Auction Set for March 13 at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020
KIRKLAND, Wash., March 2, 2020 – Kenworth Truck Company, Con-Tech® Manufacturing, Inc., and Kenworth of Central Florida have teamed up to provide a Kenworth T880S bridge formula mixer for a special auction Friday, March 13, at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 in Las Vegas. Proceeds of the sale will support Ronald McDonald House® (Rochester, Minnesota), Wounded Warrior Project®, Make-a-Wish® (Minnesota) and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“This is an excellent way for Kenworth, Con-Tech Manufacturing and Kenworth of Central Florida, and our other valued supplier partners, to support these important charities,” said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.
The Kenworth T880S with set-forward front axle is the go-to configuration for mixer customers required to comply with federal bridge formulas. The T880S is equipped with a PACCAR MX-11 engine rated at 430 hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque, and Con-Tech BridgeKing® 11-cubic yard mixer package with a high-performance drum.
“This effort is designed to energize the concrete industry, provide an excellent donation, while also promoting the work done by these wonderful organizations,” said Dan Welsh, president of Con-Tech Manufacturing in Dodge Center, Minnesota.
Other contributing supplier partners for the T880S charity truck are Alcoa (aluminum wheels), Allison (7-speed automatic transmission), Bridgestone (tires), Hendrickson (46K rear suspension), Meritor (20K front axle and 46K rear axles), and Watson & Chalin (13.5K steerable lift axle). Ritchie Bros. is donating time and services.
“It’s very gratifying to participate in this special joint project that will produce excellent financial support to these four outstanding organizations and help many people this year,” said Rob Sutton, Kenworth of Central Florida dealer principal in Orlando, Florida.
The live mixer truck auction takes place Friday, March 13, at Richie Bros. in Las Vegas. The special Kenworth T880 will be in the Con-Tech Manufacturing booth (South Hall S63241) throughout the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
To learn more on the T880S mixer specs and how to register to bid, visit the Con-Tech Manufacturing website (www.ctmmixers.com/charity). The company also has produced a video on the charity project.