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Intelligent Compaction, How Volvo is preparing for the new norm in paving

Real-time, visualized pass mapping and temperature mapping allow operators to ensure that they get 100 percent uniformity across the mat, avoiding over- or under-compaction, which is detrimental to road quality.

One of the most recent technological innovations in paving equipment is Intelligent Compaction (IC). IC features pass mapping and temperature mapping technology, which gives operators real-time information, including how many passes they have made over a certain area and the temperature across the mat. With its capabilities, IC offers opportunities to dramatically reduce the guesswork and improve quality control by the operator during the paving process. The value of IC is well recognized by many states and agencies in the U.S. but adoption in Canada has not taken off. 

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Large stabilizer-reclaimer designed for tough jobs

The SX-8e/ex is the largest in the Roadtec line of soil stabilizer-reclaimer machines. With an operating weight of 82,000 pounds (37,195 kg), the SX-8 is capable of cutting up to 20 inches (508mm) deep and 100 inches (2,540mm) wide and is designed for road rehabilitation, cold recycling, or soil stabilization.

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Ammann RSS 120-M a three-in-one machine

Ammann has released the RSS 120-M Shredder, Iron Separator and Screener. It is a mobile machine that prepares recycled asphalt for use in an asphalt plant. It is essentially a 3-in-1 machine with its ability to function as a shredder, iron separator and screener.

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​New Compact Crusher Range to be Unveiled at Steinexpo 2017

McCloskey's new I34 Impactors are designed for compactness and high mobility, capable of moving while crushing in small spaces. The lines' small footprint (less than 2.5 m wide) is uniquely suited to the demolition and asphalt recycling industry, aggregates and smaller scale construction projects, and for easy transport from site to site.

PETERBOROUGH, ON -July 28, 2017 - McCloskey International's expanding crusher line now includes compact crushers, which will make their worldwide debut in Europe's largest basalt quarry at Steinexpo 2017, held from August 31 - September 2, 2017 in Homburg/Nieder-Ofleiden, Germany. Situated in a 1400m2 stand in Demo Area C, Stand C17, the position will allow visitors to witness the power of McCloskey equipment in action, as well as explore new products on the stand.

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Updated sealcoating pumps for asphalt trucks

Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment Company, has launched its new Generation IV pumps. The pumps offer improved durability as well as enhanced spraybars and require less frequent routine maintenance than their predecessor, resulting in greater uptime and productivity. Road pavement maintenance contractors also save money since they can retrofit their existing asphalt trucks with the new Neal pumps Gen IV rather than purchase a new truck.

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Tier 4 engine powers paver truck and meets emissions regulations

The new M310CS truck-mounted slurry seal and micro surfacing paver from Bergkamp Inc. receives power from the Tier 4 truck engine that fulfills stringent emissions regulations. Based on customer feedback, Bergkamp developed the M310CS with the same proven design, efficiency and productivity as its M310 paver, but with PTO-driven hydraulic pumps that allow elimination of the side engine. This feature, along with the Tier 4 truck engine technology, allows customers to reduce their emissions reporting and equipment maintenance needs. 

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Milling service provider turns to Wirtgen for premium equipment

The 777-hp diesel engine makes the Wirtgen  large milling machine W 220 a real powerhouse. However, the temperature-controlled fan speed promotes low energy consumption and low noise emissions. To achieve ideal milling performance under changing requirements, the operator can choose between three milling drum speeds.

Costello Industries, Inc., a milling service provider based in Newington, CT, relies exclusively on cold milling from Wirtgen. Costello Industries has been rehabilitating highways, streets and bridges since 1945. "The focus of our work is on safety, quality and productivity," says Todd Nedzweckas, Operations Manager at Costello. "We specialize in milling work and offer additional services, such as road, highway and bridge repair and maintenance."

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Case introduces two new small-frame combination vibratory rollers

The new Case DV23CC and DV26CC combination vibratory rollers compact with the front drum and deliver a smooth finish with rear pneumatic tires. An inline drum with tapered edge and high curb clearance offers precision compaction capabilities in tight spaces, and adjustable scrapers, an automatic vibration control system and a pressurized water system ensure a smooth, clean finish in a variety of asphalt applications.

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BOMAG celebrates 60th anniversary in 2017

BOMAG, the specialist in road construction and asphalt and soil compaction, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The company's focus on innovation, quality, user-friendly products and the highest level of service has transformed a small business into a successful global manufacturer of construction machinery. BOMAG - founded in the town center of Boppard/Rhine in Germany in October 1957 - now employs approximately 2,200 employees and generates annual revenue of about € 700 million. The company has production plants in Germany, Italy, Brazil, the United States and China.

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To buy or not to buy: Paving contractors may want to consider owning their own asphalt plant to improve profits

Purchasing an asphalt plant is a serious decision for any company, small or large, as prices range from $500,000 to $4 million. However, there may be good reasons to consider the purchase. If you buy asphalt from a supplier, your truck drivers may have to wait in line to receive hot mix. Then they have to make the trip back to the worksite, which could be many kilometres away. Finally, the crew may be doing some waiting of its own; after all, work can’t progress without the hot mix, so the crew is stalled until the truck arrives. There is also the actual cost of the asphalt, something the receiving companies have no control over. 

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Tier 4 Final combination vibratory rollers launched

CASE Construction Equipment now offers two new combination vibratory rollers - the DV209CD and DV210CD. The new vibratory rollers compact with the front drum and deliver a smooth finish with rear pneumatic tires. The DV209CD and DV210CD come standard with automatic vibration control, crab steering, an oscillating articulated roller joint and a pressurized triple-filtration water system. High-frequency is offered as a standard feature allowing for frequencies up to 4,020 vpm (67 Hz) for greater control of compaction performance based on the thickness and density requirements of each lift. 

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Wirtgen Recycler 3800 CR: 100 miles – day and night

Time is money, especially in road construction. When it comes to cost efficiency, being able to put all equipment to maximum use is a critical factor. Consequently, it is a major advantage when a machine can be used flexibly, like the 3800 CR recycler from Wirtgen, which can use the up-cut and down-cut cold recycling processes or operate as a high-output milling machine. Thanks to its diverse application options, the recycler fulfills unique construction specifications as required by an application or invitation to tender.

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Caterpillar PM620 and PM622 Cold Planers

Caterpillar’s PM620 and PM622 Cold Planers are half-lane milling machines that perform controlled full-depth removal of asphalt and concrete pavements in a single pass. They are powered by a Cat C18 ACERT engine, a turbocharged, 6-cylinder diesel engine that provides 470 kW (630 hp) of gross power, meets Tier 4 Final emission standards and is iso-mounted to reduce vibration and increase operator comfort. Turbocharged air-to-air aftercooling provides high horsepower with increased response time, while Automatic Engine Speed Control optimizes output to match the load, reducing excessive fuel consumption and wear on the engine. Approximate weights for the PM620 and PM622, respectively, are: operating weight of 33,330 kg and 33,900 kg; transport weight of 29,400 kg and 30,000 kg.

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