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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 11/18/2009 - 15:13.
You are looking at the reason why there will not be a new ocean/Lake Eire container port for Cleveland, or any other Great Lake city. These owner/operated trucks get frieght from the Atlantic, or the Pacific, to anywhere in North America weeks earlier, and a lot cheaper, than any frieght which travels the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Hit control + on your PC to see the RealNeo rig.
And for the Cleveland connection, look at those front wheel rims! They are on every model of tractor and many cars, including Lamborghini.
Besides the shiny look, the ligher-than-steel weight of the wheel is particularly beneficial because the the wheel rim is unsprung weight (below the spring suspension of any vehicle) and is rotatating weight - the inertia of which must be handled by the braking system.
Reducing the unsprung rotating load of any vehicle improves ride smoothness (the wheel doesn't make the vehicle bounce) and increases brake life and reduces stopping distance.
The Alcoa one piece forged aluminum rim is made on Harvard Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio and is one product NEO can be proud to produce.
When will the hydraulic forge presses be shipped to China? I'll bet the consideration of that move is on the Alcoa managers' desks as we speak.