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Kimble Ramps Up Front Discharge Glider, New Model Program

Kimble is adding to its rear-discharge concrete mixer offering a front-discharge glider package, available by mid-year, and a new front model scheduled for fourth quarter 2010 rollout

Sources: Kimble Mixer Co., New Philadelphia, Ohio; CP staff

Kimble is adding to its rear-discharge concrete mixer offering a front-discharge glider package, available by mid-year, and a new front model scheduled for fourth quarter 2010 rollout. The manufacturer is preparing a MayÒSeptember demonstration of four- and six-axle glider trucks for producers in about 15 states. Since the glider can use wheels, engines and driveline components from old front mixers, finished units can be delivered at 50Ò75 percent of the cost of a new mixer truck, depending on existing partsÌ condition. Gliders and new front-discharge vehicles will be built alongside existing rear models in a 130,000-sq.-ft. operation Kimble opened in 2008 for its concrete and Custom Chassis business.

Assisting in the front-discharge mixer program are three concrete truck veterans, each formerly of Terex Advance, who recently joined Kimble Mixer: Steve Howard, Atlantic Seaboard sales manager; Rob Turner, Midwestern sales manager; and, Gary Koomler, Glider Program coordinator.