RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC), the technology division of RDO Equipment Co., and Pavement Recycling Systems (PRS), a pavement rehabilitation and pavement preservation construction company specializing in providing cost-effective and environmentally appropriate solutions for all phases of the pavement life curve, are teaming up to bring Topcon’s Intelligent Paving suite of products to customers in eight states across the companies’ footprints.
Effective immediately, RDO Equipment Co. stores will sell Topcon’s Intelligent Paving products across Arizona, California, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. PRS will support RDOIC in the training and demonstrations of the equipment.
Topcon’s precision products, from intelligent compaction machine control to GNSS equipment, are designed to improve roadbuilding accuracy and consistency, while offering contractors opportunities for enhanced worksite safety and fewer disruptions to motorists. The products give milling, paving, and roadbuilding contractors the ability to operate more efficiently and create a high-quality finished product that improves both rideability and road safety.
Adam Gilbertson, vice president of RDO Integrated Controls and RDO Equipment Co.’s Midwest Construction – West region, says the industry is starting to see more projects requiring high-precision technology on everything from pavers to rollers, and companies that adopt these new technology methods now will be in the best position to bid and secure jobs spec’d with this specialized requirement.
“Topcon has introduced innovative technology that will help to reduce cost and improve quality in road building and resurfacing,” he said. “This new technology will require our team at RDOIC to become more involved as a partner to our clients as they implement it in their work. That is why this partnership with PRS is a great opportunity for us to team up with an industry expert who is already leading the way in making roadbuilding a more cost-effective, fiscally responsible process.”
Don Matthews, PRS chief engineer, says that PRS has been using Topcon’s Intelligent Paving products for a few years and has really seen an improvement in quality on their projects. “We are excited to support the team at RDOIC in demonstrating what an Intelligent Paving solution can do for projects. It is the way roadways will be built in the future," he added.