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Hardox lightweight volumetric concrete mixer

KC3M8 volumetric concrete mixer

New volumetric concrete mixer meets 32-tonne weight regulation without sacrificing build quality

UK engineering firm Cubic3 Direct have worked with MC Truck and Bus and Volvo to introduce what they claim is the first Hardox steel hopper on a volumetric concrete mixer to meet the 32-tonne weight regulation without sacrificing build quality.

Cubic3 Direct, dealers for concrete machinery and special vehicles, and South Korean manufacturers KCP Heavy Industries have worked with Volvo Trucks dealers MC Truck and Bus to bring the KC3M8 mixer to market.

Following several years of R&D, testing multiple prototypes and production mixer bodies over a combined 10 years of service, the collaboration has taken full advantage of its combined expertise in bodybuilding, volumetric mixers, materials and manufacturing to deliver a durable volumetric concrete mixer that exceeds UK and EU regulations through the use of Hardox steel produced by SSAB of Sweden.

Graham Jones from Cubic3 Direct said: ‘This volumetric mixer is the latest machine based on an established design. It is a culmination of decades of experience and I can’t wait to demonstrate the quality of this machine to our existing and new customers.’

The KC3M8 volumetric mixer has a maximum payload of up to 8 cubic metres – depending on chassis and mix design – without any sacrifice on build quality. This allows concrete firms to run their businesses without worrying that the cost of repairs and warranty issues will cut into their profits and reputation.

Fabricated in South Korea and featuring Hardox 400 aggregate hoppers, the KC3M8 comes with with a seven-year hopper warranty, three-year hydraulic warranty and five years of annual calibrations. Parts and support will be provided by Cubic3 Direct with support from an experienced technical team and chassis bodybuilding workshops.

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