New Products for the Paving Contractor’s Bottom Line
BY AsphaltPro Staff
ASV Holdings Inc.
ASV Holdings Inc., Grand Rapids, Minnesota, released in April its new RT-40 Posi-Track® loader. Featuring a compact size, the RT-40 provides an alternative to walk-behind and stand-on mini skid-steer loaders. The model is designed for the rental market, homeowners or contractors working in tight spaces for anything from urban snow clearing to landscaping.
“The industry has never seen power like this in a machine the size of the RT-40,” said Justin Rupar, ASV Holdings Inc. vice president of sales and marketing. “The machine features remarkable performance for its 4-foot width. This means our customers can complete work faster, better and more comfortably in restricted areas.”
The RT-40 includes a turbocharged 37.5-horsepower Kubota diesel engine. The 1.8-liter displacement engine produces 84.5 foot-pounds of torque. The Tier 4 Final engine requires no regeneration, exhaust sensors or diesel exhaust fluid. The RT-40 also provides high tractive effort as a result of ASV’s Posi-Power system. The 4,175-pound RT-40 features a rated operating capacity of 931 pounds and a tipping load of 2,660 pounds. The loader is 48.3 inches wide and has an 8.4-foot lift height. It features speed up to 7.1 mph.
Variable auxiliary hydraulic flow comes standard on the Posi-Track loader. The system operates efficiently and at a high auxiliary circuit flow rate with a 13.3-gpm pump capacity and 3,000 psi system pressure, according to the manufacturer.
The RT-40’s cab provides rollover and falling object protection, safeguarding the operator from outside elements, and eliminates the fatigue that comes with standing. ASV designed the RT-40’s cab with optimal comfort and visibility in mind. Large windows make it easier for operators to stay aware of surroundings. A bright rear light and adjustable front pedestal lighting improves safety in underlit conditions. The cab comes standard with a rearview mirror, or can be equipped with an optional backup camera. The cab itself is exceptionally tall to provide ample headroom for taller operators. It’s also pressurized for a clean operator environment, and optional all-weather or cold weather cabs include heat and air-conditioning. For convenience, the operator station features a cup holder, phone mount and DC outlet. Standard hydraulic joystick controls are designed to make operation easy and intuitive.
For more information, visit www.asvi.com.
Briggs & Stratton
Vanguard™, Milwaukee, expanded its lineup in March to include a horizontal-shaft small block V-twin engine. The small block engine features an open-loop EFI system with electronic governing engineered for the demands of the commercial construction and rental markets. With the additional of this engine, Vanguard EFI is now available on four engine platforms across nine horsepower ratings varying in output from 23 to 37 gross horsepower.
For more information, visit www.vanguardengines.com to find a dealer near you.
CASE Construction Equipment
CASE Construction Equipment, Racine, Wisconsine, introduced in March the new SV212D and SV216D single drum vibratory compactors—compatible with both smooth and padfoot drums. With best-in-class centrifugal forces, self-adjusting torque control system and the most climbing power in the industry, these machines are built for tough applications. Able to climb grades of up to 65 percent, the SV212D and SV216D feature a low-center-of-gravity axle-free design and a high-traction hydrostatic drive system to provide constant power to the wheels and drum with an electronic self-adjusting torque control system. The machines’ new 154 HP Tier 4 Final engine also delivers greater torque than previous models.
Available options include automatic traction control, padfoot and blade, and a more powerful HX drive designed to meet the demands of the most extreme conditions with increased torque and speed over the standard hydrostatic drive system.
Available in both open and cab configurations, the SV212D and SV216D feature a spacious, comfortable and intuitive operator environment with an adjustable seat that swivels up to 50 degrees, providing excellent visibility of the drum surface. Rear visibility is maximized with a sloped rear deck design.
Like all CASE machines, the SV212D and SV216D are designed for groundline serviceability. A push-button electro-hydraulic engine cover and push-button electro-hydraulic cabin tilting provide access at ground level to all fluid ports, drains, service checkpoints and filters for simplified maintenance.
For more information, visit CaseCE.com.
The PM300 Series is designed for small-to-medium job sites where compact dimensions, optimum maneuverability and high production capabilities are required. The PM300 Series can be configured with one of three drum widths and a choice of wheel or track undercarriage. An articulating right leg can be positioned outboard to provide additional stability during demanding cuts or positioned inboard for true flush cutting on the right side. The PM300 Series features advanced controls and system integration, and offers a full range of options and configurations for increased versatility.
The Cat® PM300 Series is equipped a 242 kW (325 hp) Cat C9 ACERT™ engine, matched with an optimized cooling system, to power the rotor drive. The PM310 offers a 39.4-inch rotor and chamber; the PM312 offers a 48.2-inch rotor and chamber; and the PM313 offers a 51.2-inch rotor and chamber. Unique to Caterpillar, the rotor system is extended inward towards the chassis.
This allows the three models to possess the same overall machine width despite different width of cut. This design feature also enables the swinging leg on the right side to position in-line with the rotor for high production cuts or inboard in front of the rotor for flush cutting. This also eases loading/transport procedures.
The controls for the PM300 Series are similar to other Cat cold planers with grouped functions and backlit buttons. Proportional controls on steering, propel and conveyor joysticks are designed to provide better feel to the operator to make adjustments. The PM300 Series offers all models configured with a track undercarriage or a wheel undercarriage. A dust abatement system is standard in countries that require it (optional in all other regions). It can be enhanced with an additional water spray system. The canopy offers protection from the sun and the elements. Ballast systems are available for specific applications.
For more information, visit www.cat.com/requestCatinfo.
Chemtek Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina, has released its new silica dust suppressant NeSilex™ to reduce worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust. NeSilex is recommended for any dust-producing construction activity including milling, sweeping, crushing, mining, sawing, jackhammering, earthmoving and grading.
NeSilex contains specially formulated 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.
For more information, contact David Elam at (919) 631-4331 or email@example.com.
John Deere, Moline, Illinois, added in April three new plate compactors to its portfolio of over 100 Worksite Pro™ attachments. The PC4, PC7 and PC10 plate compactor models are designed for trench, slope and excavation compaction applications. These attachments are compatible with the John Deere 26G, 30G, 35, 50G, 60G compact excavators; the 310L, 310L EP, 310SL, 310SL HL, 315SL and 410L backhoes; as well as most competitive models.
“Proper soil compaction is the base for a successful construction project,” said Jessica Hill, program manager, global attachments at John Deere.
A large eccentric rotating weight creates vibration and impulse energy to deliver the optimal attachment productivity and performance. The weight’s mass is further away from the shaft to provide increased impulse forces up to 8,000 pounds and improved compaction rates when working with compact granular soils. The motor is inset within the frame to protect it from damage. Hydraulic motor bearings use oil splash lubrication, and sealed eccentric bearings provide maintenance-free operation. The plate compactors are backed by John Deere parts, service and warranty coverage.
For more information, visit www.johndeere.com.
Hexagon, a global provider of information technology solutions, has launched the Leica Rugby CLH and Leica Rugby CLA lasers. This next generation of lasers offers the ability to adapt to user application needs through software upgrades that extend functionality and adapt to application needs. This ensures users have the right laser for levelling, aligning and squaring tasks on site.
“This new technology truly revolutionizes the world of rotating lasers by offering upgradability that empowers our customers to adapt to specific construction environments,” says Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “We are excited to be the first to introduce this disruptive technology and help drive transformation in an industry that is conservative when it comes to innovation.”
For more information, visit leica-geosystems.com.
PSS, Cleveland, announced the launch of its newest product, the RoadQuake® RAPTOR™ rumble strip handling machine. It is designed to transport, deploy, realign and retrieve RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strips (TPRS) in work zones, to improve operational efficiency and increase worker safety. The machine mounts to the front of a vehicle for ease of operation and has a capacity of 12 RoadQuake TPRS. The product provides positive portable protection when deploying and retrieving RoadQuake TPRS, and is designed for short-duration, short-term and mobile operations.
“The safety of workers, drivers, and pedestrians has always been and will always be the driving force behind every one of our product innovations,” said David E. Cowan, PSS President and CEO. “The RAPTOR was designed to keep workers off of the road and eliminate manual stress injuries due to lifting and carrying. We’re confident this innovation will have a positive, long-lasting impact on work zone safety.”
January 2018, PSS kicked off the RAP-Tour, a cross-country demonstration of the RAPTOR’s abilities.
For more information, contact Dave McKee at (216) 403-0898 or David.McKee@PSS-Innovations.com.
Roadtec, Chattanooga, debuted its Auto Cut technology at World of Asphalt in March. Auto Cut comes standard on the company’s RX-600 cold planer and allows milling machine operators to raise the mill, walk over obstacles, walk back into the cut, and resume milling at the same depth without reprogramming or delay, according to the manufacturer. Auto Cut is paired with ACE™, Roadtec’s grade and slope sensor system, and uses averaging skis and end gate sensors. Each leg of the machine is controlled by a different sensor, gathering four data points. Data is continuously updated and displayed, keeping the crew on the same page at all times.
For more information, contact Eric Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 272-7100.