Hanson Cement has upgraded its bulk powder fleet to increase carrying capacity. The company has moved away from engine driven blowers mounted on the tanker and opted for tractor mounted propshaft-driven Gardner Denver TR20 high performance screw compressors.
The order for 66 new DAF CF FTP 4050 wheelbase tractor units all fitted with the GD Tornado screw compressor has enabled Hanson Cement to increase the payload of each unit by nearly two tons when coupled to the latest Feldbinder non tipping cement tanker. This will have a major impact on Hanson’s drive to improve efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
The GD TR20 was fitted at the Gardner Denver UK fitting facility in Bradford West Yorkshire in line with the Hanson Cement required delivery schedule of 4-5 vehicle per week. The TR20 screw compressor installation is operating at 750 rpm truck engine speed which provides 700 m3/hour airflow giving fast and efficient delivery times of the cement from the tanker to the customer’s silo.