Tag: asphalt paver

A paver (paver finisher, asphalt finisher, paving machine) is a piece of construction equipment used to lay asphalt on roads, bridges, parking lots and other such places. It lays the asphalt flat and provides minor compaction before it is compacted by a roller.

Compact, Rubber-Tire Paver Offers Maneuverability,  Performance Power

Compact, Rubber-Tire Paver Offers Maneuverability, Performance Power

Chattanooga, Tenn. – (December 12, 2016) – The Roadtec RP-170e is a rubber-tire 8’ (2.5m) Highway Class, asphalt paver. The machine features a 6′ 4″ (1905 mm) wheelbase designed to offer greater maneuverability without sacrificing performance in traction or pushing power. The hopper width is 10″ 5″ (3175 m) with

Straight and True

Straight and True

People have an amazing ability to adapt to and even become blasé about technological wonders. Things that we take for granted (flying, television, cell phones, the Internet) would seem like something out of science fiction to anyone 100 years ago. Now we can’t imagine what life was like without them.

Project Profile: RCC Carries Weight at Distribution Warehouses

Project Profile: RCC Carries Weight at Distribution Warehouses

Interstate 81 stretches for 855 miles along the Appalachian Mountains from the Canada/US border to Tennessee. The route is known as the trucker’s highway, a less congested North/South alternative to I-95 that carries more than 12% of the nation’s gross domestic product.

Hundreds of distribution warehouses and several major rail intermodals have sprouted along this

Caterpillar Is Showcasing at M&T Expo 2015

Caterpillar Is Showcasing at M&T Expo 2015

At M&T Expo 2015 Caterpillar will present its unmatched lineup of machines, integrated technologies and services designed with the primary goal of helping customers succeed. The Caterpillar organization and Cat® products are built to work for contractors of all types, construction materials suppliers and specialty trades.

Caterpillar will exhibit about 20

A Rock and A Hard Place: Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles it All

A Rock and A Hard Place: Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles it All

The use of aggregate material continues to grow throughout the US and aggregate equipment manufacturers are improving their products to meet the demands for higher efficiency and uptime. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), third-quarter consumption of crushed stone in 2013 was up 8% from the same period in

A Rock and a Hard Place, Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles It All

A Rock and a Hard Place, Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles It All

The use of aggregate material continues to grow throughout the US and aggregate equipment manufacturers are improving their products to meet the demands for higher efficiency and uptime. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), third-quarter consumption of crushed stone in 2013 was up 8% from the same period in

Winning Combinations

Winning Combinations

All the public sees at the end is the concrete or asphalt. It looks good. It looks neat and travels well. “Today’s machines do such a good job,” say contractors (which they do!), and the public wonders how those contractors do the project so well. Truthfully, it’s no wonder. The

Building With the Basics

Building With the Basics

To begin with, the sub-base should be some type of compactable material that would produce at least a 95% Proctor compaction test, points out Brian Whitaker, P.E., technical manager of geosynthetics for Fiberweb. The Proctor compaction test is a method of determining the optimal moisture content at which a soil

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