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PPG showcased its latest Smoothline insulated tipper body – which incorporates the latest Edbro CX14 tipping cylinder – at this year’s Tip-Ex show in Harrogate.

Built to incorporate the full Lafarge specification, including fixed front-mounted access ladders, the CX14 model reduces weight while improving strength and performance.

The first complete vehicle off the production line – built on an eight-wheel DAF CF85 chassis with a 5.7m wheel base – was revealed to the public at Tip-Ex.

Owner and driver Dave Phillips of Dave Phillips Transport chose the new PPG design for both economic and practical reasons; the lighter-weight design and the full Lafarge spec will allow him to fulfil his Lafarge contracts quickly and efficiently, while being versatile and easy to access to clean and use for other jobs.

The weight reduction provides an additional carrying capacity and the Edbro lifting gear is intended to deliver easier, safer handling.

The PPG Smoothline insulated body employs double-skinned aluminium walls and a hardened aluminium floor, all packed with the latest thermal fibre insulation material in order to maintain working temperatures, starting between 180C and 220C, for as long as possible while ensuring a touch-safe temperature on the outside.

The overhang at the back and the optimum tyre dimensions ensure maximum compatibility with current road-laying machines.

The rivet-less side-panel construction also provides a good sign-writing surface and is simple to clean.

The new CX14 hydraulic tipping cylinder was tested alongside the body design, and both performed well in field trials.

The new body is being assembled at the PPG works facility in Peterborough.

The overall weight of the body, tipping gear and sheet system is just more than 2,000kg and the payload is 20,650kg.

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