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Kenworth offers tips for spec’ing ready-mix mixers

Oct. 27, 2015
Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director, offers five tips ready-mix haulers should follow when they spec their next truck.

For ready-mix haulers, spec’ing a mixer truck starts with the body. The drum’s payload capacity, discharge opening, chutes, hydraulic systems, load-distributing tag axles, and other features largely determine the vehicle’s allowable payload and how productive a truck can be on any given workday.

For productivity over the life of the truck, however, you should broaden your view to include the powertrain, cab, and chassis specs.

“The truck OEM provides the combination of power, durability, maneuverability, and low tare weight you need regardless of the body you choose,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. He offers five tips ready-mix haulers should follow when they spec their next truck.