Prinoth and McNeilus collaborate to produce off-road concrete mixer
The main benefits of this collaboration are time and cost considerations. Concrete is a perishable product, so time is of the essence once you start mixing. A tracked mixer allows vehicles to quickly and easily move through soft soils or rugged terrain to get to jobsites almost or entirely inaccessible by a standard vehicle.
Engineering teams from both companies collaborated on this unique project, each adapting their equipment to suit the application and maximize mixer capacities while maintaining stability for an off-road application.
To achieve the appropriate levels, PRINOTH developed a special chassis while McNeilus developed a custom mixer body. The PRINOTH PANTHER T16's dropped frame chassis was a key design element to lower the overall height of the off-road rubber tracked mixer.
By reducing the overall height, the centre of gravity is lower, which ensures great levels of stability and off-road performance. These modifications were necessary to allow moving the vehicle from one job site to another on a trailer without requiring special transportation permits.
McNeilus designed the mixer body for this project to maximize payload and create an easy mounting process to the chassis. Specifically, special considerations were taken to customize hydraulic components and design routings to fit the new chassis. The result is a heavy-duty 9 cubic yard custom McNeilus mixer body that will stand up to the environment the vehicle will operate in.
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