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Simard Suspensions delivers the first specialized Dramis trucks to global market


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Simard Suspensions Press Release  /  April 6, 2016

After 5 years of development, thousands of test hours in extreme conditions, the industry unique off-road truck able to legally roll on the road, the Dramis D55T truck, is on its way to the Chilean salt mines.

A total of 7 trucks will join the Excon Construcciòn fleet, one of the biggest ore transportation companies in South America.

"With a payload of 55 metrics tons (60 imperial ton), twice the capacity of actual trucks, Excon Construcciòn will be able to greatly increase its production," explains Denys Dufour Simard Suspensions Sales Manager.

Industry unique specifications

The Dramis benefits of a superior payload and also operates faster. With its active hydraulic suspension and adapted gear ratio, it is able to circulate up to 90km/h, giving it the capacity to do more cycles than articulated or rigid trucks. The cost per ton of the Dramis D55T is the most profitable of its category. Built on a class 8 vocational truck chassis, its purchase price is less than its competition, and its maintenance does not require a specialized technician. Its fuel consumption cost is between 15 and 20l/hour depending on the configuration. Another decisive advantage, the Dramis can circulate unloaded legally on road that offers the opportunity to move from site to site without requiring a trailer or special permits.

“I thank Excon Construcciòn and its team for the support given to us all along this project as well as all those who participated in its development,” says David Tremblay, Simard Suspensions Chief Executive Officer.

Custom configuration

Totally assembled in Québec, Canada, the Dramis is available in many configurations and adaptable on all vocational commercial trucks in North America such as Mack/Volvo, Kenworth/Peterbilt, Freightliner/Western Star, and soon to be the new International HX.

Simard Suspensions

100% Canadian Company, Simard Suspensions (http://simardsuspensions.com/) is established in the Quebec since 1935. Employing 110 persons, Simard stands out with its tandem suspensions distributed in all North America and South America. Simard Suspensions is always hiring to meet new orders and with the ongoing need for labor a training program in partnership with Formation Continue Charlevoix has been implemented.



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