Automated mixer drum cleaning raises safety levels, maximizes payload

Experience in mixer truck fleet management has shown how concrete build up on drum walls and fins equates to tons of waste material accompanying daily deliveries and unnecessary fuel consumption. As an alternative to chipping and ultra-high pressure washing, the namesake cleaning system of Walter Gerätebau GmbH is based on the principle of early high-pressure application. It entails just the…

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Mixer drum, towering manhole frame Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit

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Sources: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; CP staff

Three ubiquitous concrete elements, one ready mixed and two precast, anchor a Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago plaza exhibit running through July 2016. Dubbed MCA Chicago Plaza Project Alexandre da Cunha, 2015, it features the Brazilian artist’s Mix (Americana), a painted mixer drum on loan from a New York gallery, plus Figurehead and Biscuit, two new “works” from Evanston, Ill.-based drainage products operator, Concrete Specialties Co.

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Cat dealer-aligned Weiler rolls out namesake mixer truck


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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