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GRS ready Supermix 9 for GMC Concrete

Sterling Mixers’ Supermix 9 has been mounted on a Volvo FMX 8x4 for the first time.

Sterling Mixers’ GSR-compliant Supermix 9 delivered to ready-mixed concrete supplier GMC Concrete’s head office in Holywell, Wales.

Mounted on a Volvo FMX 8x4 for the first time, the Supermix 9 has a maximum capacity of 9m3 and was exhibited at the UK Concrete Show 2024 in Birmingham (March 20-21, 2024) before being transported to GMC Concrete’s head office in Holywell, Wales.

Besides being General Safety Regulation (GSR) 2024-compliant, the Supermix 9, like all Sterling concrete mixers, features capped blades, a helical coil geometry to deliver thoroughly mixed concrete, and a rapid charge and discharge rate for more efficiency on-site. 

A 400-litre steel water tank provides adequate water for washing down and controlling the concrete mix where necessary while maintaining a competitive payload.

The General Safety Regulation (GSR) 2024 is a comprehensive set of safety standards established by the European Union to enhance vehicle safety and reduce road accidents. These regulations apply to all new vehicle types from July 2022 and will be mandatory for all new vehicles from July 2024.

Key features mandated by GSR 2024 include:

Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA): uses GPS and cameras to help drivers stay within speed limits by providing warnings and even intervening to limit speed if necessary.

Driver Drowsiness and Attention Warning: monitors the driver’s behavior, detecting signs of fatigue or distraction, and alerts them to take necessary action.

Reversing Detection: camera and sensor system warns the driver about obstacles behind the vehicle while reversing.

Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS): automatically applies the brakes to prevent collisions, particularly with pedestrians and cyclists.

Blind Spot Information Systems: alerts the driver to the presence of pedestrians and cyclists in blind spots, especially when making turns.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS): monitors tire pressure and alerts the driver to any deviations that could compromise safety.

Alcohol Interlock Installation Facilitation: provides a standardized interface for breathalyzer devices to prevent impaired driving.

Event Data Recorders: records details about the vehicle’s performance and driver actions in the event of an accident, aiding in accident investigations and safety improvements.

The regulations aim to save over 25,000 lives and prevent at least 140,000 serious injuries by 2038 by mitigating human error, which is responsible for 90% of road accidents in Europe.

Sterling’s truck mixers are built at its factory in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, a 3,530 square metre complex on a two-hectare site, which houses the plant body production line. 

The same team provides technical support and parts nationwide to guarantee timely and practical assistance in service.