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WatsonA 20,000-lb., self-steering axle and lift suspension system, the SL-2065 is the latest addition to the company's Tru-Track family. Weighing in at 1,327 lbs., the SL-2065 maintains the durability and features of the Tru-Track series by delivering maneuverability with an industry-leading 25-degree wheel cut, product engineers note. It is compatible with a 445/65R22.5 tire and has an air-disc brake option.
A parallelogram design provides a 27-in. packaging space, allowing for easier configurations, and is offered in ride height from 8-in. to 13-in. The SL-2065 also features maintenance-free Huck fasteners; 12-in. axle travel; narrow 89 drum face for increased body clearance; reverse lock-out kit availability; dual self-centering stabilizers; air ride, air lift; fabricated axle; preset caster; and, pre-plumbed options. — 800/445-0736;

Ready Blast loosens drum buildup in Mid-Atlantic fleets
High-pressure water blasting contractor P. Wingate Services recently launched a mixer drum cleaning service for ready mixed producers from Connecticut to North Carolina. The company uses water only in a blasting machine operating at up to 20,000 psi to remove hardened concrete from drum wall and fins—no worker entry in drums required. On a front discharge mixer with normal concrete buildup, the blast time is around 75 minutes; extreme amounts of concrete can require another 15–20 minutes. — Ready Blast/Wingate Services, Dublin, Pa., 215/795-0444;