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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58 • May 2018 FEATURE TRUCKS & COMPONENTS Company's newly formed Fuel Solutions Group is a team of engineer- ing, compliance and project management professionals who specialize in the design, assembly and installation of turnkey fuel storage and dispensing facilities. Among its specialties are cube-shaped tanks and modular designs that increase work site efficiency "Western Global has engineered a variety of customized fueling solutions over the years but not in a formalized manner," says Group lead Bob Lennox. "As the fueling needs of large or remote jobsites become more complicated, we realized customers need a full-solution provider to avoid headaches and save resources. The launch of the Fuel Solutions Group does that. We are now able to offer customers a simple process, single point of contact and allocated resources to complete their projects on time and within budget." The process begins with a consultation, where the group meets with the client to discuss fueling operation scope and requirements. After gathering the necessary information and specifications, the design and engineering team prepares a detailed proposal aligning with project requirements. Specialists in electrical, mechanical and regulatory review are involved to ensure the customer's package is specified correctly from concept to completion. A finished fueling package might include pumping, metering, filtration and electrical components. Western Global's assembly team installs all components prior to deployment to minimize site work, resulting in a turnkey, customized fueling solution. Recent Fuel Solutions Group projects include an auxiliary fuel supply for diesel-fired heating units at a concrete batch plant, plus remote mining installations. — Western Global, Clawson, Mich., 866/814-2470, 204/668-8951; WESTERN GLOBAL | FUEL SOLUTIONS Enhancements to EverTough Self-Adjust and EverTough Manual-Adjust heavy-duty aftermarket clutches help streamline maintenance and improve performance. The release bearing has been upgraded with wider thrust pads to optimize the interface with the release fork, providing more contact area for the fork while resulting in less wear and longer clutch life. A third grease zerk fitting has been added to provide better access for routine lubrication. New EverTough clutches include genuine Eaton components and undergo rigorous testing prior to engineering approval and market release. The clutches are designed and engineered for older vehicles typically operated by the second or third owners. They are available in 7-, 8-, 9- and 10-spring designs with torque ratings ranging from 1,400 to 2,050 lb.-ft., and include premium dampers to help reduce harmful driveline vibration. The EverTough line of products provides a balance of price, fea- tures and value for older vehicles in the marketplace. A two-year warranty is available with the purchase of a Genuine Eaton Clutch Installation Kit. — Eaton Commercial Vehicle, 800/826-4357 (Road- ranger Call Center); EATON | EVERTOUGH CLUTCHES Manufacturer is evolving its wide-base X One single tire series with the Grip D, replacing the XDN2 and geared to fleets aiming to maximize driver confidence in harsh weather and meet EPA SmartWay require- ments for low-rolling resistance tires. The X One Grip D provides grip that weathers the elements, product engineers note, citing its "three peak mountain snowflake" designation for use in severe conditions. Wide open shoulder grooves help deliver all-weather traction for driver confidence. Available in 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5 sizes, the wide-base single drive tire will meet SmartWay requirements and is greenhouse-gas regulation com- pliant. It allows weight-sensitive fleets to carry 389 pounds of additional payload versus dual-wheel appli- cations. Replacing the XDN2 with the GRIP D and its enhanced tread compound results in an estimated annual fuel savings of $550 by (based on estimated fuel price of $2.99 per gallon). — Michelin North America, Greenville, S.C., MICHELIN | ALL-WEATHER X ONE DRIVE TIRE

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