A Kenworth T880S bridge formula mixer chassis, recently sold during online bidding, will provide a major contribution to the RMC Research & Education Foundation, thanks to Kenworth, McNeilus, NorCal Kenworth and other participating Kenworth supplier partners, according to an announcement.
The Kenworth T880S with set-forward front axle is the configuration for mixer customers required to comply with federal bridge formulas. The T880S features a Paccar MX-11 engine rated at 430 hp and 1,650 lb.-ft. of torque, and a McNeilus Bridgemaster 11 cubic yard mixer. The McNeilus mixer body has the latest innovations for operator assurance, and is equipped with a M80 Series Drum, FLEX Controls, PRECO radar detection system, back-up camera and automatic washout system. The T880S will be on display in the Kenworth booth (#633) at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) ConcreteWorks Sept. 29- Oct. 1 in National Harbor, Md.
Other contributing supplier sponsors of equipment for the Kenworth T880S are Meritor (axles), Hendrickson (rear suspension), Watson & Chalin (lift axle), Alcoa (wheels), Bridgestone (tires) and Allison Transmission (transmission). The T880S was provided by Kenworth and NorCal Kenworth and was purchased by Concrete Supply Co. in Charlotte, N.C. Henry Batten, Concrete Supply chairman and CEO, serves as chairman of the RMC Research & Education Foundation. One hundred percent of the net proceeds go to the foundation.
“We’re grateful to Kenworth, McNeilus and the other companies that contributed to this donation, and we’re proud as Concrete Supply to be the winning bidder to help make the contribution a reality. The RMC Research & Education Foundation is a critical industry asset that is putting science and credibility behind our industry’s product and helping us to develop a world-class workforce through education,” Batten says. “This donation will go a long way toward maintaining the foundation as a lasting resource for the industry’s continued success and growth.”
Julie Garbini, executive director of the RMC Research & Education Foundation, says, “This is a very generous donation that will support our efforts to increase quality, sustainability and professionalism in the ready mixed concrete industry through research and education. We thank Kenworth, McNeilus and NorCal Kenworth and all the other trucking industry participants that helped make this donation possible.”
Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director, adds, “The RMC Research & Education Foundation does excellent work in support of the concrete and construction industry. This was a great project for Kenworth and its partners, and we appreciate their participation. We thank Concrete Supply Co. for purchasing the Kenworth T880S mixer and helping to trigger the resulting donation to the foundation.”
Jesus Crespo, McNeilus vice president and general manager, concrete mixers, says, “We recognize the importance of the RMC Research & Education Foundation’s efforts to improve and advance the concrete industry. We’re glad we can show our support with this joint donation to the cause.”