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10-YD. Legal: Chaney Inaugurates Continental Lightweight Mixer

continental-mainChaney Enterprises of Waldorf, Md., took delivery of Continental Mixers’ first production lightweight drum last month, following return of the truck from the ConExpo-Con/Agg show floor. Compared to mixers in its existing fleet, the 10.5-yd. drum’s approximately 2,000-lb. weight savings enables the producer to legally haul 10 yd. in Maryland. The lightweight Continental drum helps offset extra weight from the Granite’s EPA 2010 diesel power exhaust treatment package.

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2011 Fleet Graphics

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The Fleet Graphics Awards, sponsored by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Concrete Products, takes place once every three years, coinciding with ConExpo-Con/ Agg. This award program highlights the industry’s best ready-mixed truck paint and decal designs. Additionally, the competition is a way to recognize those companies that promote professionalism and positive public image in the industry through ingenuity.

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Truck & Components

McNeilus250x150Will any future ConExpo-Con/Agg feature a comparable level of ready mixed and aggregate delivery equipment debuts on par with the 2011 show? New alliances among truck manufacturers and mixer body builders, coupled with widespread roll out of 2010 EPA-compliant diesel power and exhaust treatment packages, made the late-March Las Vegas gathering a turning point for the industry’s fleet. Even though a normal level of mixer and dump truck sales might be 12 to 30 months away, the message from OEM and body builders gearing up for the decade: Game on.

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