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System provides automatic measurement of paving thickness

MOBA Mobile Automation AG has introduced PAVE-TM, a system that detects the paving thickness of any road layer. The company states this is the first and only system for the non-contact measurement of layer thickness during asphalt paving.

Layer thickness is a decisive quality feature of asphalt paving. PAVE-TM significantly contributes to the improvement of quality in road construction, and at the same time increases process safety. Besides the elimination of manual measuring errors, it establishes new potential for savings.

In conjunction with four high-precision ultrasound sensors, Sonic-Ski PLUS, the high-end controller, MPC-120, calculates layer thickness in real time. After one initial adjustment, the system continuously displays the paving's current thickness - be it surface course, base course or binder course. The GDC-320 displays assist the paving team with the continuous display of current values.

Thanks to close cooperation with Dynapac, the machine manufacturer's paver models are already capable of displaying the current layer thickness directly on the outer control panels so that the optional display GDC-320 can be omitted, if required. All pavers of the SD series are therefore PAVE-TM ready right from the factory. The system is also available as an add-on; pavers of any age and type can be modernized and upgraded.

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Cranes that thrive in utility applications to be at ICUEE

Manitowoc Cranes will showcase a trio of cranes that thrive in utilities applications at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition 2017 (ICUEE). At outdoor booth N2021, the company will highlight the Grove GHC30 telescoping crawler crane and a pair of National Crane boom trucks: the NBT45-1 and 890D. All three machines will be outfitted with special attachments to better show their effectiveness in the utilities market, and two of them — the GHC30 and NBT45-1 — will be shown at ICUEE for the first time.

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Tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon investing in new test facilities

Engcon has intensified its quality efforts in recent years. As the next step in these efforts, Engcon is now investing in two automated test facilities at its factory in Strömsund, Sweden, where every Engcon tiltrotator will be tested before delivery to the customer. The development of these new test stations is a collaboration among Engcon, Electrum (the company that developed the computer software used during testing), and Specma (which supplied all the hydraulic components). Electrum and Specma are also Swedish companies.

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Light Equipment

Snow plow blade for mini skid steers

Earth & Turf Attachments, LLC is pleased to announce a snow plow blade to fit on mini skid steer loaders. This 60-inch, manual-angle blade is designed to fit on the common mini skid steer mounts for the following Brands: Toro Dingo, Ramrod, Boxer and others that utilize the same mounting system. The blade has a 19-inch high moldboard, full spring trip, bolt-on, reversible cutting edge and its full-blade trip can be locked out for light grading or moving loose materials.

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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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Digging and lifting power in a small footprint

CASE Construction Equipment introduces the all-new CX145D SR minimum-swing radius excavator to its D Series lineup. Designed to provide ample digging and lifting power in a small footprint, the CX145D SR features a compact counterweight and modified boom placement. This results in a highly maneuverable and powerful excavator that is easy to transport and ideal for restricted jobsite conditions, such as road and bridge work, utilities, urban construction and landscaping applications. 

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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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FLO Components celebrates 40 years with anniversary giveaway

2017 is Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.'s 40th Anniversary, and to celebrate, they're holding a Giveaway Contest. According to FLO's Marketing Specialist Gabriel Lopez: "We're giving away three Lubrication Product Packages to lucky LinkedIn users over 3 Draw Periods. Participants who enter in the earlier Draw Periods are automatically entered in the following Draw Periods from September to November. To enter, people simply have to fill out the Contest Entry Form on our website and follow FLO's LinkedIn page using a valid LinkedIn account. No purchase is required." 

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NTEA releases three-part series on vehicle certification

Continuing to serve as the work truck industry's source of technical, regulatory and safety information, NTEA is releasing a three-part article series on vehicle certification basics. With the trend toward global chassis platforms progressing, the Association's technical services department explains the certification process of three markets — the U.S., Canada and European Union (EU). 

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CG Equipment newest Prinoth dealer in Canada

Prinoth has  announced CG Equipment, located in Southern Ontario, as its newest tracked vehicles' dealer in Canada. CG Equipment has been added as a Prinoth dealer to represent the Panther line-up in Ontario where there is an influx of activity. Well-established as a construction dealer in the Guelph and Zurich area, CG Equipment will service the province's various markets as well as other off-road projects and industries.

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