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Arocs concrete mixer with low entry.

The right mix.

Arocs concrete mixer with low entry.
Photos: Sebastian Vollmert

90-minute countdown.

The magic number for Jens Fronczyk and his colleagues from Lippstädter Transportbeton GmbH & Co. KG (LTB) is 90. That’s precisely the number of minutes which the concrete suppliers and construction sites have before the concrete sets. “Once we’re on the road, we can’t afford anything getting in our way”, says the 51-year-old, kicking the sand off his safety boots and climbing into his new Arocs 3236 concrete mixer.

The next tour begins and thus the next 90-minute countdown.

“Once we’re on the road, we can’t afford anything getting in our way”, says the 51-year-old, kicking the sand off his safety boots and climbing into his new Arocs 3236 concrete mixer.

Flat cab. Just three small steps to reach the driver's seat.

Just three steps to reach the driver’s seat.

Jens Fronczyk is particularly pleased with the cab. Three small steps are all he has to overcome before taking his place behind the wheel. “We don’t get into our trucks in the morning, drive for a while, take a break to stretch our legs, unload and park the truck up in the yard again in the evening”, says Jens. “I often drive about six journeys each day. Plus, for example, I get into and out of the truck at the plant, for the departure check, at the building site when parking, and when unloading”. He can’t put a number on how often he uses the steps leading to the cab. “That’s why it’s so important to me that I don’t have to climb up a tower each time”.

Against the clock.

Today’s tour sees him starting out in Hamm where Lippstädter Transportbeton has a further branch in addition to those in Lippstadt and Erwitte. For Jens’ Arocs Loader, this will be its first real transport task. “This is far from being the last journey of the day for me”. He’ll be up against the 90-minute clock another few more times yet.

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The Arocs Loader 3236 concrete mixer at LTB Beton.

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