New Road Products
Two years after the introduction of the 400-horsepower-class RS445C reclaimer/stabilizer, Terex Roadbuilding announces product enhancements in the areas of service, performance and comfort. The 2010 version of four-wheel-drive reclaimer/stabilizer features a rear-located, centralized service center, complete with a fold-down step and handrail. A new water-only delivery system is available for contractors who use the RS445C primarily for soil stabilization. A standard HVAC-pressurized, full-width cab now features a stand-alone design, reducing sound levels. Write 007 on Reader Service Card.
What better approval for a company’s product than for another show exhibitor, holding a press conference, to not only mention the product, but to refer visitors to visit the other company’s booth to learn more about it? This is especially so when the product could not only be put to use by the proclaiming company, but by its direct competitors, too. Well, that’s exactly the plug equipment manufacturer Roadtec gave MOBA Corporation and the PAVE-IR sensor beam that, attached to the back of a paver, can detect segregation in real time, producing a complete thermal profile. Write 008 on Reader Service Card.
Bomag’s new BP series of vibratory plates includes a single-directional model designed for asphalt applications. The BP 12/50A weighs 165 pounds, has a 19.7-inch working width, and offers 2,700 pounds of centrifugal force.
Caterpillar customers now have a cutting width option when purchasing the PM200 cold planer. In addition to the standard 79-inch (2.0 m) rotor, the new 88-inch (2.2 m) option reduces passes during mainline, high-productivity milling.
Here’s a look at the latest innovations and production introductions from the World of Concrete (WOC) 2010, held in Las Vegas Feb. 2-5. The show had more than 55,000 attendees and 100-plus seminars.
Compiled by Tina Grady Barbaccia
The new Bobcat E42 and E45 compact excavators have been added to the M-Series line this year, replacing the 335 and 425 models. The E42 is a Conventional Tail Swing model, and the E45 is a zero tail swing model. The new models include an auto-idle feature, which if activated by the operator, automatically returns the engine to idle if excavator functions aren’t used for a period of four seconds.
The Bobcat E50 compact excavator has been added to the M-Series line, launched last year with the E32, E35, E80, and E60 models. The E50 replaces the model 337. Its redesigned hydraulics with a load-sensing pump and closed center-valve system, provide improved, refined control of the machine’s travel and work group operation. Combined with re-engineered boom geometry, this means increased bucket breakout force. Write 009 on Reader Service Card.
Spin Screed, Inc.
The new Gas Powered Spin Screed world’s lightest weight power roller screed, according to its manufacturer, Spin Screed Inc., is powered by a Honda 4-cycle motor and can now be gas or electric powered and exceeds the flatness specifications in all of its applications. The company also has unveiled its Rugged Power Head for its Classic Spin Screed — the motor is now enclosed in a steel case. Write 010 on Reader Service Card.
Just clip 3M’s new Noise Indicator N1-100 to a shirt or jacket, and the LED light indicates when noise levels exceed a potentially hazardous threshold. When it’s red, noise is above 85 dBA and hearing projection may be needed. When it’s green, levels are less than 85 dBA and you may be in the clear and not need additional hearing protection. Write 011 on Reader Service Card.
Case Construction Equipment
Case Construction Equipment’s introduction at the World of Concrete of its Commodity King package for Case 621E and 721E wheel loaders keeps fluid system coolers working well by providing protection from excessive particulate matter, which boosts productivity in extreme air particulate-heavy environments. Optional rear-axle differentials also provide better traction and reduced tire wear for wheel loaders. Write 012 on Reader Service Card.
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