For the second year in a row, Ozinga is bringing joy to people throughout the Chicagoland area this holiday season with the Ozinga Merry Mixer, its signature red and white striped ready mix truck adorned with more than 20,000 programmed LED lights. This display features animated light sequences set to popular Christmas tunes.
The Merry Mixer is a 2019 Kenworth T800 McNeilus Bridgemaster ready mix truck, which runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) and releases 40% less CO2 than diesel. In addition, the Merry Mixer is fitted with custom-fabricating speaker brackets mounted on the back fenders. More than 100 feet of speaker cable is used to connect two JBL outdoor speakers that deliver 250 watts of power each. The sound system is fully controlled by the driver in the cab.
Last year, the Ozinga Merry Mixer debuted on Nov. 18 at the Mokena Parade of Lights and made its way to twenty-two holiday celebrations, including being featured on the WGN Morning News Toy Drive and ABC7’s Great Chicago Light Fight. In addition, the Merry Mixer arrived at Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago with coloring books and toy mixer trucks for the patients. Some patients were able to sit in the lobby while the Merry Mixer ran its almost 30-minute display on the street outside for them to see.