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Market gains augment Kenworth’s timely T880 series build out

Kenworth Truck hosted a mid-summer gathering for concrete, equipment and trucking publications to showcase T880 series models, geared to concrete mixer, dump and other vocational market applications. Between company headquarters and a demonstration track in Kirkland and Snoqualmie, Wash., Kenworth management, marketing and engineering staff reflected on a favorable truck market outlook; customers’ embrace of the set back axle T880, well positioned after three years on the market and much on track to succeed the longstanding T800 model; solid response to the T880S, a set forward axle version introduced at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017; Paccar MX engine and powertrain components’ increasing traction among T880 and T660 series deliveries; and, two proprietary front axles joining the Paccar Powertrain program.

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Campbell Concrete cuts wall, fin residual build up with DrumBlaster

A charter DrumBlaster Daily Washout System that Brisbane, Australia, developers unveiled two years ago for ready mixed concrete fleet demonstrations in Sydney and The Netherlands has been fine tuned and prepared for the global market.

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Insulated architectural precast panels: Value beyond building

Savvy builders know the true value of a building product must consider a combination of the purchase price, installation cost, and possible long-term operational savings it provides to the owner during the life cycle. At Enterprise Precast Concrete of Texas, Operations Manager Scott Davis is certain that a high-performance building envelope is one of the wisest investments that can be made on any commercial construction project, regardless of client or purpose.

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Filter Press, Reclaimer Round Up

Concrete plant/yard space limitations, tightening storm and process water management rules, escalating waste-concrete hauling and disposal costs, and sustainability-driven water recycling measures are prompting more producers to invest in mix reclaiming and slurry filter press equipment. Concrete Products visits key players in both categories.

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BASF engineers synthetic hybrid fiber as steel alternative

MasterFiber MAC 360 FF, a new synthetic hybrid fiber developed to meet the performance targets of contractors, concrete producers and engineers, strengthens plastic concrete to minimize shrinkage and settlement cracking, while augmenting hardened slabs and structures’ post-crack flexural toughness.

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