Editor’s Note: Your AsphaltPro staff compiles new and updated product information in each edition of the magazine. This month’s product gallery focuses on the paving and pavement maintenance sector of the asphalt industry. Check in next issue for the production and plant-related equipment and services that enhance your bottom line.
As you update your paving train, milling and recycling operation, compaction technology, or QC/QA areas, new equipment is probably on your “to buy” list. Even manufacturers and service providers who won’t have full-scale exhibits at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in March have recently rolled out new parts and updated existing machines to make top quality pavements easier for your crew to place and preserve. Check out the most recent offerings from these providers.
From Curry Supply
Product: water truck
Launched: January 2017
Use the water trucks from Curry Supply, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, to fill and replenish roller, cold mill and other equipment tanks in the work zone.
Here’s how the water trucks help you: “Curry Supply’s line of water trucks have recently undergone a series of updates as a result of continuous improvement and FEA testing.” These changes in design are based on customer expectations.
For more information, contact sales (814) 793-2829.
Product: PaveScan® RDM
Launched: November 2016
Use the PaveScan to measure the dielectric value to identify anomalies in real-time; the dielectric values can be used as a means to correlate percent voids and density in new pavement.
Here’s how this measuring device helps you: Geophysical Survey Systems Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, announces its new PaveScan® RDM asphalt density assessment tool to provide real-time, nondestructive measurements of asphalt integrity during application, to ensure pavement life and quality. “The PaveScan RDM system is ideal for uncovering problems that occur during the paving process, including poor uniformity and significant variations in density.” Watch for this device in next month’s Here’s How It Works department.
For more information, contact Jami Harmon (603) 893-1109.
From Larson Electronics
Product: WAL-QP26-2XWP60E-50 light tower
Launched: Q1 2017
Use the quadpod mounted work area light from Larson Electronics, Kemp, Texas, in inclement conditions or in difficult construction environments.
Here’s how the WAL-QP26-2XWP60E-50 helps you: “This portable light tower has a removable dual light head assembly mounted on top of a four-leg aluminum quadpod equipped with wheels for easy positioning from one work space to another. The light head assembly on this tower contains two 60-watt LED emitters that produce 5,400 lumens each. These lamps are independently adjustable.” Extend to 26 feet or collapse to 11 feet. The unit comes with 50 feet of SOOW cord with a 5-15 straight blade plug and is configured to operate on 120 to 227 volts AC.
For more information, contact sales (214) 616-6180.
Product: Roadtec RP-170e
Launched: fall 2016
Use the RP-170e to pave in congested sites and space-restricted urban areas.
Here’s how the RP-170e paver helps you: 6-cylinder, 6.6-liter, 174-horsepower, Tier 4 Final Cummins QSB6.7 engine; two hydroflated high flotation sand rib drive tires and dual 12-inch by 22-inch front bogies; variable speed cooling system; independently-driven, variable-speed feeder conveyors with 400 BHN liners and electric flow gates; 90-gallon fuel tank; two Comfort Drive™ operator stations
For more information, contact Kyle Neisen (423) 509-2517.
Product: PQI 380
Use the non-nuclear asphalt density gauge from TransTech Systems Inc., Latham, New York, to assess compaction densities.
Here’s how the PQI 380 helps you: “The PQI 380 allows contractors to use a non-nuclear gauge to determine the density of the asphalt paving with no licensing, no fees, no shipping concerns, no potential on-the-job hazards, no badges, and no state reciprocating fees.”
For more information, contact sales (800) 724-6306.
Product: Vogele Super 2000-3i asphalt paver
Launched: March 2016
Use the Super 2000-3i to pave widths from 10 to 28 feet at rates up to 1,540 TPH.
Here’s how this paver helps you: This new paver introduces Vogele next-generation Dash 3 technology and its ErgoPlus 3 operating system to a highway-class paver specially suited for North American use. The main paving functions of the screed can be controlled using one of the two screed remote controls for each side of the paver for the Vogele VF 600 and VR 600 screeds. It features a 6-cylinder, 250-horsepower Tier 4 Final Cummins engine, Niveltronic Plus technology and a large cooler assembly.
For more information, contact Ken Snover (615) 501-0600.
From Volvo CE
Product: Volvo DD140C asphalt roller
Launched: Q1 2017
Use the Volvo DD140C from Volvo Construction Equipment, North America, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, to achieve compaction of asphalt mats.
Here’s how this roller helps you: “Featuring a range of intelligent features, the DD140C double-drum asphalt compactor from Volvo delivers enhanced performance and productivity to meet the needs of even the biggest and most challenging asphalt compaction jobs. With an 84-in rolling width, a Tier 4 Final engine, and optional technology such as Volvo’s Intelligent Compaction system, Compact Assist with Density Direct — the DD140C is built for unbeatable productivity. Compact Assist with Density Direct provides the operator with real-time information, including density, mat temperature and number of passes to optimize the rolling pattern and ensure higher quality of mat. The DD140C is equipped with other productivity features such as the Impact Spacing Meter, which provides a visual reference for speed control to maintain proper spacing, resulting in consistent smoothness. The machine features the automatic variable interval water spraying system with water burst mode to provide uniform drum coverage and variable flow to prevent material pickup. Volvo offers a wide range of customer support services, such as CareTrack®, Volvo’s state-of-the-art telematics system, as well as customizable Customer Support Agreements to meet the needs of any fleet.”
For more information, contact your local Volvo Construction Equipment dealer.
Product: P385B commercial paver
Launched: April 2016
Use the P385B to pave widths from 8 to 15+ feet.
Here’s how the P385B helps you: CAT C3.4 Tier 4 engine, 100-HP; 3-speed hydrostatic drive; 90-inch track length; 14-inch poly track pads; 140-mm track chain pitch; 12 kW generator; 12-inch Ni-hard augers; adjustable push roller; independent auger and conveyor control; cut-off doors; 8-foot to 15-foot, 8-inch standard paving width; 4-element electric heated screed with thermostatic control; 3/8-inch thick screed plates; 2,500 VPM vibrator; dual operating stations and three operating positions
For more information, contact Andy Adamcik (641) 828-2334.
From Willow Designs
Product: Notch Wedge Pneumatic Roller
Launched: February 2016
Use the Notch Wedge Pneumatic Roller from Willow Designs, East Berlin, Pennsylvania, for improved densities at longitudinal joints.
Here’s how this roller attachment helps you: Attaching to either front- or rear-mount screeds, the 450-pound pneumatic roller is pulled directly behind the notch wedge joint-building system by a rigid tow arm. This offers the operator the ability to compact and stabilize the vertical notch of the joint with the sidewall of the pneumatic tire. As the crew paves, the pneumatic tire roller compacts the wedge, ensuring the job meets secondary compaction requirements. “We sold 10 units in 2016 and every contractor has been getting joint densities equal to the mainline densities,” Proprietor Jerod Willow said.
For more information, contact Jerod Willow (717) 919-9829.
From WRT Equipment
Product: PTW water ballast tire roller
Launched: October 2008
Use this roller at the road construction site for compaction of road base.
Here’s how this component helps you:
- Compact versatility in soil, gravel and asphalt;
- Front and rear tires overlap for constant surface contact;
- Tow multiple units with one tractor for maximum compaction, saving time and money; and
- Easy to adjust ballast weight for transport and operating conditions.
For more information, contact Mark Gibson (306) 244-0423.