World of Asphalt/AGG1 2018 is here, so original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are hard at work putting the final engineering touches on products they’ll introduce in Houston this month. One of those OEMs is Hamm, with North American headquarters in Antioch, Tennessee, introducing a new concept for fuel-efficient compactive efforts.
Another is Ammann Group with headquarters in Langenthal, Switzerland. The manufacturer reported that users applaud improvements in versatility, reduced hand-arm vibration and low sound levels in its plate compactors.
For example, Christian Jordi of Witschi Bau, a construction company also in Langenthal, Switzerland, tried out the Ammann APF 15/40 forward-moving vibratory plate compactor in both soil and asphalt applications.
“The new APF plate is perfect due to its flexibility in both applications,” Jordi said.
Jordi and other Witschi Bau operators also commended the new plate compactor for a reduction in unwanted vibration. The improvement was noticeable when compacting soil and aggregates. It became more apparent when working on asphalt. Jordi noted the machine’s productivity on asphalt, as it was able to quickly reach compaction goals on a parking lot project. The new plate was quieter, which was immediately apparent to Jordi. It was so quiet that other workers on the site noticed the reduced sound level.
The APF 15/40 is one of five new Ammann vibratory plates that provide compaction power, maneuverability, forward-moving speed and climbing ability. The product line is known for reducing unwanted vibration to operators, as noted by Jordi.
The new models are the Ammann APF 12/33, APF 15/40, APF 15/50, APF 20/50 Hatz and APF 20/50 Honda.
They are the lightest of all Ammann plate compactors, with weights from 69 kg to 107 kg and widths of 330 mm to 500 mm. The plates fit a broad range of applications, including road repairs. They are available with an optional water sprinkler, making them suitable for asphalt jobs, like Jordi’s parking lot project. A Vulcolan mat protects paving stones during compaction. Honda petrol engines power the APF line. The largest plate, the APF 20/50, is available with a Honda petrol or a Hatz diesel engine. The diesel engine performs well, even in high altitudes, and enables the use of a single fuel type on many jobsites.
Key features of the plate compactors include:
- Low-vibration handle. Reduced vibration values result from the Z-buffer in the handle bar. This patented system enables precise machine control while protecting the operator from vibration.
- Toolless Vulcolan mat. An optional mat, available on most models, wraps around the foot and is secured with two hooks
- Maintenance-free exciter system. The new bearing design and the larger exciter unit deliver power and keep service at a minimum.
- Full engine protection frame. The ergonomic frame protects crucial components while working and during transport.
- Wear-optimised run plate. The bottom wear plate is designed with thicker protection toward the back of the plate where the most wear occurs.Toolless mountable water tank. A large water tank, available as an option on most of the plates, is mounted without a single screw.
- Transport wheels. The transport wheels can be dropped with a foot release.
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A variety of paving and pavement maintenance OEMs have new machines to talk about before and at WOA/AGG1. Take a look at what the market currently has on offer to help your bottom line.
CASE Construction Equipment
CASE Construction Equipment, Racine, Wisconsin, introduced its DV210CD large-frame combination vibratory roller to the market May 22, 2017. It features a Tier 4 Final Deutz TCD 3.6 L4 diesel engine; 4 cylinder; 100 horsepower (74.4 kW). The manufacturer stated: “The new DV210CD combination vibratory roller compacts with the front drum and delivers a smooth finish with rear pneumatic tires. The DV210CD comes standard with automatic vibration control, crab steering, an oscillating articulated roller joint and a pressurized triple-filtration water system. High-frequency is offered as a standard feature allowing for frequencies up to 4,020 vpm (67 Hz) for greater control of compaction performance based on the thickness and density requirements of each lift. The DV210CD also features a fully adjustable and intuitive operator environment with a steering wheel instrument cluster and digital display. With an operating weight of 22,440 pounds, the DV210CD is ideal for municipal roads, parking lots and residential developments, as well as more large-scale paving applications such as highways, airports and industrial areas.”
For more information, contact (866) 542-2736.
Caterpillar Inc. announces the addition of the new production-class tandem vibratory rollers to the paving products family. The new models are the CB13, CB15 and CB16. New nomenclature corresponds to the 13-ton, 15-ton and 16-ton weight classes that they reside in. Furthermore, these models can be equipped with an oscillatory vibration system for application versatility, and offer refinements to the operator controls, water spray system, service access, and lighting packages.
Many technological enhancements are provided through the Cat® Compaction Control option. Pass-Count and Temperature Mapping systems combine infrared temperature sensors with GPS mapping to keep the operator informed of current mat temperatures, machine position, pass-count and pass coverage. This intuitive system greatly enhances nighttime rolling pattern performance, and records information for future process analysis and quality control documentation. When combined with drum edge and drum surface lighting, Cat Compaction Control helps extend the workday and increase daily production by optimizing jobsite awareness in low-light conditions.
“Machine to Machine” communication is another technological enhancement that improves job site efficiency. The system helps keep rolling patterns in sync by sharing mapped data such as CMV, temperature mapping, coverage area, and pass-count maps between the displays of multiple machines.
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Carlson Paving Products
Carlson Paving Products, Tacoma, Washington, has introduced the CP100 II, the next generation of commercial class paver. The CP100 II gives contractors 9.5-ton hopper capacity, highway-class chains and slats with fully replaceable Hardox® floor plates, 13-inch replaceable auger flights and sealed highway-class auger bearings, and horizontally sliding damper doors. Dual control consoles allow full control of the platform from either side with dual electric over hydraulic steering joysticks, intuitively organized rocker switches and 7-inch full color touchscreen LED display. The all-new EZCSS highway-class screed features a standard paving width of 8 to 15 feet with 2 percent taper and single slide extension support system.
For more information, contact Travis Colwell at (253) 875-8000.
Chemtek Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina, has released NeSilex™, a silica dust suppressant formulated to reduce worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust. The manufacturer recommends NeSilex for any dust-producing construction activity including: milling, sweeping, crushing, mining, sawing, jackhammering, earthmoving and grading. It contains surfactants, wetting and agglomerating agents causing dust particulates to saturate and attract to each other. This process allows for dust suppression, reducing silica dust inhalation by workers and the surrounding public. Initial testing has shown up to 100 percent reduction in respirable silica dust in certain construction activities. Using NeSilex™ will ensure that contractors meet OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.1153 Table 1 guidelines for exemption of employee exposure assessment for certain construction activities, according to the manufacturer. A full-scale product launch will take place at the WOA in Houston March 6 through 8.
For more information, visit nosilicadust.com.
Dynapac Road Construction Equipment
Dynapac Road Construction Equipment, Rock Hill, South Carolina, introduced its new roller range of CC1100/CC1200 as part of the sixth generation of small asphalt rollers November 2017. The range of machines is powered by Kubota diesel engines. The manufacturer stated: “The new CC1100/CC1200 VI is designed to meet the construction industry’s tough conditions with the operator in mind, resulting in a robust, comfortable and modern machine for best combustion results. The new machine has a unique design with its cross-mounted engine in combination with excellent visibility and massive casted forks with built-in flexible lifting/towing/tie down possibilities.”
For more information, contact Tim Hoffman at (720) 480-6519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment
Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment, Midland, Michigan, released its new 150G and 250G tack tank trailers to the market Oct. 26, 2017. The manufacturer stated: “Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment has introduced two trailer- or skid-mounted diesel tack tanks. The tack tanks are built with the same high quality as Falcon’s various hot boxes and recyclers. They’re available in two sizes: the 150G (150 gallon tank) and the 250G (250 gallon tank). The tack tanks include the following features: automatic thermostatically controlled heat system, stainless steel flue, diesel power, large clean-out port, and an insulated tank.”
For more information, contact Trish Bell at (248) 860-6064.
At WOA, Hamm will introduce to North America its unique PH hybrid power train system for tandem asphalt compactors in the HD+ 90i PH tandem roller. This concept combines the traditional internal combustion engine with a hydraulic accumulator. The internal combustion engine covers the base load while a hydraulic accumulator meets peak loads.
Hybrid solutions combine two power technologies. In the automotive sector, combinations of internal combustion engine and electric drive in particular are common. Hybrid power attempts with electric motors in rollers proved unconvincing, so Hamm tackled this problem with a novel approach, combining an internal combustion engine with a hydraulic system, and became the first roller manufacturer to develop a technical solution suitable for series production.
For the first hybrid power models, Hamm chose the HD+ 90i, a popular tandem roller in the medium weight class. Up to now, this roller has operated with a 114 horespower (85 kW) diesel engine complying with EPA Tier 4 Final exhaust emission standards. A detailed examination of the actual engine load during compaction showed the Hamm developers that the peak loads were only needed occasionally and even then for just a few seconds. This is the case when the roller starts up or the vibration / oscillation is activated. In the new hybrid power roller, these brief peak loads are handled by a hydraulic system, enabling the roller to be equipped with a smaller diesel engine for the same performance. The load on the diesel engine is also reduced in that the radiator fans are electrically operated for optimum efficiency.
The hydraulic system works rather like a pumped storage power station: as soon as the power demand falls below the maximum load of the internal combustion engine, a pump fills the hydraulic accumulator. If a great deal of power is called for, such as when starting the vibration drive, the hydraulic system functions as an auxiliary drive, able to supply a maximum short-term load of up to 27 hp (20 kW). Following this, the cycle begins afresh with the refilling of the accumulator. The principle functions because for normal applications, the maximum load is only called up for a matter of seconds. Afterwards there is sufficient time to replenish the accumulator.
The 9-MT HD+ 90i PH roller can be powered by 74 hp (55.4 kW) engine in place of a 114 hp (85 kW) unit—and with the same compaction power, according to the manufacturer. The smaller engine does not require an SCR catalytic converter or DEF fluid. This results in advantages in terms of handling and maintenance. What’s more, the power train is markedly quieter. Last but not least, the hybrid power train in combination with the electric fan drives and a start-stop system enables savings of up to 15 percent in fuel consumption. This also substantially cuts CO2 emissions.
The hybrid system underwent field trials in selected markets during 2016 and 2017 and is expected to be available in North America with double vibration (VV) and vibration-oscillation (VO), as well as the smooth drum-pneumatic “combi” rollers (VT) as options in 2018.
For more information, contact Matt Graves at (615) 501-0600 or email@example.com.
Hurricane Power, Muskegon Heights, Michigan, has launched the X3 and Z3 large blowers with joystick control and patented quad control handle system. For deep cleaning of pavements, the blower offers a split left deflector system, which allows the operator to change the angle of air flow to get at debris. The X3 offers 3,200 RPM at 6,500+ CFM and an air speed over 165 MPH. Its fuel capacity is 10 gallons. The Z3 has less noise at 2,600 RPM at 8,500+ CFM and an air speed over 165 MPH. Its fuel capacity is also 10 gallons. Both machines offer a zero turning radius.
For more information, contact Jon Geer at (231) 755-0707 or visit www.hurricane-power.com.
Kenco Engineering Inc.
Kenco Engineering Inc., Roseville, California, introduced its serrated Tungsten Carbide Impregnated cutting edges to the market in 2016. The manufacturer stated: “Designed to give some of the benefits of teeth along with the benefits of a straight cutting edge, the Kenco serrated Tungsten Carbide Impregnated (TCI) cutting edge will penetrate old and hardened RAP piles more easily than a standard flat blade but won’t leave trenches in the yard floor the way teeth will. Though trading some overall wear life for better penetration, the Kenco serrated design still gets the benefit of our unique Tungsten Carbide Impregnation process. Get the best of both worlds with the Kenco serrated TCI cutting edge, good penetration with good wear life.”
For more information, contact Paul McDowell at (800) 363-9859.
The Pro Patch 55 from KM International, North Branch, Michigan, is a 55-gallon melter designed specifically to heat both mastic material as well as rubberized crack filling material. The Pro Patch 55 is similar in design to KM International’s KM 55 rubber melting machine with a few added features and upgrades to make it fully compatible with mastic materials.
Pro Patch 55 features:
- 55-gallon capacit
- Thermostatically controlled
- Hydraulically driven 360-degree agitation system
- Triple wall insulation
- 4-inch flow valve
- Utility hand torch
- 60,000 BTU propane burner
- Material ready to pour in 1 hour
- Use standard crack fill rubber or mastic
For more information, contact (800) 492-1757 or visit here.
The SW994 is Sakai’s largest asphalt roller, with a maximum operating weight of 34,040 pounds. The roller features an 84-inch drum, a Cummins Tier 4 Final (T4F) engine, and three frequency settings (2,500/3,000/4,000 VPM). All of Sakai’s new T4F machines will come with Telematics standards, which give users easier access to engine diagnostics, location and other pertinent information. The engine layout has been redesigned for easier access for routine maintenance. This machine can maintain 10 Impacts Per Foot (IPF) at a speed of 4.5 mph and a frequency of 4,000 VPM. The Exact Compact meter will help guide the correct speed-to-frequency ratio to maintain the 10 IPF, also standard. This machine features Sakai’s patented long-lasting drum isolation technology, which translates to lower maintenance and ownership costs. The operator isolation technology promises a smoother riding experience.
Wirtgen America Inc., Antioch, Tennessee, will have its Vögele Super 700-3i commercial paver on display at WOA. It is designed for the North American market and comes with the latest version of the Vögele operating system, the popular ErgoPlus 3, which has been enhanced with a number of new ergonomic and functional features. Learn more here.
For more information, contact Matt Graves at (615) 501-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.