Pavement management software
Pavement Management is a software tool that enables an agency to monitor and manage the condition of all the roads within its jurisdiction. It stores detailed information, including pavement type, location, lengthy and width, deterioration rates, maintenance treatments, and preventative maintenance schedules. Users can calculate the condition of a pavement, determine its remaining service life, and craft an effective maintenance strategy. It can be used on all types of roads, both high- and low-volume. Accela Inc. www.accela.com.
The GP-2600 is a mid-range paver designed to withstand rugged jobsite conditions. It includes an emission-controlled Tier 2 engine with an advanced cooling package. Its low profile gives the operator and crew optimal visibility, and the forward-mounted vibrator modules tilt in and out. Other features include telescoping frame, shroud lifts for easy service access, T-beam rail for mold positioning, easy-to-access ladder with three possible positions, and a range of safety-enhancing characteristics. Choose between two- and four-track configurations. Gomaco. www.gomaco.com.
Root reinforcement matrix
The Enkamat II turf reinforcement matrix has a 95% open structure to create a capture zone for roadside plants and soil to interact, anchoring roots and stems and creating high shear resistance. The fiber blanket protects seeds and prevents sediment from migrating during storm events, retains moisture for germination, and reinforces plants as they mature. It consists of a nylon mat, which will not float during typical hydraulic conditions, and a degradable matrix blanket. No special equipment is required for installation. Colbond Inc. www.colbond-usa.com.
The Delta-III rear loader has a rounded body, 3-cubic-yard hopper, and the ability to compact 800 pounds per cubic yard. The company's Floor-Trough technology strengthens the entire body while providing a natural liquid sump. The sides, front, and rear are reinforced with electrically welded box sections. The load is ejected with a simple, easy-to-maintain, double-acting cylinder. Body sizes ranging from 14 to 20 cubic yards are available. Leach Co. www.leachcompany.com.
The Moonlight glare-free lighting system features a balloon that inflates in seconds; a simple plug maintains air pressure and protects the light. Eliminating the need for a fan prevents dirt and debris from blowing into the lighting unit, extending product life. The lights rise to a maximum height of 10 feet and come in three different outputs: 150 W, 400 W, and 1000 W. Each of the units lights areas up to 100 feet from the source. In addition, the balloon is made of water-resistant PVC, and the lighting system is stable in winds up to 55 mph. Multiquip Inc. www.multiquip.com.
The FP5 flameless pothole patcher reduces waste, with an insulated, 5.1-cubic-yard hopper that is electrically heated to keep asphalt at a constant temperature. The product provides more consistent, safe heat than propane or heating oil. The unit keeps material pliable for extended periods. First, use the pavement breaker to remove material and square off the damaged area. The air-and-tack wand blows out remaining debris and applies the tack coating that binds new asphalt to the existing pavement. The material chute delivers fresh asphalt, then the compactor consolidates it. Available in truck- and trailer-mounted versions. Bergkamp Inc. www.bergkampinc.com.
The Slidehammer can be used to break up concrete or asphalt, including during road and pothole repairs. It features a manually operated, impact-generating handle and interchangeable points. The diamond point and narrow chisel are suitable for breaking concrete, the wide chisel is effective for pothole repair jobs, and the tamper is designed for compacting. The tool resists recoil and maintains a constant contact with the object being struck, applying force effectively. Callander Equipment Supplies Pty. Ltd. www.slidehammers.com.
Centrifugal trash pumps
Ultra V self-priming centrifugal trash pumps offer 300% increased pressure, 40% greater flow, and greater efficiencies than similar models. The easily removable, rotating assembly can be replaced without disturbing the pump casing, reducing downtime. A large back-cover plate permits easy access to the pump interior. Other feature includes a two-vane, semi-open ductile iron impeller; double-floating, self-aligning mechanical seal; external shimless adjustment system; and atmospheric isolation barrier for optimal bearing protection. The Gorman-Rupp Co. www.gormanrupp.com.
Fiberglass utility body
The Stor ‘N Tow fiberglass utility body can be constructed with a steel or aluminum floor, heavy-duty towing bumper, steel or aluminum tailgate, and an aluminum-tube cab guard with expanded metal screen. The weatherproof, molded-fiberglass compartments are 24 inches high and can be customized according to your agency's needs. Flip tops with lift-out bins help keep equipment organized and readily accessible. Astoria Industries of Iowa Inc. www.astoriainc.com.
Modular green roof
The 4-inch GreenGrid modular green roof system is lightweight, making it suitable for buildings with limited structural capacity. Composed of 2.5 inches of soil media, it weighs 10 pounds per square foot-similar to the weight of gravel ballast found on conventional roofs. Planted with drought-resistant plants, it requires little or no irrigation, fertilization, or maintenance. As much as 4000 square feet can be installed per day, and the modules can be moved easily for roof repairs. GreenGrid, a Weston Solutions Inc. Co. www.greengridroofs.com.
ADA-compliant traffic barrier
The model 400ML traffic barrier is a portable unit that plays a user-recorded, 20-second message to alert visually impaired pedestrians to work-zone hazards when a sidewalk is closed or rerouted. To program, the user removes the bottom of the barrier to expose the microphone, presses the record button, and speaks into it. A motion detector picks up pedestrians from 15 feet away. Empco-Lite. www.empco-lite.com.
Root removal tripod
This tripod enables one person to load the company's FDU 100 foam dispersal unit to remove roots from pipe. Using the system, crews can treat a 400-foot mainline in 30 minutes or less. The tripod is lightweight, sturdy, and easy to use, holding the FDU while the user fills it with the chemical, which kills roots on contact and prevents regrowth. The substance is non-caustic, non-fumigating, non-systemic, and registered for use in all 50 states. RootX. www.rootx.com.
The MS990 smart antenna, for use with the company's GCS900 3-D grade control systems, gives users a rugged, reliable positioning sensor. It can track next-generation global positioning system L2C and L5 signals, as well as Global Navigation Satellite System signals; this lets operators work in rough environments at longer ranges with faster initialization times for increased productivity. Using the system, operators can reduce rework, improve material yields, and reduce operating costs. Trimble Navigation Ltd. www.trimble.com.
The 4600XL Track Wood Hog is an 82,000-pound unit that offers durability and high horsepower in a smaller, transportable machine. The hammermill is 14% larger than the previous model, increasing the tip swing to 36 inches. With power options up to 860 hp, it offers enough power to handle tough jobs, including land clearing and storm debris cleanup. Other features include a Caterpillar 325L undercarriage, flat-folding infeed extension, and drive line protection against contaminants. Morbark Inc. www.morbark.com.
The 400 series skidsteers feature heavy-duty construction, improved performance, and more operator comfort than previous models. The larger displacement, high-torque engines provide smooth, powerful operation. Low-effort servo-hydrostatic controls reduce fatigue, and visibility to the bucket also has been improved. The machines are available in five radial and three vertical-lift models. Case. www.casece.com.
The KR-10 scarifier is a hard-working, precise machine for roughing or removing concrete surfaces. It also works on asphalt and aggregate, removing trip hazards, traffic lines, or other applications. Powered by a 9-hp engine, it has a 10-inch cutting width and can cover up to 600 sq. feet per hour. In addition, the unit comes with a Pulse-Bac industrial vacuum for dust removal. Kut-Rite Mfg. Co. www.kutritemfg.com.