New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
Digital remote-control protects workers
Brokk AB’s 100 demolition machine introduced at World of Concrete features a more compact design, yet 35-percent greater breaking power. It replaces the Brokk 90 machine. A new digital remote-control box allows the operator to stay clear of any hazards on the jobsite, and monitor some of the key functions of the machine on an LCD display.
The Long Range Layout Laser from LaserLine Mfg. featuring “LineLokr” technology allows the user to snap a 3,000-foot laser straight line with the push of a button.
The ‘Monster Brokk’
The Brokk 800 demolition machine seen at World of Concrete and referred to by the company as the “Monster Brokk,” is more than twice as big as Brokk’s previous largest model, the Brokk 400. It’s the most powerful demolition robot available in the Brokk lineup and currently on the market. The Brokk 800 is available in two versions, the 800S and 800P. The 800S features Brokk’s signature three-arm system and offers a maximum reach of nearly 30 feet. When equipped with the included MB1000 breaker, the Brokk 800S produces 1,500 feet per pound at the tip of the tool, nearly twice the hitting power of the Brokk 400. Specially designed with added heat protection, the 800P is intended for use in challenging process applications.
Single and dual-engine configurations
The Schwarze M6000 street sweeper is a rugged mechanical broom sweeper, available in single- and dual-engine configurations. The sweeper can be mounted on a variety of conventional and cabover chassis. The mechanical sweeper works by picking up the debris from the roadway and moving it into the sweeping path, where the rear broom sweeps the debris onto a conveyor system, which in turn carries the debris to the 5-cubic-yard hopper.
Easily switch pipe lengths
The Spin Screed is an aluminum pipe, up to 22 feet long, that is caused to spin by a heavy-duty right-angle drill opposite to the direction it is being advanced. This is so that concrete rolls up in front of the screed cutting off high spots and filling in low spots. The aluminum pipe screed can be purchased or cut into any length up to 22 feet, making screeds tailor-made for various jobs. Contractors can switch from one length of pipe to another in just a matter of seconds by means of quick disconnects.
Tough, reliable gearbox
Rexnord Industries says its new Falk V-Class line of gear drives is designed for maximum uptime and durable performance. The housing’s shape and features were designed through the use of computational fluid dynamics to enhance the drive’s thermal dissipation qualities. The drive incorporates Magnum no-leak seals with oil drain backs and purgeable grease chamber to eliminate oil leaks.
Armour-Seal from Rhomar Industries is a semi-permanent, high-strength rubberized polymer-blended undercoating used to stop rust and corrosion. Resistant to sodium, magnesium and calcium chloride, it has passed salt spray test ASTM B-117 at greater than 1,000 hours. The company says that Armour-Seal can be applied in the shop, and is used extensively on frame and chassis components such as oil pans, diesel fuel tanks, brake cables and wiring harnesses of work trucks and other vehicles. Featuring a pistol-grip spray gun applicator, Armour-Seal is non-flammable and HAPS-free with low-volatile organic components.
Highest spinner ground clearance
Replacement tailgate spreaders from Bonnell Industries are designed to replace the existing tailgate, providing the highest spinner ground clearance possible, the company says. The spreaders are engineered for use with light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The agitator and 6- or 9-inch auger with return flighting ensures constant material flow. Both the R-69 and R-99 replacement tailgate spreader models fasten to existing dump body hardware for fast mounting and removal without the use of special tools. Standard features include: a full-width agitator driven by a roller chain off the auger shaft and two-hydraulic-motor operation (one at the auger and one at the spinner for independent variable speed control).
Stolen vehicle recovery system
LoJack Corp.’s next-generation, ruggedized Stolen Vehicle Recovery System for construction equipment is a self-powered, radio-frequency-based system with a battery life that can be warranted up to seven years. The system is entirely self-contained and does not require constant charging to any power source. Because the battery is self-contained, the LoJack system can now be hidden in additional locations on a piece of equipment, making it more covert.
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