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Rubble Master acquires compact screen and crusher manufacturer Maximus

Rubble Master (RM) has acquired Northern Ireland-based screen manufacturer Maximus. Founded in 2004 and employing 120 people, Maximus will complement Rubble Master's existing range of products, helping to satisfy customers and support future growth. According to Rubble Master, for customers and dealers, this acquisition means a full line of crushing, recycling and screening products are now available with the same reliable, lifetime support and complete parts and service support customers have come to expect from their company.

Asphalt Drum Mixers portable and stationary recycle systems boost asphalt plants' cost efficiency

Asphalt Drum Mixers offers four models of portable and stationary recycle systems to enhance asphalt plants' cost efficiency. Recycle systems allow plants to use milled material in hot mix asphalt (HMA). Since recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) is much cheaper than virgin aggregate, the result is a less expensive finished product that maintains the high quality of a pure virgin aggregate mix.

Case combination vibratory roller offers precision compaction capabilities in tight spaces

Case Construction Equipment's new DV45CC combination vibratory roller compacts with the front drum and delivers a smooth finish with the rear pneumatic tires. An offset drum with tapered edge and high curb clearance offers precision compaction capabilities in tight spaces; adjustable scrapers, an automatic vibration control system and a pressurized water system ensure a smooth, clean finish in a variety of asphalt applications.

Dynapac North America's new material transfer vehicles boast capacity of up to 4,000 tph

At World of Asphalt, Dynapac North America introduced the new MF2500CS material transfer vehicle (MTV) product family featuring two new models, the MF2500CS and the MF2500CS with SwingApp. These innovative models offer unmatched production capabilities and lowest overall cost of ownership, boasting a capacity of up to 4,000 tons per hour. The units are also extremely versatile and able to handle a variety of material applications, including asphalt, concrete, sand and base material. 

Caterpillar production-class Tandem Vibratory Rollers offer versatile vibratory options including oscillation

Caterpillar Inc. has added new production-class Tandem Vibratory Rollers to their paving products family. The new models are the CB13, CB15 and CB16. New nomenclature corresponds to the 13-, 15- and 16-ton weight classes they reside in. Furthermore, these models can be equipped with an oscillatory vibration system for excellent application versatility, and offer refinements to the operator controls, water spray system, service access and lighting packages.

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Dynapac North America introduces Oscillation to Generation VI Double Drum Roller Line

Dynapac North America has expanded its comprehensive roller product line with the addition of the Dynapac CO4200 Generation VI Double Drum Roller with Oscillation. The new roller model delivers an additional heavy compaction solution for operators in a highly balanced and durable machine. The CO4200 VI allows the operator to select the system that is most suitable for the application at hand.

World of Asphalt and AGG1 2018 Show Preview Part 4

World of Asphalt will be held in Houston, Texas, from March 6 to 8 and features educational programming and exhibits focusing on the latest technology and innovations for the asphalt industry. The Agg1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, co-located with World of Asphalt, offers educational sessions and exhibits on the latest developments for the aggregates industry. The following are highlights of products that attendees can expect to see at the shows.

World of Asphalt and AGG1 2018 Show Preview Part 3

World of Asphalt will be held in Houston, Texas, from March 6 to 8 and features educational programming and exhibits focusing on the latest technology and innovations for the asphalt industry. The Agg1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, co-located with World of Asphalt, offers educational sessions and exhibits on the latest developments for the aggregates industry. The following are highlights of products that attendees can expect to see at the shows.

World of Asphalt and AGG1 2018 Show Preview Part 2

World of Asphalt will be held in Houston, Texas, from March 6 to 8 and features educational programming and exhibits focusing on the latest technology and innovations for the asphalt industry. The Agg1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, co-located with World of Asphalt, offers educational sessions and exhibits on the latest developments for the aggregates industry. The following are highlights of products that attendees can expect to see at the shows.

World of Asphalt and AGG1 2018 Show Preview Part 1

World of Asphalt will be held in Houston, Texas, from March 6 to 8 and features educational programming and exhibits focusing on the latest technology and innovations for the asphalt industry. The Agg1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, co-located with World of Asphalt, offers educational sessions and exhibits on the latest developments for the aggregates industry. The following are highlights of products that attendees can expect to see at the shows.

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Innovative VÖGELE technology in Offset PowerFeeders pays off

Decoupled material transfer from the feed vehicle to the road paver is one of the major drivers in road construction. After all, this process is a critical factor with a considerable impact on the quality of asphalt paving projects. Material feeders are consequently gaining ground around the world - also because the machines simultaneously enhance productivity. The advanced MT 3000-2i Offset PowerFeeder, for instance, has a conveying capacity of 4,000 t per work shift. Equipped with a pivoting conveyor for transferring the mix - as indicated by the Offset in the name - the VÖGELE machines are particularly flexible in use. 

Tandem roller keeps operators aware of compaction process to cut passes

With its large drum diameter and high compaction forces, the BOMAG BW 138 AD-5 tandem vibratory roller is the perfect all-round roller for paving contractors and municipalities. Its 54.3-in (1,380mm) rolling width makes short work of granular soil and asphalt compaction, efficiently tackling projects ranging from parking lot paving to county road repair to compaction of urban street developments.

Small asphalt rollers meet tough conditions

The new CC1100/CC1200 VI asphalt rollers from Dynapac are designed to meet the construction industry's tough conditions with the operator in mind resulting in a robust, comfortable and modern machine for best compaction results. The new machine has a unique design with its cross-mounted engine in combination with excellent visibility and massive casted forks with built-in flexible lifting/towing/tie down possibilities. 

Cat cold planers designed for production, maneuverability

The new Cat PM820, PM822, and PM825 Cold Planers are designed to be highly productive, highly maneuverable, half-lane milling machines capable of controlled full-depth removal of asphalt and concrete pavements in a single pass. Operating weights for the new models range from 36 130 to 37 500 kg (79,630 to 82,650 lb.), and cutting widths from 2 010 to 2 505 mm (79 to 98.6 in.). All three new machines use the Cat C18 ACERT engine, rated at 563 kW (755 hp), meeting EPA Tier 4-Final/EU Stage IV emission standards, and iso-mounted to reduce vibration.

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BOMAG showcases product portfolio and new technologies at “Innovation Days”

BOMAG recently hosted nearly 1,200 guests representing approximately 60 countries, from North America to faraway New Zealand, during its third biennial Innovation Days, held September 18-23, 2017 in Boppard, Germany. During two-day workshops and presentations, customers experienced the company's products in action, learned about new and key technologies from application experts, and witnessed manufacturing first-hand in factory tours. This year's week-long Innovation Days also gave BOMAG an opportunity to showcase it newly constructed demonstration and training center.

Volvo releases Compact Assist for Soil, providing real-time operator feedback for fast, accurate soil compaction

Compact Assist for Soil offers real-time guidance to the operator by displaying number of passes and Compaction Meter Value (CMV), showing operators the exact number of passes across the entire work area, as well as whether those areas have reached sufficient compaction. This real-time guidance ensures operators of any skill level will easily spot gaps in coverage and won't spend time on unnecessary passes once the soil is sufficiently compacted.

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

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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