Wednesday | January 17, 2018

Keep it Up Archive

Check the screw in the depth crank. If it’s worn out, it can cause the screed to lurch forward or backward when the screed operator tries to make a simple adjustment. That will mar the mat.

How to Maintain Your Screed

  To pave a smooth mat, a number of variables must be managed,...
The haul truck you see here obviously garners attention everywhere it goes. Its driver has the responsibility to keep it in excellent repair not only for the company’s good reputation, but also for his safety. By keeping a routine maintenance schedule, haul truck drivers nip problems in the bud. That’s vital when carrying 16, 18 or 20+ tons of hot material through traffic and then delivering that material to a receiving hopper alongside co-workers.

Basic Steps of Haul Truck Maintenance

From NIOSH This month’s product gallery provides the latest innovations OEMs have to...
Cat 962M

Maintaining Equipment Starts with Optimization

Before the economic uncertainties of 2008, increasing productivity was often accomplished by upgrading...
The lube skids that Valley Industries, Hastings, Nebraska, customizes for clients can feature a number of hoses and reels that meter product from tanks of specific capacities. Shawn Crawford of Auto Truck Group explained that a mid-sized highway contractor might need four 60-gallon tanks for clean oil on the jobsite with four reels, and a 200-gallon waste oil tank. He said, “The skids can be flexibly customized almost like putting together Legos.”

Streamline Field Service to Compete Better

By Del Williams To gain a competitive edge and save costs on some...

Prep to Crush Recycle in Cold Weather

During the off-season, one of the best uses of your “down time” is...

How to Prevent a Pocked Mat

When the paving crew discovers divots in the mat immediately behind the paver,...

How to Inspect the Drag Slat Conveyor

Your conveyor has served you well all season, but it’s been a few...

How to Use Water Absorbers

Free water is probably the single biggest cause of fuel system failure. Original...

A Tale of Two Mechanics

At Brannan Sand and Gravel, Denver, Colo., the equipment in the field has...

Pay for Scale Maintenance with Your Program

Asphalt producers purchase scales because the value of the mix exiting the loadout...

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