Canadian Plastics

Complex roto-molded roof houses HVAC, lights and audio systems

The winner of the 2002 SPE Industrial Plastics Product Design Award is a rotational molded roof for the new integrated cab of a John Deere agricultural tractor, the 5000 Twenty Series. Manufactured by...

November 1, 2002   Canadian Plastics



The winner of the 2002 SPE Industrial Plastics Product Design Award is a rotational molded roof for the new integrated cab of a John Deere agricultural tractor, the 5000 Twenty Series. Manufactured by Centro Inc. of North Liberty, Iowa, the roof contains eight cored features and 63 molded-in inserts. The roof is made of LLDPE supplied by ExxonMobil Chemical. The design incorporates molded-in ductwork that eliminates seals and mounting hardware. The molded-in inserts provide mounting points for the complete HVAC system, lights and the audio system. Improved thermal and sound insulation is provided by a molded-in LLDPE foam layer. Centro developed and used an advanced molding process to mold the roof.

ExxonMobil Chemical 800-668-0177


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