New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
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.
Longer loader arms for easier loading
JCB has upgraded its 1CX backhoe loader with a revised cab roof trim, improved working lights and sturdy electrical switchgear. The new optional loader arms are 4 inches longer to provide easier loading of site dump trucks. At the rear, an extending dipper option adds up to 20 inches to the digging envelope, taking maximum dig depth to 10 feet. A new Power Management System (PMS) improves performance, reducing engine lug down as the machine starts to dig and increasing power when driving into a pile with the front bucket.
Blaster strips, cleans and profiles simultaneously
The new Blastrac trouble-free hydraulic drive system seen at World of Concrete offers better productivity when cleaning and preparing concrete or steel surfaces. The 1-16DB4 shot blaster strips, cleans and profiles simultaneously. An available blast-pattern adapter reduces the blast width for very effective line stripe removal. A quieter on-board vac offers easier debris disposal with its new “twin-bag” dust collection system. The airborne dust and contaminants are efficiently contained, prohibiting their re-introduction into the surrounding environment, ready for quick removal.
The AcoustaShield Sound Barrier System from Carsonite uses scrap rubber from tires (21,000 scrap tires for every mile constructed) as filler for tongue-and-groove boards that are engineered of fiberglass-reinforced polymer composite. It exceeds AASHTO and DOT sound wall guidelines; it is naturally fire-resistant and withstands harsh weather and corrosive elements. It is available in heights up to 28 feet and comes in virtually any color or color combination. In addition, repairs after vehicle impact can be made year-round, without large lifting equipment or concrete pouring and with minimal traffic diversion.
Sherwin-Williams’ Claw Delineator has a “claw” handle that allows for quick and easy placement and pick-up. It can also be used for caution tape and features two recessed areas for reflective sheeting. Rubber bases are available at 10 or 12 pounds.
Loader backhoe now Tier 4 Interim certified
New Holland Construction’s C Series loader backhoes, featuring Tier 4 Interim engines ranging from 95 to 108 net horsepower, improved engine response, fuel efficiency and serviceability, and an optional auto ride control, include the B95C, B95C TC, B95C LR and B110C models. Backhoe bucket breakout forces of 12,933 pound-feet combine with lift capacities at 12 feet of 3,940 pounds.
Surface systems for enhanced safety and aesthetics
TrafficScapes from Flint Trading Inc. feature preformed thermoplastic materials engineered for safety, durability and aesthetics for streetscapes, traffic calming treatments and crosswalks while incorporating regulatory requirements. A “portfolio” of brands under the TrafficScapes umbrella include: TrafficPatterns, a maintenance-free alternative to brick and stone pavers; TrafficPatternsXD, heavy-duty stamped crosswalks and traffic calming surfaces; DuraTherm, a thermoplastic material that is inlaid into imprinted asphalt; and DecoMark, pre-cut thermoplastic horizontal surface signage, sheets that are positioned onto asphalt or concrete surfaces.
Turns dirt into pavement-like surface
The Soil2O’s Dust Control penetrates the surfaces and leaches into the dirt profile, working overnight to pull moisture out of the air and keeping the dirt moist longer. It also works by turning the dirt into a pavement-like surface, helping keep construction sites compliant and eliminate fines.
DuoLux glass beads are a blend of Weisskers Lux glass beads and UltraLux glass beads. DuoLux beads can be manufactured and blended according to customer needs, material and technical requirements. Used to gain improved reflectivity on a thin-layered road marking, the DuoLux system is water-repellent and adhesion-promoting.
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