Small load suitor Ernest Industries fields 2-yd. Shortstop

Sources: Ernest Industries, Springfield, Ohio; CP staff

Ernest Industries teamed with Isuzu Motors America for a ConExpo-Con/Agg & IFPE debut of the Shortstop 2 Concrete Mixer. Mounted on a Class 5 Isuzu NRR cabover, the 2-yd., 19,000-lb. GVW model is configured for ready mixed producers, concrete contractors or municipalities seeking to economize small load deliveries. The Shortstop 2 has an 8.5 ft. to 9 ft. charge height, with optional extension for loading at a ready mixed plant; 25- x 22-in. charge hopper; 24-in. discharge chute with one fold over for 7-ft. reach; 80-gal. water tank; and, 20-hp gasoline engine powering a hydraulic motor and pump for a 22:1 planetary drum drive. The Isuzu Motors-hosted Ernest Shortstop 2 was the sole road-ready vehicle among International Fluid Power Exposition booths.