Increasing productivity of cement mixer trucks
Published by Jonathan Rowland,
Eduric Concreteria, a leading concrete company in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, has increased its productivity and profitability through its fleet of 15 concrete mixer trucks equipped with automatic Allison transmissions.
“For curb production, the concrete mixer equipped with the automatic transmission yields 20% more than those with manual transmissions in terms of transported volume,” said Sidnei Pereira, Commercial Manager for Eduric. “Both carry 5 m3 of concrete, but the automatic performs more constant and progressive work for more productivity per cubic meter unloaded.”
For concrete transportation, the trucks equipped with fully automatic Allison transmissions have also proven to be more effective. “For concrete delivery on a daily basis, regardless of route, the automatics exceed the productivity of manual trucks by more than 10%,” said Pereira. “Obviously, that has a significant impact on our business both in direct cost and bottom line results.”
The Allison 3000 Series transmission has also improved Eduric’s fuel economy, with a steady consumption in any traffic or driver conditions, differently from the manuals, highly influenced by the environment and frequently consuming more than the automatic per concrete ton transported.
Eduric’s experience with the Allison Automatics also includes reduced maintenance costs. “We have used automatic trucks since 2003 and haven’t had any problems with our transmissions,” said Pereira.
When considering all of the advantages of an Allison transmission, Pereira points out the profitability benefit for Eduric. “Obviously, with more productivity, we earn more money. But, most importantly, the more we increase productivity, the more we reduce fixed costs and increase profits.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/product-news/03032017/increasing-productivity-of-cement-mixer-trucks/
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