As you make plans for 2017, new paving equipment may be on your “to buy” list. Even before we get to CONEXPO-CON/AGG, manufacturers are rolling out new items and updating existing machines to make top quality paving and bonus-worthy asphalt surfaces easier for your crew to attain. Check out only the most recent offerings from these OEMs.
From BarrelMover 5000
Product: the BarrelMover 5000
Launched: February 2016
Specs: Mounts to any Ford, Chevrolet or Dodge truck; completely welded frame of high quality steel; main frame can be offset from center and is spring-loaded; equipped with LED illuminated guide poles, LED amber lights, reflectors and a magnetically mounted camera.
Clark Nowland shared, “The BarrelMover 5000 easily mounts to any truck by removing existing tow hooks and replacing them with the BarrelMover 5000 mounting brackets. Now you can set up or remove a lane closure from the safety of a truck, keeping employees away from moving traffic. Construction workers involved in setting up or removing lane closures are increasingly faced with distracted motorists. BarrelMover 5000 minimizes that risk while increasing productivity in the work zone by reducing time spent to open or close traffic lanes.”
Contact: Clark Nowland (859) 428-7411, firstname.lastname@example.org
Product: Cedarapids CR662RM RoadMix paver and material transfer vehicle
Launched: June 2016
Specs: 260-horsepower Tier 4 Final Cummins diesel engine; rubber-track drive system; remix anti-segregation system counter rotating delivery augers; patented Smartrac™ technology
One RoadMix machine offers two uses for the contractor: paver and MTV. Contractors can switch between a screed (for paving use) and swiveling conveyor system (for use as MTV) within a few hours.
Contact: Henry Polk (309) 883-4988, email@example.com
Product: oscillatory vibration
Launched: November 2016
Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois, has added oscillatory vibration to its expanding lineup of asphalt compactors. The new CB10 is a 10-metric ton asphalt compactor that can be equipped with a combination of oscillatory and vibratory drums.
Contact: your local Cat dealer
Product: PaveScan® RDM
Launched: November 2016
Specs: PaveScan automatically measures 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.
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.”
Contact: Jami Harmon (603) 893-1109, firstname.lastname@example.org
Product: camera indicator
Launched: November 2016
Specs: 4.3-inch or 7-inch color graphic console; 12-foot power harness with camera, magnetic camera mount and cable assemblies
Hirschmann MCS, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, has introduced a new camera indicator for use on all types of mobile equipment. The camera is designed to be compatible with Hirschmann’s 4.3-inch and 7-inch color graphic vSCALE consoles in either horizontal or vertical orientation. It features an IP68/IP69k protection class rating and is shock and vibration resistant.
Contact: Sarah Nell (717) 217-2255, email@example.com
Product: Rosco CSV816 variable width chip spreader
Launched: summer 2016
Specs: Variable width spread hopper 8 to 16 feet; no permit load 8 foot, 6 inch maximum transport width; 275-horsepower Cummins Tier IV Final diesel engine; hydrostatic front wheel drive propel system; reversible cooling fan for cooling system maintenance; application rate control; 12-inch abrasion-resistant augers
A spokesperson for VT LeeBoy Inc., Lincolnton, North Carolina, states the Rosco CSV816 provides flexibility to transport without the complications and expense of transport permits, as well as:
- Enables confined area chipping in urban, city areas as well as conventional secondary roadways
- Provides a “on the fly” variable width chip & seal capability for any job application
- Continues LeeBoy & Rosco’s 50+ year commitment to the preservation industry
- The CSV816 conforms to current EPA T4F regulations
- Special consideration paid to operator comfort, safety and visibility
- LeeBoy Telematic system which features location, hours and diagnostic capability
- Powerful drivetrain handles difficult terrain
Contact: Bryce Davis (954) 647-4310, firstname.lastname@example.org
From Process Heating Company
Product: Patch King Pothole Patcher
Launched: available now
Specs: Available in insulated 3.0, 4.0 or 8.0 cubic yard models; insulated patch box mounts into a dump truck or onto a flatbed; UL-listed controls; high-low heat selector switch mounted in the control panel can supply heat individually to the floor and gates, or to the floor, sides, ends and gates.
A spokesperson for PHCo shared, “The Patch King heats hot or cold mix patching material and keeps it at the ideal working temperature—from 50 to 350oF—for at least 10 hours. The unit’s Lo-Density® open-coil drywell-style heaters are evenly distributed across the sides, bottom, ends and discharge doors. The result is reliable, consistent heat throughout the hopper, without cold or hot spots in the material. Operators can either heat the material at the beginning of the day, set a time clock for early morning pre-heating or keep it hot overnight for more efficient use of material and improved worker productivity. Because it heats without flame, the Patch King eliminates safety concerns from fossil-fuel-heated patching equipment.”
Contact: Rick Jay (866) 682-1582, email@example.com
Product: crack cleaner
Specs: Wheeled carriage; high-pressure jet from a rotary nozzle; brush-like skirts for shielding; vacuum sucks water and debris into a vac-ex unit storage tank
“The crack cleaner will add utility to any Ring-O-Matic you already own,” said Brian Metcalf, CEO of Ring-O-Matic, Pella, Iowa. The unit is designed to scour any crack or crevice with high-pressure water in a wide array of applications.
Contact: sales (800) 544-2518
Product: Roadtec RP-170e
Launched: fall 2016
Specs: 6-cylinder, 6.6-liter, 174-horsepower, Tier III CAT® diesel engine; two hydroflated high flotation sand rib drive tires and dual 12-inch by 22-inch front bogies; variable speed cooling system; 11-ton, self-dumping front hopper; independently-driven, variable-speed feeder conveyors with 400 BHN liners and electric flow gates; 90-gallon fuel tank; two Comfort Drive™ operator stations
A spokesperson for Roadtec, Chattanooga, stated, the RP-170e features a compact wheelbase designed for greater maneuverability and tighter turning radius needed for congested sites and space-restricted urban areas. The machine is intended to be good for managing tight spots around barriers and drains. With the narrow shipping width of RP-170e, it is expected to offer quick and easy transportation between job locations.
Contact: Kyle Neisen (423) 509-2517, firstname.lastname@example.org
Product: TL 10V2 track loader
Launched: October 2016
Specs: 10,130 pounds with a tipping load of 7,205 pounds, bucket breakout force of 6,520 pounds; dump reach of 3 feet, 1.4 inches; Kubota 3.3-liter diesel engine with DOC+DPF diesel exhaust after-treatment system
The TL 10V2 is the second vertical lift track loader in the Takeuchi lineup. It has active power control (APC) as standard equipment to allow the machine to automatically maintain engine power and keep the engine within optimal performance range. This feature is unique, according to the manufacturer, and can be turned on or off depending on the operator’s experience.
Contact: Clay Eubanks (706) 693-3600, www.takeuchi-us.com
Product: Vogele Super 2000-3i asphalt paver
Launched: March 2016
Specs: Paving width 10 to 28 feet; top placement rate of 1,540 TPH; 6-cylinder, 250-horsepower Tier 4 Final Cummins engine; Niveltronic Plus technology; large cooler assembly;
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.
Contact: Ken Snover (615) 501-0600, email@example.com
Product: P385B commercial paver
Launched: April 2016
Specs: 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; 9-ton hopper with replaceable floor plates; 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
This Tier 4 paver has the characteristics of large, highway class pavers for the commercial paving market. It’s a completely re-buildable paver with complete powered screed options.
Contact: Andy Adamcik (641) 828-2334, firstname.lastname@example.org