How many times have your paving operations been impacted by unforeseen weather changes — such as a sudden thunderstorm — that keep your employees from working? AccuWeather.com now offers the Planner, which puts decision-making tools in your hands with a complete two-week snapshot of the weather on one web page.
You can set your own weather alarms for specific conditions such as low temperatures or precipitation levels that may impact your daily work activities, or to help with effective allocation of resources for increased productivity during times of good weather.
Colorful graphs and charts make the weather data easy to view and understand, with comprehensive summaries of detailed forecasts and historical data for every one of the 43,000 zip codes nationwide — for relevant, site-specific information.
Companies with several business locations can access the latest forecasts nationwide to support operations. By entering multiple zip codes into the Planner, you receive complete weather information for any location as needed for business, travel and other needs. You can also pre-set locations on the Planner site to customize the information needed at a glance.
Automatic historical comparisons will also save time. At-a-glance users can compare the effect of weather on jobsite needs, such as staffing and materials, based on the same time period from previous years. This quick and easy access to comparative weather information simplifies operational planning.
Planner is available through the AccuWeather.com Premium subscription service, with an array of features. Exclusive AccuWeather features provide information that's available nowhere else, including the patented RealFeel Temperature that tells what the temperature really feels like based on multiple weather variables, and the patent-pending AccuPOP which offers detailed, extended forecasts for probability and type of precipitation by three-hour periods. As an asphalt-maintenance company owner in Stacy, MN, says, "If I'm aware of rain approaching, I can closely monitor the system and let the crew know when to stop before the rain arrives."
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Terex VersaScreed Series
The new Terex VersaScreed Series from Terex Roadbuilding's Asphalt Mobile Equipment Group offers rugged construction. Targeted for paving subdivions, county roads, parking lots and other commerical applications, the series has 24-inch-wide main and 8-inch extension screed bottoms. A wedge-shaped extension design automatically sheds asphalt when narrowing paving widths, eliminating asphalt trapping and shoveling to improve production. The series includes desings for 8- and 10-foot pavers. The 8-foot unit offers variable paving widths from 8 to 13 feet wide; the 10-foot unit gives infinitely variable paving widths from 10 to 17 feet. Both designs include variable hydraulic vibration, up to 3,000 vpm, across the entire screed. Units also feature tipping-frame technology.
Smith LNX8 Power Eraser
For heavy-duty ease of erasing performance without grooves, the Smith LNX8 tri-cut rotary eradicator offers a rolling removal bevel-edge action, which assures no sharp-edge grooving when erasing traffic lines, thermoplastics, oil, grease and high spots on concrete and asphalt surfaces. Now you can push or pull the unit or attach to a hydraulic rider or skid-steer loader.
Bobcat S205 Skid-Steer Loader
Bobcat Co. expands its skid-steer loader line and introduces the S205. The new vertical lift path machine is 66 inches wide, with a 2050-pound rated operating capacity (ROC). The unit, which features a 118.2-inch lift height, provides the operator with good visibility to key areas during operation. The S205 offers 16.3-gpm auxiliary hydraulic flow and is powered by a 61-hp turbocharged diesel engine. It also has a high-flow option to increase auxiliary hydraulic flow to 25.5 gpm for operating attachments requiring more hydraulic flow, such as planers and stump grinders.
Superior Ceramic Pulley Lagging