Safety @ 360 enhances ready mix safety

Oshkosh Truck and its subsidiaries McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and London Machinery, are offering a series of advancements under the companies' Safety @ 360° initiative designed to enhance safety for the ready mix industry.

Among the safety features provided are:

  • The Side Roll Protection System, developed together with LifeGuard Technologies, uses a roll sensor to detect a rollover by monitoring the vehicle's roll angle and rate, and then triggers safety devices in a pre-programmed sequence. In the event of a vehicle side-roll, the Side Roll Protection System automatically initiates the following actions:

    1. Tightens the seat belt to reduce driver motion.

    2. Lowers the seat to its lowest position to increase survivable space.

    3. Locks the seat down to eliminate movement.

    4. Pre-tensions the seat belt to position the driver for contact with the side airbag.

    5. Deploys an inflatable tubular side-curtain airbag that protects and cushions the head and neck and prevents excessive head motion.

  • The Eagle Eye obstacle detection system alerts drivers to objects hidden in vehicle blind spots up to 20 feet away. For the operator, this means that turning, backing up, and lane changing are less risky and potential collisions (and accident related expenses) are easier to avoid. The Eagle Eye Obstacle detection system is available exclusively in the ready mix industry on Oshkosh, McNeilus, and London mixer trucks.

  • The new McNeilus lightweight composite water tank has many benefits, including a substantial 240-lb weight advantage over a comparable steel water tank. This non-pressurized unit is safer to operate, yet powerful for faster clean-up. The unit also features fewer parts and fittings.

  • The Trimble DriveSafe technology is available to the ready mix industry exclusively on Oshkosh, McNeilus, and London mixer trucks. The DriveSafe system helps train ready mix drivers as it measures the accelerations exerted on the truck during various driving maneuvers such as turns, starts, and stops. The system also takes into account the loaded or unloaded status when measuring turns.

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