"One reason our V-Floor trailer has caught on so well is its incredible versatility. It's what you need for abrasive bulk materials and heavy demolition or scrap loads. But then you can load it with anything you might put in a dry van or flatbed or hopper trailer, from aggregate to paletted products," he explains. "Paving companies in the south can run these units as asphalt haulers and earn more with them all year. But our customers in colder climates can now look at different contracts too, to keep their trailers running when not paving in the off-season.
"It's all about finding more ways to help our customers operate their businesses more profitably," Kloepfer concludes.
Bomag BW24RH Roller
Bomag introduces the BW24RH pneumatic-tired roller featuring a hydrostatic drive system, two-point steering pivot and enhanced access to all maintenance points. Powered by a 99-hp water-cooled Deutz diesel engine, the unit features an ergonomic operator's station designed for optimum visibility. It includes two steering wheels, a sliding/swiveling seat and automotive-style accelerator and brake pedals. Offering a fully ballasted operating weight of 52,911 pounds, the unit delivers a maximum per-wheel load of 6,614 pounds. The eight tires — four in front and four in the rear — have a total coverage area of 80 inches with a 2-inch tire track overlap.
E100P Asphalt Plant
Terex Roadbuilding's E100P super- portable asphalt plant features a counterflow drum mixer design, which delivers production capacities reaching 100 tph. With the Impulse X controls package, the E100P is capable of running a wide range of mix designs, including tough state spec mixes for Interstate paving. Featuring counterflow technology, the E100P drum mixer can run higher percentages of RAP than parallel-flow plants, while keeping within environmental regulations.
The AP-1055D is a high-production, 10-foot asphalt paver featuring a Cat C7 engine with ACERT technology. Features include dual operator stations, Mobil-trac undercarriage or steel track undercarriage and a high-capacity cooling package. The material-handling system features independent feeder and auger controls. Working lights are standard. Optional features include deceleration pedal, generator system and auxiliary power panel.
Wellington Alloys Plates, Chutes & Hoppers
A new line of abrasion-resistant steel products from Wellington Alloys is designed to resist abrasion and impact in asphalt plants. Wellbraze and Well-Clad alloy steel products are used in fabricating chute liners, hoppers, tumbling barrels, conveyor parts, impellor fan blades, and more. Wellbraze is a solid sheet (homogenous) with high manganese and nickel content. Well-Clad is an impact and wearing chromimum-carbide overlay applied to a very ductile, easy-to-weld, easy-to-form, low carbon steel substrate.
The Barrier Lift is suited for aligning barriers that have already been placed and can be used on any concrete surface, including median barriers, sound walls, curbing and piling. Unit provides 5 to 1 grip ratio on the barrier to safely and efficiently grip load. An automatic actuator allows for hands-free barrier movement. All models are available with optional self-aligning guides. Lifting capacities available from 1,500 to 30,000 lbs.
Bobcat K-Series Loaders
The new generation of Bobcat loaders — the K-Series — includes skid-steer loaders (S130 through S300), compact track loaders (T140 through T300) and the A300 all-wheel steer loader. New to the K-Series is the SmartFAN cooling system, a hydraulically driven cooling fan that senses the ambient and machine temperatures and then self-regulates to rotate only as fast as it needs to. The new K-Force hydraulic system features a dedicated charge pump that provides an 8 percent increase in hydraulic breakout forces, hydraulic lift to full height and attachment torque.
Dynapac Tandem Asphalt Rollers
Dynapac's new CC232 HF/232 HF tandem asphalt rollers feature a high vibration frequency with low amplitude. Other features include a large water tank, sprinkler timer and large fuel tank. The CC232 has split drums, which reduce the risk of cracks in asphalt on sharp curves. Powered by an 82-hp Deutz air-cooled turbo diesel, units offer an 18,520- and 20,065-pound maximum operating weight. Centrifugal force per drum at high/low amplitude is 20,060/15,800 pounds.