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Oshkosh Extends Use of Composite Concrete Mixer Drum

20 January 2006

Oshkosh Truck Corporation has now equipped its front-discharge concrete mixer truck with its Revolution composite mixer drum, after previous incorporation on its rear discharge trucks.

The composite drum gives total weight savings, compared to a similar-sized steel drum, of 2,000lb (900kg), increasing the payload of the mixer.

""The Revolution composite mixer technology offers remarkable performance benefits, and we're extremely pleased to introduce it to a new segment of the concrete placement market. The S-Series front-discharge concrete mixer with a Revolution drum provides concrete producers with a serious payload advantage,"" said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh chairman, president and chief executive officer. ""The 2,000 pound weight savings can mean a significant increase in productivity for our customers.""

The new front-discharge Revolution drum features a smooth exterior finish that provides easy-cleaning characteristics and an ideal surface for a producer to apply graphics and decals.

First introduced in 2002, more than 1,000 Revolution drums currently are in service in rear discharge fleets. The attached image shows a rear discharge truck. The lightweight, composite drum is certified through independent testing conducted by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau (TMMB).