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CEMEX UK choose Hyva

Hyva tipping gear

Company’s tippers achieve 20-tonne payload with new super-light FCA129 tipping cylinders

ALWAYS seeking to drive forward the productivity and performance of their tippers, CEMEX have just put into service 11 new eight-wheelers fitted with Hyva’s latest super-light FCA129 tipping cylinder, helping the trucks achieve a 20-tonne payload.

‘We’ve looked at using Hyva cylinders for some time now,’ said Paul Clarke, CEMEX UK’s national fleet engineer, ‘but the question for Hyva was always ‘what extra are you offering over the tipping gears that we buy already?’


‘With Hyva’s new FCA129, we’ve now got a firm answer – a weight saving of some 20kg. Not a huge amount perhaps, but who wants to carry around unnecessary deadweigh. Achieving our 20-tonne payload requirement only comes about if every part of the truck is made as efficient as possible and contributes to that goal.’

Working in conjunction with insulated alloy Weightlifter bodies and DAF or Renault chassis, the new tippers are based in both London and Cheshire.

At just 430kg complete, the Hyva FCA129 has been purpose-designed for UK aggregates operators using 32-tonne 8x4 tippers. A key area of weight saving has been achieved by adopting a separate ram and tank design, thereby allowing the non-load-bearing oil tank to be made from industrial-quality plastic rather than much heavier steel.

With a lift capacity of 28 tonnes – 4 tonnes more than its nearest competitor – and working at a UK operating pressure of 190 bar, well within its 250 bar design rating, Hyva say the FCA129 delivers a ‘heavyweight’ performance.

Moreover, the manufacturer says the tipping cylinder was designed from the outset for genuine 32-tonne 8x4 operation, and is not a ‘scaled-up’ model from a lighter vehicle category.

Mike Taylor, recently appointed as the new managing director of Hyva (UK), commented: ‘We are naturally delighted that our latest FCA129 tipping cylinder is becoming so popular in its intended market sector – and particularly with major market-leading companies such as CEMEX.

‘With chassis weights always edging upwards – and particularly so thanks to the ever-higher specifications required for working in London – the need to reduce weight elsewhere has never been more pressing. As such, our FCA129 can make an important contribution to aggregate tipper operators everywhere.’

In addition to the latest 11 rigids, the CEMEX tipper fleet has also just acquired nine new tipping trailers, each fitted with lightweight Hyva FC169 tipping cylinders.


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