Products 02/23/2011 Concrete Mixer Chassis: Increased Hauling Capacity Freightliner Trucks and McNeilus Co. have introduced the 114SD SFA, a bridge-formula mixer chassis with a lightweight aluminum cab and a 29.5-in. bumper-to-front-axle setting to maximize concrete hauling capacity. The chassis comes with a 10.5-cu-yd McNeilus Bridgemaster Transit Mixer, allowing for a 36-ft bridge with a 66,000-lb vehicle gross-weight rating. The 114SD is suited for severe duty conditions, with a large selection of wheelbases with frame and frame reinforcements. Freightliner Trucks; 503-745-8000; www.freightlinertrucks.com Pocket Weather Meter: Monitors Concrete Curing The Kestrel 4300 Construction Weather Meter is designed for instant measurement of ambient
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.