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Large Cold Mills from Wirtgen

Wirtgen's large milling machines for renewing large asphalt or concrete surfaces round out the “high end” of Wirtgen's line of cold milling machines at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2017. With working widths of 4 ft., 11 in., (1.5 m) to 14 ft., 4 in. (4.4 m), these machines – alongside the compact- and small-class mills – feature innovations that further optimize cost efficiency.

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Sakai offers first glimpse of its Tier 4 Final single-drum upgrades

Sakai SV414 Soil Compactor

Sakai has introduced upgrades to three of its  single-drum vibratory. The Sakai SV204, SV414TF and SV544FB now feature Tier 4 Final engines and enhanced capabilities as single-drum vibratory roller solutions in drum widths 54 to 84 inches. The upgraded designs are available with either smooth (D) or padfoot (T) drum, with smooth shell kits available for all models and either style, padfoot or smooth (DF and TF), on the SV544 A strike-off blade will be available across the line as well for the padfoot drum model (TB) and padfoot with shell-kit models (FB).

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Volvo launches Dig Assist in North America, an intuitive machine control solution for crawler excavators

Volvo Dig Assist unlocks the full potential of an excavator’s productivity. Utilizing Volvo Co-Pilot — the award-winning in-cab interface with 10-inch high-resolution touch screen — Dig Assist allows operators to easily input job specifications and track progress along the way to ensure the job is done right the first time, every time.

“We’ve designed Dig Assist in a way that is very easy to learn and very intuitive to use — requiring as little as 10 minutes of upfront training and only a few touches to get started with a new job,” said Matt McLean, product manager, GPE products at Volvo Construction Equipment. “Once you’re up and running, there’s no more guesswork. You can design and track progress in real time — thereby reducing the need for on-site engineers, surveyors, and manual grade and depth checks. It’s very simple to use, but can make an enormous impact to productivity and job profitability.”

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Vogele's new 8-foot pavers offer uniquely compact design and strong performance

The 8-foot paver segment is of central importance to many road construction companies, because with these machines they can cover a wide range of applications, from small municipal job sites to highway construction and rehabilitation. With their strong performance and a uniquely compact design, the new SUPER 1700-3i and SUPER 1703-3i pavers put JOSEPH VÖGELE AG at the forefront of technology in this field. They also integrate the practical features that make the "Dash 3" generation of SUPER pavers synonymous worldwide with modern road pavers – most notably the intuitive and ergonomic ErgoPlus 3 operating concept.

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Volvo debuts new double drum asphalt compactors

From highways to airport runways, the Volvo DD120C and DD140C are designed to achieve a smooth, even mat finish in fewer passes — all without compromising fuel-efficiency. With operating weights of 27,700 pounds and 30,486 pounds, combined with rolling widths of 79 inches and 84 inches, respectively, the DD120C and DD140C compactors deliver the performance needed for large jobs.

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Hamm introduces DV+ tandem rollers to North America

Hamm is introducing its new DV+ series tandem rollers to North America at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. For the launch in Las Vegas, Hamm is showing a DV+ 70i model weighing 7.7 tons (7 metric tonnes). Other models are set to follow in 2018. These highly productive, pivot-steered rollers meet all requirements for optimum compaction quality. According to Hamm, operators are enthusiastic about the excellent visibility and the new, intuitive Easy Drive operating concept.

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Topcon leaders featured as speakers for CONEXPO 2017 presentations

Topcon Positioning Group has announced that two of its leaders have been selected for speaking engagements at CONEXPO 2017. The sessions will include discussions with John Dice, director of Professional Services, and Dave Henderson, director of Geospatial Solutions, who are presenting on topics titled, “Machine Control Technology in Paving and Milling” and “Commanding Your Star Fleet: FAA Regulations Update” respectively.

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Pitbull 2300B Screener new option for small- to mid-sized contractors

Lake Erie Portable Screeners introduces a portable box screener as a smaller, economical alternative to the Pitbull 2300. The Pitbull 2300B has no conveyors and features a smaller frame, allowing it to boast the durability, portability and screening rate of the 2300 at almost half the cost. The new model is simpler, lighter and more compact than the larger version, yet delivers high outputs with a wide range of materials, including topsoil, mulch, gravel, stone and asphalt. The combination of low price and high performance makes the machine ideal for rental centers and small- to mid-sized contractors in industries such as landscaping, construction and excavation.

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Chicago Pneumatic Launches AR95 Diesel Ride-On Roller

Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment now features a brand-new tandem asphalt roller with the AR95. The new diesel roller joins the complete line of CP compact tandem asphalt rollers and soil compactors. The ride-on rollers offer a larger-scale complement to the popular line of CP light compaction equipment. The diesel roller is designed for easy transport and operator usability

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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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