Heavy equipment, including ready-mix trucks, was prominently featured at CONEXPO/CON-AGG earlier this year in Las Vegas. Attendees from around the world gathered to see the latest in trucks, production equipment, and other products. Below is a selection of equipment and products that some exhibitors displayed.
Truck with engine options
The Western Star 4700 is available in set-forward and set-back configurations and features a 110-in. BBC-the shortest BBC in its class. It is available with a broad range of powertrain options in a single truck model, including the Detroit Diesel DD13 engine and the Cummins ISC and ISL engines.
Western Star. 866-850-7827. www.westernstar.com.
Mixer truck enhancements
The manufacturer has enhanced its Granite mixer, including a new headliner console, original onepiece windshield, and updated Champion Level trim package with button-tuck vinyl and ultraleather seats. A new 3000 series Allison automatic transmission option is available.
Mack Trucks Inc. 800-866-1177. www.macktrucks.com.
Stretch wrap film resists tearing
Logo Wrap ensures no load goes unnoticed and no concrete, brick, and paver manufacturer loses the opportunity to advertise its product just because it is on a stretch-wrapped pallet. Custom-printed film is visible from all sides of a pallet.
ITW Muller. 800-628-6787. www.itwmuller.com.
Keep vehicles looking like new
Gunk Powered by SafeCare biodegradable truck and equipment wash is designed to break through caked-on mud, dirt, and road grime to keep heavy-duty trucks and equipment clean. It is available in one- and fi ve-gal. containers.
RSC Bio Solutions. 877-464-4865. www.rscbrands.com.
Fabric enhances pervious concrete
PERC pervious infi ltration fabric has smaller pores to restrict dirt and particulates from contributing to clogs, which reduces maintenance in storm drains. Contractors can order it directly from their ready-mix supplier and have it delivered to the jobsite with the concrete.
Propex Operating Co. 888-437-3423. www.fibermesh.com.
Transmission selector controls movement
The new four-axle Terex FD4000 front-discharge mixer features an 11-yd. drum with 46-in. discharge opening, and durable 3/16-in.-thick AR230 Brinell shell. The Total Control System, an electric-over-hydraulic system, offers a transmission selector to control truck movement once onsite.
Terex Roadbuilding. 405-787-6020. www.terexrb.com.
Lightweight mixer drum
The new lightweight integrated mixer uses a proprietary high-strength steel formulated for concrete mixers. The new design will deliver almost 2000-pound weight savings versus comparable steel mixers. It will be available on the WorkStar and PayStar chassis.
Continental Mfg. Co. 888-727-8719. http://continentalmixers.com.
Strong, durable cab
The new 114SD severe duty mixer features key weightsaving components and flexibility. Standard features include 114-in. BBC aluminum day cab, a strong and durable cab and hood, halogen composite headlights, and air rear cab mounts.
Freightliner. 503-245-8000. http://www.freightlinertrucks.com.
More torque and horsepower
The manufacturer's ISX11.9 engine has 14% more clutch engagement torque and more horsepower than the ISM engine it replaces. Choose from eight vocational ratings specifically engineered to handle mixers and other work trucks.
Cummins Engine Co. Inc. 800-343-7357. http://www.cummins.com.