New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
Handles demanding compact jobs
The Chicago Pneumatic line of seven forward and reversible asphalt plates range in operating weight from 344 pounds to 1,111 pounds, and boast centrifugal forces ranging from 7,875 pounds to 13,488 pounds. With hydraulic steering, the machines are available with gas-powered Honda engines or diesel-driven Hatz engines. The wear-and-tear resistant plates have heavy-duty frames and engine covers that protect vital components. The bottom plates are constructed from wear-resistant Hardox 400 steel with a hardness of 400 HBW. An electric start on the MV480, the heaviest model, boosts efficiency on jobsites.
High lift capacity, enhanced stability
The Cat PL83 pipelayers replacing the 583T, has a rated lifting capacity of 160,000 pounds – a 14-percent increase over the previous model. The PL87, replacing both 587T and 587R, has a rated lifting capacity of 214,000 pounds, for a 6-percent boost in lifting capacity. Both new models use the Cat C15 ACERT engine, with a net horsepower rating of 310 horsepower in the PL83 and 366 horsepower in the PL87. The increased lifting capacity for the PL83 and PL87 results from undercarriage and counterweight changes. The track roller frame on both machines has been lengthened and the rear idler repositioned, yielding higher lift capacity and enhanced stability when the machines work on slopes.
Clamp-on snow blades
Worksaver’s new clamp-on snow blades are ideal for compact tractors with non-quick-attach buckets, the manufacturer says. The snow blades are designed to install easily and to remove with a chain and turnbuckle system. The attaching frame slides over the bucket cutting edge and the frame extends under the bucket bottom for complete support of the system. The snow blade features a 3/8-inch by 6-inch cutting edge of 1044 steel and the ability to angle right or left. The clamp-on snow blade is available in 5-foot and 6-foot models.
Generator for extreme weather
Atlas Copco’s QAS 150 portable generator is designed for extreme weather conditions. Enclosed in a zincor-coated steel canopy and skid-mounted on a standard, sealed, spillage-free frame, the generator features a six-cylinder John Deere Tier 4a diesel engine with 169 horsepower at 1800 rpm. The generator offers 125 kW / 155 kVA of rated standby power and 112 kW / 140 kVA of rated prime power. The unit’s sound pressure level at 23 feet at 75-percent load is rated at 71 db (A). The skid-mounted version measures 133 inches long, 76 inches high, 47 inches wide and weighs 7,484 pounds. The trailer style measures 191 inches long, 92 inches high, 84 inches wide and weighs 8,541 pounds.
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