Tyre Saving Axle Design Technology VS Conventional Dual-Tyre Axle
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Hyster has recently applied a new tyre preserving technology to its machines, which reduces conical wear and tear. This technology is currently featured on the H16.00-22.00XM-12EC series of empty container handlers and it is the first of its kind to be used in the Asia Pacific region.
This week we will take a look at the benefits of the tyre saving axle design, compared to the conventional dual tyre axle.
Conventional Dual-Tyre Axle
• The inner and outer wheels are fixed together and turn at the same rate when cornering, despite their different turning distances.
• This results in tyre drag on one of these wheels leading to conical wear and tear.
• Tyre wear is said to be the third largest operating cost for container handling operations.
• This is standard for big trucks made by all manufacturers and affects all types of equipment.
Hyster Tyre Saving Axle
• The differential is now mounted in the wheel ends at each side of the axle, allowing the wheels to rotate independently; minimising tyre scrubbing but still providing full acceleration and braking power.
• Hyster’s tyre saving axle design reduces tyre wear by a factor of 3 for the front (drive axle) tyres, plus .5 for the rear (steer axle) tyres on the latest Hyster 5-8 High Empty Container handlers.
• The new axle design reduces the total cost of ownership and reduces downtime through taking trucks out of operation to change tyres
• It also reduces rubber waste, meaning a better environmental footprint.
This technology has been a major development for the container handling industry and enforces the importance of the continued development of beneficial technologies within materials handling.
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