Wednesday | September 20, 2017

Equipment Maintenance Archive

How to Roll for Bonus, Part 1—New Ideas in Roller Maintenance

If the screed leaves a line in the mat, the roller operator is...

Move Mud Flaps to Save on Asphalt Mix Delivery Costs

For the 2017 paving season, we dive into an essential area of project...
Whether you’re an independent truck driver with your own commercial vehicle, like Steve Murray, pictured here, or a driver in a company that maintains a whole fleet of trucks for daily delivery of perishable mixes, keeping each vehicle in optimum working order is an important piece of the paving puzzle. With new engine emissions regulations and electronic data logging rules out there, advanced technology can either help or hinder the regular maintenance regimen. Photo courtesy John Ball of Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Tips to Maintain your Haul Truck

Save on Costs with Your Professional Guide to Asphalt Mix Delivery Part 1—Take...

Italian Painters Use ALL-TEST PRO On-Line II to Check the VFD

From ALL-TEST PRO If you run variable frequency drives (VFDs) on plant components,...
To keep equipment safe and out of the way, Brahney tries to park equipment close together on the lot. All photos courtesy of Steve Brahney.

How to Stage Paving Equipment for Multi-Day Commercial Projects

Here’s what you should have on hand and where it needs to be...
In this picture, we see that the crew is moving down the lane with a good head of material extending to the endgate. The mix is reaching the endgate sufficiently to build the edge of the pavement, but you will want to watch your tunnel placement also. Photo courtesy Chris Harrison.

How to Protect the Feed Sensor, Protect Quality and Save Money at the Paver

  When the feed sensor costs between $1,500 and $2,000 to replace and...

3 Best Portable Jump Starters

Imagine this: You’re out on a job and about to fill up your...
The dynamic eHorizon from Continental anticipates the road ahead and is just as efficient in urban traffic. With real-time data on traffic light phases, the vehicle can implement an optimum driving strategy.

Connect Commercial Vehicles with Continental’s eHorizon

From Continental Continental of Hanover is turning commercial vehicles into data carriers on...
Dispensing DEF from a closed system helps ensure fluid quality and longevity of the SCR system. All photos courtesy of Thunder Creek Equipment.

How You Should Handle DEF

Most paving contractors know exactly how to handle their equipment for winter storage....
The Western Star 4900s are slowly taking over the Team Elmer’s fleet at a rate of 8 to 10 new trucks per year, delivering mix to paving sites and performing other integral haul jobs. Photo courtesy Team Elmer’s.

Western Star Delivers Replacements for Team Elmer’s Fleet

By Jim Sweeney Team Elmer’s, Traverse City, Michigan, does a little bit of...

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