ZF TRANS­MIS­SION IN THE MIX

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ZF, MAN­U­FAC­TURER of driv­e­line sys­tems and axles for con­struc­tion ma­chines, is now of­fer­ing the Ecomix II trans­mis­sion, more com­monly known as CML (Con­crete Mixer Lowspeed).

ZF says the Ecomix II is up to 50 per cent smaller and 24 per cent lighter in com­par­i­son to con­ven­tional mixer drives, which it claims to give mixer bowl man­u­fac­tur­ers more de­sign free­dom and a sim­pli­fied in­stal­la­tion.

The Ecomix II is said to be tougher and of­fer more flex­i­ble in­stal­la­tion. It is avail­able in three sizes: CML 10, CML 12 and CML 16. The range caters for drum ca­pac­i­ties from 8 up to 16 square me­tres, with a max­i­mum out­put of up to 90,000Nm.

Last year ZF Ser­vices Aus­tralia an­nounced a part­ner­ship with con­crete bowl man­u­fac­turer Cesco to fit the Ecomix II trans­mis­sion in its mix­ers.

“We have part­nered with Cesco on var­i­ous projects for over 20 years and when we wanted to trial pi­lot units of the Ecomix II in the local in­dus­try,” re­gional OE sales and tech­ni­cal sup­port ex­ec­u­tive for ZF Ser­vices Aus­tralia Mikael Olin says.

“Firstly, the Ecomix II CML 12 was in­stalled in Cesco’s 12m3 mix­ers, shortly fol­lowed by in­stal­la­tion of the CML 10 into its stan­dard premium mixer rang,” Olin says.

“Feedback from Cesco has been ex­tremely pos­i­tive, with cus­tomers re­port­ing re­duc­tions in fuel and main­te­nance costs; im­pres­sive user ben­e­fits with more pay­load ca­pa­bil­ity due to re­duced weight in the CML; and a new Cesco de­signed bowl that fur­ther re­duces weight.”

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