Concrete Products

MAY 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 May 2018 • 45 FEATURE TRUCKS & COMPONENTS Company underscored its depth of models and powertrain packages for mixer, dump, concrete pump and other vocational customers in truck line ups at this year's World of Concrete and Work Truck Show. "Whether we're developing new powertrain technologies or work- ing with bodybuilders to make the upfitting process as efficient as possible, our priority is to provide the right solutions for customers' applications," says Freightliner and Detroit Components Director of Product Marketing Kelly Gedert. "Detroit components are designed to work together for optimized efficiency. Regardless of the applica- tion, Detroit has powerful solutions that positively impact customers' bottom lines. We have made significant investments to extend pow- ertrain offerings to provide customers the best solution for their business needs." The Detroit DD8 was added earlier this year, increasing Freightliner M2 106, 108SD and 114SD model engine options. "The introduction was the natural next step in expanding our product portfolio," explains Detroit Component Sales General Manager Scott Kuebler. Among top DD8 features, he notes, are maintenance intervals up to three times longer than the competition; and, variable exhaust cam phasing, used at low engine speeds to increase exhaust temperatures and increase uptime by reducing the need for manual regenerations. "The DD8 is built for performance with features that meet the needs of specialized segments," affirms Detroit Powertrain and Component Product Marketing Manager Brian Daniels. "A big dif- ferentiator for the Detroit brand is the Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostics system, available as standard on DD8 engines. Vir- tual Technician helps fleets make informed service decisions within minutes of an engine or aftertreatment fault event." — www.freight- liner.com; www.DemandDetroit.com FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS | MEDIUM, HD POWER; SD SERIES "The DD8 engine provides superior value in key areas such as service intervals, durability, reliability, warranty and fuel economy," contends Daimler Trucks North America head of Powertrain Engineering Rakesh Aneja. The new engine is shown here, flanking (from left) the DD13, DD15 and DD16. All are manufactured in Redford, Mich., alongside the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission and Detroit axles. ProAll Manufacturing volumetric mixer, mounted on a DD8-powered Freightliner 108SD set-back axle model. Alliance Concrete Pump-bearing Freightliner 114SD with twin steer front axle.

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