Bandag, Muscatine, Iowa, manufactures the BDM and BRM retread truck tires designed for various waste industry applications. The tread designs offer 20 percent longer wear, the company says. The driver position of the BDM tire is manufactured for on- and off-road conditions where traction is needed. The BRM is designed for all positions and for pick-up and delivery services in the waste industry, the company says. The BRM's tread design also is manufactured for on- and off-road applications.
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Continental Tire, Charlotte, N.C., manufactures the Continental HSU steer tires for waste hauler vehicles. With a 10,000 pound (lb.) carrying load, the HSU tires feature a visual alignment indicator to designate tire-tracking issues, the company says. Other features include a sidewall curb rib to protect the tire against damage and a stone ejection system designed to reduce casing penetrations.
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Detroit Diesel, Detroit, offers the MBE 900 medium-duty engine. The engine, with 170 horsepower (hp.) to 330 hp., produces high torque at low revolutions per minute to reduce gear shifting, the company says. Engine braking is available up to 215 hp. The electronic control is designed to optimize fuel injections, the company adds.
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Donaldson, Minneapolis, Minn., offers the PowerCore air filter made for a variety of vehicles and engine sizes. The product features a small, lightweight design and high-efficiency inertial separator tubes. The filter's fluted design and racetrack shape are intended to improve air filtration, the company says.
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Donovan Enterprises, Stuart, Fla., manufactures the Sidewinder fully automated tarp system designed for transfer trailers. The Sidewinder's tarp lid can rotate from the top of the trailer to its side for maneuverability at loading stations, the company says. Users have the option of a self-contained or wet lit valve hookup.
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DuraSeal commercial tire technology from Goodyear, Akron, Ohio, is designed to seal tire punctures when they occur, allowing drivers to continue operating the vehicle, the company says. The technology uses a gel-like, solvent-free compound built into the inner liner of the tire, adding about 5 lbs. to 7 lbs. per tire. The technology is effective from -40 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the company. The tire can remain in service until it is retreaded, the company adds.
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Hendrickson, Hebron, Ohio, offers the Composilite STS truck lift axle manufactured for refuse applications. With a 13,500 lb. lift capacity, the STS offers flexible installation capabilities and a turning radius to increase tire life, the company says. The STS's inline parallel air spring design helps maintain the air spring, while an enclosed stabilizer prevents dirt and debris from entering the rod.
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Mack Trucks, Allentown, Pa., offers the 11-liter, six-cylinder Mack MP7 heavy-duty engine. The MP7 features six horsepower ratings between 355 hp. and 405 hp. and a 1,340 to 1,560 ft.-lb. torque range, the company says. Other features include an exhaust gas recirculation system, electronically controlled unit ejectors and single overhead cam with four valves per cylinder.
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Mercer Motor Works
Mercer Motor Works, Mercer, Maine, offers the TDS-30 tarping system for ADCs that deploys and retrieves multiple tarps of various geotextile materials, according to the company. The TDS-30 can be moved and operated by landfill equipment, including D4 to D8 class bulldozers, Cat 826 size compactors and excavators. A remote control unit for controlling from inside the cab is standard.
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Michelin, Greenville, S.C., offers the XZU S and X One XZU S for use on waste industry vehicles. The XZU S is available in 315/80R22.5 load range L size. A maximum speed capability of 65 miles per hour (mph) is made possible by co-extruded tread compounds, the company says. The X One, size 455/55R22.5 load range M, is a wide single tire with Infinicoil technology and a load capability of 11,700 lbs.
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O'Brian Tarping Systems
O'Brian Tarping Systems, Wilson, N.C., manufactures the Diablo Tarper, an automated tarper designed for overwidth containers, water tanks, dump beds and flatbeds. It features an adjustable elbow and rotary actuators, which allow the arms to rotate 180 degrees, according to the company.
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Pioneer Cover-All, North Oxford, Mass., features a line of automatic tarp systems for open-top trucks, trailers, bodies and containers. The patented Rack n Pinion design features a mechanical advantage to protect against damage, the company says. The company also offers the Top-Tarper designed for transfer trailers, which features a rotary actuator to prevent free-fall and to protect against damage.
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Roll Rite, Alger, Mich., offers a line of automated tarp systems for roll-off, hooklift and lugger-style trucks and waste transfer vehicles. The tarp systems are available for a variety of trailer lengths and widths in stationary or adjustable units. Additional features include a custom relay control box and a wireless key remote. Side-to-side tarps also are available for waste transfer trailers.
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Silent Drive, Orange City, Iowa, offers the AA 270 FD lift axle manufactured for roll-off trucks. A full-drop axle allows clearance for the roll-off cylinder and features urethane bushings at all pivot points. The product also offers a short mounting envelope for tight wheel base applications.
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