World of Asphalt/AGG1 is right around the corner, so original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are hard at work putting the final engineering touches on products they’ll introduce in Houston March 6 through 8. Before the close of 2017, paving and pavement maintenance equipment manufacturers and service providers had new launches and updates to share. The team at Volvo Construction Equipment wanted to weigh in with some tried and true tips about winter maintenance. While most companies have already closed equipment down for the winter season by now, the information from Volvo could be relevant if you have any concerns about whether or not the paving equipment made it into the garage correctly. Check out this Top 10 Tips list as a review.
10 Tips for Winter Paver Storage from Volvo
- Give the paver a solid cleaning. Scrape off debris or asphalt from the screed, screed extensions, strike-off and auger areas—any area that comes into direct contact with the asphalt should be cleaned.
- Clear the flow path to ensure there is no buildup or obstruction interrupting the flow of hot asphalt.
- Use an approved cleaning agent to clean under the deck, the entire conveyor chain and auger assembly.
- Drain the fuel tank and refill it with a winter blend to prevent the fuel from turning to sludge at cold temperatures. Do not leave the tank empty, as it will be prone to rust. Also drain the fuel/water separator.
- Drain the spray-down system, mixing system, lines and nozzles of water, and flush them with antifreeze.
- Heavily grease chains and sprockets—particularly those on the screed and any exposed to the environment—to avoid corrosion due to moisture and cold. Do the same for any exposed cylinders, such as screed lift cylinders.
- After cleaning, flushing and greasing, secure all panels and lock the hoppers in transport mode to minimize precipitation exposure.
- When the paver is put away, make sure the screed is propped off the ground to avoid moisture.
- Cover the fume extractor and seats to prevent weathering.
- While the paver is stored, it is critical to start it and move it at least monthly. Drain and refill the lines of antifreeze, remove the blocks and uncover the fume extraction system. Starting the machine and moving it a bit will charge the battery, move the fuel and hydraulics through the system, and help prolong the life of the tires or tracks.
To begin the New Year, take a look at what the market currently has on offer for new paving or pavement maintenance equipment.
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.” Learn more here.
For more information, contact (866) 542-2736.
It’s not as much a product as a service Caterpillar Inc. announced October 2017, stating the company has reached an agreement with Kennametal Inc. to provide Cat customers globally with special order rotors and diamond and carbide earth cutting tools for mixing and road milling applications.
Paul Clark, the worldwide product manager, paving, for Caterpillar Inc., listed a full line of rotors, earth cutting tools among the equipment this partnership makes available to customers via the Cat® dealer network.
Kennametal products and support were to be made available at Cat dealerships immediately. Customers seeking information on the full offering are encouraged to contact their local Cat dealer or Kennametal rep.
For more information, visit www.cat.com/requestCatinfo
Channellock Inc., Meadville, Pennsylvania, offers the new reversible jaw adjustable wrench to help out in the shop. Find the product at major hardware retailers including Home Depot, Lowe’s, ACE, Sears, Menards, Do It Best, Fastenal, Grainger, True Value, Princess Auto and more.
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 email@example.com.
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.” Learn more at www.falconrme.com.
For more information, contact Trish Bell at (248) 860-6064.
Wirtgen America Inc., Antioch, Tennessee, released the Hamm DV+ 70i split drum tandem roller to the market March 2017. It features a 75-horsepower engine that satisfies the requirements of Tier 4/Stage IIIB emissions, according to the manufacturer. The OEM stated: “The 7.7-ton DV+ 70i is available in three versions: as a double vibration roller (VV), as an oscillation roller (VO) with vibration drum at front and oscillation drum at rear, and as a combi roller (VT) with vibratory drum front and pneumatic tires at rear. All vibration drums are split, ensuring perfectly compacted asphalt layers, even in tight curves. An intelligent drive control—plus pivot steering with four steering modes and large turning angles—form the basis for the highest possible compaction quality. At the heart of its Easy Drive operating concept is an ergonomically optimized operator platform with many inventive details.” Learn more here.
For more information, contact Brodie Hutchins at (615) 501-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
LeeBoy of Lincolnton, North Carolina, introduced the LeeBoy 8520 asphalt paver at CONEXPO 2017. It features a Kubota turbocharged diesel Tier 4 Final, 106-horsepower engine. The manufacturer stated: “This machine features a higher horsepower engine along with a larger hopper capacity. Featuring LeeBoy’s material management system, the wide, slow-moving conveyor system is designed to move material consistently from the truck to the screed to ensure a flawless mat.” Learn more at www.LeeBoy.com.
For more information, visit www.leeboy.com/find-a-dealer
Schwarze Industries Inc.
Schwarze Industries Inc. announced the HyperVAC pure vacuum sweeper October 2017. It features a Tier 4 turbo-charged diesel John Deere engine. The manufacturer stated: “Schwarze Industries announces the development of…a new revolutionary material transfer system that will improve sweeping quality and a new three-fold dust-laden air separator system that reduces the release of contaminants from the exhaust typically seen in previous vacuum sweepers. The HyperVAC includes: 7.8 cubic yard high strength stainless steel hopper, large 39-inch recessed digger side brooms, dual vacuum nozzles, large 12-inch nozzle hoses, 134-inch wide sweeping path, Schwarze WhisperWheel™ Technology, Schwarze’s exclusive “Sweep-Sense™” control system. It will be available early 2018 through Schwarze’s extended dealer network.”
For more information, visit www.schwarze.com
Takeuchi-US, Atlanta, released the TL6 compact track loader (CTL) to its lineup October 2017. It features a Kubota 2.4-liter, 65.2-horsepower engine. The manufacturer stated: “The TL6 features a radial lift loader design with a maximum lift height of 9 feet 6.4 inches, and a rated operating capacity of 1,841 pounds. Additionally, the TL6 has a width of 5 feet and a height of 6 feet 5.8 inches. The compact dimensions of the TL6 enable it to access and work efficiently in areas with limited space.”
For more information, visit www.takeuchi-us.com.
Talbert Manufacturing, Rensselaer, Indiana, now offers its 35CC-HRG lowbed trailer as part of its close-couple lowbed series with an overall length of 43 feet, 9 inches. The manufacturer stated: “Equipment is getting bigger, wider, taller and heavier. We’ve built a reputation on accommodating that need, but contractors also have smaller equipment they need to safely transport to and from jobsites every day. This is why we also offer dependable trailers designed specifically for that purpose.”
For more information, contact Troy Geisler at (219) 866-7141 or email@example.com.
Wirtgen America Inc., Antioch, Tennessee, released the Vögele Super 1700-3i 8-ft. tracked and Super 1703-3i 8-ft. wheeled asphalt pavers March 2017. The pavers feature a liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, 173-horsepower, Cummins diesel engine. The OEM stated: “The Super 1700-3i track and Super 1703-3i wheel asphalt pavers are designed for high output for jobs of all sizes, starting with the extra-large receiving hopper with a capacity of 14.3 tons. High-powered, separate hydraulic drives on the conveyor and auger deliver an optimum head of mix in front of the screed in every paving situation: They support high laydown rates of up to 770 tph. For the Super 1703-3i wheel paver, customers have a choice between a 6×4 and 6×6 drive.” Learn more here.
For more information, contact Brodie Hutchins at (615) 501-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volvo Construction Equipment
Volvo Construction Equipment, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, released the Volvo DD110C double drum asphalt compactor to the market November 2017. It features a Volvo D4 Tier 4 final, 148-horsepower engine. The OEM stated: “The DD110C is the latest in a series of recent double drum asphalt compactor introductions from Volvo. With a 66-inch drum width, the DD110C rounds out the highway-class double drum compactor series from Volvo. With a high frequency system delivering 3,800 vibrations per minute (vpm), it can keep up with a paver traveling at 60 feet per minute while still maintaining appropriate impact spacing.
The machine’s redesigned, intuitive on-board display features an Impact Spacing Meter, allowing the operator to control speed and maintain the correct impact spacing for consistent smoothness. Available as an option on all C-Series compactors, Compact Assist is Volvo’s proprietary Intelligent Compaction system. The integrated system is available in two packages: Compact Assist and Compact Assist with Density Direct. The technology works in conjunction with Volvo Co-Pilot. Outfitted with the Volvo CareTrack® telematics system, the DD110C is eligible for ActiveCare Direct, the Volvo telematics service that provides 24/7/365 machine monitoring and fleet utilization reporting directly from Volvo.” Learn more at volvoce.com/na.
For more information, contact Volvo Construction Equipment at (844) 787-3323.
Weiler of Knoxville, Iowa, released the E1250B remixing transfer vehicle Spring 2017. It features a Cat C7.1 Tier 4 engine with 250 horsepower. The manufacturer stated: “The E1250B remixing transfer vehicle is designed with innovative features to increase productivity while reducing operating costs. The patented remix chamber provides effective remixing for reduced thermal and particulate segregation. The all-new operating station, located at the front of the machine, shifts 24 inches in either direction. Designed around clean-out, the E1250B features full-width, hydraulic doors for simplified end-of-shift cleaning and maintenance. Variable speed elevator and conveyor, hydraulic conveyor chain tension and internal spraydown help extend the life of wear components.” Learn more at www.weilerproducts.com.
For more information, visit www.weilerproducts.com.