Top Rollouts of 2010

of 2010
During a lean economy, manufacturers introduced new products and equipment that
feature increased fuel efficiency, increased productivity, and cost savings.
by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor
and Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief
Atlas Copco Construction Equipment
Breaker with improved
box design
Atlas Copco’s new HB 3100 hydraulic breaker
has a service weight of 6,944 pounds and fits carriers in the 66,139- to 114,640-pound class. Features include the VibroSilenced System for reduced
noise and vibration, AutoControl that adapts blow
frequency and impact energy to the hardness of the
rock, the ContiLube II automatic lubrication system,
StartSelect that matches the start up and shut down
process to the application, the PowerAdapt system
that shuts down the breaker when oil pressure exceeds the maximum input value, and an improved
box system for better stability and resistance.
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Doosan’s new 72.1-metric-ton DX700LC crawler excavator features an
operating weight of 158,953 pounds with standard boom and arm and a
4.32-cubic-yard bucket. Bucket breakout force is 78,485 pounds with the
standard bucket; arm breakout force is 64,595 pounds. The machine’s long
carriage design, combined with the 13-foot, 11-inch-wide fully expanded
undercarriage, offers stability and safety.
Additional features include a high swing
torque of 48,369 pounds with swing
speed of 7.1 revolutions per minute,
500-hour engine service intervals, wide
side access doors, a large-capacity engine
air pre-cleaner, dual fuel pre-cleaners, and
a PC monitoring function that enables
connection to the e-POS system.
Bridgestone Americas Off Road Tire Division
Off-road tire offers comfort,
Bridgestone’s new V-Steel J-Traction (VJT) radial off-road tire for loaders
features a computer-optimized center block that minimizes vibration levels
to create improved operator comfort and stability, extended tire life through
improved wear resistance, enhanced sidewall design for improved cut resistance, and a specialized self-cleaning tread design and non-directional tread
pattern. The tire is available in three sizes — 20.5R25, 23.5R25, and 26.5R25
— with 17.5R25 and 29.5R25 coming soon.
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Unified Screening & Crushing
Increased production throughput
Unified Screening & Crushing’s new SuperFlow screens are a hybrid of wire cloth and urethane support strips. Each wire is said to vibrate independently to provide a harmonic frequency that reduces plugging and blinding, improving throughput performance by as much
as 30 percent. The company says the screens perform
well when screening dry material, but are especially
productive when handling wet or sticky material. The
screens are available in three styles.
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Large crawler excavator
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How we made
our choices
When we ask readers how we can best help them
keep track of changes in the products and services
they use to produce aggregates, almost everyone
wants an annual short list of the really important
No wonder. The sheer volume of introductions is
overwhelming. Aggregates Manager covers dozens of
products each year in its RollOuts departments and
Supply Lines features.
So each year, our staff reviews all the product
introductions we’ve covered for the past year (our
Top RollOuts “year” actually runs from the December
2009 issue through the November 2010 issue) to
pick out 25 that we believe are worth further review.
Our priorities are new concept products — which
are rare — new series/new generation products in
categories that relate to the aggregates industry, and
other rollouts which serve our readers’ interests by
increasing competition in a product category.
Inevitably, we omit deserving products, either
because we just didn’t understand the significance
of the product or because the announcing company
didn’t communicate what was special about the product, or both. In either case, we apologize in advance
for these omissions.
Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment
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W.S. Tyler
Washes aggregate using
less water
W.S. Tyler says its new Hydro-Clean washing units
clean aggregate while reducing water consumption
by up to 75 percent over traditional log washers. The
units use high-pressure nozzles rotating at 90 revolutions per minute to spray up to 90-percent recycled
water on material with pressures up to 2,900 pounds
per square inch, removing silt and clay particles as
small as 63 microns and processing up to 400 tons per
hour, depending on model size and application. Water consumption ranges from
27 to 211 gallons per minute, depending on application and model size; power
requirements are no higher than 300 horsepower (225 kW) on the largest model.
The units are available in four model sizes that produce 20 to 400 tons per hour.
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Caterpillar, Inc.
Tier 4 Interim/Stage
IIIB engines
Caterpillar’s five new Tier 4 Interim/Stage
IIIB Technology industrial engines — C13
Acert, C15 Acert, C18 Acert, C27 Acert, and
C32 Acert — range from 385 to 1,200 brake
horsepower, respectively, and are available with
an extensive choice of options suited to meet original equipment
manufacturer and end-customer requirements across a wide range of
heavy-duty applications.
Cardinal Scale
Manufacturing Co.
Cardinal Scale’s new lowprofile Yukon truck scale
is designed specifically for
mining and off-road vehicle weighing, featuring
a 150-ton capacity with
high 70-ton concentrated load capacity. The scale is available
in impervious hydraulic or electronic scale types and features
extra-wide 12-, 14-, and 16-foot scale platforms.
Case Construction Equipment
Updated loader/backhoe
Case’s new 590 Super N, the largest loader/backhoe
in the company’s N Series, features a 108-horsepower, 4.5-liter, turbocharged engine. The company
describes the N Series as “stronger everywhere,” touting increases in backhoe breakout force and lift, along
with increased loader breakout force, lift, and reach.
A new Power Lift system is said to channel hydraulic
power directly to the boom, increasing lift capacity
by as much as 39 percent. Three transmissions are
available — Powershift S-Type, Powershift H-Type,
and Powershuttle. New side lighting illuminates the
entire perimeter of the machine.
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Atlas Copco Construction Mining Technique USA
Matches power percussion to the rock
Atlas Copco’s new ROC T35M drill rig features the COP 1840 rock
drill with 18 kW of drilling power to drill holes ranging from 2.5 to 4
inches in diameter to a depth of 82 feet. Powered by a 190-horsepower Cummins QSB 6.7 Tier III engine capable of 2,300 revolutions per minute, the rig matches percussion power
and feed to the rock. The unit features a single
joystick control and a
carousel with rocker
switch rotation that
can handle up to six,
12-foot rods plus a
14-foot starter rod.
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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc.
Load-sensing hydraulic system
Hyundai’s new HL770-9 wheel loader features a new load-sensing hydraulic system, fully automatic power
shift transmission with variable shift control, multi-stage clutch cut-off, integrated payload system, auto-reversing cooling fan, large cab with improved visibility, air-ride seat with optional joystick steering, a 5.5-cubic
yard bucket, an integrated rear-view backup camera, removable housing doors for easy access to coolers and
engine components, and access ladders with large steps and a 20-degree incline for safer access to the cab.
The machine also features a GPS-capable satellite system (Hi-Mate) that monitors machine functions, fuel efficiency, and diagnostics through an online portal.
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Komatsu America Corp.
Hybrid excavators come to North America
Komatsu’s 138-horsepower, 20- to 22-ton PC200LC-8 hybrid excavator has an operating
weight of 43,643 to 47,260 pounds and a bucket capacity of 0.66 to 1.57 cubic yards. The
machine’s hybrid system works on the principle of swing energy regeneration and energy
storage through the use of an electric swing motor. The kinetic energy generated during the swing braking phase is converted to electricity, which is sent through an inverter
and captured by the capacitor. The captured energy is then discharged quickly for upper
structure rotation and to assist the engine when accelerating under work load conditions.
Tests comparing the hybrid to Komatsu’s standard excavator showed a 25- to 40-percent
reduction in fuel consumption, according to the company.
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KPI-JCI, an Astec company
Portable, easy to operate
equipment line
KPI-JCI says the high crushing capacity of its new GT200
cone crusher plant, one of the company’s new affordable
line of Global Track Series equipment, creates more saleable
materials per pass, saving time and increasing profitability.
The crusher’s dual-motor design allows for quick closed-side
setting adjustments to ensure precision while crushing.
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Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc.
High-production, fuel-efficient wheel loaders
Volvo says its new L220F wheel loader is the toughest of its F-Series line, featuring
a breakout force of 50,470 pounds and a bucket capacity of 7.1 cubic yards. The
Tier 3-certified V-ACT engine provides high torque at lower speeds, allowing the
engine to operate with low levels of noise and exhaust emissions. Other features
include the new OptiShift, with patented
Reverse by Braking; a patented T-linkage,
lift-arm system; and an ergonomically
designed machine operator’s cab (Care
Cab) with improved sound and
vibration dampening. All
F-series wheel loaders are
95-percent recyclable.
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Libra Systems Corp.
ticket kiosk
and print
Libra Systems’ self-service kiosk
allows for more truck traffic at the
scale without increasing costs. The
kiosk frees up scale house operators,
reduces data entry and ticket errors, reduces in-yard times, quickly
and automatically identifies trucks, and controls truck flow.
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Major Wire Industries Ltd.
Harp wire reduces downtime
TCI Manufacturing
TCI Manufacturing’s new
floating transfer conveyors
are designed to work with
the company’s bucket
dredge to transport materials across water. The
conveyors are built with a swivel point for dredge movement and feature a
radial-type receiving hopper. Features include a head-end turn style, head-end
discharge hood, and a catwalk and handrails around the head end and down
the drive side of the conveyor.
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Major Wire says its new LFM Harp Wire is manufactured with straight wires firmly molded into polyurethane strips that hold the wires in place at the crown bar, eliminating steel-on-steel wear. The polyurethane strips are said to keep the wires equally tensioned, creating better wire vibration, reducing
blinding, and increasing production of a cleaner aggregate. The company says its new wire handles
high-impact loads better and lasts up to twice as long as conventional harp and piano wire.
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Michelin Earthmover Tires
Earthmover tires for rocky terrain
Michelin Earthmover Tires says its new X-Traction tires are now available in North America. The E4 tires are designed for
earthmover transport equipment operating in rocky terrain. A new cooling system shoulder design and C2 Technology casing architecture reduce heat build up, allowing trucks to operate continuously at higher speeds. The tires feature 13-percent
deeper tread and thicker under-tread rubber for resistance to cuts and impacts.
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Mettler Toledo North America
Low-profile, high-capacity
Mettler Toledo says its VTC221 concrete deck scale incorporates the newly released Powercell PDX load cell
network. The scale combines a concrete driving surface
with an orthotropic understructure found in steel deck
scales for extra strength. Features include a low-profile
design; 100,000-pound concentrated load capacity;
gross load cell capacity of more than 800,000 pounds;
onboard diagnostic capabilities; lightning protection; and a 5-year warranty on parts, labor, and travel.
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Powerscreen, North America, a Terex company
Efficient portable crushing
Powerscreen’s Pegson XA750 portable jaw crusher is
fitted with a hydraulically driven pan feeder and live prescreening unit with a bolt-in, cartridge-style grizzly section to remove fines and sizes prior to crushing. A 55- by
32-foot unrestricted feed opening prevents bridging and
maintains consistent feed. Features include a hydraulically
adjustable product conveyor with a 13-foot, 1-inch discharge height; a modular hopper that can be removed for
transport; and two-speed tracks for maximum site mobility. The product conveyor can be raised and
lowered hydraulically during operation and for transport or maintenance.
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Rice Lake Weighing Systems
Weigh on the go
Rice Lake Weighing Systems’ new WLS-C compact
on-board weighing system for skid steers, wheel loaders, track loaders, and lift trucks offers a compact profile
that fits easily into any cab, at an economical price. The
system installs with a printer to create an all-in-one mobile weighing and ticketing operation, thereby reducing
unnecessary trips to a central scale.
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Rohr Corp.
Land-based bucket-ladder dredge
Rohr Corp.’s newest development in underwater mining technology, its
land-based, bucket-ladder dredge, is new in the United States. The company
says the dredge can extract deposits at shallow-water depths of 36 to 40 feet.
Once extracted,
the material can
be stockpiled, conveyed directly from
the dredge, or fed
onto a haul truck.
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Terex Corp.
40-ton articulated truck enters the market
Terex says its new 40-ton TA400 articulated truck features a Tier 3-compliant, fuel-efficient, 450-horsepower diesel engine; maximum rim-pull and
gradeability for negotiating inclines; and a large body capacity with low body
weight to maximize load size and retention. The truck is equipped with three
axles that are locked in permanent all-wheel drive and oil-cooled, wet disc
brakes on all six wheels.
Maintenance is easy with
an electric opening hood,
ground-level access to major components, and wide
platforms on both sides of
the engine.
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Briefing Box
CompanyService Number
Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Atlas Copco Construction Mining Technique USA. . . . . . 2
Bridgestone Americas Off Road Tire Division . . . . . . . . 3
Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Case Construction Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Caterpillar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . 7
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc.. . . . . . 8
Komatsu America Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
KPI-JCI, an Astec company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Libra Systems, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Major Wire Industries Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Mettler Toledo North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Michelin Earthmover Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Powerscreen, North America, a Terex company . . . . . 15
Rice Lake Weighing Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Rohr Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Sandvik Mining and Construction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Superior Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
TCI Manufacturing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Telsmith, Inc., an Astec company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Terex Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Unified Screening & Crushing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc. . . . 24
W.S. Tyler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Telsmith, Inc., an Astec company
Custom-engineered crushing
Telsmith says its new H2238 Hydra-Jaw Series crusher features a
hydraulic toggle system with a heavy-duty,
custom-engineered, hydraulic cylinder,
as well as hydraulic adjustment,
relief, and clearing systems that
eliminate costly downtime
and prevent component
damage, while protecting
workers. The crusher is engineered with a Pitman Lockout
Pin that locks the Pitman in the
forward position, allowing the
toggle to be retracted and lowered
away for maintenance. The unit features a 22- by 38-inch jaw opening and installs on wheeled or tracked mobile units.
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Sandvik Mining and Construction
Purpose-designed tracked impact crusher
Sandvik says it designed its new QI240 tracked impact crusher features mobility,
productivity, transportability, and minimal environmental impact. Designed to work
in either a secondary or primary capacity, the crusher can operate independently or
in conjunction with other crushers. The unit’s size and mobility make it perfect for
smaller quarries or wherever space is limited.
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Superior Industries
Portable overland conveyor
Superior Industries says its new Trailblazer Portable Goundline Conveyor System is
designed to be towed from site to site and set up within about an hour. The 500-foot,
portable, overland conveyor comes fully belted with drives and a gravity-style takeup built into the trailer structure. A fifth-wheel hitch, brakes, and directional lights
allow the conveyor to move easily from quarry to quarry, requiring only a small crew
for set up.
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