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OHMPA Presents Trillium and Bleeds Black Awards at 2016 Fall Asphalt Seminar

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) recognized the best of the best at its annual Fall Asphalt Seminar held on December 1 at the Universal Eventspace Conference and Event Centre in Vaughan. This year marked the event’s 25th anniversary and record number of nine asphalt plants received the 2016 Trillium Awards and 14 plants were recertified.

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Caterpillar adds oscillatory vibration to rear drum of the new CB10 asphalt compactor

Caterpillar CB10 asphalt compactor with oscillation technology.

Caterpillar Inc. is adding oscillatory vibration to its expanding lineup of asphalt compactors. The new CB10 is a 10-metric-ton asphalt compactor that can be equipped with a combination of oscillatory and vibratory drums. The CB10 with oscillation technology builds upon the proven durability and performance offered by existing Cat asphalt compactors and delivers the solutions that helps contractors become more versatile, productive and profitable.

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Easy drive: Hamm’s intuitive operating concept for rollers

Modern construction machines are high-tech units whose engineering enables more functions to be carried out than ever before. Whether these are recognized and used by operators is crucially dependent on the quality of the operating concept. So that the operators of Hamm rollers can use all the functions to their full extent, the development team attached the utmost importance to simple, intuitive operation. No easy task, since the modern rollers are complex tools. With the new Easy Drive operating concept, Hamm has succeeded in pulling off this balancing act. It enables drivers to respond quickly and correctly, even without extensive previous knowledge. This is made possible through a minimal number of intelligently arranged switches, good visibility in the operator’s platform and short learning and familiarization times.

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Solving the biggest problem in asphalt paving

An HDE 400-PA joint heater (orange units) attached to the side of a paver. The vertical orange cabinet is a gas vaporizer, a key feature of the patented HDE process.

One of the most critical problems in asphalt pavement construction today is achieving a long lasting, longitudinal joint. It is costing pavement owners billions of dollars worldwide in premature repair of the joint. This problem has been recognized for a couple of decades, discussed at many asphalt pavement seminars, and has been the subject of much research, yet there has been little or no progress in many jurisdictions.

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PB Loader introduces new B10 Pothole Patcher with heavy-duty container

The B10 fully equipped patcher mounted on a conventional cab.

PB Loader Corporation is currently introducing a redesigned version of the company’s popular B10 Pothole Patcher. The unit’s new hefty design includes a 10-cubic-yard, double-wall constructed, heated container that allows road crews and contractors to remain on the job for longer periods of time performing pothole patching operations. The new B10 is designed to improve operator safety and productivity.

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PHCo Patch King pothole patchers provide safe, efficient heat all day long

The Patch King provides trouble free asphalt patching capable of heating your patch mix effortlessly without hot or cold spots.

The Patch King pothole patcher from Process Heating Company (PHCo) heats hot or cold mix patching material and keeps it at the ideal working temperature, from 50° to 350° F, for at least 10 hours. The unit features Lo-Density open-coil drywell-style heaters, evenly distributed across the sides, bottom, ends and discharge doors, which dissipate up to 1 watt per square inch of heat. The result is reliable, consistent heat throughout the hopper, without cold or hot spots in the material. Operators can either heat the material at the beginning of the day, set a time clock for early morning pre-heating or keep it hot overnight for more efficient use of material and improved worker productivity. Because it heats without flame, the Patch King eliminates safety concerns from fossil-fuel-heated patching equipment.

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New Tier 4 Final Cedarapids CR552 paver built for productivity, comfort and low cost of ownership

Cedarapids CR552 rubber tire paver

Cedarapids CR552 rubber tire paver from BOMAG delivers the traction and power required for mainline paving applications such as airports, interstates, highways and major county roads, while meeting stringent Tier 4 Final emissions standards. Boasting a heavy duty rear drive motor and the industry’s largest drive tire that provides up to a 50 percent greater footprint than competitive pavers, the CR552 paver delivers superior, track-like traction. Its heavy-duty hopper construction supports hopper capacities up to 27 tons (24.5 t), allowing for extended paving intervals between truck exchanges while offering paving capacities in excess of 800 TPH (700 t/hr).

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Caterpillar Introduces the PM620 and PM622 Cold Planers

Caterpillar Inc. has announced the availability of the PM620 and PM622 Cold Planers. The machines are high-production, highly maneuverable half-lane milling machine that perform controlled full-depth removal of asphalt and concrete pavements in a single pass. Operating weight for the PM620 is approximately 33 330 kg (73,260 lb) and the PM622 is approximately 33 900 kg (74,580 lbs). Transport weight for the PM620 is approximately 29 400 kg (64,680 lb), and the PM620 is approximately 30 000 kg (66,140 lb).

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Concrete Construction

Volvo paves the way for revolutionary asphalt alternative

The Volvo ABG7820C paver ensures a smooth, high quality surface at the Liberty Trust distribution centre in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

Along the Appalachian Mountains from the Canadian–U.S. border to Tennessee runs Interstate 81 (I-81). Stretching for 1,376 km (855 miles), the route carries over 12 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, and has subsequently been named the ‘trucker’s highway’. In recent years, hundreds of distribution warehouses have sprouted along this heavily trafficked corridor as Americans shift to online buying and demand shorter delivery times.

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Cedarapids CR662RM Tier 4 Final RoadMix MTV and paver advances durability, improves operator comfort

The CR662RM RoadMix can be used on all paving lifts, including the critical base layer, to virtually eliminate all forms of material and thermal segregation.

Designed as both a material transfer vehicle (MTV) and paver to significantly increase utilization rates, the rubber track Cedarapids CR662RM RoadMix from BOMAG features a new 260-hp (191-kW) Tier 4 Final Cummins diesel engine that delivers the power needed for high production applications. Boasting a low, 21-psi fully loaded ground contact pressure, the CR662RM can be used on all paving lifts, including the critical base layer, to virtually eliminate all forms of material and thermal segregation. Unlike MTVs with empty wheel loads in excess of 75 psi, the low-psi rubber track RoadMix machine does not cause rutting on the base layer, can cross bridges fully loaded and is transported to the jobsite like a 10-foot paver, so contractors can finish mainline and airport paving applications quickly, efficiently and with high mat quality.

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Stellar Industries redesigns 20,000-pound-capacity hooklift line

Stellar’s lineup of 20,000-pound-capacity hooklift loaders offer a wide selection with many different lengths available from 102- to 200-inch cab-to-axle lengths for single rear axle truck chassis.

Stellar Industries, Inc. is releasing a redesigned 20,000-pound-capacity hooklift line that has been upgraded and is lighter than the previous version. The Stellar Hooklift is a truck-mounted hydraulic system that is capable of interchanging various bodies.

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Concrete Construction

Best practices for commercial and residential paving

Smaller, commercial jobs are demanding in their own ways, whether they are the parking lot of a new superstore, a new subdivision, or a small driveway on a county road. Gone are the days of “Make it black and don’t look back.” Today’s contractor must be aware of changing grade conditions, irregular mix designs and machines that have changed through the years as well.

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Hamm displays HD+ 90i PH tandem roller with prototype hybrid powertrain at Bauma

Following development and exhaustive testing the new HD+ 90i PH will be available in 2017. The first road roller with hydraulically assisted hybrid powertrain on the market is exceptionally fuel-efficient, quiet and environmentally friendly.

Hamm displayed a prototype of a hybrid powertrain for the HD+ 90i tandem roller at Bauma. The innovative concept has been developed to save fuel costs and maintenance effort. This new development combines the traditional internal combustion engine with a hydraulic accumulator. The internal combustion engine covers the base load while a hydraulic accumulator meets peak loads.

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