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Better Roads Staff
Caterpillar’s K Series small wheel loaders – 924K, 930K and 938K – incorporate an optimized Z-bar linkage with the parallel-lift and load-handling characteristics of Cat VersaLink or Integrated Tool carrier linkage. The linkage works with Cat Performance Series buckets, which have a patented shape featuring a long floor, designed to take a bigger bite out of the pile. Kick-out functions for boom lift, boom lower and tilt are standard and programmable. The C6.6 engine’s rated speed setting of 1,800 rpms – compared with 2,415 rpm for the H-Series – burns less fuel, lowers sound levels and reduces wear. A new creeper control features improves low-speed operations by allowing operators to adjust maximum ground speed down to 1 mph. Go to equipmentworld.com/digital to view a video on additional features of the K Series.
Scan inside concrete structures
With Hilti’s PS 1000 X-Scan Radar Detection System, scan concrete structures quickly and accurately to get large-area 2D or 3D images of what’s inside. Using a hand-guided scanner with color display, move the scanner horizontally and vertically across a measured template grid and analyze the scans immediately on the X-Scan display. With the aid of the PSA 100 field-rugged monitor, craftsmen can show objects in 3D images for on-the-spot interpretation, making it easy to find and mark potential drilling locations, thus limiting damage caused by hitting rebars, pipes or post-tension cables. Hilti says the device helps contractors do their own field scans, decreasing the need to hire specialists.
Bridge paver boasts upgrades
A new fogging system, crown adjuster and engine package are among the 2012 updates to the Terex Bid-Well 4800 bridge paver. Located on each side of the paving rollers, at the burlap drag and drag pan, the independently adjustable, removable spray nozzles can be positioned to direct the fog where it is required to meet wind and mix conditions. The skewable power crown adjuster can either be mounted in-line on a straight paver configuration or positioned on the frame at the skew when contractors need to pave decks with a skew angle. The two 23-horsepower gas engines use Evaporative Emissions technology: one powers machine function and movement; the second dedicates power to the carriage for a more consistent paving operation.
Martin Engineering has installed a comprehensive new paint line for bulk material handling components at its global manufacturing headquarters. The company anticipates greater control over preparation, coating and curing, allowing the firm to deliver material-handling components faster, with greater surface durability and consistency.
Comprehensive construction management software
Maxwell Systems’ ProContractorMX Version 2.8 Construction Business Management Software allows users to automatically transfer daily field report items, such as WIP percent complete for billing and reporting, entered on an iPad directly to a back office. Enhancements are included for efficiently managing workforce reporting and construction payroll, including government, state/province, Davis-Bacon Certified payroll reporting, union, workers’ compensation, and benefit tracking for merit shop. Users can virtually and securely file, access and manage all important employee documents. Maxwell Systems ProContractorMX is a comprehensive, all-in-one construction management software solution that includes key capabilities for takeoff; estimating; bids and proposals; management of projects, financials, procurement, inventory, employees, payroll, and equipment; and intelligent dashboards and critical reports for timely analysis of projects or the overall business.
Switch cellular connections between GSM, CDMA networks
PACCAR Parts aftermarket TruckerLink telematics and fleet management service lets dispatchers and maintenance staff view the location of their trucks, driver logs and fuel consumption reports, vehicle diagnostic data, inspection results and more.TruckerLink uses proprietary Remote-Carrier Switching technology that switches the service’s cellular connection between GSM and CDMA networks. It is the market’s only fleet management system that can switch between differing cellular networks. TruckerLink FLEET is a secure website where data transmitted from trucks is monitored. Accessible from any computer, the site reports the operational status of all networked trucks fleet-wide in real-time. The TruckerLink Advanced Mobile Gateway (AMG) communicates GPS location and diagnostics data in real time over cellular networks.
Mobile, stationary application versatility
Metso Mining and Construction Technology introduces the Metso C120 jaw crusher – the 13th member of the C-series range of crushers. Metso’s C120 combines uncompromising reliability, crushing efficiency and versatility in both stationary and mobile applications, such as onsite crushed needed for mobile aspalt plants, with safety and ease of use. The crusher novelty features a long and aggressively directed stroke, and a fixed jaw die longer than previously seen in this crusher size class. The C120 has a large feed opening of 34 by 47 inches and an aggressive cavity cross-section, securing a high-performance and reduction ratio. The Metso C120’s nominal power is 200 horsepower, operating speed is 230 rpm, and closed side setting is between 70 and 200 mm (2-3/4 inches to 8 inches). The operational weight is 57,200 pounds, excluding options.
More than a secure storage site
Knaack’s Field Station Model 119-01 is more than secure storage of blueprints and documentation, tools and equipment, charging devices and supplies. The Field Station functions as a jobsite office or command central used by foremen, superintendents, engineers and other skilled construction managers. Security features include the patented WATCHMAN 5 lock system, heavy-duty vault-style hinges and a locking storage hatch. Durability is enhanced with a thicker 14-gauge steel bottom that eliminates the possibility of forklift damage during transport, arc-welded seams, weather stripping and rain gutter, and dual gas springs for smooth opening. Powder-coat paint ensures years of corrosion-free service.
Curb shoes for maximum wear
Bonnell Industries’ heavy-duty curb shoes are designed for maximum wear and the company’s idea of steel-toed boots. Customers have the option to add carbide infusion technology with chromium carbide weld or chromium carbide weld with embedded tungsten carbide to further extend the life. Other options include a heavy-duty wrap-around for the curb shoes, available for both left and right sides, and come in a 1-by-6-inch or 1-by-8-inch configuration. Reversible Wrap Around Curb Shoes fit both left and right sides, and come in a 3 /4-by-6-inch or 3 /4-by-8-inch configuration. Reversible Bull Nose Curb Shoes fit both left and right sides, and come in a 3 /4-by- 6-inch configuration. Custom sizes are available.
Transreflective displays for easy viewing
Depending on the specific application, the Cardinal Scale RE unattended system will incorporate the Cardinal model 225 Navigator weight indicator or the model 825 Spectrum with a full-color graphics touch-screen display. Both of these systems incorporate transflective displays for easy viewing and intuitive self-prompting steps for the driver to utilize. All Cardinal unattended systems include an inclusive QWERTY keypad on the weight display to take the guesswork out of data entry. The driver is prompted through the entire weigh transaction for the information your customer requires. This information is all recorded in the scale house on Cardinal’s WinVRS truck management software.
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