Concrete Products

MAY 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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44 • May 2018 FEATURE TRUCKS & COMPONENTS Company bills its new air disc brake wear indicator as a convenient, patent-pending tool that allows maintenance personnel to check pad and rotor thickness without removing the wheel or the brake pads from the caliper. "Regularly inspecting the thickness of brake pads and rotors is important for maximizing the performance and life of your air disc brake system," says Hendrickson's Greg Dvorchak, Wheel-end and Braking Systems applications engineer. "Our new tool makes this crucial maintenance practice convenient, easy and quick." Air disc brake mainte- nance training is available through the company's online education portal at www.Hen- Additional information on maintenance intervals and recommended inspection cycles can be obtained at or from Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems, 866/743-3247. HENDRICKSON | BRAKE WEAR INDICATOR Cross Control D and S tires suit what the manufacturer notes are tough jobs requiring superior traction and durability. The new line is designed to combat damage and downtime with features that include thick sidewalls to resist damage from impacts; heat-release compounds to help reduce internal casing temperatures; full-protector ply to curtail penetrations and resist road hazards past the outer grooves; and, anti-cut and chip resistance to help prevent damage that can take a tire prematurely out of service. The tires' serrated shoulder with staggered rib blocks assist with maneuverability in soft soils, while the aggressive ribbed tread design provides traction in challenging conditions without sacrificing han- dling or ride comfort. The Cross Control S tire is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 (Load Range H), 315/80R22.5 (L), 385/65R22.5 (J) and 425/65R22.5 (L). An all-terrain drive tire, the Cross Control D offers many of the same features as its steer counterpart. Built for traction, it is designed with 25 percent more lugs on the road to mud and dirt than comparable market offerings, and available in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes (Load Range H). The Cross Control D and S rollout coincides with the introduction of a BF Goodrich brand technology—an augmented reality (AR) app for newer iOS and Android devices—bringing a 3D version of the new tires to life in the user's environment. The app allows users to interact with the tire's features, benefits and key support materials, including technical specs, videos and customer testimonials. — www. BF GOODRICH | CROSS CONTROL TIRES The Cross Control Drive (left) and Steer tires match aggressive road and site conditions.

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