New Edbro CX14 Cylinder’s Lighter Weight Enhances Profitability
The new CX14, launched by Edbro at Tip-Ex 2010, held May 27 – 29 in Harrogate, UK, has impressed the major operators trialling the product.
A complete CX14 kit offers weight saving of approximately 70 kg against Edbro CX15. The weight saving can be up to 230 kg against competitor products for the same application. Field trials with several large UK fleets over the last 2 years including Cemex, Lafarge, Mahers, Park Royal and Tarmac.
Tarmac Transport supervisor, Bill Willocks, has had a CX14 running in his fleet since 2008 and said: “The CX14 has delivered the usual Edbro quality and has lived up to the ‘fit & forget’ reputation we have come to expect.”
Lafarge are currently running a weight saving initiative driven by National Transport manager, Nick Elliott who explains, “We have set up a joint project between the various suppliers who contribute towards an 8x4 tipper vehicle.
The overall goal is to achieve a 21 t payload. This will result in improved revenue for hauliers, an increase in the efficiency of our fleet, a reduction of our carbon footprint, which is an important part of our overall sustainability strategy and something which is becoming increasingly significant in winning major contracts. Innovation is an important part of our business. We were therefore very pleased that the suppliers and bodybuilders have come up with an array of innovations to drive the overall chassis weight down, thus increasing the potential payload. Edbro’s CX14 has helped us make a massive step towards our goal.”
Danny Broomfield, sales manager for Edbro said: “When Lafarge asked us to look at their ideas it couldn’t have been better timed with the work we had already undertaken to develop the CX14. We have always recognized the importance of supplying lightweight reliable equipment into tough operating environments and jumped at the opportunity to support this initiative.”
Nick Elliott went on to say: “A large number of our hauliers operate Edbro gear and those offered the CX14 as part of this project have grabbed the opportunity with both hands. The Edbro product has well proven reliability supported by the largest network of service back up giving our hauliers complete peace of mind.”
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