AsphaltPro Staff

Dec 19, 2021

Trimble Announces Strategic Partnership for Cloud Solutions

Trimble, Sunnyvale, California, and Microsoft announced in October a strategic partnership to develop, build and deliver industry cloud platforms and solutions that connect people, technology, tasks, data, processes and industry lifecycles. Trimble writes: “This partnership expands Trimble and Microsoft’s existing relationship to combine the Microsoft cloud with Trimble’s construction solutions and industry domain knowledge. Trimble’s […]

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News

Dec 19, 2021

Topcon Positioning Group Announces MC-Max Machine Control Solution

Topcon Positioning Group, Livermore, California, has announced its MC-Max machine control solution. Based on its MC-X machine control platform, and backed by Sitelink3D—the company’s real-time, cloud-based data management ecosystem—MC-Max is a scalable solution for mixed-fleet heavy equipment environments. It is designed to adapt to owners’ machine control and data integration needs as their fleets and […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Automation

Dec 19, 2021

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. Features PaveScan RDM 2.0 Asphalt Density Assessment Tool at TRB

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc., will feature its PaveScan® RDM 2.0 asphalt density assessment tool at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 101st Annual Meeting, which takes place Jan. 9-13, 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Drop by Booth #831 to see a demonstration of PaveScan RDM 2.0, which uses the dielectric […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Compaction

Dec 19, 2021

CASE Construction Equipment Releases SV215E, SV217E Vibratory Soil Compactors

CASE Construction Equipment, Racine, Wisconsin, has released the SV215E and SV217E vibratory soil compactors. Both offer intelligent compaction. The single-drum rollers can provide compaction on grades up to 67 percent thanks to the combination of the axle-free design with low engine position, and the Automatic Traction Control with HX drive propulsion system (standard on padfoot […]

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Compaction

Dec 19, 2021

Astec Offers Road Construction Training

Astec hosts instructor-led and hands-on training in road construction in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Technical Service Schools are designed for mechanics, field technicians and service technicians who have previous knowledge of electrical and hydraulics schematics. Technicians benefit from valuable learning opportunities to develop technical skills for diagnostics and repair of paving, milling and MTV operations by expert […]

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News

Oct 25, 2021

EPA Invites Participation in its National Environmental Justice Community Engagement Calls

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has invited Environmental Justice (EJ) advocates—and the public—to participate in the agency’s National Environmental Justice Community Engagement calls, now happening biweekly, to discuss and receive feedback on all aspects of EJ at EPA with partners and communities. It would behoove hot-mix asphalt producers to be involved. “The voice of […]

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News

Oct 25, 2021

Eriez Suspended Permanent Magnets Offer Cost-Saving Benefits

The CP-20 and TP-25 suspended permanent magnets from Eriez®, Erie, Pennsylvania, offer cost-saving benefits to operators when installed upstream of crushers, shredders, grinders and other size-reduction equipment, according to the manufacturer. According to Eriez experts, tracking studies and customer testimonials, the expense of one of these high-powered permanent magnets is justified when considering that the […]

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Equipment

Oct 25, 2021

Kenco Engineering Inc. Releases Tungsten Carbide Impregnated Heavy-Duty Augers

Kenco Engineering Inc., Roseville, California, has engineered multiple wear solutions for the asphalt industry since its founding in 1957, including its recent tungsten carbide impregnated (TCI) extra heavy-duty augers. Whether used as dust fines reject augers or asphalt transfer augers, Kenco’s use of the unique TCI process is designed to ensure the auger achieves the […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Equipment

Jul 22, 2021

Hampton Products International Corp. Offers Keeper® Combat Ratchet Tie Downs at The Home Depot

Hampton Products International Corp., Foothill Ranch, California, has announced that its Keeper® Combat™ ratchet tie downs are now available at The Home Depot. Keeper Combat ratchets feature a strong steel ratchet with “No Slip Grip” handles and vinyl-coated S-hooks to prevent scratching and marring. Leading the family of products is the 16-foot Combat ratchet tie […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Delivery & Fleet Management

Jul 22, 2021

Chemtek Inc. Expands Disposable Tote Options for PavePro Green

Chemtek Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina, now offers a new disposable tote option for 275-gallon and 330-gallon quantities of its biodegradable asphalt cleaner, PavePro Green. The company stated one of its main objectives is to achieve maximum sustainability in its manufacturing processes and product offerings. The company now extends its sustainability efforts to include product packaging. […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Pavement Maintenance

Jul 22, 2021

Caterpillar Announces Online Equipment Training Course

Caterpillar Inc. announced the availability of “The Fundamentals of Equipment Economics” web-based training course, designed to help construction business owners and fleet managers reduce equipment costs, extend and optimize machine life, and improve profitability through proven, data-driven principles. Built on over 50 years of experience, Caterpillar has partnered with industry expert Mike Vorster to develop […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Jun 25, 2021

Powerscreen Crushing and Screening Opens New Indianapolis Facility

Powerscreen Crushing and Screening, the authorized distributor for EvoQuip’s compact mobile crushing and screening equipment for Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Indiana has opened a new facility that encompasses a five-acre site with office, warehouse and workshop facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana. Heading up the new facility is Connor Cobane, originally from Carrickmore, Northern Ireland, a […]

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News

Jun 25, 2021

Kubota Engine America First Electronically Controlled Diesel Engine Below 19kW

Kubota Engine America, Lincolnshire, Illinois, offers the newly developed D902-K, announced by Kubota Corporation’s president and representative director, Yuichi Kitao, as “Kubota’s first electronically controlled diesel engine below 19 kW.” The D902-K will bolster Kubota’s diesel engine line as it responds to various regional emission standards, including EPA Tier 4, Stage V, China IV standards and […]

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Equipment

Jun 25, 2021

Powerscreen Decarbonizes with Eco-Warrior Battery Powered Screener

Powerscreen, a Terex company, continues its decarbonization story with its electrification strategy, including the brand-new Eco-Warrior battery powered screener. Neil Robinson, Powerscreen product and applications manager said, “Some may view this topic as a recent trend, but for Powerscreen, decarbonization is multi-faceted and has always been at our core. The Powerscreen mobile concept has always […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Equipment

May 24, 2021

GSSI Announces PaveScan Distributor InstroTek Inc. 

GSSI announced InstroTek Inc., based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, will serve as national and international distributor of GSSI’s PaveScan® RDM Continuous Asphalt Density gauge. Instrotek will exclusively represent the PaveScan to paving contractors, pavement management, materials test laboratories and municipalities in the United States, while GSSI will continue to work with Federal and […]

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News

May 24, 2021

John Deere Rolls Out Performance-Tiering with Utility Loaders

John Deere, Moline, Illinois, has rolled out performance-tiering with its utility loaders. Available first on the wheel loader lineup, the Performance Tiering Strategy supports customers by providing machine solutions built for various applications and jobs to enhance profitability and efficiency. Moving away from the traditional series letter designations, the Performance Tiering Strategy provides three tiers […]

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Equipment

May 24, 2021

Trimble Introduces Trimble Roadworks 3D Paving Control Platform

Trimble, Sunnyvale, California, introduced the Trimble® Roadworks 3D paving control platform for asphalt pavers, the next-generation platform for 3D asphalt paving control systems. The Android-based application runs on the 10-inch (25.7 centimeter) touch-screen Trimble TD520 display. Trimble Roadworks software has a familiar interface for Trimble users. Each operator can personalize the interface to match their […]

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Apps & Online Resources

May 24, 2021

Volvo Construction Equipment Introduces Compact Assist Start

Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced Compact Assist Start, a new introductory package of their intelligent compaction system, Compact Assist. “If a customer hasn’t used intelligent compaction before, then Compact Assist Start is the perfect introduction for them,” said Mark Eckert, product manager, Volvo CE. “Giving their operators real-time information on pass and temperature mapping in a […]

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Compaction

Apr 26, 2021

Tsurumi America Launches New Website for Pumping Specialists

Tsurumi America has launched a new content website for pumping specialists called Built For Work. Its site at TsurumiPump will continue to serve as Tsurumi’s main website for company and product information. “Tsurumi’s new content website is an effort to consolidate our fantastic customer stories, engineering breakthroughs, maintenance tips, repair videos and other educational materials […]

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News

Apr 26, 2021

TRUX Launches New Widget in Order Delivery Tracker Tool

TRUX™, Waltham, Massachusetts, has launched a new widget within its Order Delivery Tracker tool for material producers. The debut of the delivery velocity visualization provides customers with greater insights into their scheduled deliveries and helps them monitor and improve their jobsite operations and efficiency. With the addition of this widget to the Order Delivery Tracker, […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Delivery & Fleet Management

Apr 26, 2021

Pyramex Safety Designs Over-the-Spectacle Protective Eyewear

Wearing your prescription eyewear is not enough on the job site. Pyramex® Safety has designed four impressive over-the-spectacle protective eyewear options that are so lightweight, you’ll barely know you have them on. Select from four models—OTS®, OTS XL, Cappture™ or Cappture™ Plus—all constructed of hard-wearing materials for durability and featuring lens technology that works to […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Safety

Apr 26, 2021

Plastiq Announces End-to-End Intuit QuickBooks Online Integration

Plastiq, headquartered in San Francisco, announced its end-to-end Intuit QuickBooks online integration in the payments industry to offer businesses an up-to-date, accurate record of all outgoing payments, with no manual entry required. The new integration will import invoices directly from QuickBooks, quickly identifying and populating all essential information such as vendor, amount due, invoice due […]

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News

Apr 26, 2021

Haver & Boecker Niagara Highlights Advantages of Pairing Eccentric Screening Tech with Polyurethane Screen Media

Haver & Boecker Niagara, St. Catharines, Ontario, highlights the advantages of pairing eccentric screening technology with polyurethane screen media. The combination of the eccentric machines in its Niagara F-Class and Niagara N-Class with polyurethane media, such as Ty-Max and Ty-Deck, are designed to offer more uptime, fewer screening problems and higher screening efficiency. Here’s what […]

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Equipment

Apr 26, 2021

Curry Supply Company Appoints Cory Wilson President of Operations

Curry Supply Company, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, has appointed Cory Wilson as the company’s vice president of operations. In this role, Wilson oversees all elements of the company’s supply chain, manufacturing, and engineering, ensuring that excellence in quality remains central to Curry’s customer value proposition and growth strategy. Wilson joins Curry after serving in various roles at […]

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News

Dec 28, 2020

NexTraq Launches NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection

NexTraq, a Michelin® Group company, Atlanta, has launched the NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection, a tool that provides a customizable pre-trip vehicle inspection checklist. Customizable inspection checklists are available for popular industry vehicles used in construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, excavation and others. Checklists can be customized to meet the unique needs of a specific business to […]

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Apps & Online Resources

Dec 28, 2020

Hoylu Announces Pull Planning Module

Hoylu, Los Angeles, announced its Pull Planning Module is now available to the asphalt industry to automate project workflows and improve team communication, productivity and efficiency. Several factors impact the asphalt industry’s slow adoption of technological advancements due to funding, transportation infrastructure mandates, regulations, health and safety risks, siloed technology initiatives and more. A vast […]

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Apps & Online Resources

Dec 28, 2020

Curry Supply Presents Retriever Line of Industrial Carriers

Curry Supply is working with Versatran, a division of Metalcraft, Mayville, to present the Retriever line of industrial carriers. First developed in 2002, the Retriever line provides an innovative method for loading and transporting various types of equipment. It boasts an air-operated curved platform, fast cycle times, idle-free system operation, a deck featuring a low […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Delivery & Fleet Management

Nov 23, 2020

Sustainability is Easier with “Greened” Equipment

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee, has announced the establishment of a Sustainability Council comprised of leaders from member companies. The council will help advance member companies’ efforts in addressing issues of sustainability and provide a framework for the adoption of best practices and innovation. “Our members are committed to supporting a sustainable world […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Equipment

Nov 23, 2020

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. Partners with InstroTek Inc.

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI), Nashua, New Hampshire, announces that InstroTek Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, will serve as national and international distributor of GSSI’s PaveScan® RDM continuous asphalt density gauge. InstroTek will exclusively represent the PaveScan to paving contractors, pavement management, materials test laboratories and municipalities in the United States, while GSSI will […]

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News

Nov 23, 2020

NexTraq Launches NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection

NexTraq, a Michelin® Group company, Atlanta, has launched NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection, a tool that provides a customizable pre-trip vehicle inspection checklist. Customizable inspection checklists are available for popular industry vehicles used in construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, excavation and others. Paperless vehicle inspection forms can help save money on costly repairs and keep comprehensive inspection […]

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Apps & Online Resources

Nov 23, 2020

Synergy PaveSmart Extends Survey-Profile Technology Portfolio

Synergy PaveSmart extends its service portfolio with the latest in survey-profile technology. According to the manufacturer, DOT and NATA certified this new inertial profiler and high-resolution mobile surveying system can simultaneously measure IRI/NAASRA (longitudinal profile), transverse profile and 2D/3D surface scans for land surveying and machine control applications. This device does full 3D scanning and […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Automation

Nov 23, 2020

XL Specialized Trailers Introduces XL 120 Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) 3+2 Trailer

XL Specialized Trailers, a subsidiary of Caparo Bull Moose, Manchester, Iowa, has introduced the XL 120 hydraulic detachable gooseneck (HDG) 3+2 trailer. It has a concentrated capacity rating of 120,000 pounds in 10 feet and a low 18-inch deck height. It features several different configuration options to haul equipment. The power booster can be removed […]

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Delivery & Fleet Management

Sep 22, 2020

Local Caterpillar Dealer Thompson Machinery Announces New Store Opening

Construction in Middle Tennessee continues to push forward, enabling Thompson Machinery, the local Caterpillar dealer, to invest $15 million in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. Nashville and its surrounding counties continue to be the darling of the southeast for new residential and commercial construction investment. “Customer demand for new, used and rental machines continues to amaze us […]

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Equipment

Sep 22, 2020

Sena Rolls Out Bluetooth® and Mesh Communications Devices

Sena Industrial, Irvine, California, has rolled out a line of Bluetooth® and Mesh communications devices designed to help organizations connect their teams in a safe and efficient way, even with new social distancing guidelines. Sena Industrial released its first jobsite-focused communication headset, Tufftalk, in 2016 and has continued to develop innovative product offerings ever since. […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Equipment

Aug 22, 2020

Haver & Boecker Niagara Launches Pulse Vibration Analysis Service

Haver & Boecker Niagara, St. Catharines, Ontario, launched in July its Pulse Vibration Analysis service, which uses its Pulse vibration analysis technology to evaluate vibrating screen performance and provide recommendations to increase uptime and efficiency. The service is designed to help customers achieve production targets, minimize unscheduled downtime and demonstrate sustainable improvements through online asset […]

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Equipment

Aug 22, 2020

ClearSpan Launches Commercial Building Rental Offering

ClearSpan Fabric Structures, South Windsor, Connecticut, unveiled its new commercial building rental offering this summer. Previously, the company’s structures were only available for purchase, but now customers can use ClearSpan’s fabric structures on a temporary basis. “ClearSpan is expanding into rental building options due to high demand for short-term storage and enclosure solutions,” said Geoff […]

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Aggregate

Jul 22, 2020

Recent Caterpillar Inc. Acquisition to Support Automation, Autonomy

Caterpillar Inc. announced in June it acquired select assets and hired employees from the robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot Inc., San Francisco. The acquisition is part of Caterpillar’s automation and autonomy strategy and demonstrates its commitment to the next generation of jobsite solutions. Building on its leadership in autonomous mining, the company […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Automation

Jun 22, 2020

Process Heating Company’s Lo-Density® Drop-In Tank Heaters

Lo-Density® drop-in tank heaters from Process Heating Company (PHCo), Seattle, Washington, are designed for 100 percent efficient heating of asphalt and emulsions in both underground tanks and distributor trucks. The drop-in heater is installed by simply dropping it through the tank’s manway and attaching it horizontally to the tank bottom. If needed, multiple heaters can […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Additives & Emulsions

Jun 22, 2020

Libra Systems’ Automatic AC Tank Switching Module

Libra Systems Inc., Harleysville, Pennsylvania, also offers the Automatic AC Tank Switching Module, available for the PlantWise Drum Mix Control System. The enhanced module controls all fill, return and supply valves, as well as the AC pump and truck unloading. Tank levels are also monitored, including critical limits. Dynamic, color-coded graphics provide at-a-glance status pertaining […]

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Additives & Emulsions

Jun 22, 2020

Haver & Boecker Niagara, A New Mineral Processing Brand

Haver & Boecker Niagara, H&B’s new mineral processing brand, introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG the PROcheck service program, which is dedicated to keeping customers’ operations running at peak performance. Each analysis comes with a thorough vibrating screen and screen media inspection report—known as a PROcheck—and focuses on recommendations for optimized screening. The program is complemented by Haver […]

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Aggregate

May 22, 2020

Kubota Engine America Debuts V3307 Micro-Hybrid Engine System

Kubota Engine America (KEA), a subsidiary of Kubota Corporation, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, debuted the V3307 Micro-Hybrid system prototype at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. The system is designed to provide power assistance instantly during peak overloads. “We believe equipment manufacturers will gradually become less reliant upon any single power source and the engines themselves will need to […]

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Equipment

May 22, 2020

GSSI Unveils PaveScan RDM 2.0 Asphalt Density Assessment Tool

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI), Nashua, New Hampshire, unveiled its PaveScan® RDM 2.0 asphalt density assessment tool for the United States and Canada at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2020 conferece in January. PaveScan 2.0 incorporates a new sensor design built specifically for the extremes of the asphalt paving environment, foldable deployment arms with high-visibility […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Automation

May 22, 2020

Earthwave Technologies’ Fleetwatcher Materials Management Solution

Earthwave Technologies, Indianapolis, displayed its Fleetwatcher Materials Management Solution (MMS), a wireless telematics system developed for paving contractors during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. With load cycle analysis, users can see where problems are occurring and correct them to eliminate trucks travelling together, taking the wrong route or other inefficiencies. Fleetwatcher integrates with accounting and payroll applications such […]

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Apps & Online Resources

Jan 24, 2020

Caterpillar Enhances Small Wheel Loader Line

Caterpillar has launched several new design enhancements for its small wheel loader (SWL) line—Cat® 926M, 930M and 938M models—centered on improving attachment visibility, operator comfort and machine performance. The line’s new Fusion Quick Coupler is designed to improve visibility to the attachment in material handling applications. With its electro-hydraulic coupler application system activated from inside the […]

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Equipment

Jul 25, 2019

Nonstandard Work in Construction Impacts Safety

The construction industry has more nonstandard workers than almost any other industry, and these workers are at a greater risk for occupational injuries, illnesses and other adverse health outcomes as a result of their work arrangement. It’s important to understand who among your employees is considered nonstandard and to think about how you might improve the safety of these workers in your organization.

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Legislation & Funding

Jan 09, 2019

PAVELAB 50 PaveAnalyzer: The Case for Automated Asphalt Extraction

The automated asphalt extraction is an innovative, efficient, quick and safe solvent-based extraction of asphalt binder from asphalt mixtures, to characterize and control the quality of asphalt mixtures by measuring asphalt content and studying the aggregate gradations. This method is used for quality control and assurance, acceptance criteria, and research activities. The PaveAnalyzer is designed […]

BY Khaled Hasiba, P.E.

Oct 24, 2018

Illinois Brings Paving Technology Forward

Each year, asphalt professionals gather to share the latest technical information and review field reports in the area of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) construction at the Illinois Bituminous Paving Conference. It’s a compact, one-day program that brings together highway and technical engineers, contractors, government officials, and consultants. The conference is designed specifically for people actively involved […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Features