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The KEITH® WALKING FLOOR® Contractor Unloading System

Charging a hopper in a tight space or in a residential area full of older trees and overhead wires presents paving crew members with a list...

Eagle Crusher’s RapidDeploy™

Material is dumped into the vibrating hopper. At the end of the hopper, material flows across the 2-step, 5-foot grizzly deck. Smaller material slips between the bars, allowing it to bypass the crusher and be screened first, reducing wear on the impactor. Material that bypasses the impactor is deposited on the crusher discharge conveyor where […]

The engineering team at RoadScience, a Division of ArrMaz in Tulsa, Oklahoma, launched NovaGrip™ in July. The additive is designed to eliminate smoke and fume that are uncomfortable for plant and paving crew personnel, as well as citizens. For more information, contact Ivann Harnish at (918) 960-3851.

Product Gallery: August

Here’s What’s New in Asphalt Production Equipment & Services By the time this edition of AsphaltPro hits your mailbox, CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be over four months gone. Its effects linger in a good way for asphalt professionals. Much like each turn of the century historically roused entrepreneurs to innovate, a big expo like the one we […]

Around the Globe: August

Asphalt industry news from around the globe. Ireland ALLU Group of Finland announced during Ireland’s Construction & Quarrying Machinery Show in April that Powerscreen Ireland is to be its new distributor throughout Ireland. Portugal ASM Industries, based in Portugal and a key-player in the field of renewable energy, has selected Pemamek Ltd. of Finland to […]

A Wirtgen 3800 CR recycled 3 inches of asphalt down to the underlying concrete slabs. Then the SprayJet paver placed the foam-recycled pavement on top of the bond-coated slabs.

Asphalt Pavement Systems Inc. Manages Multiple Paving Techniques in a Day

In-place recycled foamed asphalt—placed with a SprayJet paver in one pass and topped with micro surfacing—provided same-day rebuilds for a rural pavement in south New Jersey. In this project, aged bituminous lifts of New Jersey S.R. 83 in Cape May County were asphalt foam-recycled just over 3 inches—down to the existing concrete slabs—using a full […]

IIPL USA used the Falcon hotbox’s 30-gallon heated and insulated tack tank with spray system to apply tack to potholes along the interstate. Before getting its Falcon machine, IIPL dealt with trying to keep their asphalt warm at night for late operations and applying tack cleanly.

IIPL USA Solves Problems on Highway Project

By Alexis Brumm Becoming responsible for the maintenance of a stretch of highway is a big undertaking. Becoming responsible for the entire interstate system in Dallas County is even bigger. IIPL USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITNL out of India, has been in business for three years and started its first contract last September […]

Diamond B Construction has five plants across the state of Louisiana, in Monroe, Alexandria, Leesville, New Iberia and Amite, all of which are Astec double barrel drum plants of various sizes.

Diamond B Construction Blends Efficiently and Bumps Grades with Ease

When Louisiana began to allow asphalt producers to blend polymers in-line, Diamond B Construction quickly jumped on board. “Essentially when we add the polymer and your PG64 becomes better than a PG70,” he said. “Instead of buying PG70 straight from a supplier, we create our own.” To truly benefit from this new opportunity, Diamond B […]

Use Glassdoor Reviews as Fraud Predictors

By Lorraine D’Angelo and Silvia Zicherman Organizations often discount social media reviews left by employees as mere ranting, but there is now evidence to suggest a correlation between employee dissatisfaction and findings of fraud by an organization. Culture can drive or impede the success of an organization. It is defined by policies, procedures and leadership […]

Smartphones Tough Enough to Use in the Field

By JB2Tech As the foreman or supervisor in the field, you can—and must—be mobile. Devices that can be used while in the field today are indispensable, when transmitting data across significant distances has become instantaneous. WIRED magazine shared in early 2014 that investing in mobility has become necessary for improved efficiency in the construction industry, […]

How to Choose the Right Sealcoat Machine

By Maury Bagwell, lead engineer, Neal Division of Blastcrete Equipment Company Like all equipment, when choosing a sealcoating machine, uptime, speed, efficiency and durable, high-quality results are on the line. To be successful the unit must deliver on all fronts. But not every sealcoat machine is right for every contractor. Follow these guidelines for optimal […]

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