Mixer- and dump-ready T480 leads new Kenworth Medium Duty Series

As a smaller companion to its T880 flagship model for construction materials delivery, Kenworth Truck has added a light Class 8 vehicle. The T480’s 107.5-in. or 109.5-in. bumper to back of cab length nets concrete mixer or dump packages for operators in urban markets or other environments where site conditions necessitate tight turning radius capability. Like companion Class 5-7 models…

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General contractor reinvents dry mix preparation with mechanical verve

Sources: Steele House Industries, Novato, Calif.; CP staff Continuing a show tradition where tradesmen spawn the best new mousetraps for batching, mixing, placing or finishing concrete, northern California general contractor Stephen Steele arrived at World of Concrete 2021 with a mechanical marvel bound to challenge conventional methods for preparing packaged concrete, mortar or grout. 

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Mixer- and dump-grade T480 tops Kenworth medium duty series

Sources: Kenworth Truck, Kirkland, Wash.; CP staff As a smaller companion to its T880 flagship model for construction and other vocational applications, Kenworth has added a light Class 8 truck whose 107-in. or 109.5-in. bumper to back of cab length nets concrete mixer or dump packages for operators in urban markets or other environments where site conditions necessitate tight turning…

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Clean diesel programs benefit concrete mixer fleets

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The formulation of diesel fuel and its preferred method of combustion in diesel engines have undergone a number of significant changes in the past decade. These changes present a series of new challenges for fleet operators, such as those in the ready-mix concrete business, who must satisfy their demands if they are to keep fleets rolling and out of the maintenance bay.

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Cat dealer-aligned Weiler rolls out namesake mixer truck

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Sources: CP staff; Weiler Inc., Knoxville, Iowa

A manufacturer of asphalt paving machines for Caterpillar dealers worldwide, whose contract production log includes a decade of concrete mixer drum system deliveries, has expanded its branded lines. After acquiring a mixer system design and intellectual property, Weiler is now offering turnkey truck production, showing its first model at the Caterpillar World of Concrete 2015 booth.

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