July 2009 – RollOuts
U.S. standard test sieves
Endecotts Inc. debuted its new line of U.S. standard test sieves designed specifically for the asphalt and aggregate industries at AGG 1 this year. The stainless-steel sieves are available in 8-inch-diameter full and half height, and 12-inch-diameter full, half, and intermediate height. The fillet, a unique design feature, aids the flow of sample material over the mesh and allows all the particles to be analyzed, improving the analysis and final results, according to the company.
Wheel loader tire increases productivity
Michelin says its new XHA2 loader tire is designed to accomplish three goals — reduce hourly operating costs, ensure that work continues smoothly and safely, and improve operator working conditions. According to the company, additional rubber was incorporated in the tread to make the tire more damage resistant; the sidewalls were strengthened with a special protective rib and anti-scrape shield; and newly developed crack absorbing rubber compounds help to prevent flats. The tire is said to last 9 percent longer than its predecessor.
ROC Care service package
Atlas Copco’s new ROC Care service package allows drill owners to pass the responsibility of maintenance to the manufacturer and its authorized distributors. The package guarantees regular inspections and service for construction and quarry businesses that don’t have the resources to execute a systematic maintenance program. Four key ingredients are included in the package:
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