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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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Caterpillar Adds AP1000F and AP1055F Pavers

Performance improvements and technology with a customer-friendly interface are key benefits of the new F-Series Pavers from Cat Paving Products. Several features help improve fuel economy while maintaining high performance levels. Engine performance is aided by the 167 kw (225 hp) Cat C7.1 ACERT engine, which meets European Stage IV and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations without sacrificing power. On some F-Series models, a Cat C7.1 engine is also available that meets emissions equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3 and E.U. Stage IIIA. It provides power of 186 kW (249 hp).

Eco-mode is standard on F-Series pavers. When used with automatic engine speed control, Eco-mode efficiently manages engine RPMs to optimize fuel economy, reduce sound levels and keep the paver running smoothly. The control automatically adjusts RPMs when the engine reaches a high load threshold or needs additional cooling.

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BOMAG Makes Additional Investment in Its New Facility

BOMAG Americas, Inc. has announced plans for product manufacturing transitions to its new North American headquarters in Ridgeway, S.C. 

In August, 2015, BOMAG will begin transitioning its Cedarapids asphalt paving and CMI reclamation/stabilization equipment production from the current Oklahoma City, Okla. facility.

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New DuraPatcher ECO Released

Cimline Pavement Maintenance Group has redesigned their successful DuraPatcher trailer-mounted spray injection pothole patcher. The new DuraPatcher ECO combines environmental, safety and cost-saving features while maintaining the performance of the leading pothole patcher. The Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) cites spray injection as the most cost-effective and fastest pothole repair method.

The new machine receives a fully compliant Tier IV diesel engine/blower package that is enclosed for security and safety. With 18% better fuel economy, the new engine powers the machine’s blower that is the basis for the spray injection process. A high volume, low-pressure air stream is used to transport the aggregate / emulsion mix with sufficient force to compact the material and provide a permanent patch. The DuraPatcher system utilizes virtually no moving parts in the delivery system. The new low profile design provides better visibility.

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Astec V-Pack Stack Temperature Control System Receives Patent

ASTEC, Inc., has been awarded patent number 8,863,404 for its V-Pack Stack Temperature Control System. The V-Pack Stack Temperature Control System extends the range of mixes that can be produced without requiring that the flights be adjusted. The system’s “V-flights,” unique drum flights with a deep V-shape, and its use of variable frequency drives (VFDs), which provide control of the drum rotational speed, are keys to the control system managing an asphalt plant’s exhaust gas temperature and increasing overall efficiency.

The Stack Temperature Control System automatically controls exhaust gas temperature across a range of mix types and operating conditions by making drum speed changes. The system keeps baghouse temperature relatively stable as mix temperature changes and even as mix types change from hot mix to warm mix, from virgin to high RAP, and from dense graded to open graded mixes. These kinds of production changes would cause baghouse temperature changes of over 100° F (38° C) without the V-Pack Stack Temperature Control System.

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New Generation of Vögele I-Series Pavers

The new generation of Vögele Vision i-Series pavers – the tracked 5200-2i and wheeled 5203-2i – are 10-foot models suitable for urban applications, as well as for highway, airport and commercial work.

The tracked Vision 5200-2i has a maximum paving width of 28 feet, with a maximum laydown rate of 1,300 tph, and a transport width of 10 feet, while the wheeled 5203-2i has a maximum paving width of 25 feet 6 inches, with the same maximum laydown rate of 1,300 tph and transport width of 10 feet.

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Roadtec Brings Back Innovative Design for SP-100e Stealth Paver

Roadtec has brought back an innovative paver design with various updates. The SP-100e Stealth Paver is a simply-designed, low-maintenance gravity-fed paver built specifically for operating with the Roadtec Shuttle Buggy material transfer vehicle.

Gravity feeds the material directly to the auger from the mass flow hopper, replacing the need for slat conveyors, hopper wings, push rollers and tandem front boggies, thereby significantly reducing maintenance costs and initial purchase price. It also requires less engine power compared to a traditional conveyor system, which increases the machine’s fuel economy. The gravity-fed hopper is also used on Roadtec’s SP- 200e spray paver.

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Two Models Of Weiler Remixing Transfer Vehicles Each Offer Distinct Benefits

For efficient paving operations with the highest mat quality, Weiler offers two models of remixing transfer vehicles (RTV), the E1250A and E2850 (shown on the cover). Weiler RTVs provide non-contact, non-stop and offset paving while providing reduced particulate and thermal segregation for high-output jobs.

The 25-ton (22.7-tonne) storage capacity of the E2850 allows the crew to overcome trucking disruptions while continuing non-stop paving operations. It is designed for non-stop, non-contact paving where storage is a necessity.

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Topcon Announces Advances to P-32 Asphalt Paving System

Topcon’s P-32 asphalt paving system features new components, including the ST-3 sonic tracker, anti-vibration slope sensor and a firmware update to the full-colour, graphical-display GC-35 control box.

“The P-32 paver system was built to improve smoothness, ensure accurate slope and material thickness and provide unmatched operator ease-of-use,” says Kris Maas, machine control product marketing manager. “Announced in 2013, the P-32 saves time and improves safety by allowing an operator to view elevation and slope values of the screed from a single control box. With these new components, this state-of-the-art 2D control system will continue to improve the speed and quality of asphalt paving.”

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ASTEC Double Barrel HR Can Now Process RAP

As reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) usage continues to increase as a way for producers to keep costs down while utilizing stockpiles of reclaimed asphalt pavement, Astec has increased the ability of its signature Double Barrel drum dryer/mixer to handle RAP. The Astec Double Barrel HR includes enhancements to the drum which allows use of up to 65 percent RAP.

“The Double Barrel HR is a key product in the Astec line. It fulfills a need for those producers who already run high percentages of RAP and in whose markets the trend toward running more recycle is expected to increase,” says Astec president Malcolm Swanson.

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New Atlas Copco Dynapac Compact Tracked Paver

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 delivers 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.

The Dynapac F1200C features a 4-cylinder, Tier 4 Final Deutz engine. The 66 power pack makes it easy to pave up to 10 inches thick and 10 feet wide, even under difficult paving conditions. With its reliable hydraulic system and hydraulically-driven fan, the F1200C offers outstanding economy and efficiency.

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