Preserving Arlington Memorial Bridge

Terex FD3000 Mixer Features Improved Concrete Discharge

Mon April 02, 2007 - National Edition
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The Terex FD3000 3-axle-front-discharge mixer from Terex Roadbuilding — formerly marketed under the Advance brand name — features improved concrete discharge, operator comfort, reliability, drum control and safety.

With its 10-cu. yd. (7.6 cu. m) payload — 10.5 and 11 cu. yd. (8 and 8.4 cu. m) also are available, the FD3000 boasts a larger, 46-in. (117 cm) paving drum design for better low slump concrete discharge and more consistent high slump material flow, according to the manufacturer.

The FD3000 features Terex’s new total control system for drum operation control. The ergonomically-designed Eaton RE: Control integrates drum rotation, speed and start/stop into a single, smaller joystick.

Hydraulic demand flow has been engineered so that the operator can steer the truck while pumping concrete at the same time. Outside drum controls are now located on the side of the truck rather than in front for safer operation.

The truck’s new cab design includes 25 percent more arm and shoulder working room for greater operator comfort. Its optional instructor’s seat mounts inside the cab, rather than attaching to the outside, better protecting the trainer.

The larger front windshield, rubber mounted with a “quick change” design, angles in toward the driver, keeping the safety glass cleaner and reducing the chance for accidental breakage.

An Allison RDS4500 Gen IV transmission is fully integrated into the FD3000 ready-mix truck. With its Marmon-Herrington planetary front drive axle, this six-wheel drive truck offers better on-site traction.

A Hendrickson Primaax air-ride tandem suspension improves operator comfort over extended shifts and reduces operating stresses on vehicle components. A Meritor dual-drive tandem axle with DCDL features a 46,000-lb. (20,865 kg) capacity, while the front drive axle offers a 22,00-lb. (9,979 kg) capacity.

The FD3000 mixer truck includes a Safety Vision video camera mounted on the rear of the truck for safer, easier backing out of the job site. AR 400 Brinell steel drum wear plates extend wear life by 30 percent over traditional steel drums, according to the manufacturer.

An on-board, SAE-Certified 120 psi (8.3 bar) water tank delivers fast and easy clean-up.

For more information, call 405/491-2344 or visit www.terexrb.com.