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MAN offering ‘8x4x4’ tipper truck warranty

Thompson truck body

Four-year warranty on MAN tipper trucks includes Edbro hydraulics as well as Thompsons body

COINED the ‘8x4x4’ warranty, MAN are offering a four-year warranty on rigid tipping bodies from Thompsons Group in its Trucks2Go programme. The warranty includes Edbro CX15 hydraulic tipping gear and is being supported by Thompsons Group’s Service capabilities.

Tipping mechanisms are expected to work smoothly and be dependable in all circumstances, regularly lifting great loads yet operating safely at all times. However, it is not advisable to over-size or over-engineer tipping gear, as this increases vehicle weight and reduces payload. This means that operators are always looking for lightweight solutions that will not let them down.

Thompsons Group, a leading UK bodybuilder that specializes in building and maintaining commercial tipping vehicles, have always had a close working relationship with Edbro, regularly fitting the Bolton-based manufacturer’s tipping gear to their bodies.

The announcement of MAN’s warranty programme recognizes that Thompson bodies fitted with Edbro cylinders are an inherently reliable pairing.

Commenting on the warranty, Lee Wilson, regional sales manager at JOST UK, said: ‘We’ve always stated that Edro cylinders are delivered with a ‘fit-and-forget’ promise. Our cylinders are designed to last for the life of the vehicle and in many cases have remained operational for in excess of 20 years.’

‘As standard, we offer all our end-users a three-year warranty, so I have no doubt that our cylinders will perform flawlessly throughout MAN’s four-year warranty period. Of course, it’s extremely gratifying that a leading OEM has recognized the quality of our product to such an extent.’

Edbro have been innovators and leaders in tipping mechanisms for more than 100 years and are part of the worldwide JOST group of companies, one of the leading global manufacturers of systems for tractors and trailers.

The CX integrated ram and tank tipping gear is designed to reduce weight yet deliver high performance and reliability. The cylinder is formed from a laser-welded tube and a specially developed seal that includes built-in burst protection. According to JOST, in independent tests it has been shown to deliver the best weight-to-performance ratios in its class.

‘The one-piece design improves the strength of the cylinder, making it more robust,’ explained Mr Wilson. ‘Significantly, it is able to withstand potentially damaging side loads better than multi-piece cylinders, while also allowing faster actuation.’ 

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