Austin Engineering announced the ULTIMA dump truck body, which features a V-floor that channels the load to the center of the tray. With its lower center of gravity, the floor improves machine stability and safety, reduces overall tray wear, and reduces dump cycle times. Based on WESTECH, JEC and JEC-LD series, the tray is lighter and stronger than current OEM bodies, offering a 10% to 15% weight saving without sacrificing payload, the company reported. The body also features tapered sides and large radius transitions, which help reduce material carryback. A low-profile rear floor shape combined with a reduced height bolster provide additional ground clearance when dumping, the company reported.
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