New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
Kenco’s New Generation Barrier Lift attachment can handle concrete median barriers, sound walls, curbing and piling, and align barriers that have already been placed. No hydraulic hookups are needed — the barrier lift automatically closes to securely grab the wall and doesn’t release until the wall is set into position. It boasts a 6- to 12-inch grip range and 33-percent wider elastomeric pads provide excellent gripping performance, even in wet weather, according to Kenco. A swing-away handle permits safe manual handling. All models are available with optional self-aligning guides. Lifting capacities from 9,000 to 30,000 pounds.
Komatsu America Corp.’s WA500-7 wheel loader is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-6 engine with a net horsepower of 353 and is EPA Tier 4i and EU Stage 3B emission certified. The WA500-7 has an operating weight of 76,611 pounds when equipped with a 7.3-cubic-yard general purpose bucket and a maximum speed of 22.1 mph. The machine features Komatsu Smart Loader Logic for optimal engine torque and fuel savings. The Komatsu Equipment Management Monitoring System (EMMS) has enhanced diagnostic features that give the operator and technicians greater monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities. A high-resolution backup camera is standard.
Henderson’s MTP medium-duty, trip-edge reversible snow plow features multiple moldboard options (orange polymer, carbon steel or stainless steel), trip-edge with adjustable torsion springs, outboard reversing cylinders, level-lift, reinforced pivot points, electric or hydraulic cab control, and quick connect/disconnect. The plow’s trip-edge, outboard reversing cylinders and reinforced pivot points combine for performance outside the norm for medium-duty snow plows, according to Henderson. The MTP’s level-lift holds a level position throughout the reversing cycle, keeps the plow low and out of the operator’s line of vision (at all times) and holds the plow high enough to avoid digging into roadways while not in use.
The Road Razor ECO Pro from Kennametal combines a unique and proprietary shape with improved hardness throughout the head area and a thicker nonagon-shaped washer. At the tip end, the Road Razor ECO’s proprietary point design is combined with Kennametal’s advanced carbide grades and higher head hardness, results in less cracking and longer performance in even the most abrasive asphalt conditions. Moving down the tool, a unique and proprietary, thicker, nonagon-shaped washer, extends the life of the toolholder allowing maximum tool life. The nonagon design with overhanging corners also makes cutting easier by encouraging tool rotation. At the retainer end, thicker material ensures exceptional fit and rotation throughout the life of the tool.
Winning windrow elevator
Weiler has released the E550A windrow elevator, which is 1,500 pounds lighter than the Weiler E650A Handling tall windrows placed by belly dumps is among the E550A’s capabilities, its 60-inch-wide throat is well matched to the high-production, continuous paving. Slats are 58 inches wide and 7 inches deep to provide easy entry from the windrow. The windrow elevator is capable of working at wide widths as well. Wing width can be extended from 102 to 124 inches. An added feature available to paving contractors is the optional remixing chamber located at the discharge conveyor of the machine and which can be hydraulically engaged or disengaged.
The Hitachi Zaxis Series excavators have better fuel efficiency, lower noise levels, and excellent comfort says the company.The ZX160LC-5 replaces the ZX160LC-3, and the ZX210-5 and ZX210LC-5 replace the ZX200LC-3 — all introduced in 2007. The ZX210LC-5’s undercarriage is 12 inches longer than the 210 and supports a greater lifting capacity. The Isuzu AI-4JJ1 diesel engine used in the ZX160LC-5 generates 121 horsepower; the ZX210-5 and 210LC-5’s Isuzu 4HK1 engine generates 159 horsepower. The engine employs cooled exhaust gas-recirculation (EGR) platform paired with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to meet EPA IT4/EU Stage 3B emissions regulations.