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Max Kvidera | December 01, 2011


Equipment and News

Rugged refuse tire

Michelin introduced a new tire and a retread for refuse applications. The company says the XZUS2 tire delivers up to a 20 percent increase in miles-to-removal over its predecessor, the XZUS, in a 315/80R22.5 size. For application-specific protection, the tire features an enhanced shoulder design and protector ribs, as well as a bead design to improve retreadability. The tire’s design combines a scrub-resistant compound for longer tread life and a cool base tread compound to reduce temperatures in the crown and preserve the casing. The XZUS 280 retread size completes the XZUS Pre-Mold retread line for the most commonly used sizes in refuse applications.

Michelin, michelintruck.com



Heavy-haul trailer

Haul mammoth equipment with XL Specialized Trailer’s 13-axle lightweight XL MG 170 West Coast trailer. Weighing 57,440 lbs., the unit can handle up to 170,000 lbs. distributed. The main trailer has a 118-inch flip neck that extends a 14-foot 3-inch main neck, and the 30-foot main deck has a 15-foot T-deck design that can switch out with other configurations. The main deck has a 26-inch loaded deck height with 6 inches of ground clearance. The 21-foot rear deck has a 44-inch loaded deck height.

XL Specialized Trailer, xlspecializedtrailer.com



Heavy-duty hoist

SwapLoader’s SL-185 hoist features an 18,000-lb. capacity and can be used for both dump and lift operations on a 120-inch cab-to-axle chassis. The hoist accommodates 12- to 16-foot body lengths and has an optional dual-height adjustable cab that lifts 36- or 54-inch hook-lift ready containers. When outfitted with the Container Variable System option, the SL-185 hoists 10-foot container lengths.

SwapLoader, swaploader.com



Tough tires

Continental released two new construction tires, the HSC1 (pictured) and the HDC1. The HSC1, a heavy construction steer tire, is designed with a wider tread and shoulder rib and a tread pattern that prevents stone retention. The HDC1 is a drive tire for construction featuring a 32/32-inch tread depth and self-cleaning pattern. Both tires are available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 for load range H.

Continental Tire, continental-truck.com




Western Star suspension options expand

The Neway All-Wheel Drive 260 Tandem and TufTrac suspensions are available for Western Star models. The Neway 60,000-lb. capacity tandem air suspension system works with Dana D60-190 axles and is designed for better handling and positive axle alignment to eliminate tire hop and improve traction. Neway’s 40,000-lb. TufTrac suspension is compatible with the 4800 model, designed for on- and off-road high-articulation operations.

Western Star, westernstartrucks.com



Extreme pressure grease

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