Tuesday | January 23, 2018

Equipment Maintenance Archive

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...
This worker holds the EVIR pad near an RFID tag on a forklift.

Mobile Fleet Inspections Offer Efficiency

In the June 2013 edition of AsphaltPro, we shared the inner workings of...
Check the screw in the depth crank. If it’s worn out, it can cause the screed to lurch forward or backward when the screed operator tries to make a simple adjustment. That will mar the mat.

How to Maintain Your Screed

  To pave a smooth mat, a number of variables must be managed,...
In this picture, you can see the scrap metal the contractor has used to create a toolbox for the rakes and shovels in the bed of the truck.

Make A Safe Place to Store Tools

The last thing you want to find at your job site is a...
The haul truck you see here obviously garners attention everywhere it goes. Its driver has the responsibility to keep it in excellent repair not only for the company’s good reputation, but also for his safety. By keeping a routine maintenance schedule, haul truck drivers nip problems in the bud. That’s vital when carrying 16, 18 or 20+ tons of hot material through traffic and then delivering that material to a receiving hopper alongside co-workers.

Basic Steps of Haul Truck Maintenance

From NIOSH This month’s product gallery provides the latest innovations OEMs have to...
The service and lube trailer (SLT) from Thunder Creek Equipment has a new chassis, new front-end design and additional upgrades to give contractors optimized fleet management options.

What’s New in Material, Equipment Transport?

Gone are the days when you would drive the paver from one section...
Cat 962M

Maintaining Equipment Starts with Optimization

Before the economic uncertainties of 2008, increasing productivity was often accomplished by upgrading...

How to Clean A Sealcoating Tank

Brent Loutzenhiser, owner of sealcoating tank manufacturer Seal-Rite, vividly remembers cleaning his old...

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