Lafarge trials show Edbro CX14 tipping cylinder works 28 November 2011

A little over one year since Edbro launched its weight saving CX14 hydraulic tipper cylinders and Lafarge started its trials, the latter is reporting success.

"The hydraulic cylinder is the integral part of a tipper and must be right," comments Nick Elliot, national transport manager for Lafarge.

"Fortunately, Edbro has a fantastic 'fit and forget' reputation and subjects all of its cylinders to extremely vigorous testing throughout all stages of R&D and manufacture," he continues.

"We decided to trial the CX14 for a year to see what benefits it offered and to ensure that it operated efficiently with the loads that we wanted to carry.

"I am happy to say that we are consistently achieving superb payloads," he confirms. "The gear has performed to Edbro's self-set high standards and the weight saving cannot be ignored. We have chosen to specify the cylinder on all this year's vehicle builds."

Elliot says Lafarge instantly saved 65kg without compromising the body design or risking safety issues.

In fact, the compact combined tank and cylinder unit, provides weight saving benefits to rigid truck applications from 15 to 32 tonnes gvw.

John Challen

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