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Dawson Gore spent some time with the Bay-Lynx team explaining his process and how he uses the Bay-Lynx spreader to delivery high volume every day. Gore Concrete is located in Bellevue, Ohio, and serves the Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and in between areas to become one of the best stone spreader services in Northern Ohio. See his interview here:
Caleb Austel of Modified Concrete explains why they made the switch to Bay-Lynx for their custom latex volumetric mixers.
See full video here:
Caleb Austel and the team at Modified Concrete in Indianapolis, have been the leaders and one of the largest bridge concrete suppliers of latex modified concrete and rapid setting latex concrete. However, with this offering of very specific concrete, a standard volumetric mixer wouldn’t do the trick. Hence, when it came time to start replacing their fleet of volumetric mixers, their leadership team took a hard look in the market at different suppliers.
As they discussed their needs with various suppliers it was clear to them that the Bay-Lynx mixer was their answer, as a standard off the shelf volumetric mixer would not do for their needs. As Caleb Austel of Modified Concrete describes it,
“After he got me out to the Bay-Lynx shop and I met the team, there was no doubt Bay-Lynx was the correct fit.”
The Bay-Lynx team quickly responded to Modified and went through the details of the machine and provided Modified with a mixer that was user friendly to their operators. Specialty items such as the location of the pneumatic fill pipe and latex tank specifications were all part of the design and fit Modified Concrete’s needs.
While changing out to a different supplier is always a concern Modified also discovered that his operators would enjoy the change. Caleb states,
“Modified operators were worried about switching to a new manufacture of mobiles because they knew the other units. However, once they used the Bay-Lynx units my guys loved them.”
Lastly, Caleb was worried if the parts and service support would suffer due to the border separation. He was concerned if parts could be ordered and would arrive quick enough. He was pleasantly surprised that this has never been an issue and said,
“After 3 years of ordering parts from Bay-Lynx, this is not a concern at all.”
Since the first custom built machine, Modified Concrete has continued to grow in their leadership role in bridge deck concrete including both chassis and trailer mounted set-ups. The Bay-Lynx team thanks all the members of Team Modified for their business, and is proud to be part of their continued success.
This mixer has been a project in the background for over a year after RufDiamond noticed a strong need for quality concrete in remote areas.
The Agilis is a mobile batch plant designed to bring concrete to off-road, hard-to-reach and remote areas. It differs from a volumetric mixer for a few reasons:
Remote pours have a serious problem when it comes to delivering concrete. These are the current problems facing the industry:
When the pour location is hundreds of miles away from a batch-plant, concrete cannot be delivered by ready mix trucks. Concrete has a shelf time and if the concrete takes even 90 minutes to deliver, it does not meet spec and may need to be completely discarded.
Some of these remote area pours are not accessible from a roadway. This means air transport may be required to deliver concrete. But costs of delivering concrete with a helicopter is extremely expensive and inefficient. Other options may include drum mixers on tracked units, but this is still not a good solution when it comes to delivering fresh material as the concrete is already mixed and therefore the load is very time sensitive.
If a load needs to be offloaded from a mixer due to the mix not meeting the spec or equipment failure, environmental damage and fees are extremely costly. Thousands of dollars will need to be spent to pay the fines. There have been cases of over $40,000 for a single fine.
The Agilis is loaded with preblended totes from King. These preblend totes carry all the material required to make the concrete. Water is stored in the 500-gallon tank on the mixer. Any additional material required can be delivered on site where the Agilis can reload. Mounted on the Powertraxx PT15, the Agilis will travel to the remote areas. Then when it is time to pour, the material is offloaded on the main conveyor belt where it is met with water at the mixing bowl. It is then mixed in the 12” diameter auger for immediate freshly-produced concrete.
Partnering with Ruf Diamond and Powertraxx, the Agilis will begin including a crane on the front of the carrier to independently load the totes on the unit. The Agilis has already made its debut in northern Ontario, where it is expected to highly impact government and private projects.
See more on the Agilis product page.
This week a brave man from Huron County, ON was recognized by his community with a commendation for saving a woman’s life. Just two months ago, Jake Johnson, of McCann Redi-Mix put out a raging car fire in the nick of time using his Bay-Lynx equipment.
Upon arriving at the scene on Mount Carmel Road, Johnson noticed smoke rising from a wooded area and he, along with another passerby, quickly tried to put out the fire. It wasn’t until they heard a scream coming from the inside of the car that they realized they were not alone. The fire continued to blaze and after 3 fire extinguishers exhausted, Johnson had to think fast for what to do next.
“It was scary at a couple of points there, but failure was not an option at this point, I did not care. We were going to do everything possible to stop it!”
Johnson then proceeded to quickly move his Multicat Spreader closer, extend the throw conveyor arm, and spray sand directly on the engine compartment. Within minutes the fire was extinguished, and emergency crews arrived to free the woman from the car. She was taken to the hospital via air ambulance but is now up and walking much to everyone’s relief.
See CTV’s report here: