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The track-mounted Jaw Plant is effective in the production of reclaimed asphalt pavement and allows both stationary and portable producers to benefit from its onsite mobility. It features multiple feeder sizes, hydraulic-hopper extensions, cross-belt magnet systems, and dust-suppression systems. KPI-JCI. www.berapready.com.
The 8-ft. tracked Vision 5100-2 paver is 18 ft. 2 in. long and permits 8 to 15 ft. of paving width. It provides operators the ability to perform jobs ranging from large highway projects to suburban streets. It features both large fuel capacity (60 gal.) and cooler operating temperatures. The machine's independent auger and conveyor drive are equipped with four sensors, and the outer center conveyor drive has narrow center chain guards for more efficient feeding and for reduced centerline segregation. Vögele America Inc. www.wirtgenamerica.com.
The Road Surface Tester is designed to assist with pavement and asset management. It is equipped with 11 laser sensors that collect pavement condition data as well as a GPS system and software for pavement management and right of way asset management. Infrastructure Management Services. www.ims-rst.com.
Sakai's compaction information system is designed to improve compaction quality and consistency for both asphalt and soil projects. It features a simple touchscreen control panel and links to a GPS system to provide real-time compaction information to the operator. Operators also may upload site plan files directly into the on-board computer via a laptop, external hard drive, or thumb drive to develop a compaction plan for the project. Sakai America Inc. www.sakaiamerica.com.
The Apollo ll pavement marker with the PlusOne Speedmelter is used in stand-alone operations and is designed to melt and apply more than 1,500 sq. ft. of markings in a normal workday without separate melting kettles. The material capacity is 17 gal., and it is made of heavy-gauge aluminum. It comes standard with double-ring, high-efficiency burners, a thermostat control system, and a metered glass beader. M-B Companies Inc. www.m-bco.com.
Designed for asphalt road repairs, the hybrid pothole patcher features an electric hybrid generator and battery system that improves fuel economy and reduces harmful emissions. At the jobsite, the engine is shut off, and the patching equipment runs off the hybrid battery. Fuel consumption may be reduced 30% to 60%. It features an insulated and heated asphalt box that allows highway and street departments year-round patching. PB Patchers are available in truck-mounted, trailer-mounted, hookup and slip-in models. PB Loader Corp. www.pblcorp.com.
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