The new Guntert & Zimmerman MP550 material placer features four-wheel drive and multiple steering modes (front, coordinated, and crab) and incorporates four hydraulic corner chassis-elevation adjustment systems. The MP550 uses a Tier 4-Final, 275-horsepower Cat C7.1 engine and can work at speeds of 110 feet/minute; travel speeds range to 9 mph. The operator’s station features swivel seating that swings out and a control panel that slides between the left- and right-hand stations.
Models DV209 and DV210 high-frequency asphalt compactors are the among the newest additions to Case Construction Equipment’s compaction range. Featuring Tier 4-Interim engines, the new double-drum models have perating weights are 21,030 and 22,730 pounds, respectively, and both use a standard-width drum of just more than 66 inches. The standard frequency range is 42 to 55 hertz, and 46 to 67 hertz high frequency.
The Leica iCON gps 80, says the company, is an “all-in-one” receiver solution for machine control. According to Leica, the new system uses xRTK technology “to provide accurate positioning in the harshest environments and reliable guidance where none was possible before.” The system integrates a built-in display and a built-in modem and radio, eliminating the need for separate controller and additional radio devices. A robust GNSS-optimized CAN bus system, says the company, provides faster communication between the control system and machine.
The Leica iCON grade iGD4SP dozer solution calculates the lift, angle, and tilt of a dozer’s six-way blade, allowing the operator to angle the blade, while the system’s advanced hydraulic interface automatically controls lift and tilt. As a result, says Leica, “dozers can be operated at full capability while constantly maintaining grade.” Dozers using the iGD4SP solution, says the company, can be used in fine grading applications that would normally require motor graders, thereby reducing the need for an additional machine.
According to Eye Trax, its wireless, solar powered construction camera fills a void in remote areas where security and surveillance are difficult, because of the logistics and cost of providing power and an Internet connection. The company’s cellular based construction camera is powered by a solar panel, triggered by motion, has night vision capabilities, and is controlled by a web-based user interface or mobile phone application. These features, says Eye Trax, combine with all the traditional features of a time-lapse video camera.
According to Parker Hannifin, the company "has taken [hydraulic-cylinder] position sensing technology to the next level with a unique design that eliminates the time and costs associated with gun drilling, calibration, and field servicing challenges associated with other technologies. Installation, says Parker Hannifin, is virtually plug-and-play. The Intellinder Absolute Position Sensor integrates easily into hydraulic cylinders, says the company, without any exposed external sensors or complex linkages, making it an ideal solution for challenging outdoor environments.
Topcon Positioning Group announced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 a new workflow management system designed to connect all sites, all data, crews, and equipment. Topcon Enterprise Solutions, says the company, offers constant communication, data sharing, scheduling, updating, supporting, and accurate productivity data in real-time—no matter where the job or the office is located.
Philippi-Hagenbuch, a company long noted for its haul-truck tailgates and specialty bodies, announced an innovative new cutting system at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014— the Rolling Wedge Cutter. The new patent-pending cutting system is the invention of LeRoy Hagenbuch, P.E., who says that the cutting technology embodied in the Rolling Wedge Cutter "could dramatically improve material trenching and mining processes, while improving cut size and reducing dust (coal) by as much as 50 percent."
GOMACO GP-2400 concrete slipform paver now has the V2 variable-width mold. The GP-2400 can pave to 24 feet wide, and with the V2 mold, it can make 6.5-foot transitions to form tapered slabs on the go and make easy paving width changes. The GP-2400 with V2 mold paving package features a hydraulically telescoping rolling frame for accurate width changes. The frame has dual rollers, mounted to the top and bottom of the outer frame tubes, to position the inner tube and reduces the amount of surface-to-surface contact area.
The 9500 trimmer now has the proprietary G+ control system and G+ Connect. The wiring in the 9500 operator’s console has been redesigned and reorganized, rear steer control is now offered for the first time, and trimmer load control can now be monitored on a digital readout.
The next generation of JLG Compact Crawler Booms, X500AJ and X600AJ, have 500 pounds of unrestricted capacity throughout the working envelope, says the company, allowing operators to reach more and increase productivity.
According to JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corporation company, the new 1850SJ Ultra Boom is “the world’s largest self-propelled boom lift, providing nearly 3 million cubic feet of reachable space. With 19 stories of working height, says JLG, the new boom lift reaches more applications at unprecedented heights, moving aerial work platforms into applications previously reserved for truck-mounted booms. The JLG 1850SJ has a maximum capacity of 1,000 pounds, and the boom extends from ground to full height in less than five minutes.
Wacker Neuson is introducing an innovative one-ton excavator, the 803 Dual Power, which is powered both by a 13-horsepower Yanmar diesel engine and an electrically powered hydraulic power pack, allowing operators to choose between diesel or electric drive to suit the application.
Wacker Neuson has introduced a new line of skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders to the North American market. According to the company, the new models “have been designed and built from the ground up using on-going feedback and advice from contractors who use these machines every day.”
The initial offering consists of four models, two skid-steers loaders (SW 24 and SW 28) and two compact track loaders (ST 35 and ST 45), all of which will be available starting mid-2014 through Wacker Neuson’s distributor network.
New from Manitowoc at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 are the 330-ton MLC300 and 650-ton MLC650 crawler cranes that feature Manitowoc’s Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) system. The VPC system automatically positions the counterweight to accommodate the required lift, moving the counterweight along the rotating bed and positioning it based on changes in boom angle. According to Manitowoc, benefits include reduced ground preparation, lower ground-bearing pressure, and less counterweight—all without sacrificing capacity.
Komatsu America has introduced the third generation of its hybrid hydraulic excavator, the new HB215LC-2. This third generation model is based on iterations of Komatsu’s hybrid technology, which includes an electric swing motor, power generator motor, ultra-capacitor, and a powerful 139-horsepower SAA4D107E-2-A diesel engine. Komatsu developed its hybrid system to work on the principle of swing energy regeneration and energy storage, using the Komatsu ultra capacitor system, which provides fast energy storage and instantaneous power transmission.
A range of products for concrete finishing includes vibration, levelling, finishing and cutting tools. The VPM line of mechanical and VPP line of pneumatic pokers are for use in medium-to-high slump concrete. Mechanical pokers come in gasoline or diesel drive. Walk-behind LBG 1200 hand-held screed provides surface vibration only, and the LBG 800 bull float screed provides deeper vibration and single-step leveling. The BP CombiForm leave-in-place screed rail system is also available.
Ford Commercial Truck is extensively redesigning its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks to use more of its own components as it prepares to move production from Mexico to Ohio, USA, in about a year.
The 2016-model vehicles will be completely of Ford’s own design and manufacture, including the engines, transmission and main frame, Ford executives said in unveiling a pair of prototype trucks, one with a dump body, at the National Truck Equipment Association’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Three models have been introduced in the BM-35 series of milling machines, which have been redesigned with the milling rotors in the rear. The lineup includes models BM 1000-35, 1200-35 and 1300-35. Cutting tool life has been extended by minimizing tool replacement labor (see video). The cutting system uses a single bolt for holder retention and requires 75 lb.-ft. of tightening torque. Low front face position increases efficiency and overall milling power, the company says, while allowing full-tooth rotation.
Bridgestone M854 rib-type, all-position tire is for use in severe on/off highway applications. The wide-base radial can be used on dump trucks and cement mixers. A wide footprint provides tire grip, and cap/base compounding and optimized casing construction improve overall occurrence of irregular wear, according to Bridgestone. Wide tread design provides high payload and flotation so tires maintain grip and traction without digging into the ground. Special compounding extends life while providing resistance to cuts, chips, tearing and irregular wear.