New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
Specially developed operator’s platform
BOMAG’s BW100ADM-5 tandem vibratory roller features a specially developed operator’s platform that has a smaller diameter steering wheel, multifunctional travel lever, adjustable seat and circular instrumentation. Powered by a 20.2-horsepower water-cooled Kubota diesel engine, the roller delivers 3,822 pounds of centrifugal force at a 3,780-vpm frequency. The engine’s Ecomode system idles the engine while the roller is inactive. The roller, which has a 39.4-inch working width, has its travel motors contained within the drums instead of hanging from the drums, ensuring a compact design and boosting maneuverability. Additional features include a 26.4-gallon water tank; pressurized spray system with triple-filtered nozzles; BOMAG Intelligent Vibration Control; spring-applied hydraulically released parking brake; ROPS with retractable seat belt; backup alarm; emergency stop button; front and rear lights for night operation; and lockable engine hood and instrument panel. Text INFO to 205.289.3789 or visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Water truck hydraulic system
The new Caterpillar Water Delivery System is avail able now on the company’s 777G truck and will eventually be available with the 773G, 775G and 785D models. The system uses a self-contained hydraulic system that controls spray patterns and allows for a consistent spray width regardless of engine RPM. This is designed to use the optimum gallons per square yard. Cat says the system also reduces fuel consumption compared to traditional water trucks where the water cannon spray is tied to truck speed. With those trucks, operators often have to step on the gas to achieve maximum water cannon distance, according to Cat. Comes with factory-installed and integrated ergonomic cab controls (seven programmable automatic configurations) and intermittent spray in automatic or manual modes. The spray patterns are customizable to specific needs. Text INFO to 205.289.3789 or visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Drilling 6-inch-diameter holes
Caterpillar’s MD5150 Track Drill is a full-featured drill for construction, quarrying and mining. The new drill is capable of hole diameters as large as 6 inches (152 mm) and features best-in-class airflow for high productivity. Text INFO to 205.289.3789 or visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Extended engine warranty
Freightliner Trucks is now offering the option of a free five-year/250,000-mile Cummins PP1 extended engine warranty on its model year 2012 and 2013 Freightliner Business Class M2 106 trucks with Cummins ISB engines purchased from dealer inventory before year end. To qualify for the program, trucks must be warranty registered and sold between Aug. 30, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012. Text INFO to 205.289.3789 or visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Power Plus mode provides improved performance
Doosan’s DX140W wheel excavator is now powered by a 135-horsepower, turbocharged, 6-cylinder DL06KB water-cooled diesel. The 359-cubic-inch engine is Tier 4 Interim certified and features a high-pressure common rail design with direct fuel injection, electronic control and four valves per cylinder. The machine features an Electronic Power Optimizing System (EPOS) with four work modes — digging, breaker, shear and the new lifting mode. A new Power Plus mode provides improved performance and faster workgroup speeds for heavy-duty work, says Doossan. Outriggers can be controlled individually for stability on uneven surfaces. The front axle oscillates and provides excellent steering angles for maneuverability, says Doosan, but can be locked for better digger and lifting performance. Text INFO to 205.289.3789 or visit www.betterroads.com/info.
High air volume at medium pressure
The XAS 1800 JD7 compressor from Atlas Copco is designed for applications requiring a very high volume of air at medium pressure and is also compliant with Tier 4 EPA emission regulations. The exterior has been updated, and it comes with the new XC3003 electronic controller. The large display and simple design provides easy use for the operator. With help from the optional FuelXpert, a fuel saving system, the engine speed and air inlet valve are electronically regulated to optimize fuel consumption. The XAS 1800 portable air compressor produces 1800 cfm at 100 psi (7 bar) and 1,600 cfm at 150 psi (10 bar). The aftercooler reduces the compressed air outlet temperature to 25 degrees F over ambient for best results during application. Text INFO to 205.289.3789 or visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Advanced process welder
You can weld thicker materials with Lincoln Electric’s Power Wave S500 advanced process welder, which has more than 65 standard welding waveforms for optimized arc performance in specific applications, and powers Stick, DC TIG, Pulsed DC TIG, MIG, Pulsed MIG and Flux-Cored processes, including Pulse-on-Pulse, Power Mode, RapidArc and Rapid X. The Power Wave S500 is rated at 450 amps, 36.5 volts at 100-percent duty cycle and a max of 550 amps, 41.5 volts at 40-percent duty cycle, with an output range of 5 to 550 amps. Upgrades are available via a standard ethernet connection. The modular unit can also be used with the optional Surface Tension Transfer Module or the Cool Arc 55 water cooler module, as well as transitioned into automated applications. Text INFO to 205.289.3789 or visit www.betterroads.com/info.
Compacts for grading, excavating and trenching
Gehl’s new compact excavators are designed for grading, excavating, trenching, digging, light-utility construction, demolition and recycling. The new, zero-tail-swing models include the Z17, Z27, Z35, Z45 and Z80. Each model is powered by a Yanmar engine that is Tier 4 certified on the Z17 and Tier 4 Interim certified on the Z27, Z35, Z45 and Z80. By incorporating two variable pumps and two gear pumps, Gehl designed the hydraulic system to enhance engine performance. Oil flows are efficiently combined and redirected to where the flow is needed, allowing simultaneous operation without hydraulic power loss.
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Fleet tracking system app
Navman Wireless has released a new Android version of the mobile app for its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system, free of charge to OnlineAVL2 users. Mobile users can tap the app to view fleet, vehicle group or individual asset location in real time on Google Maps; spot out-of-bounds vehicles or construction equipment; review any vehicle’s activity by date to retrace driving routes and pinpoint event times and locations; route drivers to a specific address with turn-by-turn directions and send drivers job details. The OnlineAVL2 mobile app can be downloaded at the Apple Store or Google Play. Text INFO to 205-289-3789 or visit www.betterroads.com/info
A radar sensor mounted in the front bumper of a Mack Trucks Pinnacle helps warn drivers of the potential for a rear-end collision. Bendix Wingman Advanced – A Collision Mitigation Technology, provides adaptive cruise control with braking that actively intervenes to help drivers maintain a safe following distance by reducing the throttle, engaging the engine retarder, or if necessary applying the foundation brakes to help avoid collisions or at least lessen the severity. The system is always available above approximately 10 mph, even if cruise control is not set, and provides following distance and stationary object alerts.
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