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Wheel Loaders Article April 12, 2004
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Patch material

SikaQuick 1000 is a one-component, rapid-hardening, early-strength-gaining, cementitious patching material for concrete from Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J. SikaQuick 1000 can be used on highway overlays, structural repair material for concrete roadways, parking structures, bridges, dams and ramps. It is specially suited for hot weather when extended working time is required and allows application of an epoxy coating within six hours.

Tube paver

The Model 255CD Triple Roller Tube Paver from Allen Engineering Corp., Paragould, Ark., is powered by a 44-hp turbo-charged engine for concrete streets, parking areas, shoulders, ramps, approaches, airfields and whitetopping projects. It can be equipped with a full-width internal gang vibration system.

Sporty eyewear

Sport Boas protective eyewear from the ERB Safety Division of ERB Industries Inc., Woodstock, Ga., combines athletic styling with exceptional protection and comfort. The new Sport Boas have replaced traditional temples with an elastic band that holds the eyewear lens and frame firmly in place under many conditions. The new style allows the comfortable addition of ear muffs, face or head protection without the worry of protective eyewear temples getting in the way. A soft gel nosepiece features a finger-like design that holds the lens on the face comfortably and firmly.

Four-wheeled platform

The MS 5000 from Intervect USA, Bridgeport, Conn., is a heavy-duty, twin-mast machine for masonry and demolition jobs. The basic unit is 30 ft long with a freestanding height of 28 ft, a 9,900-lb lifting capacity with 50 ft of platform which can be extended up to 60 ft by attaching 5-ft decks mounted to a four-wheeled chassis for easy movement along the wall from each drop.

Mobile concrete

Custom-designed Elkin mobile concrete mixers transport sand, aggregate, water, cement and admixtures to the jobsite where it produces fresh, creamy concrete and mixes precisely the right amount of concrete every time. A mobile mixer from Elkin, Indiana, Pa., also allows the contractor to adjust the mix design, including admixtures and colorants, on site.

Breakaway wiring

The MG2 roadway lighting breakaway system is engineered to provide complete protection against dust and allow for continuous submersion in up to 6 ft of water when it is capped or mated. The MG2 system from Duraline, Islandia, N.Y., consists of a molded distribution block, a fused pole plug with waterproof replaceable fuses and a surge arrester. It is designed so the pole cable will disconnect if the pole is knocked over, leaving the female plug above the ground.

Sand recovery

Making its debut in Canada, a portable sand recovery unit is delivering increased asphalt blend sand output and other improvements for an Ontario aggregate producer.

The new unit went into production last August at the Norwood, Ontario, sand and gravel pit of Drain Bros. Excavating. The pit supplies significant aggregate volumes to the company’s construction, asphalt and utility divisions as well as the Peterborough market 35 km to the west. The new wash plant was acquired to increase the recovery of asphalt blend sand fine fractions, previously being lost to the pit’s settling ponds. The improved material recovery translates into increased output of asphalt blend sand for the company’s pit-based hot-mix asphalt plant, an overall increase in wash plant capacity and reduced settling pond maintenance costs.

The Finesmaster 120 sand recovery unit from Powerscreen, Louisville, Ky., combines twin bucket wheels, twin hydro cyclones, a collection tank, a dewatering screen and a centrifugal slurry pump on a single chassis.

Extreme grading

The Spectra Precision Laser GL742 is positioned as the premier grade laser transmitter from Trimble Navigation Ltd., Sunnyvale, Calif., for multipurpose machine control and general construction applications. Offering two-way remote, plus a Y-axis grade range of 0 to 110%, the GL742 is designed to provide the advantage of highly accurate steep-slope grading, such as sea or retaining walls, dam embankments, environmental or waste dump sites, parking garages and other extreme slope settings.

Compact power

The GAW-135H welder/generator is a light and compact power source from Multiquip Inc., Carson, Calif., and supplies superior arc welding and consistent performance. It combines 135 amps of DC welding power and 1.5 kW AC output. With a dry weight of only 110 lb, the GAW-135H is up to 45% lighter than other welders in its class. It has a six-position current dial and is fueled by a 5.5-hp gasoline engine.

Comfort harnessed

A curvilinear comfort system, variable-width sub-pelvic webbing and secure-fit buckles are a few of the features of the TechnaCurv Full Body Harness from MSA Fall Protection, Pittsburgh. The harness also offers visco-elastic shoulder padding, sorbtek fabric on shoulder and sub-pelvic pads and Teflon-coated webbing. Any or all of these options can be ordered with MSA’s Assemble-to-Order process.

Concrete integration

Through advanced technology and seamless integration, the Integra Batch System from Systech Inc., Darien, Ill., increases batch accuracy and efficiency, while remaining an integral part of the dispatch and manufacturing process. Integra allows dispatchers to operate the concrete plant from any network workstation or to control numerous plants from a centralized point. The Windows-compliant software improves automation and allows increased control and accuracy over the production process. The manual workstation is a touch-screen PC, customized to display a 3-D animated graphic of the user’s plant.

Wheel loaders

Wheel loaders from Liebherr Construction Equipment Co., Newport News, Va., are now available in the U.S. The initial product introduction includes four models: L 538, L 544, L 564 and L 580. Tipping loads range from 19,850 to 39,360 lb. Horsepower ranges from 162 to 261.

Big boom

With a horizontal reach of 125 ft, the MXKD 38/42 is the largest separate placing boom model in the product line of Putzmeister America, Sturtevant, Wis. The 38-meter unit features a four-section boom in a roll-and-fold configuration that requires no counterweight. The 38-meter model is best suited for large industrial or civil projects such as construction of bridges, dams and waste treatment plants.

Literature

Coating brochure

The 12-page “ControlTech System Selection Guide” from Sherwin-Williams Industrial and Marine Coatings describes the company’s line of low-VOC, high-performance coating systems for use on concrete or steel tanks, drains, clarifiers, sumps and slabs and specialized equipment in a broad range of industries. System features, benefits and recommended applications are described. The ControlTech product line comprises 26 coatings, including thin films, medium films, laminates and Sherwin-Williams’ EnviroLastic Polyurea coating systems.

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