New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
Ten feet, Tier 4i pavers
Both of the Roadtec’s 10-foot-class (3 meter) standard asphalt paver models, the RP-190e rubber-tired paver and the RP-195e track paver, have received a major redesign, including Tier 4i emission technology and other upgrades. The Cat-powered highway-class pavers benefit from a new adjustable delta plate design, redesigned hydraulic tunnel panels for improved accessibility, and increased fuel capacity from 120 gallons to 135 gallons. Heavy-duty offset type conveyor chains have been beefed up. Tough floor plates are made from wear-resistant chromium carbide and dropped in without bolts. A new dual hinge apron plate design allows easy access and clean-out. Access to hydraulic filters and test ports has been improved. Release agent spray-down systems are now standard and include a dual system – one for diesel, the other for release agent.
Construction Centrics/Impact Technologies
App speeds essential project information
The Construction Superintendent-Journeyman iPad app from Construction Centrics/Impact Technologies collects and speeds essential project information from construction project sites to the office. The new app cuts delays and speeds decision-making by making daily details accessible to construction company owners and project managers seeking control over project schedules, costs, safety and profitability. The app is available online at itunes.apple.com/us/app/construction-superintendent/id433213956?mt=8. It is compatible with iPads operating with IOS 4.3 or later, including IOS 5. Key reports include the daily log, safety inspection, work authorization, request for information and timesheet.
Engine-overhaul kits for medium-duty engines
Caterpillar Precious Metals On-Highway engine-overhaul kits are now available for medium-duty engines, including the Cat 3126B, 3126E and C7 with serial-number prefixes KAL, WAX and SAP. Also available is the new HEUI (Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injector) fuel-system overhaul kit. The Bronze in-frame overhaul kit is a low-cost, basic repair option that includes main, rod and thrust bearings, a complete package of seals, gaskets, retainers, plugs and hardware, as well as value-added components including Cat oil and fuel filters, exhaust-manifold sleeves and thermostats. Another basic in-fame-overhaul kit, the Silver level adds six pistons, rings, pins and retainers to the Bronze kit. The Gold in-frame-overhaul kit provides an added measure of convenience and labor savings by including with the Bronze kit six Cat remanufactured (Reman) piston packs – each pack with the piston, connecting rod, rings, pin and retainers pre-assembled. The Platinum Plus kit allows an extensive out-of-frame overhaul – with no need to machine the original block.
Lighter than steel and rustproof
Equipt Mfg.’s Optimax sealcoating machines are offered in 550- and 825-gallon tank size capacities in both the Pro-Series and Base models. All Equipt machines feature PolyPro tanks that, according to the manufacturer, are proven to provide longer-life and higher performance than steel tanks. The sealer also will not adhere to the tank’s bottom and walls for higher usage, with no build-up for less cleaning. Standard features have been designed for heavy-duty service in commercial applications including: helix blade agitation for no-stall operation even with heavy sand loads; gasketed tank lid with sand grate; patented high-capacity water tank that also cradles the sealant tank to save space; custom-built power units with heavy-duty air compressors and Honda engines; and high-pressure hydraulic pumps to power the agitator.
Front-mounted video camera system
E-Z Liner’s front-mounted video camera system can be affixed to the front end of Class 3, 4 and 5 vehicles. Originally developed for the paint striping market, the video camera system has uses well beyond these boundaries. It includes a full-color video monitor that is mounted in the cab.
Helping drivers enhance engine performance
Detroit Diesel launched the first of its new, four-part driver training video series. Available at DetroitDiesel.com and youtube.com/DemandItAll, the videos were developed to help drivers enhance their engine’s performance. The four videos include general product background on Detroit Diesel’s DD13, DD15 and DD16 family of engines; guidelines on driving for optimal fuel economy and power; specifics on BlueTec SCR Emissions Technology; detailed information about diesel exhaust fluid (DEF); and updates on DDEC, Detroit Diesel’s proprietary electronic engine monitoring system.
Corrosion-resistant polyethylene hoppers
SnowEx introduces two new ground-drive spreaders for use on sidewalks, parking lots and other off-road applications. Equipped with lawn-and-garden-style hitches, they are designed to tow behind compact tractors, ATVs and utility vehicles. The SP-725G and SP-1225G offer 7- and 12-cubic-foot capacities, respectively. They feature corrosion-resistant polyethylene hoppers and 12-inch, adjustable stainless-steel spinners. The agitation system makes the spreaders capable of handling bagged rock salt and ice melters. They spread up to 30 feet wide at 5 miles per hour and are available with a deflector skirt kit for narrowing the spread width on sidewalks.
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