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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46 • November 2018 www.concreteproducts.com Odenton, Md.-based FTC Aggregate Supply tabled standard specs for its first 2018 dump fleet addition, enlisting The Pete Store and J&J Truck Bodies to design a workhorse celebrating 15 years of sand, gravel or stone deliveries to builders, contractors and con- crete producers. The Landover, Md., Peterbilt dealer and Somerset, Pa., body builder served up one of the more muscular on/off-road dumps working any Interstate 95 corridor from Maine to Florida. "This truck recognizes our 15 th anniversary and a driver who has been with us almost since day one," says FTC owner Jeff Ferguson. "The initial thought for an anniversary model was to rehab our first truck. After talking to the dealer about this year's orders, we decided to start with a vehicle outfitted as a company show- piece with anniversary banner." Driver Ed Carroll, he adds, takes extremely good care of his trucks, and ensures that Truck #135 is in the best of hands. FTC Aggregate's main dump spec starts with a Peterbilt 367. Truck #135 emerged from a different track: "The Pete Store had a commitment for one of the more owner-operator type models to be displayed at the Mid-America Trucking Show (Louisville) before delivery to Maryland," notes Ferguson. "We picked the truck with the biggest engine and all the bells and whistles. The dealer then worked with J&J to build a dump that would turn heads. The first I saw of it was on the Mid-America Show floor." COVER STORY BY DON MARSH Vehicular Muscle Veteran driver Ed Carroll (left) had cause to smile when Jeff Ferguson introduced him to Truck #135, powered by a Cummins X15 with top 605 hp rating. Months into a schedule of primarily longer hauls that are easier on chrome and polished aluminum than shorter, off-road deliveries, Carroll has demonstrated why he was assigned the amped up 15th anniversary workhorse, shown at top with a tarp reserved for appearances at truck shows, demonstrations or parades. PHOTO: FTC Aggregate Supply EQUIPMENT PHOTOS: Concrete Products

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