New Road Products: Power equipment, materials and supplies for the road market
New road products
by Tina Grady Barbaccia
Deere Power Systems to build 2.4L LPG engine
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has partnered with Crown Equipment to develop and produce a 2.4L liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industrial engine for the new Crown C-5 Series forklift. The new engine was designed specifically to power material handling equipment in demanding applications.
Bucket works one tooth at a time
Leading Edge Attachments, Inc., introduces the patent-pending STAG Bucket, a high penetration bucket utilizing “staggered tooth” technology. It is designed for excavators, allowing the operator to easily dig compacted soils, coral, shale, caliche, stratified materials, shot rock or frozen ground with higher concentrated breakout force. The new bucket is priced below the company’s Multi-Ripper Bucket. The STAG bucket design allows the operator to focus the excavator’s full breakout force on one tooth at a time because the front leading edge is angled. Creating flat trench bottoms is easy with this new bucket also because the teeth are on the same plane, similar to a conventional bucket.
FHWA yes to guardrail change
The new specially designed 5- pound-foot Nu-Guard 27 Barrier System posts manufactured by Nucor Steel Marion, Inc. have been accepted by the Federal Highway Administration for use in lieu of W6 by 9 wood or steel I-beam posts when repairing sections within existing runs of 27-inch-high W-beam guardrails.
Cemen Tech onsite mix/dispense
Cemen Tech’s new MCD10-150 Mobile concrete dispenser produces 60 yards of high-quality concrete per hour and can hold up to 10 cubic yards of materials. The volumetric mixer carries the materials necessary for concrete production in separate bins and they are measured out at the job site where the concrete is produced in the machine’s exclusive pump master mix auger. Mix designs can also be changed per specifications with a simple and quick resetting of the aggregate bin gates.
N.M. OKs gravity retaining walls
New Mexico’s Department of Transportation has approved the use of Redi-Rock gravity retaining walls in DOT projects. The retaining walls allow engineers to design walls up to 24 feet high without geogrid or reinforcement due to the massive weight of each block. The DOT’s approval allows the walls that look like natural stone to be built up to 12-foot tall in DOT applications. The structural walls consist of individual one-ton blocks that interlock to create structural walls that require no mortar or pins.
Topcon’s next generation is here
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has introduced the FC-250, the next generation field controller with an operating system power of Windows Mobile Version 6.5.
The PC performance with 806MHz processor and 256MB SDRAM is designed to significantly speed up data collection in the field. The FC-250 also has a built-in Bluetooth modem and wireless LAN capability as standard features. Topcon also has released SurveyMaster Lite, a new CAD-based desktop application for surveying and job site information editing and plotting. It allows users to manage data from raw format all the way through to a finished plot. Survey calculations can be completed and uploaded to the field collector for stakeout and field verification.
Doosan C 185 portable air compressor
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