Concrete Products

NOV 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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54 • November 2017 Built of durable PVC, the WashoutPRO offers 150 gallons of mixer truck or pump material or water discharge capacity. The 63- x 12-in. vessel folds to 14- x 14- x 12-in. and is available with a separate rain-shedding cover. Product joins a line of concrete-grade vessels, including WashoutPRO series pans, fabricated from ¼-in. and 7-gauge steel plate in five 127- to 441-gal. sizes, from 5-ft. x 4-ft. x 14-in. to 6- x 6- x 2-ft.; and, Pop Up or Instant Containment models made of polyester-reinforced PVC. — Washout Pan, San Diego, 323/963-4117;, Washout vessel INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS After showing initial, road-ready models at ConExpo-Con/Agg earlier this year, Continental Mixers has formally opened the order book for the Thoroughbred mixer, capable of hauling 10 yd. of concrete under the federal bridge formula. Company engineers bill the model as "a solution that provides the highest stability, productivity, and reliability in the industry" and representing an "innovative approach to the issues of ruggedness and weight savings." "We are pleased to offer another great option to meet the unique needs of the ready-mix industry," says Continental Mixers President Frank Busicchia. "We are committed to working together with our customers and chassis suppliers to innovate in ways that are mean- ingful to the industry." "Our customers and their drivers have really been great to work with on this project," notes Vice President of Sales Rickie Grooms. "The feedback we have gotten first hand from drivers has really convinced us that we got the spec right." Configured with six axles, he adds, the Thoroughbred Mixer has better performance off road and on the jobsite than a comparable bridge truck. When backing down a grade, or powering through a muddy track, the truck's stable weight platform allows the driver to maximize productivity while staying in full control. — Conti- nental Mixers/Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings, Cynthiana, Ky., 859/234-1100 Continental engineers its own breed of bridge mixer The Thoroughbred Mixer's rear lift axle equates to fewer moving parts and simplified operation compared to a conventional bridge-type model with lifting arms. The axle design and Continental's lightweight mixer drum equip producers in bridge formula states to haul up to 10 yards.

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