Not only must heavy duty truck parts be dependable, but they must also be failproof. There is too much at stake — the integrity of the cargo, the efficiency of the supply chain, relationships with customers and stakeholders, the lives of truck drivers, and the lives of everyone who shares the road. The quality standards for the freight transport industry are among the highest for good reason.
Urick delivers on those standards with premium ductile iron castings made to withstand the constant stress of over-the-road transportation. Thanks to processes like austempering and vertical in-mold inoculation, you can be assured of superior durability, consistency, and strength. Failure is not an option, so hitch yourself to our proven track record of success.
We utilize in-mold inoculation, ensuring unwavering consistency in part nodularity and microstructure. We maintain patterns for the life of the part solidifying our spot in the market.
We have extensive experience managing value-added supply chains — and the partners to take your part from concept to finished product, saving you time, money, and energy.
We are a top partner to the heavy truck parts industry with the facilities, equipment, and Emerson-brand backing to scale to high volume, offering the flexibility to meet your needs.
What are Urick's areas of specialty within the category of ductile iron heavy duty truck parts?
Urick's areas of specialty within the category of ductile iron heavy duty truck parts include:
What classes of heavy duty truck does Urick cast ductile iron parts for?
Although we manufacture ductile iron parts for lighter classes of heavy duty trucks, we most frequently produce parts for Class 8 trucks, sometimes known as "severe duty" trucks. These are trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 33,001 pounds or more.
Is ductile iron better for fuel efficiency?
Yes, because of its superior strength-to-weight ratio, ductile iron is a fine solution for increasing fuel efficiency. Although it is 10% lighter than steel, it is just as strong, especially after austempering (heat-treating).
Can Urick handle the machining, austempering, and coating of my heavy duty truck part?
Urick is owned by Ridge Tool to handle the manufacture of ductile iron castings, including for heavy duty truck parts. For the rest, we lean on our strong relationships with leading value-added suppliers, who boast years of experience and expertise. We can manage the entire supply chain, including the logistics, so you can focus on what you do best. The majority of what we sell has some value-added operations.
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