New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
After Stoltz Site Spreaders says it couldn’t find a “user-friendly” controller on the market, the company decided to design its own. The Spreader Control Center (SCC) combines all the spreader control functions into one interface. The operator enters the application rate in pounds per square yard and drive, and the spreader automatically adjusts to maintain a constant spread rate. It can also be controlled manually. The spreader is filled pneumatically and uses a patent-pending slide gate to seal the hopper during loading, while the double-reverse, expanded-flow air circulation system drops dust before air exits the hopper into the filter. Level spreading is accomplished by a patent-pending adjustable spreading auger, with no secondary vane feeder needed.
Dual-operator, diesel-powered welding generator
Miller Electric Mfg.’s Big Blue 450 Duo CST is a dual-operator, diesel-engine-driven welding generator featuring two CST 280 Stick/TIG inverters and 12,000 watts of continuous three-phase power in a single unit. The Tier 4 Interim-compliant machine is powered by Mitsubishi’s S4L2 4-cylinder diesel engine, operates at 1,800 rpm, and allows two welders to work off the same machine with two separate welding outputs.
Unstuck is a nonchloride-based, powdered mixture that helps tires immediately regain traction on snow and ice. From Unstuck LLC, the mixture can be used as an alternative to other materials such as salt, sand, clay, bleach and ammonia, and is said to work more than twice as well as existing traction-improvement methods.
V-Plow Sno Pushers from Pro-Tech have universal couplers for attaching to both skid steers and tractors. Three models of the plows are available, with 4-, 5- and 6-foot widths. Constructed from 1/2-inch hardened steel for a sturdy cutting edge, they’re fully hand-welded to withstand even the toughest operating conditions. The plow’s “V” configuration is precisely angled to slice through snow, and the moldboards are rounded for windrowing. The steel cutting edge is designed for optimal ice scraping.
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