New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
The M7 Thermal Plastic Data Logging System from Epic Solutions offers real-time paint striping material measurement. Featuring a display of mil thickness, beads applied, material application, temperatures, average speed, GPS data and other information, the M7 can be installed on any brand of truck. Its patented system is the only U.S. monitoring system that measures all material usage based on weight, bringing truck data in real time to a programmable logic controller, says the company, so that the driver can maintain proper application rates and adherence to specifications.
The Boss Snowplow
New wider selection of UTV brands
The Boss Snowplow UTV Plows are now available for a wider selection of popular UTV brands. Brands newly compatible with Boss UTV plows include Bobcat, Case IH, Club Car, Honda, Husqvarna and New Holland. These UTV brands join off-road vehicle brands John Deere, Kawasaki, Kubota and Polaris for The Boss’ growing UTV plow lineup. Boss UTV Plows are available in two models – a 6-foot, 6-inch Power-V XT and the 6-foot Poly Straight-Blade Snowplow. Built for the home or worksite, Boss has engineered its UTV plows to the same professional-grade standards as its full-size plows, while its smaller size allows access to hard-to-reach areas. Both UTV Plows offer Smart Technology features and high-performance hydraulic systems.
Austin traffic sign covers – ranging in sizes from 12 by 24 inches to 48 by 96 inches – include those for yield signs, stop signs, traffic signals and more. Made of durable vinyl with felt backs to protect sign faces, covers are reusable and “green,” all-weather and easy to place or remove. Larger sign cover sizes (30-inches-plus square/rectangular) can have optional hanger tabs. The company also offers a paddle cover for portable “stop” or “slow” signs and covers for traffic signals.
Excavator for heavier loads, larger buckets
Case Construction Equipment’s CX470C full-sized excavator replaces the CX470B model. It features Tier 4 Interim-certified cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) technology and is rated at 362 net horsepower. Available in Long Undercarriage (LC), Retractable Undercarriage (RTC) and Mass Excavator (MEX) models with operating weights ranging from 105,300 to 108,600 pounds, the excavators are roughly 1,100 pounds heavier than the previous model for what Case says is improved capacity.
Compact C-Stands from USA-Sign feature a coil-flex steel coil spring providing wind deflection and lateral stability in all conditions for roll-up signs. The C-300 Steel Series is available with a C-301 standard base, and the C-302 heavy-duty, larger base. C-800 stands are available with the C-801 standard base or C-802 heavy-Vegaduty larger base. The C-300 stands are available with a direct-drive or kick-level leg release system. C-800 stands are available with a T-pin, direct-drive or kick-level leg release system. Roll-up signs attach to both units with a spin-handle or quick-attach lever and are NCHRP-350 accepted for use with all roll-up signs.
Compact, low-profile machine for tight areas
The Brokk 160 demolition machine introduced at World of Concrete is a powerful, lighter-weight replacement of the Brokk 180. Powered by a 25-horsepower electric motor, it’s 12-percent more powerful than the Brokk 180. Reach is 15.8 feet with the included SB202 breaker. At 4.1 feet high and 2.6 feet wide, the machine is compact and low-profile enough to work in the tight, restrictive areas The remote control box also enables the operator to remain a safe distance away from hazards such as falling debris. Excluding attachments, the Brokk 160 weighs in at 3,527 pounds. Recommended maximum weight of attachments such as breakers, crushers, drills and shears is 595 pounds.
More horsepower and efficiency
Volvo Trucks has expanded its XE13 range to include a 455-horsepower powertrain package. Volvo Trucks introduced the initial XE13 package with a 425-horsepower rating in September 2011. Through the XE13 package, Volvo lowers engine rpm at a given vehicle speed, a concept Volvo calls “downspeeding.” Available on Volvo VN series tractors, the XE13 455-horsepower package is rated up to 80,000 pounds (GCWR) and includes the following components: Volvo D13 engine with 1750 foot-pounds of torque; Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission with a 0.78:1 ratio; axle ratios of 2.64 to 2.69; and proprietary software that facilitates communication between Volvo’s integrated powertrain components.
Avery Dennison’s Minimum Retroreflectivity Compliance Kit offers officials and road sign fabricators a way to evaluate if an existing sign meets new federally- established standards for “retroreflectivity.” Each kit is equipped with calibration sign and comparison panel standards, allowing easy testing of signs for compliance simply by holding the kit’s comparison panel next to a sign. If the sign is as bright as the panel, the sign is in compliance, if not, it needs to be replaced. The calibration sign standards come in all required colors with retroreflectivity levels engineered to match the values specified in MUTCD Table 2A-3. It can be calibirated for nighttime sign inspections.
Mobile app determines aggregates savings
Tensar International Corp.’s SpectraPave mobile app allows users in the field to quickly and accurately determine aggregate savings with the use of TriAx Geogrid (TX140/TX160) for subgrade stabilization projects. The SpectraPave mobile application can be accessed with Internet-connected devices on demand. The TensarConnect platform and SpectraPave mobile application can be accessed on any Java-enabled smart phone mobile device. After inputting the project metrics, the application generates an analysis summary for the project and instantly provides the user with contact information for the appropriate sales representative based on project location. A tentative project summary is created in PDF format. If site conditions change, the initial analysis can be viewed while in the field and a new analysis performed to determine the required amount of aggregate for the new conditions.
Vega Molded Products offers a variety of markers for several applications, including barriers, guardrails and rail posts. Among the barrier markers offered are the JD-1, a one-way marker, as well as a bi-directional marker, the JD-2. The units have individually-sealed lenses to prolong marker use life. Vega guardrail markers, including the GBM-1, are one-way units, with the GBM-2 available as a bi-directional marker. In addition, Vega offers: one-way (CM1) and bi-directional curb markers (CM2); flexible barrier markers (FB1 and FB2); two types of guardrail reflectors; and two rail post markers, the one-sided RPM1 and bi-directional RPM2.
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