New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
Stands up to heavy-duty construction
Atlas Copco’s XAS 750 JD7 Tier 4a rotary-screw portable compressor generates 750 cfm of free air delivery at normal working pressure and 100 psi at normal working pressure. Powered by a 200-horsepower John Deere six-cylinder diesel engine, it is Tier 4a compliant and designed for heavy-duty construction environments. The XAS 750 JD7 has an air receiver capacity of 16.7 gallons. With a fuel tank capacity of 78 gallons, the electronically-controlled, water-cooled engine has fuel consumption of 8.2 gallons per hour at 100-percent load. This offers a significant improvement over the previous model. In order to meet the new Tier 4a emission standards, the engine uses Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology to reduce NOx (nitrogen oxide) emissions. A particulate filter is then used to remove the increased amount of particulate matter.
Pexco/Davidson Traffic Control Products
X-Last polyurethane composite bollards from Davidson Traffic Control Products, a division of Pexco, fully comply with the function of preventing vehicles from entering prohibited zones. The bollards’ extreme flexibility makes them nearly impossible to break, and when hit and knocked down they return to their full, original upright form, according to the manufacturer. The bollards are solid color throughout and never need painting or refinishing, and because they are plastic, they do not rust.
Cargill has received the “Design for the Environment” (DfE) designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its ClearLane enhanced deicer, a green-colored deicing product. Traditional sodium chloride has been enhanced with a blend of salts and organic additives to provide increased performance while reducing the user’s environmental impact. Lab data and customer usage experience show this composition can help lower the amount of salt used per application by 30 to 40 percent, according to Cargill, which means less salt is distributed into the environment when compared to regular road salt.
GVM Snow Equipment
GVM Snow Equipment’s PowerPlatform multi-purpose machine maintains a road-legal 102-inch tire width and can reach road speeds up to 45 mph. The four-wheel-drive machine offers four-wheel steering with three steering modes: front steering, coordinated steering and crab steering. The unique frame design allows the PowerPlatform to turn with a 9-foot-shorter radius than a pickup truck, allowing the vehicle to turn around on a two-lane road intersection and maneuver through cul-de-sacs. The forward-mounted cab features floor-to-ceiling glass and carries 26,000 pounds of cargo at 45 mph, and 44,000 pounds at lower speeds. Powered by a 260-horsepower Cummins 6.7L Tier III engine mated with a ZF six-speed power shift transmission, the PowerPlatform possesses an efficient mechanical drive train. A 43-gpm hydraulic accessory flow is standard. For an interview by Better Roads editors and video walkaround of a control system from GVM, go to youtube.com/user/BetterRoadsmag#p/u.
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