As part of Ozinga’s commitment to maintaining our fleet, we recently created a custom rebuild shop to give our used equipment a second life and keep maintenance costs down. Certain components on fleet equipment often outlast others, making it difficult to maintain the same productivity on the job.
For the shop’s most recent project, mechanics completely rebuilt a 2012 Kenworth W900 compressed natural gas concrete mixer truck. They replaced the mixer drum and rebuilt the drum drive, as well as rebuilt and re-certified the engine. The maintenance team also rebuilt the suspension and brakes, serviced the transmission, repaired all wiring components and replaced all the original lights with LEDs. Once all the internal updates were made, they finished the job with a fresh coat of paint and new decals. The finished product looks like a new vehicle.
“The rebuild shop was born out of a desire to extend the life of our equipment in a sustainable way,” said Jeff Bonnema, Vice President of Fleet Management. “This new initiative helps keep overall fleet ownership costs down and ensure peak operational and performance readiness.”
Check out before and after photos of the amazing transformation below.