New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
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.
The MicroForce DC Traffic Controller is designed to be a flagger-friendly controller with straightforward programing. For easy deployment the operator only needs to input the length and speed of the work zone. With the ability to tow in tandem and multi-trailer/multi-mode/ multi-phase expansibility, vehicle detection, preemption capabilities and 12 or 24 VDC operation, the MicroForce DC system is customizable for changing workzones. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Sokkia Corp.’s SX series is a compact, lightweight system with high-accuracy robotic technology that includes an advanced angle measurement system, RED-tech technology, reflectorless EDM, Bluetooth Class 1 long-range data communication, and an auto-tracking system with the RC-PR5 remote control system. Combining these features with Magnet field application software and TSshield, a telematics-based communications module with both cellular technology and GPS for positioning, the SX provides advanced laser and image processing technologies. The SX is cable-free and the fully-integrated unit delivers a 1,000-foot working radius through Bluetooth technology. All data is instantly available at the controller. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Protective seal stops corrosion
Phillips Industries’ Weather-Tite PermaPlug has a thick, rubberized protective seal to keep out the elements and corrosion-causing chemicals. Connectors with the new seal will keep contaminants from damaging the electrical system. Blue nitrile sealing rings stop magnesium chloride and other debris from entering the socket. The PermaPlug’s wiper seals are field replaceable, and it is able to mate with any SAE approved seven-way conductor socket. The connector rear is sealed with compression clamp and TPR sleeve for corrosion protection. The cable guard is ratchet locked, preventing vibration from loosening guard. Other features include an ABS bumper for the connector and 26-gauge brass insert pins with stainless steel compression springs. It comes standard with dielectric grease. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
The PS Series, a professional-grade robotic total station from Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), uses the company’s PowerTrac technology to increase the prism tracking power. The system uses optics, laser system and advanced algorithms, to track a moving prism. It employs a phase shift EDM that has a smaller beam width than other reflectorless instruments in its class, according to Topcon. The algorithm that’s used reduces the noise associated with reflectorless measurements providing an accurate result to most surfaces over longer distances up to a 3,280-foot non-prism range. The smaller beam width allows measurements in tough situations such as through a chain link fence to a building or other critical surface. The PS series has an advanced security and maintenance system and an integrated remote system. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Vanair says its Air N Arc I300 is the first system in the world to offer six forms of power in a single 48-inch unit. It provides an integrated 40 cfm rotary screw compressor, 7-kilowatt AC generator, 300-amp welder, battery booster and battery charger, and the power of a 10.5-gpm hydraulic pump but driven by a single engine. It will provide full functionality with the truck engine off, and fits behind the cab or on the vehicle side pack. A separate welder, compressor or generator is not necessary. The system ties directly into the vehicle’s electrical system allowing the truck’s battery to be charged and shares the diesel fuel source. Visit www.betterroads.com/info.
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