Concrete Products

NOV 2018

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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www.concreteproducts.com November 2018 • 15 A milestone, technology-laden Bridgemaster that McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing Co. dis- played at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's ConcreteWorks conference out- side Washington, D.C., has been dispatched to Washington State, joining the fleet of the CalPortland Co. Glacier Northwest business. Taking stock of the company's 100,000 th mixer truck, McNeilus Vice President and Gen- eral Manager Jesus Crespo noted, "This is a tribute to the legacy our people have built over more than five decades. From design and engineering to manufacturing and sales, this organization has worked hard to create trucks that lead the industry and deliver solid added value for our customers." "We've been a McNeilus customer for decades and it's an honor to be a part of this production milestone," adds CalPort- land Vice President of Asset Services Steve Mitchell. "It's always a big event when we get a new truck with the latest equipment and technology." The Bridgemaster mixer was mounted on a Kenworth T880S and finished at the NEWS SCOPE READY MIXED 100,000 th McNeilus mixer bound for CalPortland's Glacier Northwest fleet manufacturer's Minnesota flagship facility just ahead of the late-September Concrete- Works gathering. It is equipped with the FLEX Controls package, allowing more pre- cise mixing; Automatic Washout System, saving operator time by virtually eliminating the need to access the top of the mixer for cleaning; Hydraulic Chute Assist, designed to keep the operator away from foldover action; Preco Electronic radar sensors for collision avoidance; three-camera Street Smart Vision; M80 Series Drum, augment- ing mixing efficiency by moving the center of gravity down; and, GradeMaster, which automatically adjusts drum speed when the vehicle is on an incline.

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