Better Roads

December 2013

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Wirtgen Wirtgen's Hamm H251 VC combination concrete/asphalt milling drum with a vibrating roller – a.k.a. "crusher drum" – destroys material underfoot while on the move. Applications for the crusher drum include breaking or pre-crushing rock, breaking up concrete, crushing and compacting mixed soils, compacting cohesive soils, compacting during cold recycling and stabilization. Terex Roadbuilding After a halt in production, Terex Roadbuilding rolled out its FD5000 "Great Lakes" Front Discharge mixer truck. It has a 2013 EPA-compliant engine (MTU DD13 diesel engine), which can be configured to provide 350-, 380- or 450-horsepower. The mixer truck on display has a 450-horsepower diesel engine with 1,550 ft.-lb. torque and 197-inch wheelbase, an increase compared to previous five-axle models. Flink Flink's FXP snowplow expands from 11 to 14 to 17 feet without an operator needing to leave his or her seat. The plow is independently activated from the left and right side. The hydraulically operated plow does not have pins to hold sections in place or pivot points to bend out of shape. The plow is placed out for visibility, safety and control. It has no wings out to the side and no body scrapers behind the plow. For extremely heavy, wet snows, vibrators can be added to assist the cleaning of the blade and aid in snow and ice disbursement. The plow is able to navigate city streets and toll booths. Doka Doka's Super Prop is a strong, yet lightweight prop that is fully compatible with the Doka Truss Table system. With a generous adjustment range for each individual prop, the aluminum prop maximizes leg spacing for standard shoring and minimizes overall re-shore requirements. The prop uses the highest capacity to weight ratio to maximize jobsite efficiency. Cargill Cargill Deicing Technology's AccuBatch brine maker has an automatic brine concentration measurement sensor so there is no need to manually check and recheck brine concentration for optimum levels. The semi-automated system produces brine by the batch – up to 800 gallons per batch. The brine maker has a plug-and-play design and is made from durable marine-grade fiberglass. Better Roads December 2013 19

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