with an insulated tipper body.
"Recently Hyva has made enormous strides in developing tipping cylinders that are ever lighter and more productive, yet without compromising strength or reliability," says Jeff Stobbart, national logistics manager for Aggregate Industries.
"Initial evaluation on Rob Wells' vehicle has gone without a hitch. Setting the new lightweight standard means the FCA129 is now very definitely an approved option for all our contract hauliers."
Hyva claims that the lower weight tipping gear translates to an additional payload per vehicle of up to 25 tonnes a year. compared to its nearest rival.