Concrete Products

MAY 2017

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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46 • May 2017 FEATURE TRUCKS & COMPONENTS Unveiled at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's fall 2016 ConcreteWorks conference, the Kenworth T880S recently entered full production, and trucks are rolling down the assembly line to fill cur- rent orders. The W900S successor is Kenworth's newest configuration and features a set-forward front axle. "The T880S is well-suited for truck operators in ready-mix, dump and mobile crane applications where every incremental pound of pay- load delivered contributes directly to the bottom line," says Kenworth Assistant General Manager for Sales & Marketing Kevin Baney. The model arrives in the midst of an excellent vocational vehicle market, KENWORTH TRUCK CO. | T880S • ALLISON, BENDIX SPECS Early Kenworth T880S models bearing Con-Tech BridgeKing mixers made 2017 World of Concrete and ConExpo-Con/Agg stops prior to Okla- homa (above) and Missouri (opposite page) field duty. The Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program is now standard on Kenworth T880 and T680 trac- tors. Bendix ESP meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's new electronic stability control (ESC) technology mandate, which goes into effect this August, on Class 8 tractors with tandem drive axles. T880 and T680 customers will receive the Bendix 4S/4M configuration, which has four sensors and four modulators, and includes Smart ATC Automatic Traction Control and ESP. Full stability technology is designed to help stabilize the vehicle during loss of control on dry, wet, snow and ice-covered roadways. In addition to using sensors that monitor lateral accelera- tion, as found on some roll-only systems, the Bendix ESP system also uses sensors to monitor steering angle and vehicle direction. This allows for detection of a vehicle's impending loss of stability and automatic intervention through STABILITY STANDARD engine dethrottling and selective application of tractor steer and drive axle brakes, along with trailer brakes—helping the driver to maintain control of the vehicle in a variety of situations. Nearly 500,000 Bendix ESP systems have been delivered since their debut over a decade ago. PHOTOS: Concrete Products

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