Terex Corp., one of the world's largest manufacturers of equipment for various construction industries, has debuted a Terex FD5000 ‘Great Lakes’ front-discharge mixer truck powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).
This is the first model that the company has rolled out with a CNG option, but the company notes that all of its front-discharge mixer trucks – from three to seven axles – are now available with CNG. Natural gas systems can also be ordered with Terex glider trucks.
At the heart of this heavy-duty portfolio is the 11.9-liter Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine, available in 350-, 385- and 400-hp configurations (1,450-, 1350- and 1450-ft-lb torque, respectively). On-board CNG storage is handled via one 26′ x 80′ Type-4 CNG cylinder mounted to each side of the rear frame, providing 75 DGE in total capacity. All CNG tank safety shut-off valves, fill ports and service items are at ground level, and the weight distribution (between the axles) of CNG and diesel-fueled mixer trucks are ‘virtually identical,’ the company says.
‘The 12-liter engines deliver the required performance and a substantial fuel-cost savings benefit when compared to diesel engines,’ says Dave Rinas, director of sales and marketing for Terex Construction. ‘We already have several customer orders for the CNG trucks.’
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