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Fri January 31, 2014 - National Edition
Boasting a long 206-in. (523.2 cm) wheelbase and 391-in. (993.1 cm) front axle to hydraulic tag axle span to meet Federal Bridge Formula standards, the Terex FDB6000 front discharge mixer truck now features barrel paddles inside the 11 cu. yd. (8.4 cu m) mixer drum's rear to minimize concrete clumping. This improves mix consistency and the quality of concrete delivered to the job site.
The truck on display during World of Concrete featured a Marmon-Herrington front axle that offers a generous 42 degree wheel cut. The truck's steering system takes full advantage of this wheel cut to reduce fully loaded turning radius to just 68 ft. (20.7 m), improving onsite maneuverability and concrete delivery efficiency.
New LED daytime running headlamps and work lights on the FDB6000 mixer truck help to improve truck visibility during the daytime hours as well as at night. Its new 360 degree video camera records and stores video from the truck's perimeter and makes entering/exiting a job site much easier.
“The system,” said Rick Simone, national field service manager of Terex Construction, “also provides video documentation of truck deliveries for our customers.”
Inside the FDB6000 truck's cab, drivers will appreciate the new heated and adjustable seat that improves operator comfort and efficiency. From inside the cab, the driver can quickly fill the 200-gal. (757 L) aluminum water tank via the automated air/electric in-cab water-add valve. The newly designed instrument dashboard with logical gauge positioning increases operating efficiency.
The front fender and bumpers of the Terex FDB6000 mixer truck feature a friction coating to better resist rock chips for increased component longevity. Two wide “grip” steps are incorporated into the roadside front fender to safely provide direct access to the cab. A third hanging flexible step and staircase type railing provide easy three-point cab entry for the driver.
The MTU Series 1300 (DD 13) diesel engine with 450 hp (336 kW) and 1,550 ft.-lb. (2,102 nm) torque powers the show FDB6000 mixer truck. Multiple MTU as well as Cummins diesel and Clean CNG engine power options are available to meet customer and market needs. An Allison 6-speed automatic transmission features Smart-Control technology that improves shifting performance and increases fuel economy.
The Watson & Chalin 13k hydraulic tag axle, which helps the truck to meet Federal Bridge Formula standards, is controlled by a single lift axle control module (LACM) to improve system reliability and servicing ease. The truck's simplified brake/air system includes few connections for less air leakage potential. And the truck can be equipped with Telematics to help customers with fleet management, maintenance reminders and service alerts.
Built in Fort Wayne, Ind., specifically for World of Concrete 2016, the FDB6000 mixer truck boasts special options such as chromed water tank, toolbox, hub caps and nuts, and exhaust. “We have built two new trucks specifically to show the various options available for Terex front discharge mixer trucks,” said Dave Rinas, director of sales & marketing of Terex Construction. “From different trim packages to cold-weather packages to special options, Terex has a lot to offer our customers.”
For more information, visit www.terex.com/construction.