ZF TRANSMISSION IN THE MIX
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.”