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 TIP-EX/TANK-EX PREVIEW
 TIP FOR THE TOP
After a pandemic-induced break, the annual Tip-Ex and Tank-Ex show returns
to Harrogate with a wealth of innovation in the tipper and tanker world on show.
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t has been more than two years since the commercial vehicle world descended on the Harrogate Convention
Earlier this year, Iveco launched its T-Way off-road truck range, which included a new automated transmission, lower kerb weight, heavy-duty rear suspension system for tandem axles, digital services and improved cab comfort.
Meanwhile, Renault Trucks upgraded
its T, T High, C and K ranges in April, including improvements in driving comfort, on-board comfort, safety and productivity. The company said this was the most important evolution since the total renewal of the manufacturer’s ranges in 2013.
MAN too launched a new truck range just before the pandemic hit in 2020, and will be showcasing models that some
potential customers may not yet have had the chance to see up close in person.
There are also numerous bodybuilders, trailer, tanker and tipper manufacturers and load handling equipment providers exhibiting at the show.
Innovation
There will also be a host of new products on display from a range of manufacturers. For example, component manufacturer and supplier JOST is bringing its new KSS automatic coupling system.
KSS, launched in April, enables the driver to couple and uncouple a semi-
 Centre for the annual Tip-Ex and Tank-Ex show thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now the sector is set to be out in force for the event, which takes place from September 30 to October 2.
This year, more than 100 exhibitors will be filling the halls, including three of the seven main truck manufacturers – Iveco, MAN and Renault Trucks – which will be showing their latest models aimed at
this sector.
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