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Gencor’s Green Machine

The Ultrafoam GX2 from Gencor, Orlando, is designed to inject steam into the foaming process using only the energy of the pump or head supplying the...
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Astec’s Green Pac

The Green Pac from Astec Inc., Chattanooga, is designed to allow the mixing of small amounts of water and asphalt cement (AC) to create microscopic bubbles during the mixing stage. The bubbles act to reduce the viscosity of the AC. Here’s how it works. Aggregate is introduced to the drying drum, such as the Double […]

The Foamer from PTI

Check Your Warm-Mix in the Lab

At this time, states don’t expect a contractor to submit a separate mix design for the warm-mix asphalt (WMA) pavements that are part of a project. Instead, the contractor will submit the hot-mix asphalt (HMA) design with modifications. No extra testing required. Does that mean the producer who is committed to quality should ignore the […]

Dan Staebell

Meet the National Exec: Dan Staebell

The AsphaltPro staff continues its series to introduce you to the asphalt industry directors who help guide the positive direction of the asphalt industry. This month we share the new regional director of the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA), Dan Staebell, who was introduced during the flurry of World of Asphalt, March 2016. He is a […]

Step 1. Place the sheet of poly/plastic down on the transverse joint at the end of the paving day.

How to Make Tomorrow’s Transverse Joint Easy, Smooth

At the end of the paving shift, when you lift up the screed and pull away, think about what you leave for tomorrow’s take-off. Let’s prepare for a successful start by finishing off right. Get the crew together at the end of the pull and make a clean transverse joint for tomorrow’s start. First, you’ll […]

UltraRAP® drum from Gencor

What’s New for Asphalt Production?

AsphaltPro sets the standard for equipment and service information by focusing on what’s new in the industry. As components require tweaking—or complete overhaul—to meet new codes or standards, these pages serve to bring you information about those modifications. As companies revamp complete systems, software, iron and parts to make completely new products or controls to […]

The plant located in Bishopville, South Carolina, is an Asphalt Drum Mixers (ADM) plant. The Palmetto team makes a variety of mixes for base, intermediate and surface courses here for its own paving crews and to sell to customers in the area.

Palmetto Corp Finds Success in Independence

The story of Palmetto Corp, Conway, S.C., runs three generations deep. In the 1960s, Mack Godwin began offering asphalt patching and driveway paving as part of his company, Godwin Construction. In 1987, his son Marshall struck out on his own to offer these services on a larger scale and Palmetto Corp was born. Marshall’s son, […]

Cat 962M

Maintaining Equipment Starts with Optimization

Before the economic uncertainties of 2008, increasing productivity was often accomplished by upgrading to the largest machine your budget could support, and then using smaller machines to perform other tasks around the worksite. Consider: a complex conveyor system or one massive wheel loader with a high-capacity bucket moves aggregate from points A, B and C […]

Curry Supply

Protect Crews with New Crash Attenuator Truck

It’s no secret that motorists are easily distracted. According to Distraction.gov, “In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.” Whether they are busy people texting, talking on cell phones or to passengers in their cars, grooming themselves, reading maps, using their navigation systems, watching videos, or […]

Around the Globe

Around The Globe: May/June

Peru As part of the upcoming CONEXPO Latin America, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) offers a high-caliber educational seminar at the Swissotel in Lima this Oct. 10 through 11. Contact info@conexpolatinamerica.com for more information.   United Kingdom The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) released its Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey March 23, showing […]

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