Aluminum

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October 2, 2017

What's New in Dump Trailers?

Think you’re seeing a lot of aluminum end-dump trailers in recent years? You are. Aluminum’s in, but steel still has a place.

May 25, 2017

Drop Deck Decisions

Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

May 24, 2017

East Manufacturing Offers New Lightweight Tipper Trailer

East Manufacturing has introduced its new Lightweight Tipper Trailer, designed for increased payload and durability in refuse hauling operations.

April 7, 2017

Drop Decks, Aluminum Transition Radii, and the Romans

I looked at the transition radius on a Mac aluminum drop deck and it occurred to me that the radius is an arc, a portion of an arch – that engineering marvel devised by Roman engineers more than 2,000 years ago.

March 17, 2017

Knapheide's Aluminum Gooseneck is Corrosion Resistant

Knapheide's aluminum gooseneck flatbed body, which debuted at the 2017 Work Truck Show 2017, is corrosion-resistant and lightweight yet strong to enable maximum payload and towing capacity.

January 25, 2017

Maxion Enters Forged Aluminum Truck Wheel Market

Maxion Wheels is extending its product portfolio to include forged aluminum wheels, Donald Polk, President of Maxion Wheels, Americas, announced at a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

December 14, 2016

Arconic Signs $450 Million in Supply Deals for its Alcoa Wheels

Manufacturing company Arconic has signed more than $450 million in long-term agreements, including a major deal with Paccar, to supply its forged aluminum Alcoa wheels to makers of commercial vehicles serving global markets.

December 5, 2016

Great Dane Adds 2 Options to Freedom XP Trailer

Great Dane has added the Jost AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a sliding suspension option to its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.

November 4, 2016

Dorsey Introduces New Aluminum Giant Flatbed Trailer Series

Dorsey Trailer has introduced the Aluminum Giant all-aluminum platform trailer series, designed for weight savings and increased payload capacity.

July 26, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty Pickups to Use F-150 Aluminum Cabs

The change to high-volume F-150 cabins cuts costs and weight, and adds interior room for SuperCab and SuperCrew buyers.

July 18, 2016

Ford Ups Power, Hauling for 2017 Super Duty Pickups

Ford Motor’s 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups with aluminum bodies have higher engine output ratings and more towing and hauling capability than ever, while “smart” technologies make backing and monitoring trailers easier.

May 25, 2016

Ford Super Duty Aluminum Supplier Expands Operations

Novelis has expanded its Oswego, N.Y., operations to add a $120-million finishing line to supply high-strength aluminum alloy for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup, the supplier announced.

January 27, 2016

Accuride Rolls Out Anti-Corrosion EverSteel Wheel Technology

At HDAW, component supplier Accuride launched its EverSteel wheel technology, designed to prevent corrosion in steel wheels, as well as two new lightweight aluminum wheels.

July 30, 2015

Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.

July 24, 2015

Aluminum Body Designed for Strength and Durability

The Aluminum Landscape body from Crysteel is designed for strength and durability while maintaining lighter weight with an aluminum construction.

April 6, 2015

Ford Details 2015 F-150 Weight Reduction

Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.

April 5, 2015

Alcoa, Metalsa Offer 2,500 lbs in Future Weight Savings

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Alcoa showcased several vehicle components currently in development that could reduce the weight of a typical highway tractor by as much as 2,500 pounds.

March 31, 2015

Price and Weight Comparisons: Steel, Combo and Aluminum

Different buyers have different considerations, which is why trailer manufacturers offer the three different types. Manac offered a quick look at the three trailer types in its booth at MATS.

February 25, 2015

Crysteel Aluminum Dump Body Saves Weight

The Crysteel Manufacturing A-Tipper is an aluminum dump body designed for contractors and municipalities with improved strength, durability and efficiency.

November 21, 2014

2015 Ford F-150 Raises Fuel Efficiency 29 Percent

Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.

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