Updated Deere J-Series Wheel Loaders
Several models wihtin the John Deere J-Series wheel loader line have been udated to feature Tier III-compliant engines and new cooling systems. The 444J, 544J, 624J, 644J wheel loaders have been updated to include Tier III-compliant PowerTech engines that deliver fuel efficiency, wet sleeve cylinders and an electroncially controlled fuel system for precise injections. The 644J now features Deere's exclusive Quad-Cool cooling system, which is an easy cooling system to clean, as well as resistant to plugging.
Equipment Resources Mini-Might Patrol
The Mini-Might Patrol will turn a skid steer into a full-blown grader. Unit will attach and detach in less than five minutes following carrier modifications. The operator sits outside of skid steer for greater visibility. Unit is equipped with certified ROPS and safety shutdown system and weighs roughly 4,000 pounds. Features include a standard 8-foot moldboard with 10-foot option and laser and stringline system capability.
RoLine Laser Line
Selcom Sensors That See introduces a laser specifically engineered to measure or profile pavement topography in 3D, regardless of geometry. The RoLine sensors are not affected by road surface characterisitics, measurement speed, sunlight, temperature or vibration. With the RoLine line sensor, a 100-mm line of data across the road surface (similar to a tire width) allows seeing more of the road. The unit then delivers what is sees as accurate, repeatable 3D profiles. Pavement types include transverse, longitudinally tined, and grooved and diamond-ground concrete. Units have the ability to maintain quality on the fly when transitioning from concrete to asphalt.
OEM ST-500 Radio Service Tracker
OEM Data Delivery introduces a technology for tracking asphalt paving and sealing equipment, continuously and in real time. The ST-500 Radio Service Tracker transmits the hours that each paver, compactor, milling machine, cutter and sealer is in use, along with various service alerts, via radio frequency to an on-site radio tower. The tower interfaces with a PDA hand-held data collector or directly to a computer. The equipment ID, hours, location and service data is downloaded into a web report or computer program. The tool can be used to track equipment time required for specific operations and for avoiding over- and under-servicing. It can also be used with PDA programs that capture fuel, repair, inspection, compliance and task data. Managers receive detailed reports that allow best-possible allocation of resources.
Terex CMI RS425C Reclaimer/Stabilizer
The four-wheel-drive CMI RS425C reclaimer/stabilizer from Terex Roadbuilding features an enhanced drive locking system that efficiently divides oil flow between the front and rear drive motors. The 70/30 front-to-rear oil flow ensures the machine continues to move forward should one wheel lose traction. This improves machine performance in deep cut stabilization applications or when stabilizing with additives. A second steering cylinder has been added to the rear of the new RS425C, delivering easier rear-wheel steering when working in deep cuts and improving maneuverability around obstructions. Other features include 232 tungsten carbide tap-in/tap-out teeth, standard 50-inch-diameter mandrel, 96-inch cutting width and 16-inch cutting depth. An available larger diameter cutter provides up to a 19-inch depth mixing capability.
Subaru Robin Balloon Light Tower
Subaru Robin's new balloon light tower casts an even 360-degree glow, making it ideal for road construction. Unit's design keeps the unit compact for easy transport. Set-up is simple with fold-out outriggers, an easy-to-operate manual winch and steerable pneumatic wheels. The balloon self-inflates to four feet in diameter, providing 110,000 lumens from the 1,000-watt metal halide lamp. A three-stage mast extends the light to a height of 14.2 feet. Additionally, the light tower includes a standard 40-watt sublight. When the halide lamp is shut down to cool before reassembly for transport begins, the sublight continues to glow, making shutdown safer and more convenient.
Quest Cross Sections 2.0
Quest Solutions has released its Cross Sections 2.0, the latest version of its highway takeoff software, which offers new features and is based on a more advanced development language. While Cross Sections has always calculated cut and fill, the new version allows contractors to break out separate sections of a road, such as a ditch, a specific lane or median and calculate the individual cut and fill quantities, each incorporating multiple levels of bedding, backfill, asphalt and other materials. This enables contractors to conform to varying DOT specifications.