Friday | October 20, 2017

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Guide Dump Trucks with Light

If the haul truck driver doesn’t know exactly what he’s doing, he might...
In this picture, you can see the scrap metal the contractor has used to create a toolbox for the rakes and shovels in the bed of the truck.

Make A Safe Place to Store Tools

The last thing you want to find at your job site is a...
In this picture, you can see how the roller will have to smooth the transverse joints into the passes that run perpendicular to the first two passes along the front of the garages. We’ll take an in-depth look at this full project in the August “Big Paving Issue.”

Line Out the Job for Your Roller Operators

We’ve talked before about the importance of lining out the job—whether that’s with...

How to Make Tomorrow’s Transverse Joint Easy, Smooth

At the end of the paving shift, when you lift up the screed...
The equipment at The Earl Companies is painted in gold-and-green Earl colors and kept in clean and shiny condition. Notice the lighting structure atop the operator’s platform provides LED lighting without shining light directly in the operator’s eyes. Earl mechanics built this system with hydraulics that can raise and lower the light pole six to eight feet above the platform as needed. Photos courtesy Top Quality Paving and Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Reflect on Paver Safety

Put the mechanic on the job of upgrading work zone safety with light,...

Match Up Smartly

How much material you place on a commercial job usually depends on what...

Keep the Level Out of the Way

Whether paving or milling, your straight edge is a vital tool for double-checking...

Revamp Concrete Truck for Asphalt Medians, Finish Work

When the paving crew takes a haul truck into a congested city work...

Measure Auger Height for Matching

To get the head of material right, the paver operator will set the...

Plan Material Dumping

Strategically placing signs makes for easier material moves, less chance for mistakes Even...

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