New Road Products
Amanda Bayhi | April 12, 2014
Special ConExpo-Con/Agg coverage. Please see betterroads.com for additional products and press event coverage.
Unveiled at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, Hyundai’s HR120C-9 is the first compaction roller the company has sold in the North American market. Powered by a 130-horsepower Duetz Tier 4 Final water-cooled diesel engine, the 26,455-pound machine features Teflon bearings to eliminate the need for greasing, as well as a front and rear scraper-equipped drum that can remove cohesive soils.
Sany introduced its SY16C and SY35U compact excavators – the first compact models the company has brought to North America – at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The short-tail-swing SY16C has an operating weight of 3,858 pounds; a maximum dig depth of 7 feet, 8 inches and a bucket breakout force of 8,333 pounds. The zero-tail-swing SY35U weighs 8,333 pounds and has a maximum dig depth of 10 feet, 2 inches.
Volvo launched its Tier 4 Final technology – which includes its D4, D6, D8, D11, D13 and D16 diesel engines – at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The engines, which deliver 5-percent fuel savings compared to previous models, feature selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology cooled external exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) that are designed to reduce NOx levels by 80 percent compared to Tier 4 Interim. The new engines power the company’s G Series articulated haulers, G946C motor grader and H Series wheel loader.
Komatsu rolled out nine new machines at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014: the PC228USLC-10, PC88MR-10, PC490LC-11, PC240LC-11 and third-generation hybrid HB215LC-2 hydraulic excavators; PC55MR compact hydraulic excavator; D65-18 and D155AX-8 crawler dozers; and HM300 articulated dump truck. A Tier 4 Final engine powers the all new models except the PC228USLC-10, which has a Tier 4 Interim engine, and the HB215LC-2, which runs on the Komatsu Hybrid System. All Tier 4 models include Komatsu Care.
Topcon Positioning Systems displayed its new Enterprise Solutions workflow management system at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The system connects all parts of a project, allowing different crews – such as jobsite, office and management – to communicate, share data, set up tasks and more, all in real time and from nearly anywhere.
John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment previewed its Tier 4 Interim retrofit kit at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. Slated for availability in 2015, the kit would allow Tier 4 Interim machines to be sold in countries that have no ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. The retrofit kit can be used on John Deere-powered crawler dozers, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, motor graders, excavators and backhoes.
MTU America’s Power Drive Unit, introduced at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, houses all engine parts for a variety machines and can be mounted onto a trailer or other equipment for easy transport to the jobsite. The unit can also be integrated with the equipment.
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