Launch Slideshow

Error: less than 300px wide output not yet supported

Tour centers on asphalt's hottest topics

Tour centers on asphalt's hottest topics

  • Image

    http://www.pwmag.com/Images/tmpD8B%2Etmp_tcm111-1349118.jpg?width=150

    true

    Image

    150

  • Image

    http://www.pwmag.com/Images/tmpD8C%2Etmp_tcm111-1349119.jpg?width=150

    true

    Image

    150

  • Image

    http://www.pwmag.com/Images/tmpD8D%2Etmp_tcm111-1349120.jpg?width=150

    true

    Image

    150

  • Image

    http://www.pwmag.com/Images/tmpD85%2Etmp_tcm111-1349112.jpg?width=150

    true

    Image

    150

  • Image

    http://www.pwmag.com/Images/tmpD86%2Etmp_tcm111-1349113.jpg?width=150

    true

    Image

    150

  • Image

    http://www.pwmag.com/Images/tmpD87%2Etmp_tcm111-1349114.jpg?width=150

    true

    Image

    150

  • Image

    http://www.pwmag.com/Images/tmpD88%2Etmp_tcm111-1349115.jpg?width=150

    true

    Image

    150

  • Image

    http://www.pwmag.com/Images/tmpD89%2Etmp_tcm111-1349116.jpg?width=150

    true

    Image

    150

  • Image

    http://www.pwmag.com/Images/tmpD8A%2Etmp_tcm111-1349117.jpg?width=150

    true

    Image

    150

Trench-filling machine

The Trench Grader attaches to any skidsteer. Used to fill trenches with asphalt, the unit can fill a trench and level it out in a single pass. It can be used on trenches from 12 to 24 inches. Trench Grader. www.trenchgrader.com..

Surface profiling

The Simple Profiler collects high-resolution surface data, generates test results, and detects areas of localized roughness. Capable of reporting dual-wheel path reports, the product works with user-friendly Windows software programs for calibration, data collection, and analysis. The information can be exported to PDF, spreadsheets, and hard copy. An optional GPS feature can integrate data with Google Earth. Surface Systems & Instruments. www.smoothroad.com..

Cold planers

AP cold planers come in widths from 12 to 48 inches. Choose from models with electric or hydraulic controls. The units' open drum increases productivity while reducing re-milling, dust, noise, and uneven cuts. The front-down design contains debris in the shell and leaves it behind within the milled strip. Also, the center pivot transfers the host machine's weight directly over the drum's center point for maximum control without bouncing. Coneqtec/Universal. www.coneqtecuniversal.com..

Fiber stabilizer

ROAD-CEL is a cellulose fiber stabilizer for stone-matrix asphalt and open-grade friction course mix designs. The product comes in large, palletized blocks for fast and easy mixing in hot-mix plants. The blocks can be unloaded, stored, and loaded by a single person. It saves time and labor, creating a cost-effective way to add cellulose fiber to asphalt. Interfibe. www.interfibe.com..

Pavement repair material

UPM is a high-performance, permanent asphalt patching material. Easy to apply in any weather condition, the product is durable and versatile. The company's chemists custom-create the material for particular jobsite conditions. They analyze raw materials to determine all relative material, then formulate a blend that matches locally available aggregate. The formulation also takes into consideration climate and season, ensuring the product will last. Unique Paving Materials Corp. www.upm.com..

Pads for planers/pavers

Legend Series pads are two-piece, bolt-on products designed for use on high-production asphalt pavers and cold-milling planers. The items are made of heavy-duty rubber, and their design maximizes traction, wear life, steering control, and speed of installation. They are suitable for use in both hot and cold climates with no loss of traction, even on full-depth reclamation and paving jobsites. Evertire Inc. www.everpads.com..

Flexible manhole frame/cover

The Adjustable manhole cover/frame system is designed to be paved directly into the pavement surface, rather than the concrete infrastructure. It enables shock from traffic to be transmitted to the subsurface, rather than the manhole itself. Also, if the road should heave or settle, the floating system allows the frame to move with the surface, eliminating the need for expensive repairs. Several frame and cover sizes are offered. Mueller Co. www.muellercompany.com..

Manhole cutter

The Stehr SKF 950 manhole cutter attaches to your skidsteer. It can dry-cut through asphalt at a rate of 1 inch per minute, letting crews work quickly and efficiently. The machine's bit sizes range from 18 to 55 inches, and it cuts to a maximum depth of 1 foot. The company offers the machines for sale or for rental. Mountain Valley Equipment. www.mtnvalleyequip.com..

Asphalt deodorant

deScent is an additive that eliminates the unpleasant odors normally produced by hot-mix asphalt. The material was created with a high flashpoint, which makes for maximum odor neutralization. ArrMaz Custom Chemicals. www.am-cc.com..

Electronic grade control

This electronic grade control system is designed to help users accurately place uncompacted asphalt. The product models a string line numerically, using the ground as a reference for all thicknesses to be placed. It reduces paving time by eliminating string-line setup, averaging beams, and laser setup/ calibration. It automatically computes compaction allowance for varying paving depths, generating an accurate compacted fill thickness to create a smooth surface. PaveSmart. www.pavesmart.com..

Asphalt distributor

The Maximizer 3 asphalt distributor includes the company's EZ Spray in-cab computer system, and a hydraulically controlled, variable spray bar that reaches widths up to 16 feet (or 20 feet with an added option) for tack and chip-and-seal jobs. The spray bar can be drawn in or out for maneuvering around obstacles, and it is fed by a 400-gallon-per-minute asphalt pump. The tank comes in sizes of 1100 to 4100 gallons. Rosco, a LeeBoy Co. www.leeboy.com..

Electronically controlled melter with quick heat-up

The EZ Series II melter has a heated hose, electronic controls, and modular design. The machine offers a higher heat-efficiency ratio and quicker heat-up time than most competitive units. Its 2-inch rugged sealant pump enables it to apply hot-pour, fiber, and coal-tar sealants. It comes with a heated or unheated applicator hose; options such as a large air compressor, autoloader, and integrated engine gauges also are available. Crafco Inc. www.crafco.com..