Inspire : Public Works Nov Dec 2012
54 Public Works Professional November-December 2012 PRODUCT NEWS Utility roller available in Australia Caterpillar has announced the Australian release of the CB14B Utility Roller, which is designed for compaction of asphalt and other granular materials. The unit is a 1.5-tonne utility roller available with 900-millimetre or 1000-millimetre tandem vibratory drums. The company says the dual drum-drive powertrain provides continuous full-drum traction on soft base materials, uneven surfaces and steeper grades. Each drum is ftted with front and rear scrapers that are spring-loaded, retractable and self-adjusting. The roller's water-spray system features a standard 100-litre water tank, corrosion- proof materials, extended-life water pump and dual-fltering system. The pressurised system has four spray nozzles mounted over each drum for even coverage. Bobcat excavator Bobcat has released the E26 Excavator, which has a dig depth of 2.89 metres and a reach of 4.85 metres. It also has a dump height of 3.057 metres, an ar m force 13200 Newtons and a bucket force of 22200 Newtons. The excavator features fngertip control of the boom swing, blade foat and fngertip auxiliary control. It’s operational weight is 2763 kilograms. The unit has a 20.1-kilowatt engine as well as automatic idle throttle, automatic shift travel and an automatic slew brake. The company says the unit also comes with easy-to-access daily maintenance checkpoints, fold-out cooling cores for easy cleaning and an 'X-frame' structure that is easy to maintain and clean. It also features convenient valve and manifold access. Compact track loader Kubota Tractor Australia has released a 74-horsepower (55 kilowatt) compact track loader, the SVL75. The unit features 2814-kilogram bucket breakout force and a 2213-kilogram lifting capacity. It is powered by a four-cylinder, direct- injection, turbo-charged diesel engine and ftted with a rigid-mount undercarriage and a vertical lift. The company says the loader can handle a range of attachments, thanks to an auxiliary hydraulic line that supplies 71.2 litres per minute. The drive system features a two-speed travel switch that allows the operator to shift between 7.5 kilometres per hour and 11.5 kilometres per hour. New distributor for sewerage leak detectors US-based manufacturer of sewerage- leak detection products Electro Scan has appointed UVS as its distribution representative in Australia. As a result, new Electro Scan products, such as the ES-38 and ES-660, were made available to the Australian market for the frst time in October. The ES-38 is used for scanning sewer laterals from a clean out, without the need to access the lateral from the main line. This is achieved with a small, 50-millimetre diameter, 150-millimetre-long probe. The ES-660 series is used for sewer mains and are designed for scanning sewer pipes from 152-1524 millimetres in diameter. The equipment comes with Electro Scan's CloudConnect Smartphone application, for use on Apple iPhones and Android smartphones. The app stores the scan data and location information and displays a graph from which defects can be identifed. The app can also email the scan and generate a printout on a rugged feld printer. Fuel-e cient excavators Kobelco has released two excavators it says come with an ‘ECO mode’ that provides up to 27 per cent more fuel effciencies than previous models. The seven-tonne SK75SR-3 and eight- tonne SK85MSR-3 excavators have been designed to replace the company's Series 2 models. Like older models, the units feature 'H mode' for heavy digging and 'S mode' for standard digging, but are the frst to feature the new ECO mode. The excavators also feature fuel savings in the older modes, with H mode now six per cent more fuel effcient and S mode 13 per cent. Both models are ftted with the low-noise iNDR system, which delivers exter nal operational noise levels of 93 decibels. The dozer height of the SK85MSR-3 has been increased to 500 millimetres and 360 millimetres for the SK75SR-3 model.
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