At its press conference this morning, before the official opening of this year's CONEXPO-CON/AGG, Astec Industries introduced its new Roadtec mid-size SX-5 soil Stabilizer/Reclaimer. The unit features a 540-hp CAT C15 engine. It joins the larger 700-hp model in the company's line of stabilizers/reclaimers. The SX-5 features a 540-hp CAT C15 engine and complies with Tier 4 and Stage IIIb emission standards.
The SX-5 Soil Stabilizer/Reclaimer comes with a 96-in.-wide cutter drum and weighs in at less than 60,000 lbs. The ability to deliver up to 398,000 in. lbs. of torque to the cutter makes this a powerful yet nimble machine capable of a true cutting depth of 18 in. Four cutting speeds and right-hand flush cut allow the contractor to use the SX-5 for a range of projects including stabilizing, pulverizing or cold recycling. The generous height of the cutter housing combined with the ability to move the drum up or down in the housing allow optimal material through-put and thorough mixing in the cutter housing.
With fuel capacity of 300 gal., the SX-5 can run at full horsepower for 12 hours without the need to refuel. Air intake for the cooling package is located in a clean area atop the machine. The air filtration system uses a pre-cleaner plus a dual-stage air filter with service indicators.
The operator station in the fully enclosed, climate-controlled cab is located on a platform at the front of the machine. The cab is capable of extending 18 in. past the right side of the machine or can retract to a position flush with the side of the machine. The seat assembly in the cab can swivel up to 90° for increased visibility.
Water and emulsion systems and other options are available.