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APWA product round-up

APWA product round-up

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Grinding attachment

The Street Hog is a hydraulically powered attachment that grinds, mixes, and mills soil in and on the street. The device is ideal for soil stabilization, stump grinding, root removal, site preparation, asphalt milling, and trenching for pipe and utility work. It is available in milling widths of 18 to 96 inches. Milling depth ranges from 8 to 16 inches, and horsepower ranges from 130 to 250 hp. Fecon Inc. APWA Booth 2310. www.fecon.com.

Motor grader

The M-series motor graders have two electro-hydraulic joysticks rather than multiple levers, simplifying operating duties. The 120M, 140M, and 160M models have an all-wheel-drive option, allowing them to work in snow, mud, and sand. The machines have operating weights of 29,000 to 145,000 pounds, power between 125 and 500 hp, and blade lengths of 12 to 24 feet. The motor graders meet U.S. EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations. Caterpillar Inc. APWA Booth 514. www.cat.com.

Gas detector

The GasAlertMicroClip detects hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, oxygen, and combustible gas concentrations. The device measures 4.2x2.4x1.4 inches and weighs 5.6 ounces. It operates with one button and is equipped with standard data and event logging. The monitor is powered by a lithium polymer battery that can be recharged in three hours and has a run-time of 14 hours. There is an internal vibrating alarm and a 95-decibel alarm tone. The device includes a stainless steel belt clip. BW Technologies by Honeywell. APWA Booth 2044. www.gasmonitors.com.

Grease liquefier

Jet Power II is a grease liquefier that dissolves and homogenizes grease so it cannot re-coagulate. The product is ideal for grease removal in sewer lines. It is non-petroleum-based, biodegradable, non-caustic, non-acidic, and non-corrosive. The product can be applied with standard jet trucks and equipment. Duke's Root Control. APWA Booth 1920. www.dukes.com.

Management software

This software manages the planning, scheduling, and progress of projects. Users can analyze past work history to determine resource requirements for current projects. The software also can evaluate average daily production and manage work distribution schedules. It prioritizes maintenance tasks by assessing condition, inspection results, and public surveys. Cititech Systems. APWA Booth 1042. www.cititech.com.

Ground protection mats

Designed to protect lawns and landscapes from heavy vehicle damage during construction, utility work, and other jobs, these ground protection mats lock into place to form a continuous roadway or platform. The mats can withstand 60 tons and are made of ½-inch-thick polyethylene. They also feature a slip-resistant tread that provides traction for pedestrians and vehicles operating in mud or sand. The mats are available in black or white and come in a variety of sizes. Alturnamats Inc. APWA Booth 2622. www.alturnamats.com.

Sweeper

The model 500x high side dump regenerative air sweeper is a vehicle ideal for municipalities and highway departments. The dump height ranges from 2 to 11 feet, and the dump cycle is 68 seconds. The sweeper features a stainless steel, 5.7-cu.-yd. hopper, and a scissor lift with a 10,000-pound lift capacity and self-lubricating pivots. The Tilt-n-Seal blower system ensures a long seal life between the hopper and the sweeper's blower housing. TYMCO International Ltd. APWA Booth 2116. www.tymco.com.