Mack Trucks, Allentown, Pa., manufactures the MP8 engine. The 13-liter engine features 415 hp. to 485 hp. ratings and is 2007 EPA-certified, the company says. It has torque levels ranging from 1,540 to 1,700 lb.-foot (ft.).
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Cummins Westport, Vancouver, British Columbia, manufactures the ISL G heavy-duty natural gas engine. The 8.9-liter engine has ratings ranging from 250 horsepower (hp.) to 320 hp. and is certified to meet 2010 EPA standards, the company says. The engine has an improved torque at idle and features a maintenance-free exhaust aftertreatment, the company says. It can be used with liquefied natural gas or compressed natural gas.
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Setco Solid Tire
The Air Ride tire from Setco Solid Tire, Idabel, Okla., features micro lugs for additional traction and comfort. According to the company, the tire is manufactured with 100 percent natural rubber and utilizes a dual rubber compound. Air holes on the tire absorb shock and are intended to reduce stress on the equipment.
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Michelin, Greenville, S.C., offers the XZU S and the X One XZU S tires specifically for waste industry vehicles. The tire's co-extruded tread compounds, which feature a high-scrub resistant compound and a second layer of tread rubber beneath, enable it to reach a maximum speed capability of 65 mph. Available in 315/80R22.5 load range L size, the tire offers increased sidewall protection through increased rubber thickness and an optimized sidewall profile, the company says. The X One XZU S is a wide single tire featuring Infinicoil technology. Available in a 455/55R22.5 load range M size, the tire has an 11,700 lb. load capability per tire. According to the company, the tire's lower rolling resistance is intended to reduce fuel consumption. Because only one tire size is needed, the tire increases payload and improves driver comfort and vehicle stability, the company says.
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Continental Tire, Charlotte, N.C., offers the Heavy Steer Urban tire for waste haulers, construction and a variety of on- and off-highway applications. The tire features a cut- and tear-resistant tread design and a stone ejection system to reduce stone retention and casing penetrations, the company says. With a 10,000-pound (lb.) load capacity, the tire's visual alignment indicators alert users to tire tracking problems. According to the company, the extra deep rib design, extra-wide tread and optimized footprint offer traction and extend tread life. Additional features include a sidewall curb rib designed to reduce damage from curbing, cuts and abrasions, and a 315/80R22.5 tire size.
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T.Y. Cushion Tire
T.Y. Cushion Tire, City of Industry, Calif., offers the Aperature Structure solid tire, which has the ability to ride like a regular pneumatic tire, the company says. The tire is constructed with less rubber to reduce vehicle weight and to increase fuel efficiency. The tire's rubber compound is intended for even wear and increased tire life.
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