L Lynch reviews tipping gear to match Euro 5 payloads 28 May 2015

Rapidly expanding plant hire and haulage specialist L Lynch has recently acquired a fleet of 80 new tippers and 50 grab lorries, all with re-specified Edbro tipping cylinders to counter the weight increases forced by Euro 6 engines – and hence get payloads back up.

Boweld and Edbro, part of Jost UK, worked together on the project, which was geared to getting truck payloads back up to Euro 5 levels – and achieved what the pair describe as good result.

Traditionally, all L Lynch's grab lorries were specified with Edbro's TS under-floor cylinders because of their robustness and ability to withstand shock loading and operational stress.

However, to support the cylinder mounting, the underside of the body must be reinforced, which obviously results in a significant weight disadvantage compared to front-end tipping cylinders.

Having examined typical applications of the firm's grab lorries, Boweld and Edbro confirmed that the additional strength of the TS design was no longer required – so went for Edbro's CS15 cylinders instead.

The result, according to L Lynch director Merrill Lynch, is that the alternative design completely offsets the increased weight of the new trucks' Euro 6 engine and exhaust system.

"Having assessed the situation, it was clear that the CS15 cylinder was the right choice, in terms of equipment that would provide the best service for our customers," states Lynch.

"We've placed the order for all 130 vehicles and expect the final delivery to be made in Q3," he continues.

"So long as we continue receiving the support and service that we've come to expect from Edbro, I'm sure that we'll keep putting their cylinders on our vehicles."

In addition to its London based rail hub for muckaway operations and its on-going contract at Hinkley Point nuclear power station, the company has recently opened four new depots across the country.

Brian Tinham

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