Announced in late 2012 and formally launched at this year's World of Concrete, the standard Pro Series and booster axle Bridge Maxx Series mixer truck models position placing-equipment mainstay Putzmeister America deeper in the concrete supply chain.
Both the Pro and Bridge Maxx Series mixers feature large drum openings—standard 43-in. discharge or 47-in. paver discharge—and 3/16-in. wall thickness. At ¼-in. thick, the head is one-piece pressed, dished, 78 in. in diameter, and of AR 200 steel construction. One-piece, pressed blades have weep holes for easy cleaning.
Each mixer model is equipped with the Ergonic Mix Control (EMC), a fully programmable system that balances engine speed with hydraulic pump output to achieve the optimum drum speed, reduce vessel wear and save fuel. Minimum and maximum drum speeds are programmable to batch plant preference. While the EMC can operate in either a manual or automatic mode, programmed interlocks ensure the mixer always operates safely and efficiently. A dash-mounted monitor shows key operating parameters along with warning lights and alarms.
Additionally, the Pro and Bridge Maxx Series have a durable, yet light transmission; fully hydraulic control; high-strength modular construction; and, large platform for increased work space. The latter model's booster axle has hydraulic suspension powered by a pressure-compensating, variable-displacement pump for axle loading consistency, reduced frame stress, and safer highway travel.
"The inclusion of ready mix trucks in our equipment portfolio is a natural extension," says Putzmeister America CEO Dave Adams. "We already provide customers with technologically advanced concrete pumps, and we're confident our new ready mix trucks will deliver one more solution to their job site challenges." — 262/886-3200;
Mixer program chief
Putzmeister America has named Roger Anderson sales and marketing manager for the concrete mixer line. His responsibilities will include direct equipment sales; establishing the regional salespeople in North America and Latin America; and, coordinating marketing activities. With nearly 35 years of experience selling construction machinery, Anderson previously worked for SANY America. He will be based at the Wisconsin headquarters.