New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
Pump keeps noise to a minimum
The Silent Pump Unit from Griffin Dewatering is a portable diesel-powered pump able to operate quietly for environments where low noise levels must be maintained. It produces only 70 decibels at 23 feet, and is well-suited for sewer bypass operations, wellpoint dewatering and open sumping. The pump has easy-access lockable doors for regular maintenance and increased security. Silent Pump units are available in several models, depending on the type of job. Visit www.betterroads.com/info
EZ Street Canada
Modified cold asphalt
EZ Street Canada’s high-performance, polymer-modified EZ Street cold asphalt can permanently repair potholes, street edges and utility cuts as well as provide overlays to asphalt or concrete. According to the manufacturer, the cold asphalt is particularly successful in wet climates that experience freeze-thaw cycles. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Brakes always automatically optimally adjusted
Bendix air disc front brakes are now available on Peterbilt Motors Models 382 and 348. The brakes offer reduced stopping distance; straight, stable stops due to minimized brake force variation between brakes, internal automatic adjustment that allows the brakes to always be in a state of optimum adjustment; optimized friction pairing that results in minimal noise and maximized pad and rotor life; and a compact design that minimizes weight and maintenance. Available in GVW ratings from 31,000 to 66,000 pounds, the Model 348 is designed for low horsepower and torque vocational environments such as dumps, mixers and cranes, where a more compact overall vehicle envelope is required. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Diesel, diesel-electric hybrid powertrain trucks out this fall
Hino Trucks new Class 5 195 and 195h COE trucks will be arriving at Hino dealerships across the country this fall. Available with a diesel (195) or diesel-electric hybrid (195 horsepower) powertrain, the 19,500 GVW trucks feature 210 horsepower and 440 foot-pounds of torque from Hino’s 5-liter J05E Series engine. In addition to a diesel-electric hybrid option, the 195 model meets EPA 2010 emission regulations by using an optimized SCR system — with no credits required. Inside, the new cab uses its increased width to provide room for drivers up to 6 feet 6 inches tall, seating for three and a versatile mobile workspace with a variety of organizational storage options. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Ideal for oversized loads
XL 110 HDG customized trailer from XL Specialized Trailers, is ideal for hauling oversized loads. The main deck is equipped with steel pullouts on 18-inch centers capable of handling up to 60,000 pounds. The low-profile, scraper-style upper deck and a 36-inch flip neck design, the 54-foot XL 110 HDG customized trailer accommodates multiple truck sizes and handle loads up to 110,000 pounds distributed. The upper deck comes standard with wet kit, removable king pin, hydraulics through its flip neck, four variable ride heights and storage for chains and loading tubes. XL 110 HDG customized trailer can be equipped with a pivot-style or a flip-style booster. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Simultaneous equipment operation
The Advantage + System from Muncie Power Products has a flow-sharing design for simultaneous equipment operation even at low pump flows. Its touch-screen display is high contrast, high resolution and multi-color. The system is useable with gear or piston pumps, has built-in pre-wet and anti-icing controls, built-in GPS, WiFi and interface and displays for road-air temperature sensors. It also features menu-adjusted pressure controls and digital pressure displays as well as operational data-logging and diagnostic data-logging. There are no wire harnesses between the cab controls and the valves.
Multiple options for split shaft PTO
Peterbilt Motors’ vocational product line now is now available with a wide range of split shaft power take-off (PTO) options. The new split shaft PTO options are available for immediate production needs. Peterbilt has partnered with Namco to fully integrate its product designs into the production process. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
There’s a tire app for it
Yokohama is offering an iPad app, the Yokohama Commercial Tire Navigator, which is free and offered solely through iTunes. It features product information in an interactive format, 360-degree tire photography, Yokohama’s proprietary Fuel Savings Calculator and a dealer locator. The photos allow users to view Yokohama tires to research which are most suitable for various applications and road conditions. The calculator lets users compare Yokohama’s tires against competitor tires. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
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