Tuthill EZ Trac Hydraulic Front Wheel Drive for Heavy Trucks

September 28, 2010

Tuthill

Tuthill EZ Trac Hydraulic Front Wheel Drive for Heavy Trucks

EZ Trac is the first commercially available hydraulic front-wheel drive system for on-road trucks. Installation does not require a change in truck ride height, so the vehicle's center of gravity remains low, and Tuthill says factory steering angles and ride comfort are maintained. When disengaged, the hydrostatic drive saves fuel compared to mechanical drive systems, and front-wheel drive power can be engaged on the roll at up to 20 miles per hour. The entire system weighs about 1,000 pounds, which is 800 to 1,200 pounds less than comparable mechanical-drive add-ons. Estimated list price, installed: $40,000

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