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First concrete truck mixer rolls out of NU SpecSys, Inc.

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Plant staff stands by as the first Schwing Legacy Conventional Series II concrete truck mixer rolls out of New Ulm SpecSys Manufacturing and Engineering, 2120 N. Broadway Wednesday. New Ulm SpecSys, Inc. President Tallen Wald said the truck is sold and orders are backed up well into next year.

NEW ULM — The first of what appears to be many new concrete truck mixers rolled out of the New Ulm SpecSys Manufacturing and Engineering plant Wednesday.

“We have orders for them well into next year already,” said New Ulm SpecSys, Inc. President Tallen Wald.

“We bought out the product line from Schwing and went into production,” Wald said. “It’s nice to get some manufacturing going. We plan to take trucks to September truck shows across the U.S. and Canada. We plan to build one truck a day by early next year.”

Wald said the first truck is diesel-powered on a Peterbilt chassis.

“We’ll build what customers want. We can put them on Peterbilts, Freightliners and Macks,” said Wald. “We’ve got 50 full-time employees in New Ulm now. We’re looking at doubling that soon.”

Factors that set the Schwing Legacy concrete truck mixer apart are:

• A precision mix function that monitors load progress and automatically adjusts rpm.

• An optional inclinometer works with drum angle sensors to optimize drum speed.

• Load function senses a new batch, keeping the truck and drum rpm running independently, lowering overall rpm.

The features double the life of the mixer drum, reduce loss, and save up to 15% of fuel costs, according to company literature.

Other features include fast charging, an extended mix window, rapid discharging and custom builds.

Company plants are also located in Granite Falls, Watertown, S.D. and Prentiss, Wi. Corporate headquarters are in Montevideo.

Fritz Busch can be emailed at fbusch@nujournal.com.

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