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Features Archive

How to Get a Patent on your Asphalt Product Idea

Innovation in the Asphalt Industry Part 1—How to Take Your Idea to the...

WMA Use Increases Gently, NAPA Reports

By Kent Hansen, Audrey Copeland, T. Carter Ross In 2007, a group of...
The PM622 cold planer from Caterpillar

Caterpillar Milling Equipment Goes Beyond Iron

Along with a new 745 articulated truck, new dozers, a new 986K wheel...
Colorado visitors have an improved, award-winning asphalt surface along the State Highway 145 in Dolores County thanks to Elam Construction’s dedication to quality and partnership with CDOT.

Elam Construction Wins in Steep Winter Grades

Daily commuters and tourists traveling north on state highway 145 to festivals in...
Original Equipment Manufacturers are working to deploy technology that makes the operator’s life easier. Push-button controls in the control house, on operator panels and on hand-held remotes offer wider range of motion for some workers, as well as simpler equipment operation.

Asphalt Industry OEMs Target What Each Operator Needs

While they tackled placing large Tier 4 engines, after-treatment systems and diesel exhaust...
Officials want a total replacement of the runway, taxiways and apron at the South Caicos International Airport. Here the crew puts the finishing touches on the mat with good compaction practices.

Herzog Caribbean Gives Paradise an Asphalt Upgrade

    By Larry Trojak Under normal circumstances, asphalt production is a reliable,...
In contrast to the paving crews of 70 years ago, the Lehman-Roberts team employs a Shuttle Buggy feeding a hopper insert to facilitate continuous paving. To help the Shuttle Buggy operator hit his mark, the team has green LEDs strategically mounted on the sides of the paver hopper and shining like a bullseye on the insert’s center. This kind of visual guidance system helps haul truck drivers backing for delivery and helps Shuttle Buggy operators charging hoppers as well.

Lehman-Roberts Company Paves our Future

How to prepare a new generation of leaders for success in the asphalt...
Northeast Asphalt crews had to pulverize and relay the base for STH 26 to DOT specs, then place a test section with high recycle content. A year later, the IRI numbers are good enough to garner a Sheldon G. Hayes award.

Northeast Asphalt Inc. Takes Big Win

  From NAPA The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced Feb. 1 that...

Find Asphalt Exhibitors at ConExpo in Vegas

The largest construction-related tradeshow in the United States boasts more square footage and...
The Volvo P7170 paver is fitted with the Ultimat® 200, allowing paving widths of up to 20 feet, which gives the Ajax Paving Industries crew the ability to pull a full lane in one pass.

Repaving North Port in the Sunshine State

From Volvo Every year, millions of tourists and “snowbirds,” flock to Florida’s Gulf...

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