Asphalt Paving and Pavement Maintenance Essentials
With summer paving completed, AsphaltPro offers a unique-to-us method for examining the equipment, products and services available in the asphalt professional’s marketplace to plan and prepare for next season. Notice this month that all equipment and services listed in the product gallery relate to the paving side of the industry. From the information we receive and solicit from OEMs and consultants, we’ve selected the bits that pertain to laying, compacting and testing a gorgeous asphalt mat, or maintaining and preserving any pavement surface, or profiling and testing the road for perfect quality assurance. When you see the Asphalt Paving and Pavement Maintenance Essentials headline for our product gallery, you’ll know you have the latest and greatest in the paving/preservation/testing side of the asphalt game.
VOGELE TRANSFERS MATERIAL
The newly designed MT 3000-2i material transfer vehicle from Vogele, Nashville, Tennessee, weighs 56,000 pounds and offer 18 tons of storage capacity. It is designed to move 1,300 tons an hour. Active remixing is achieved by two 16-inch diameter conical augers in the receiving hopper. Both primary and secondary conveyor belts are 43 inches wide, and are heated to keep material from sticking and to eliminate warm-up loads. The secondary conveyor swings 55 degrees to left or right. Heated scrapers also keep the belts clean.
For more information, contact Wirtgen American Inc. at (615) 501-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACE TORWEL CLEARS ICE
ACE Torwel, Inc., Bellingham, Massachusetts, offer a 10-foot Economizer spreader for long bed trucks. The Economizer V-box spreaders feature 304 stainless steel construction and the new 10-foot version is powered by a quiet 9-horsepower Honda gas engine with in-the-cab panel control operating electric start, choke, throttle-flow speed. Standard features include 12-inch chute extension and built-in overload protection.
For more information, contact ACE Group at www.asphaltace.com or call (800) 225-9415.
HAUL IT SPECIALLY
XL Specialized Trailers, Manchester, Pennsylvania, offers the new XL 80 Slider—slide axle. This two-axle trailer is rated at 80,000 pounds overall and 50-ooo pounds in 10-feet concentrated. The Slider is named for its sliding axle assembly, which allows the unit to tilt for the loading and unloading of heavy and inoperable equipment. New GAR-MAX filament wound composite rollers slide smoothly without the need for grease. With optimal standard features and an array of options, the XL Slider is customizable for specific hauling needs, according to the manufacturer.
For more information, contact Erin Pilcher at (319) 361-3803 or email@example.com.
SHUTTLE AUTOTRACKING TO THE SITE
The Roadtec Shuttle Buggy® material transfer vehicle (MTV) SB-2500e now offers an autotracking package to allow the vehicle to operate at a continuous speed in sync with a paver. Through a pendant control, the paver operator can enable or disable the autotracking system and swing the Shuttle Buggy conveyor that feeds the paver. Two light towers on the machine indicate when the Shuttle Buggy speed is going to increase, decrease or maintain the pace to maintain the distance between the two machines. Control switches for the autotracking package are located on the Shuttle Buggy’s operator console, and allow the operator to select between automation or manual modes. In either mode, the light towers provide continuous aid to the operator in judging the distance between the paver and Shuttle Buggy.
For more information, contact Joanna Haugland at (423) 265-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARLSON OFFERS COMMERCIAL PAVING MORE DISTANCE
Carlson Paving Products, Tacoma, Wash., has introduced its newest member of the CP paver lineup with the CP75 commercial class paver. It’s built “around the operator” with clear lines of sight around the paver for best safety and paving performance. The 74-horsepower Cummins Tier IV interim engine provides fuel economy with high torque; the 2-speed planetary drive is designed to allow operators to perform on a wide range of jobsites.
The CP75 has a long expected machine lifecycle, according to the manufacturer. True conveyor floor plates, made of 3/8-inch 500 Brinell rated steel, are fully replaceable. The hopper wings are also 3/8-inch thick and the auger flights are hardened sleet. The hopper has a capacity of 8 tons. This paver uses the Carlson-unique horizontal sliding damper doors, which is a design that keeps obstructions such as utility boxes from damaging them while open. This means operators have 10 inches of ground clearance below the auger box while allowing for narrow width paving less than 4 feet by closing the damper doors. To move material from the hopper, the Carlson CP75 uses the high flow material conveyor system. Dual 35.5-inch heat- and oil-resistant rubberized belts fixed to chain-driven slats transfer material to the augers. Readers will recognize this system from that used in rear discharge asphalt trailers. The system is designed to combine the efficiency of a rubberized belt with the long-lasting durability of traditional chain and slat systems. Once material is to the augers, they feed mix under an electrically heated EZC813 screed, which is standard on the CP75. It gives operators a standard paving width of 8 to 13 feet. The single slide, adjustable extension support system is designed to provide rigidity at all widths, while the adjustable deck cones allow for infinite adjustability of the screed plate to maximize mat quality and screed plate life.
For more information, contact a Carlson representative at (253) 875-8000.
BOMAG MILLS WITH REAR CUTTER
BOMAG Americas, now of Ridgeway, S.C., offers the industry a 47.2-inch cutting width and 13-inch maximum cutting depth in the BOMAG BM1200/35 cold milling machine. It features a rear rotor design with an innovative Bomag-exclusive cutter system. Constructed with the BMS 15 interchangeable holder system, the Bomag cutter design incorporates a single bolt for holder retention and requires a low tightening torque of 75 foot/pounds.
The Bomag BM1200/35 offers three milling drum speeds—85, 95 and 107 revolutions per minute—to match cutting speed to jobsite conditions. Material is channeled from the cutter housing and into haul trucks via outside conveyors that are 23.6 inches wide at capacities reaching 6,357 cubic feet per hour. The outside conveyor swivels 45 degrees to the left and right. Maximum discharge height for the BM1200/35’s conveyor is 224.4 inches.
It’s powered by a Tier 4 Final 349 horsepower MTU diesel engine and mills asphalt at speeds reaching 105 feet per minute.
For more information, contact Dave Dennison at (803) 337-0700 or visit www.bomag.com/us.
ADVANT-EDGE MEETS CALTRANS SPEC
Advant-Edge Paving Equipment offers a wedge joint to meet Caltrans specs, according to the manufacturer. Contractors know a center lane joint, also referred to as a Michigan Notch Wedge Joint or Seam Joint, helps them build longer lasting seams between lanes when paving asphalt roads. This joint is also used when building parking lots and airport tarmacs. Advant-Edge Paving Equipment now offers several variations of the joint profile. In addition to its patented original design, the manufacturer now has two additional profiles that are designed to meet the specifications of Caltrans and Washington State.
For more information, contact (814) 422-3343 or email@example.com.
PHCO DISTRIBUTES THE HEAT
Contractors may be used to seeing Process Heating Company’s offerings for plant owners, but the company based out of Seattle, Wash., also offers Lo-Density® Rigid Tubular Drywell Tank Heaters for the safe and consistent overnight heat in asphalt emulsion distributor truck tanks. The heating system allows operators to plug the heater in at the end of the day to maintain the emulsion at the correct temperature overnight or over a weekend, according to the manufacturer. The result is a truck ready to begin work immediately in the morning without waiting on burners to heat asphalt. The low-watt density tank heaters are designed to safely dissipate controlled heat on the heater’s sheath, with no open flame, providing even heat distribution throughout the reservoir to prevent coking or damaging of temperature-sensitive emulsion material. PHCo’s unique drywell-style elements reside inside the sheath, making them accessible from outside of the tank and eliminating the need to drain the tank to service the elements. The rigid heaters can be installed as new or as retrofit equipment.
For more information, contact Rick Jay at (206) 682-3414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATLAS COPCO TRACKS HWY PAVING
Atlas Copco, Commerce City, Colo., offers the Dynapac F800T tracked paver for the highway class paving market. It meets Tier 4 Final emission regulations. The F800T is equipped with a Carlson EZIV08-15 front-mounted electric screed, which gives the operator an 8- to 19-foot working width and a mat as thick as 1 foot.
For more information, contact Jonathan Oney at Copco Atlas at (216) 643-6509.