Travis McKinley is no stranger to the concrete industry. Travis spent most of his early career as a consultant, traveling the U.S. and providing guidance to ready mix operations on their mix designs. The mix designs ranged from flowable fill to high strength specialty mixes.
Consequently, it was not a surprise when he decided to go into the mobile mixer business eight years ago. He saw an opportunity in Southwestern Colorado to provide service and a quality product that could only be delivered with mobile mixers. Whether it is flowable fill, flat work or mine reclamation, Alpine Mobile Crete can meet its customer’s needs with prompt delivery, great service and a high-quality product that meets their specifications.
When Travis lost one of his mixers in an accident, he went into the market to find a new addition to his operation. Because Travis has been in business for many years he has had the opportunity to see and operate a number of mobile mixers, but none had compared to his Bay-Lynx ten yard mixer that he purchased in 2017. “The Bay-Lynx is built to withstand the daily demands of pouring concrete. Jobsites can be difficult and a mixer will have to take a pounding! The Bay-Lynx is designed for that”. In addition, Travis adds that the water control and the wireless remote are the best he has worked with and seen on the market.
As Alpine Mobile Crete grows their business, they have added colored concrete to their product offering as well as high end flat work services to complement their operation. Bay-Lynx thanks Travis at Alpine Mobile Crete for their patronage and appreciate all they do in their concrete delivery operations.
Due to a major change in the operation and specification of volumetric mixers in the UK, the Bay-Lynx team worked relentlessly on providing a mixer that will be able to meet these changes. The major challenge was to reduce the overall weight. Known as project ULP-300, the new Ultralite Plus is the first all-aluminum volumetric mixer on the market. And now with the BatchPro Connect mobile app and dispatch software, it is also the most advanced.
The engineering team at Bay-Lynx knew that they met their goals on paper, but would their data transfer to the physical build? Not only did Bay-Lynx meet their goal, they exceeded it! Bay-Lynx’s goal was to have a mixer that could carry enough material to deliver eight cubic metres of concrete whilst staying within 32,000kg weight limit as well as meeting the legal axle regulations. Bay-Lynx was thrilled to see the initial test meet their goals and successfully and legally deliver over eight cubic metres. Now that Bay-Lynx was confident in their build, it was time to prove it to the customers.
Bay-Lynx announced the live demo tour in early October of 2019. Just over two weeks later, the demos commenced. The new Ultralite Plus travelled all over the UK, stopping in locations such as North Yorkshire, Henley-on-Thames and Derbyshire. The response was outstanding! Not only were concrete operators impressed with the new look, but also the ease of operation, ease of calibration using the mobile app and the autodosing of water and admixtures that maintained the consistency and the quality of the concrete.
The tour has only just begun. The team is lined up with demos all the way through December. Customers are lined up to see what was thought would be too difficult to achieve.
Bay-Lynx listened to what customers wanted. They wanted to be able to carry a payload that can deliver eight cubic meters of concrete no matter the mix design. They wanted a machine that was easy to use and easy to calibrate. They wanted a quality product and a package that has not compromised on the specification of the truck and the ability to meet day to day operational needs and challenges.
Bay-Lynx has Delivered.
If you want to see the new era of Volumetric Mixers, contact the Bay-Lynx sales team for a demo today!
It was a big year for Bay-Lynx at the World of Concrete 2019 which recently took place in Las Vegas. After months of anticipation, the BatchPro Connect was introduced.
It was clear by the crowds that were drawn to the Bay-Lynx booth that concrete producers are very interested in our new offering.
The BatchPro Connect is a three tier solution for concrete producers, addressing the three key audiences of a concrete production business: the customer, the dispatcher and the operator. From ordering to pouring, to recording, every step of the day-to-day operation is facilitated by the app.
BatchPro Connect is different from other software serving the concrete industry. For one, it is not solely a dispatch software. While a dispatch solution is included and generates a lot of interest, calling BatchPro Connect a dispatch software would not do justice to the wide range of functionality it offers.
Referred to as a “business in a box” solution, the software manages order takings, assigning jobs, collecting payment, calibrating your machine, giving detailed diagnostics, creating custom mix designs and servicing your machine. The app connects to your mixer to make any tedious task simpler and easier.
World of Concrete 2019 was perhaps Bay-Lynx’s strongest tradeshow yet due to the big reveal. We are now in the process of rolling out the software to a select group of customers. If you would like to be included in the testing phase, please let us know. If you are interested in learning more about this app, you can contact Bay-Lynx at email@example.com or by calling 905-304-3900 and asking to speak with any of our sales reps.
We followed Kevin & Ryan of John Eek & Sons Ltd. to see how they use their volumetric mixers in day to day use. See below for a video of our day with Eek Concrete.