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A C.R. Jackson paving crew uses the Shuttle Buggy with hardened wear parts in the field. Photo courtesy C.R. Jackson Inc.

C.R. Jackson Continues South Carolina Growth with Award-Winning Longevity

C.R. Jackson Inc. began in 1972 as a small landscaping company working primarily in Columbia, South Carolina. Over the past 44 years the company has grown...
With the LED light wrapped around the length of the spray bar, Payne & Dolan workers have eliminated a trip hazard while illuminating the back of the tack truck for passing motorists. Photo courtesy NAPA.

Light Up the Night with Opti-Brite LED Headlamps

Let’s take a look at safe lighting on some basic equipment, such as haul trucks, trailers and tack wagons. Optronics International, Tulsa, Oklahoma, displayed its most recent launch for the first time at the 2016 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas recently. The Opti-Brite LED Headlamps offer retroreflective LED tech engineered to emit a wider, brighter […]


Manage Work Zone Congestion with FREEVAL-WZ

American drivers spent 888 million hours in traffic resulting from work zones in 2014, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Mitigating congestion around your work zones doesn’t just save area drivers time and money; it also keeps your crew safe. That’s why in 2014, North Carolina DOT sponsored a project to update FREEVAL-WZ. FREEVAL-WZ helps […]

New lithium-ion jump starter options provide an attractive alternative to traditional lead-acid batteries.

3 Best Portable Jump Starters

Imagine this: You’re out on a job and about to fill up your rollers’ tanks when you realize that your water truck won’t start. You can’t sit around waiting for someone else on the job to come over and jump the truck. With a portable jump starter, this situation can be remedied in seconds. New […]

The RX-900ex is staged for its next cut.

Egypt Recycles In Place with Roadtec

From Roadtec In the summer of 2016, a contractor in Egypt took delivery of a cold in place recycling train from Roadtec in time for a pavement rehabilitation project. With materials delivered to the project site, the crew was able to mill, mix and replace in one continuous operation.  

Spray injection patching cleans, tacks, fills and compacts in one continuous operation. The process requires a one- or two-person crew, can be used in cool or damp conditions, and doesn’t require a roller. Photo courtesy of Crafco Inc.

How to Patch for Future Pavement Preservation

Patching is an important process in any pavement maintenance program. We have the ability to significantly increase the life of our patches if we pay attention to industry best practices. As with any other maintenance procedure, it’s important to make these repairs early. “There are fortunes to be saved just by changing a philosophy to […]


Around the Globe: December 2016

Africa Much Asphalt (Pty) Ltd., South Africa, is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year and has recently established a branch on the Cape West Coast between Vredenburg and Saldanha. The first asphalt produced in the 90-TPH plant was made for RJM Civils in Langebaan June 28. New Western Cape Regional Manager Dave Bullock will manage […]

The A60H from Volvo features a max torque of 2,360 foot-pounds and a load capacity of 60.6 tons.

Asphalt Product Gallery: December 2016

AsphaltPro sets the standard for equipment and service information by focusing on what’s new in the industry. This product gallery focuses specifically on the production branch of our industry. Let’s take a look at the latest launches and upgrades that can influence and enhance your bottom line when it comes to the production of aggregates, […]

Atlas Copco’s Auger & Tunnel Drive Systems

Atlas Copco’s Auger & Tunnel Drive Systems

Jobsite conditions and performance requirements for 10-foot pavers constantly change. Pavers need to provide high-quality mat in a variety of applications, including mainline paving, city and county roads and large parking lots. The team at Atlas Copco, Commerce City, Colo., designed the F1000’s optional auger systems—the center drive auger system and exclusive outboard drive auger […]


Spinflector’s Reflector Cleaner

When driving around the quarry, mine or mountainous stockpile yard beyond the plant, workers need clear delineation for both safety and efficient operation. Trampas Cutler, founding director of Spinflector Industries, Port Lincoln, South Australia, developed the Spinflector device to clean vertical reflectors on delineator posts around these sites to help maintain visibility for machinery operators. […]

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