Concrete Products

JUN 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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Page 56 of 61 June 2018 • 53 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS A polyethylene drum, easy to transport and simple to clean, joins the UltraMix mortar mixer line. Available in 6- or 8-cu.-ft. sizes, it is made from a high-density, ½-in.-thick, polyethylene resin, which provides a durable solution for mixing applications. The Kohler engine-powered UltraMix lineup delivers the ultimate in mixing performance, product engineers contend, citing an exclu- sive symmetrical drum and patented paddle configuration. The design fosters paddle and drum contact with the mortar, and an exclusive paddle design moves the mix along horizontal and circular paths. The reinforced paddle rubber features two layers of woven fabric for added strength, minimizing tearing and increasing service life. Additionally, the UltraMix line is also equipped with solid steel dump handles and a high-strength telescoping axle. The latter allows the wheels to adjust from a towing width to under 36 inches, enabling the unit to easily pass through a door or gate opening. — Toro Co., Bloomington, Minn., Polyethylene mixer drum Material handling equipment manufacturer's newest offering bears a safe, easy-to-use electric propulsion system, requiring no certification, and 24V rating to easily move up to 750-lb. loads indoors or outdoors. The Motorized Hopper Cart suits bulky and oversized loads. With three different tub sizes and wheel options, users can customize the cart for their spe- cific application. Tub contents can be dumped by pushing up on the handles bars or the hinged tub can be lifted manually. The electric motor provides speeds up to 3 mph, and a "push-too-fast" feature ensures no runaway by slowing the unit, even when the brake is manually released. Batteries pro- vide six hours of continuous or nine-plus hours intermittent use, and charge in three to six hours. The propulsion system's regenerative braking slows down the load when the operator reduces throttle input, even on ramps or inclines. When the variable-speed throttle is released, it automatically returns to zero, and the parking brake automatically engages. — Magline Inc., Standish, Mich., 800/624-5463; www. Motorized hopper cart

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