Category: Equipment

What are Ute service bodies?

Are you a businessman who use buy stocks of goods from your nearest wholesale store?

Or are you the adventurous type of person, who always loved to go on a camping and want to stay there for days.  If that is so, you may need a canopy for your ute.  Yes, in these modern days, where people loved to be on the go, Ute service bodies are vehicle accessories worth investing.  It does not only make your vehicle look great, but, it allows you to carry things in a secure way and protected from the heat of the sun and the rain.

What are Ute service bodies?

Ute service bodies are sometimes referred to Ute canopy.  They are additional accessories of a vehicle, built and design to create an additional cargo and work space to you vehicle, to secure it from being damage.  It also will protect it from getting stolen. It also will improve the looks of your vehicle.

What are the materials use to fabricate this ute service bodies?

Ute service bodies are made of the following materials:

  1. Aluminum ute canopies offers the best option now a days.  It is now the most popular among all the canopies, here in Australia.  It is because of its strength and lightness, that people embrace its finish.  To add to that, aluminum is not prone to corrosion and so it suggests low maintenance expenses.
  2. Steel looks better to hear, as it will suggest hardness and strength.  But, aside to its heaviness, steel is prone to corrosion, so it will mean additional expenses for maintenance.  You still have to paint it with anti rust from time to time.
  3. Canvass is a better option if you are not heavy user of ute vehicle.  It is very light, but lacks durability.
  4. Fiber glass. Fiber glass may be a pleasant option, but it is a little bit expensive.

Are ute service bodies available in Australia?

Since ute originated from Australia, you can expect many dealers of ute service bodies or canopies in the country.  Australia is a well developed country and rich in economy, so you can expect many people can afford to buy, utes.  Some may use this for business, while some for leisure.  Ute’s has flexibility in its functionality.   You can check online for the list of dealership in your area or you can ask for referrals from friends, whom you know own the same kind of vehicle. The majority of suppliers will offer full mining and utility fleet solutions for any purpose.

What you need to remember, before buying a ute service body?

Please don’t forget that you decide to buy a ute service body with a purpose.  Choose the design that your purpose well and make sure that your ute service body is custom built for your vehicle.  This will make sure to have an exact fit and so you can maximized its benefits and functionality.  It all comes in different make and models, so choose the service body that is exactly the same as the make and model of your vehicle.

Lastly, choose the material that will qualify your requirement. Investing in a canopy or a service body is a little bit expensive, so be sure you get the value of your money.

Equipment

Rubber Track.

This is rubber fittings used to be fitted to any heavy equipment to insure its stability while on operation.  They are most often used in excavators, tractors and other machineries. This is fitted to the machine according the application it is intended. Excavators can be fitted with either a rubber track or a steel track.  So its  all about your jobsite, application and machine.

Advantages.  Rubber track has several advantages compared steel tracks.  Here are some of it:

  1. Rubber tracks are ideal on grass or dirt and will just need a a more aggressive thread patterns to avoid getting stock on wet and muddy surface.
  2. Rubber tracks are less expensive than steel tracks.
  3. Ground Damage. I will create less damage in roads and any surface it passes.
  4. Rubber Tracks create very less noise, compared to its counter part.
  5. Rubber tracks creates less vibrations, making it possible for faster speed.
  6. Rubber Tracks offer a more comfort ride to the operator, causing less fatigue.
  7. We rubber track, vibration is reduced that will lead to longer machinery life and low maintenance cost.
  8. Ground Pressure. With ground pressure low, it is ideal for soft and wet terrain.

Rubber Tracks against Tyres comparison.

  1. Rubber tracks are ideal for application where the ground must be less disturb, such as landscaping and working around homes.
  2. Weight is evenly distributed, causing it to be more stable on soft surface.
  3. It has superior traction, because it has more contact with the ground.

The next thing we must focus, is how to make the most of our rubber tracks?

To get maximum productivity, we must make the most of the rubber track and at the same time, taking care of it.  Most companies designed rubber tracks to be of superior quality, but it all depends on how we use and care for it.

Here are some basic ways to care for your rubber tracks.

  1. It is essential to maintain the tension of your trucks at all times.
  2. Always check the under-carriage components of your machine (sprocket,rollers and idlers) for damages. This will affect the performance of the tracks and will cause damage to it.
  3. Avoid the use of your vehicle on rocky surface and steel edges
  4. Avoid sharp fast turn and slope side turn
  5. Avoid large foreign objects from being entangled undercarriage.
  6. Avoid pressing against hard wall.
  7. Remove oil from the track, because it will degrade the rubber.
  8. Must be kept indoors, away from rain and sunlight.

The Rubber Track is a very important component in every machine.  It will contribute to the comfort of the operator, longevity of the machine, minimize maintenance expenses, increase productivity and provide ground stability.

In Australia, there are a variety of rubber tracks available in the market. You will have a lot of choices.  What is important is to consider the application in which you will use the tracks, the work surface and the budget.

 

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Exhaust Technology

Wondering which muffler to choose for your vehicle? Mufflers come in different varieties. The most common type being chamber mufflers. These are of different length and sizes. Each muffler has a number of chambers, while some may have one there are some which have multiple chambers. The best kind are perhaps the chambered mufflers because they help reduce the noise in the engine yet provide the much sought after growl which a muscle car needs.

How do you find the right sound muffler?

It all actually depends upon the kind of muffler you are looking for. While some mufflers sound like a low throaty growl there are few which sound like a full on ear splitting roar. The right kind of muffler varies from person to person all depending upon what works for an individual.

The basic work of a muffler is to provide noise reduction. When internal combustion takes place in the muffler, gases are released in the form of short pressure burst. These bursts of pressure create a lot of sound waves, the muffler helps reduce these sound waves to a tolerable level. see here for more information on industrial exhaust technology.

Though it may sound simple enough, but the performance by a muffler is quite complicated. Most people prefer buying after-market mufflers. They provide maximum exhaust performance and reduce noise levels to an acceptable level.

A muffler compromises of baffles, chambers and perforated tubes. In other words a variety of sound deadening material goes into the construction of an ideal muffler. Each of these are fitted in a different way by the manufacturers to give different back up and performance.

When buying a muffler, keep the following things in mind

  • Should you buy a single or a dual system muffler? This is turn would help you find how many inlets you would need. A muffler with a single exhaust would need a single inlet.
  • The diameter of the exhaust pipe. Its necessary to match the number of inlets and outlets to match the diameter of the exhaust
  • Is there adequate room for the mufflers? The dimensions of the muffler should be such that these allow for the car to be cleaned easily.
  • The right sized muffler would be easier to install and give the best performance for your vehicle.
  • The style of the muffler. There are basically three varieties which include chamber, turbo and straight through mufflers. Each has its own set of benefits.
  • Chambered mufflers work well for muscle cars. They help reduce the exhaust noise but provide the throaty growl which is expected of street vehicles. However the tone and noise reduction depends upon the number of chambers a muffler has.
  • Turbo mufflers are equipped with perforated tubes and are usually S shaped. It is also packed with some sound deadening material which increases muffling. These kind of mufflers work well for turbo cars.
  • Straight through mufflers work well for racing cars. These are equipped with sound absorbing materials like fiber glass. It is more compact than the other kind of mufflers and is an ideal choice for sleek sports cars.

Choose the right muffler to get the most benefit for your vehicle.

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