March 1, 2010
Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry.
By Kerry Clines Senior Editor
40-ton articulated truck enters the market
Terex says its new TA400 articulated truck offers a combination of high torque, high horsepower, high capacity, and the highest top speed in the class, making it a leader in productivity.
Standard features include 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.
The truck’s computerized systems communicate with each other through a CAN-bus system which helps ensure that the truck is running at peak efficiency. The system allows truck data to be transmitted via satellite to almost any location.
A unique four-bar trailing arm suspension system allows operators to travel faster and more comfortably on difficult terrain. Instruments in the cab are positioned in logical groups to assist with drivability and functionality, providing operators with more comfort and total control.
Maintenance is made easy and simple with an electric opening hood, ground-level access to major components, and wide platforms on both sides of the engine.
Maximum payload 41.9 tons
Heaped capacity 30.3 cubic yards
Gross power 450 horsepower
Engine Detroit Diesel Series 60
Forward speed 3.4 to 37.3 miles per hour
Reverse speed 3 to 4.6 miles per hour
Steering angle to either side 45 degrees
Fuel tank capacity 127 gallons
Vehicle weight 67,804 pounds
Vehicle height 12 feet, 11 inches
Vehicle width 11 feet, 3 inches
Vehicle length 36 feet, 3 inches
Bed dump height 22 feet, 9 inches
Ground clearance 2 feet
Comfort, efficiency, and performance
The new R380LC-9 excavator offers hydraulic technologies and standard features that increase comfort, efficiency, and performance, according to Hyundai Construction Equipment U.S.A., Inc. The unit has an operating weight of 84,220 pounds and comes equipped with a 21-foot, 4-inch boom; 10-foot, 6-inch arm; and 1.89-cubic yard, heavy-duty bucket. Other features include a large operator’s cab with additional sound-proofing insulation for quiet operation and Tier III Cummins engine technology for electronic control with maximum horsepower and torque.
Versatile modular screen
The new Sandvik SC screen is an inclined screen with circular motion. The modular deck design enables the use of various screen media for flexibility of use. The rubber modules can be used in feed and discharge areas and feature a removable mechanism for ease of maintenance. Other features include apertures for water spraying devices, modular dust encapsulation, and an adjustable spring suspension.
Single-toggle jaw crusher
Terex Finlay says its new J-1480 tracked jaw crusher features the company’s Jaques single-toggle jaw crusher with increased throughput capacity. The machine is available with direct drive for fuel efficiency and power, or hydrostatic drive which offers reversible operation. The large 10-cubic meter hopper has hydraulically folding sides and a hydraulic wedge clamp system to provide a safe working environment and fast machine set up. The crusher features a vibrating pan feeder linked to an independently driven prescreen which provides separation of dirt, fines, and difficult materials.
Multi-purpose mobile screen
The Powerscreen Warrior 2400 is a multi-purpose unit capable of handling large feed sizes. It features a heavy-duty incline screen with a high-amplitude, triple-shaft drive mechanism, enabling screening, scalping, and two- or three-way splitting and stockpiling of aggregates. Set-up time and ease of operation are aided by hydraulic folding tail and side conveyors, two-speed tracks, a slide-out tail conveyor facility, and a load-sensing collection conveyor circuit. The electrical control system allows operators to monitor and diagnose the machine on site via LCD display.
Track-mounted impact crusher
KPI-JCI says its new FT5260 track-mounted horizontal shaft impact crusher has the ability to be hauled and relocated in one piece. The machine opens hydraulically over center for safe and easy maintenance. The overload protection system prevents costly downtime caused by excessive feeds. The unit’s stealth tappet redesign provides vibrators with good serviceability, performance, and durability; its wear liners have a bolt-on design to eliminate downtime.
Sandvik Mining and Construction says its new electric-powered loader, the LHD, offers higher production while lowering operating costs and environmental impact. The 14-ton machine features an upgraded cabin design and vehicle control and management system. The loader is easy to service and maintain, resulting in less downtime. Other features include 30,865 pounds of tramming capacity and buckets ranging from 4.6 to 7.0 cubic meters.
Direct-drive tracked cone crusher
The Terex Finlay C-1550 incorporates the company’s 1300 cone crusher with direct drive. The unit features a pre-screen system with a single-deck 8- by 5-foot screen and 1,200-millimeter belt to remove fines. The cone offers variable speed, tramp relief system, and on-the-fly closed-side setting. The hopper/feeder has an automatic metal detection and purge system to protect the cone.
Portable tower structure
TCI Manufacturing says its portable tower structure plant is available with side-discharge conveyors and a high-frequency or dual-frequency screen. The gas/hydraulic-powered unit features a 13-horsepower, Honda four-stroke engine with electric start and direct-coupled, variable-volume pressure compensated pump. The engine allows the screen to be raised without electricity.
Angled-edge excavator bucket
According to Leading Edge Attachments, Inc., its patent-pending Stag bucket is a high-penetration excavator bucket that uses “staggered tooth” technology, allowing operators to focus the excavator’s full breakout force on one tooth at a time. The bucket is manufactured using T1 alloy steel and is available to fit on any excavator from 22,000 to 200,000 pounds.
Portable, compact wheel wash
Innovative Equipment Solutions says its new compact and portable wheel wash solution, the Tracinator, is a one-tire revolution dirt removal system for use where a complete, heavy-duty wheel wash system is not practical. The unit is designed to flush itself clear of debris by attaching a 2-inch hose from a water truck or fire hydrant and placing the clean-out valve in the open position. Debris is then flushed out through the open ports.