New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
Pothole repair in four steps
Jetpatcher Road Repair Machines range from 2.5 to 10 cubic yards of hopper capacity, with emulsion tanks to suit. They use a four-stage process for asphalt repairs. Stage 1 uses a high-volume, low-pressure blower to clear loose debris from the pothole. In Stage 2, the Jetpatcher coats the pothole with an asphalt emulsion that seals the hole and prevents further moisture damage. Stage 3 mixes aggregate with the asphalt emulsion, which is then blown into the hole. In Stage 4 a light layer of dry aggregate is applied to the patch, preventing it from sticking to tires before the emulsion is fully cured. The patch is now ready for traffic. For a video of the Jetpatcher, go to http://tinyurl.com/Jetpatcher-video.
Heavy-duty LED worklights
J.W. Speaker’s XL line of new LED lights was developed for extreme industrial conditions. Each lamp is fully sealed and complies with IP69K and the distinctive, bright yellow die-cast housing and fully sealed connections protect the lights in applications where water, mud, and sludge are present. The manufacturer offers a four-year warranty.
The Griffin Dewatering Electric Wellpoint Pump Model 6WPRE is a fully automatic, dry priming and dry running, self contained, portable dewatering pump, which is capable of handling large volumes of air and water. It operates efficiently under intermittent flow conditions and automatically primes and reprimes at suction lifts of 25 feet or more. Capable of pumping 1,500 gallons-per-minute, the pump has more than 140 feet of head capacity. According to the maker, the pump is quiet and environmentally friendly. Visit www.betterroads.com/info
Edit geodatabases through AutoCAD
The latest release of ArcGIS for AutoCAD, Esri’s free AutoCAD plug-in, improves the ability to exchange data and information between the ArcGIS and AutoCAD platforms. ArcGIS for AutoCAD users with read/write access to ArcGIS for Server feature services can now edit geodatabases through AutoCAD. This enables easier data dissemination between CAD and GIS users across the enterprise, reduces the duplication of work, and increases efficiency. The free downloadable application lets users add, create, and edit GIS data within AutoCAD drawings. For example, users can add maps and map services from enterprise or cloud servers, such as ArcGIS Online, to their drawings. Visit www.betterroads.com/info
10-percent reduction in fuel consumption
LiuGong says its new 915D excavator boosts work efficiency by 10 percent while reducing fuel consumption by 10 percent compared to its predecessor. The unit’s smart engineering starts with its Computer Aided Power Control System (CAPC), which LiuGong says automatically and continuously matches hydraulic output to ever-changing workloads, delivering the right amount of power for each load while metering the precise amount of fuel. When extra breakout force is needed, the operator can activate the automatic power boost to provide a 10-second power boost of up to 10 percent additional force. The machine’s straight-travel function automatically holds the machine in a true line while moving forward. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
The RT80 Quad heavy-duty ride-on trencher from Ditch Witch has a heavy-duty track system that the company says provides outstanding traction and performance on rough and uneven terrain. The 83-horsepower RT80 Quad features a three-speed, shift-on-the-fly ground drive that works with the machine’s traversing vibratory plow, trencher, saw, and backhoe attachments. The trencher’s axle capacity has a best-in-class static load rating of 39,000 pounds and best-in-class 35,215 pounds of breakout for plowing applications. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Komatsu America’s line of D61-23 crawler dozers used the company’s D51-22 as a design starting point, but refined the dozer design to meet EPA Tier 4 Interim regulations bundled in a larger 130- to 160-horsepower package. New longer track-on-ground standard (EX) and low ground pressure (PX) models are available. Operating weight ranges from 39,099 to 41,138 pounds, depending on the configuration. The new models push with a net 168 horsepower at 2,200 rpm. A full guarding package, hydraulic winch and other attachments are available for customization. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Versatile, lightweight and fast
Hyundai Construction Equipment America says its HL730-9 wheel loader is the smallest, lightest and most nimble of its new 9-Series, boasting a 9.2-second cycle time. The machine is powered by a Cummins Tier-III QSB4.5 engine with three modes. The loader is equipped with long-life hydraulic filters with 1,000-hour service intervals and uses Hyundai certified hydraulic oil said to last up to 5,000 hours before changing. The company’s Hi-Mate remote management system provides operators and service personnel access to vital service and diagnostic information via an online portal. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
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