Edbro making light work of heavy loads
CX tipping cylinder range benefits from JOST network to deliver lightweight tipping for heavier loads
SINCE it was first launched, the Edbro CX range of combined ram and tank tipping cylinders has been recognized as the lightest like-for-like tipping gear on the market for loads up to 32 tonnes. Now, with the full weight of the JOST global network behind the brand, Edbro have increased the cylinder’s maximum load to 52 tonnes to widen its appeal to the global market.
Manufactured in house using the latest manufacturing techniques, Edbro’s CS range of cylinders is already popular across Europe, the Middle East and Australia, but keen to further expand the brand’s international profile, JOST challenged the Edbro R&D team to increase the lifting capacities of the CX range to grow its international appeal.
The Edbro CX hydraulic tipping gear range uses a combined ram and tank design to cut the overall kit weight for rigid trucks and reduce installation time. The cylinders were originally designed for the UK market with a maximum tipping capacity of 32 tonnes. A ‘fit and forget’ reliability promise is offered with all Edbro cylinders, and in the case of the CX range there is a minimum 50% safety factor on buckling and the specified tipping capacity is guaranteed full load to full tip.
Peter Smith, sales and marketing director for Edbro, commented: ‘The Edbro CX cylinder has proven to be extremely popular in the UK since its launch, and many fleet operators have reported a noticeable increase in payload after installation. We believe that the weight benefits provided by the CX will be welcomed by the global market, so we have uprated the tipping capacities to meet export market requirements.’
The CX15 and CX13 cylinders are already available with enhanced tipping capacities and the enhanced CX11 is expected to be launched during the early part of 2014. Edbro say the stroke lengths of the cylinders have remained the same but the operating pressures have been increased to improve the tipping gear’s capacity by as much as 40%.
Mr Smith continued: ‘Due to the strength and quality of the original design, very little had to be done to allow us to re-engineer the cylinders to increase their load rating. The cylinders are still lighter, faster and stronger than competitors’ models, only now their benefits are available to a wider demographic.’