Mixer Truck: New at World of Concrete 2016
Introduced at World of Concrete 2016, held in Las Vegas on Feb. 2-5, the Putzmeister Pro Series Concrete Mixer Truck has been redesigned for easier maintenance and a lower overall weight. The pedestals that hold the mixer drum are now lighter than in earlier models, with fewer parts and larger access holes. Compared to earlier models, the mixer drum has been moved to a steeper angle, which increases overall capacity without significantly affecting loading and unloading times. Putzmeister; www.putzmeisteramera.com

Gas-powered saws: New Easy-Start Feature
Also featured at World of Concrete 2016, two new, gas-powered concrete saws from Hilti boast a new quick-start function that automatically adjusts the choke to reduce strain on the starter rope. The DSH 700-X is a 70cc saw available in 12-in. and 14-in. models; the DSH 900-X is a 90cc saw that comes in 14-in. and 16-in. models. The saws’ air-filtration system circulates the air before it enters the engine, reducing the amount of dust and debris sent through the filter. Maintenance has been simplified by improving access to the starter rope, spark plug and fuel filter. Hilti; www.hilti.com

Telehandler: Long Reach and High Lift Height
On display at World of Concrete 2016, the Extendo 1157B Telehandler has a maximum load capacity of 11,000 lb. It is capable of a 41-ft forward reach, with a maximum lift height of 57 ft. Powered by a 117-hp Cummins diesel engine that meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards, it features four-wheel, two-wheel and crab-style steering modes, with a turning radius of only 12 ft, 6 in. The telehandler has a top travel speed of 20 mph; when the boom is fully retracted, it is can fit through 8-ft-tall doorways. Foam-filled tires are a standard feature on the 1157B. Pettibone; www.gopettibone.com

Slipform Paver: Adjustable Working Widths
The Gomaco G3 Slipform Paver has a telescoping frame that can handle paving widths up to 30 ft, with 14 ft of automatic, adjustable frame-widening. Each of the paver’s four legs feature sensor packages that provide the G+ control system with the information it needs to maintain the tracks on the preset path. Combined with sensors built into the frame’s hydraulics, this sensor package provides accurate information on the machine’s location during paving operations. The paver can be switched to a “transport mode,” pulling in the frame and retracting the operator’s console for an overall transport footprint of 8 ft, 6 in., by 33 ft, 4 in. Gomaco; www.gomaco.com