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In-cab backhoe attachment for skid steers increases producitivity

The design of the new EDGE In-Cab Backhoe for skid steers allows the operator to remain in the comfort and protection of the cab, operate all of the backhoe functions including vertical stabilizers, side-shift, boom extension, swing, dipper and bucket, as well as the ability to move the machine as needed. Without ever leaving the cab, operators will experience more productivity as they are able to increase cycle times in any trenching application.  

The EDGE In-Cab Backhoe is easy to assemble and basically consists of installing new cylinder pins, attaching the top and bottom mounts, connecting to the skid steer loader and securing arm hooks. Steps on the backhoe frame make it easy to get in and out of the cab. Once seated, the control assembly tips back and all of the controls for the backhoe and the skid loader are conveniently at your fingertips.

Features of the new EDGE In-Cab Backhoe include a powerful digging depth of 9’4” (2850 mm), an extended reach of 10’11” (3340 mm), pivot rotation of 180 degrees and a maximum angle of bucket rotation of 206 degrees. Vertical stabilizers and 40” (1016 mm) side-shift features allow operators to dig next to buildings, fence lines or other obstacles. Cushioned swing pads at three points offer smooth stop at maximum swing and stick retract.

This new EDGE In-Cab Backhoe fits up to most Gehl and Mustang skid steer loaders and comes standard with auxiliary hydraulics, hoses and flat face couplers. Buckets are available in 12” (300 mm), 16” (400 mm), 20” (500 mm) and 24” (600 mm) for any size trenching job.

See the new EDGE In-Cab Backhoe attachment, along with many other attachments and accessories on the website at www.ceattachments.com or call our friendly attachment experts toll free at 866-232-8224.

See the new EDGE In-Cab Backhoe Product Announcement, Spec Sheet and Video at www.ceattachments.com.

 

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Temperature Used For Asphalt Paving Quality Control

The scanner collects the temperature of the asphalt over the whole width of the road.
The scanner collects the temperature of the asphalt over the whole width of the road.

During resurfacing of Highway 29 near Alexandria, Minnesota, the road surface was repaved over a distance of about 30 miles. The company that performed the work, Central Specialities Inc., used the PAVE-IR Scan quality control system for the first time. With this system, the temperature is recorded during asphalt paving, allowing conclusions to be drawn about the quality of the asphalt.

For road building companies, a high-quality result translates directly into money if there are financial penalties for not meeting contractually defined, quality criteria. Likewise, companies are rewarded if the criteria are met, the work completed ahead of schedule or the minimum requirements exceeded. It is therefore important for companies to be able to provide proof of their work and to be able to verify the quality.

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Asphalt Drum Mixers’ Weigh Conveyors Ensure Precise Asphalt Mix

Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc., offers portable and stationary weigh conveyors, which are compatible with both its own and similar competitive models of asphalt plants. Weigh conveyors transfer material from cold feed bins into the drum and are designed to give an accurate weight measurement of the aggregate, allowing operators to achieve an optimum asphalt mix. Five models are available with various dimensions to meet the demands of many operations.

ADM’s weigh conveyors are available in truss or C-channel frame configurations. The drive system features an 1,800-rpm high efficiency motor, head-shaft-mounted gearbox, V-belt drives and high performance pulleys and idlers. Open-mesh safeguards protect the belt drives, and a sensor on the tensioning idler monitors the speed. The conveyor also includes an adjustable self-cleaning winged tail idler assembly, and the head section contains a spring-tensioned polyurethane belt scraper.

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This short 90 second video showcases the new direction and vision of Precision Scale. Focusing on a new truck scale manufacturing facility and revamped service department, this video will give you a quick glimpse of the exciting things that are happening at Precision Scale.

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BOMAG’s BW190AD-4 AM Tandem Vibratory Roller Features New Asphalt Manager II Technology

Thanks to BOMAG’s exclusive Asphalt Manager II technology, the BW190AD-4 AM tandem vibratory roller delivers continuously optimized compaction performance, regardless of operator experience.

A special front drum designed to work with the new Asphalt Manager II system automatically measures and controls compaction performance. As the material becomes stiffer, Asphalt Manager II begins to adjust the angle/vector of the drum’s output energy from fully vertical to fully horizontal. This helps ensure that optimum surface quality results are achieved, while avoiding asphalt-damaging over-compaction.

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BOMAG Cold Planer Milling Machine Offers Centrally Mounted Cutting Drum for Work Next to Walls, Curbs

BOMAG’s BM1300/30-2 cold planer milling machine features a centrally mounted cutting drum that allows precise milling next to walls, curbs and other obstructions. Highly versatile and easy to operate, the BM1300/30-2 is ideally suited for utility and general surface milling, and shoulder repair applications.

The BM1300/30-2 offers a standard cutting width of 51.2 inches. It is powered by 275-horsepower Caterpillar diesel engine and offers a high horsepower-per-cutting-tooth delivery ratio for maximum productivity and efficiency. Additionally, the direct mechanical drive design of the cutting drum provides maximum power transfer while reducing any external losses. The unit is capable of milling depths up to 12.6 inches.

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Atlas Copco Dynapac’s new F1200C compact tracked paver offers big advantages

Atlas Copco’s new Dynapac F1200C paver is remarkably compact but has a laying capacity of 330 tons per hour Equipped with a V240VE screed, the Dynapac F1200C paver ensures excellent paving results with notable compaction and surface quality. Impressive flexibility in working widths and material filling possibilities make it a good choice for a wide range of jobs, such as cycle paths, sidewalks, repair work, parking garages and sports fields.

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Neal Manufacturing Storage Tanks Feature Quality Components, Impressive Agitation

Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment Company, offers long-term storage solutions for coal tar and asphalt emulsions with its skid-mounted Sealer Mixer Tanks, its storage tanks with high-quality components and heavy-gauge materials for impressive durability, reliable agitation and exceptional material transfer. In addition, they allow contractors to save money by purchasing material in bulk and they can store it safely at their sites for quick and easy access.

Neal Manufacturing’s storage tanks are formed with high quality I-beam or channel steel skids. For extra support, the company manufactures the tanks with corner braces to keep them securely fastened on the skids.

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Versatile Talbert 65-Ton Spread-Axle Trailer with E2Nitro / 70-Ton Close-Coupled

The 65-ton spread-axle trailer outfitted with the E2Nitronitrogen-assisted equalizing system by Talbert Manufacturing provides haulers the versatility they need to switch axle configurations and comply with individual state road regulations. This trailer can also be operated in a 70-ton close-coupled configuration.

Haulers can use the 65SA with a close-coupled fourth axle for a 70-ton rating or a spread-axle configuration for a 65-ton rating, and the trailer’s empty weight is lighter compared to West Coast-style trailers. The trailer’s East Coast-style E2Nitro spreader features a bearing pivot and pivot lockout for backing the trailer. In addition, the E2Nitro operator can hydraulically set axle loads and keep them there in all terrains. It also allows for a 14-foot, 1-inch spread between the third and fourth axle, which is ideal for haulers traveling into states that require that spread.

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Volvo Construction Equipment finalizes the acquisition of the hauler business from Terex

The previously announced acquisition of Terex’s hauler business has now been completed. The purchase consideration amounted to USD 160 M (approx. SEK 1 bn) on a cash and debt-free basis.

The deal includes the main production facility in Motherwell, Scotland and two product ranges that offer both rigid and articulated haulers. It also includes the distribution of haulers in the U.S. as well as a 25.2% holding in Inner Mongolia North Hauler Joint Stock Co. (NHL), which manufactures and sells rigid haulers under the Terex brand in China.

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Dufferin Street tops Ontario's Worst Roads once again

For the third year in a row, Dufferin Street in Toronto has been voted the worst road in Ontario. Over the years, Dufferin Street has made CAA's Worst Roads list eight times.

Eight of the roads on the 2014 list are from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and more than 2,000 different roads across the province were nominated. The 2014 campaign saw a 31 per cent increase in votes highlighting that the condition of roads across the province are on the minds of many Ontarians.

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Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Learning Center Expands Course Options

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS) has announced that it has expanded the dealer network training programs in its BCS Learning Center to better accommodate today’s diverse learning styles. Courses are now available in e-learning, mobile learning, performance-based, active instructor-based and mentor options.

“Studies show that adult learners must practice, perform and receive feedback on skills in order to most successfully apply knowledge and translate that knowledge to abilities,” said Monica Griggs, Manager, BCS Training. “Our dealer network training programs support self-paced learning. Instruction can be viewed in small increments which learners can then reinforce through dialogue and practice with BCS representatives. Additionally, we offer one-on-one coaching sessions with BCS staff to strengthen skill sets and bolster success of our dealer network.”

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