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This week at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Terex (a Connecticut-based equipment producer doing business around the world) had on display its first cement mixer powered by natural gas, the Terex FD5000 “Great Lakes” front
discharge mixer. Terex CNG trucks feature an integrated design approach, and the CNG engines are available for the entire line of standard and federal bridge formula front discharge mixers—from three to seven axles. The CNG engines can also be ordered as part of the Terex glider truck program. “Everything below the frame rail and forward of the rear pedestal is the same as on our diesel mixer trucks,” says Mike Johnson, design engineer for Terex. “The CNG system eliminates much of the complexity that goes along with 2013 EPA-compliant engines, while still reducing hydrocarbon emissions.” The natural gas option features the Cummins-Westport ISX12G engine. The Terex design mounts one, 26 x 80 in. Type 4 CNG tank to each side of the rear frame, providing 75 DGE capacity. For more information, go to