The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program is pleased to announce that the signature item for their ninth annual auction at World of Concrete is a Mack Granite Axle Forward model mounted with a McNeilus 11-cubic-yard Bridgemaster concrete transit mixer, donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Co., a Division of Oshkosh Truck.

"The truck chassis donated by Mack Trucks and the concrete mixer donated by McNeilus Company is the strong foundation we need to help ensure a successful CIM Auction at the 2014 World of Concrete," said Mike Philipps, CIM Auction Committee Chairman. "We are very appreciative that, over the past many years, these two industry leading manufacturers have collaborated on a significant donation to our auction. It speaks volumes of their commitment to the concrete industry and the importance they place on the CIM program."

The truck is a 2014 Mack truck and specifications include:
Chassis # GU713-21018
GSO# 78398
VIN# 1M2AX04C1EM021018

Granite® Axle Forward
Mack MP7-365M engine with REPTO
Allision 4500 RDS 6 speed transmission
Mack UniMax FXL 20,000 pound front axle and Mack S462 46,000 pound rear axle
Hendrickson HMX 46,000 pound rear suspension
Frame - 248-inch wheelbase Mack Cornerstone 9.5 x 300 x 90 mm (single rail)
Bumper - flush stainless steel clad aluminum
66-gallon polished aluminum fuel tank

The Bridgemaster® mixer includes:

11-cubic-yard Bridgemaster® drum size
46-inch paver opening
1/4-inch fins with 3/16-inch drum shell
3 extension chutes on vertical hanger
Electronic drum controls with start -stop- resume
PMP drum drive with 5 year warranty
Aluminum fenders on tandem
54 Series Eaton hydraulics
150-gallon aluminum water tank, cross-mounted with step
Swing Away Throat (SAT) charge hopper with down in reverse
Rear tow loop

"Mack is pleased to support the Concrete Industry Management program's annual auction and their commitment to management education," said Stu Russoli, Mack construction product marketing manager. "The concrete market is significant for Mack and we enjoy doing all we can to encourage its growth and the growth of those working in the industry."

The ninth annual auction will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the North Hall Room N262 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m. Once again this year, internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, www.rbauction.com. To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must register a week in advance. Those participating in the auction at World of Concrete can register on-site. For a full list of items, please visit www.concretedegree.com/auction.