At this week's World of Concrete trade show, Navistar's Continental Mixers, LLC continued its commitment to the construction segment with the industry's most diversified, integrated mixer truck product line-up and an array of innovative service solutions that deliver real results to a customer's bottom line.
"In just two short years, Continental Mixers has made tremendous progress to meet the diverse needs of ready-mix customers with the most extensive line-up of fully integrated mixer products in the industry," said Steve Guillaume, general manager, Continental Mixers. "With a comprehensive dealer support network, customer-focused service offerings and innovative cement suspension technologies, Continental Mixers continues to raise the bar for concrete producers."
Continental Mixers Front Discharge Mixer
Following last year's announcement of a new front discharge mixer product offering, Navistar engineers completed extensive product test and validation processes to ensure the highest levels of quality, reliability and durability. Fully integrated with International truck chassis components and MaxxForce brand big bore diesel engines, the new Continental Mixers front discharge mixer is ready for customer orders.
"Our launch of an integrated front discharge mixer is yet another step for Continental Mixers to provide a complete portfolio of product solutions for our customers," added Guillaume. "By integrating the chassis and powertrain from our commercial vehicles we're able to offer a machine with unparalleled performance, reliability, and durability backed by an expansive network that understands how to support both mixers and vocational chassis."
The new Continental Mixers front discharge mixers offer fully integrated MaxxForce 13 big bore power with up to 430 horsepower. In addition, the new front discharge mixer incorporates a new drum design for best-in-class charge and discharge and is Truck Mixer Manufacturer's Bureau (TMMB) certified.
Utilizing MaxxForce Advanced EGR emissions technology, these front discharge mixers will deliver a significant weight advantage with no need for liquid urea tanks or SCR aftertreatment offered by competitive products. The front discharge mixer will be sold and serviced through Continental Mixers dealers who will also provide parts support and unparalleled chassis service expertise.
New, Lightweight Integrated Mixer
Continental Mixers also showcased an all-new lightweight integrated mixer which utilizes a proprietary high-strength steel specifically formulated for concrete mixers. This new design will deliver a nearly 2,000-pound weight savings versus comparably spec'd steel mixers.
"With this lightweight mixer, we are changing the weight game in the mixer business," added Guillaume. "We've developed a product that provides our customers with significant weight savings in a 10.5 yard mixer, while maintaining all the benefits of a conventional steel mixer."
These new lightweight mixers include the optional ZF gearbox which integrates the hydraulic pump in the gearbox housing. In addition, multiple barrel sizes are available to meet customer requirements. The new lightweight mixers are available on both International WorkStar and International PayStar chassis.
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