Rockinger to present innovative trailer tech at Agritechnica 2019

From the November 2019 issue.

Rockinger, part of the JOST-World group of brands, will present a host of innovations – including an enhanced low-maintenance calotte, a new organic lubricant and trailers systems designed to improve user comfort and safety – at the Agritechnica trade fair in Hanover from 10-16 November.

The Rockinger KS80 calotte, used to connect trucks and trailers, is reported to be more environmentally friendly and features an optimised wear insert which can be replaced at any time without requiring the entire calotte to be replaced. Lubrication is also no longer necessary and maintenance times are said to be reduced significantly. The calotte is certified for all trailers that are driven in a ball-type hitch.

Rockinger is also set to showcase trailer technology that emphasises comfort and safety. Through ongoing development, sensor couplings can now be used in diverse applications such as forklift trucks, construction machine operations and tractors.

The optimised sensors, according to JOST, enable users to perform the coupling process from the cabin in a controlled manner. The coupling versions are easier and safer to operate due to their static load of up to 2.5 tonnes and D value of 120 kN.

Rockinger will also present a wide range of trailer technologies for off-road use in agricultural and forestry applications at Agritechnica.

Agricultural trucks are towing vehicles for agricultural applications and have lower purchase and maintenance costs compared to tractors for the same purposes according to JOST. Rockinger is said to offer all components for the corresponding trailer technology from a single source, including drawbar brackets, forced steering systems, towing hitches with coupling pins in either a 38mm or 48.7mm version or fifth wheel couplings in various designs.

Alongside the proven Rockinger products, the other brands under the JOST-World umbrella will also present systems and solutions at the trade fair. Edbro is a leading company in the field of vehicle-mounted hydraulic systems and has been part of JOST World since 2012. Its product range includes front and underfloor dump trucks and trailers and extension cylinders, as well as customer-specific hydraulic construction kits. Edbro’s highlight at this year’s Agritechnica is its new CD cylinder series comprising multi-stage, dual effect cylinders in different sizes for a wide range of applications, with typical uses including push-off trailers and refuse collection trucks. Edbro manufactures its hydraulic cylinders at its head-quarters in England using cutting-edge production methods and high-performance materials to guarantee optimum product quality.

As the only developer and producer of manufacturer-independent trailer axle steering systems in Europe, Tridec provides mechanically, hydraulically and electronically controlled steering systems for trailers.

Tridec has been a part of the JOST-World group since 2008. At this year’s Agritechnica, Tridec will feature MD-O – its lubricant-free suspension system for off-road use. The MD-O suspension systems are particularly well suited to the challenging conditions in difficult terrain, even with heavy loads. The axles are therefore often used in agricultural or forestry applications, or in earthmoving work. Due to the extended suspension travel in all directions, the unique design enables extremely stable driving behaviour without torsional forces on the chassis or suspension. This lack of torsion and the use of maintenance-free bearings result in significantly reduced maintenance costs.

JOST will also present its environmentally friendly organic lubricant at Agritechnica 2019.

The combination of quality products from JOST therefore offers solutions and off-road systems for virtually all applications. JOST-World, presented by its Rockinger brand, will be at Agritechnica 2019 in Hall 17, Stand C15.

(Image: Edbro CD cylinder.)

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