Tag: concrete mixer

A concrete mixer (also commonly called a cement mixer) is a device that homogeneously combines cement, aggregate such as sand or gravel, and water to form concrete. A typical concrete mixer uses a revolving drum to mix the components. For smaller volume works portable concrete mixers are often used so that the concrete can be made at the construction site, giving the workers ample time to use the concrete before it hardens. An alternative to a machine is mixing concrete by hand. This is usually done in a wheelbarrow; however, several companies have recently begun to sell modified tarps for this purpose.

Autocar Trucks Announces Customer-Focused Sales Leadership

Autocar Trucks Announces Customer-Focused Sales Leadership

HAGERSTOWN, Indiana (January 4, 2016) – Autocar Trucks today announced the addition of two senior leaders to support its customers in vocational markets.

Stan Mikalonis joins Autocar as Senior Vice President, Business & Market Development, and will focus on supporting Autocar’s customers in the refuse and recycling markets. Stan brings over

How Trackout and Wheel-Washing Systems Can Improve Profitability

How Trackout and Wheel-Washing Systems Can Improve Profitability

Contractors who use trackout cleanup equipment such as automatic wheel-washing systems merely to comply with environmental site regulations may be taking the wrong approach. Plenty of reasons exist for “taking the high road” and adopting these systems—namely minimizing operating costs, which can allow for more competitive bidding, and maintaining a

Beyond Compliance

Beyond Compliance

Contractors who use trackout cleanup equipment such as automatic wheel-washing systems merely to comply with environmental site regulations may be taking the wrong approach. Plenty of reasons exist for “taking the high road” and adopting these systems—namely minimizing operating costs, which can allow for more competitive bidding, and maintaining a

Denver Ballpark Employs Fast Mats

Denver Ballpark Employs Fast Mats

GEOTERRA® GTO Mats were called to action by Denver’s Park Department to support heavy equipment across a city park’s baseball outfield to install new lights. The goal was to protect the turf from damage under loading from heavy vehicles and equipment required to drill and set the 80 ft. tall

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

Engine developments top the news of construction trucks these days. For one thing, there may be a natural-gas powered truck in your future. Engine builders and truck manufacturers alike have developed natural gas engines for vocational trucks and are pressing ahead to expand the technology’s use.

Natural gas offers the benefits

Beating a Winter Deadline

Construction technology is getting so advanced that once-novel capabilities such as state-of-the-art measurement precision and fast-track scheduling are becoming the rule rather than the exception. A case in point is a new $28 million police station for the Village of Hoffman Estates, IL, located about 30 miles northwest of Chicago,

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