New Road Products
New Power Equipment, Materials, and Supplies for the Road Market
By Tina Grady Barbaccia
Bobcat’s new extendable arm option for its M-Series E32 and E35 compact excavators provides an additional 30 inches of reach, beyond the standard arm. The new option, according to Bobcat, is also the first extendable arm for compact excavators that allows the use of the hydraulic clamp and Hydraulic X-Change attachment mounting system. The arm can be hydraulically extended and retracted. When retracted, the arm delivers similar arm force (tear-out force) as a standard arm.
Doosan’s new midrange hydraulic excavators are equipped with roll-over protective structure (ROPS)-certified cabs and conform to the new ROPS standard. Doosan excavator models covered under the ISO standard will range from the DX140LC to the DX480LC. The new ROPS-certified cabs will also be available on log loader models without cab risers; however, they will not be available on Doosan DX520LC and DX700LC models or log loader models with cab risers. DX480LC excavators that exceed 50 metric tons due to certain optional equipment or larger attachments are also excluded.
Real-time vehicle location
Trimble’s TrimFleet 6 suite provides real-time vehicle location and automatic status information, driver-to-dispatcher communications, integration with leading dispatch and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, as well as real-time alerts and exception reporting. The construction asset management suite is ideal for ready mix and aggregate hauling applications. Special features include mini maps, single sign-on, transient assets to give organizations the ability to share real-time asset visibility with other external TrimFleet customers and e-mail alerts.
The new Terex Hydra Platforms HPT 11/38 truck-mounted under-bridge access platform from Terex Roadbuilding is the company’s first cross model, matching the trailer platform with a truck chassis. Weighing less than 26,001 pounds, the new HPT 11/38 truck-mounted model does not require a CDL license to operate. The telescoping platform is 38 feet long and a maximum 42 inches wide. Its weight capacities of 1,000 pounds total and 500 pounds at the end of the platform are enough to securely accommodate multiple workers with tooling. Offering a maximum 16-foot lowering depth and 180-degree rotation, this under-bridge access platform is perfect for applications ranging from bridge inspection and restoration to stripping operations and utility work.
The Terex Roadbuilding front-discharge mixer truck line, which the company says is the first in the market, is powered by EPA 2010-compliant diesel engines and consists of three-, four-, five-, six- and seven-axle designs in both standard and bridge formula configurations. Currently, ready-mix producers can choose between 350-, 380- and 425-horsepower ratings of the Cummins ISX11.9 diesel engine for the 2010 EPA-compliant mixers. Terex plans to offer an MTU/Detroit Diesel DD13 2010 EPA engine option with power ratings of 350, 380 and 450 horsepower. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is used to treat post-diesel particulate filter (DPF) exhaust.
At the North American Snow Conference
Spreader tows with lawn, garden hitch
The SnowEx SP-7000 Tow Pro spreader features a 1.4-cubic-yard capacity and tows behind tractors and UTVs with a lawn and garden hitch, eliminating the need to mount a large spreader in the truck bed. The Tow Pro is said to be ideal for treating parking lots and garages, private roadways and a multitude of other off-highway uses. The spreader can handle all available spreading materials for ice management, such as 100-percent sand, 100-percent salt/ice melt or any combination in-between. The system includes a multi-angled hopper for enhancing material flow to the spreader’s inverted-“V” baffle and patented auger, which then delivers material to a precise spot on the spinner. It also contains an integrated vibrator to reduce clumping and promote consistent feeding. With an 18-inch, stainless steel spinner, the unit is capable of spreading material up to 30 feet wide. For maximum control of the spread pattern, the spinner can be tilted between zero and 15 degrees downward, and the fins can also be adjusted.
The SB-1000 salt box from SnowEx is constructed from water-resistant, noncorrosive polyethylene, has a storage capacity of 10 cubic feet and is designed to protect a wide variety of materials from weather elements. Although the most common use is for storing salt, sand and other spreading materials for ice management, the salt box can also be used for holding fertilizer, tools and anything else that requires a weather-protected enclosure.
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