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Asphalt Proves Sustainability

Reclaim Soil or Pavement Meet Regs: Asphalt SDS Start WOA Plans Here Examine the Cutter Drum Mix in Blast Furnace Bits Winter, Summer Make Mix 100% RAP March 2015


Departments Editor’s Note 5 It’s Worth Your Time By Sandy Lender Safety Spotlight 6 Your Mix Requires an SDS By Sandy Lender Around the Globe 10


Keep It Up 14 Do More than Brush Those Teeth By John Ball

24 Wrap 100% Recycle into Winter Mix By Bob Frank

Producer Profile 18 Northeast Asphalt Takes the Big Win Sheldon G. Hayes Award for 2014 goes to Green Bay company From NAPA Project Management 20 Plan Ahead: Where’s That Recycle Gonna Go? By AsphaltPro Staff That’s a Good Idea 34 Hang a Bucket on It By John Ball

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32 Reclaim Surface, Subbase for Sustainability By Jeff Winke


36 Submersible Pump Gets Agg-Washing Right From BJM Pumps 38 Plant Quality Primer By Jarrett Welch 40 Mix in Slag By AsphaltPro Staff

Product Gallery 64 Paving and Pavement Maintenance Essentials By AsphaltPro Staff

44 Terms and Abbreviations You Should Know By AsphaltPro Staff

Here’s How It Works 70 Wirtgen’s Vacuum Cutting System Resource Directory 73 Digital Details 74 Apps That Make You More Productive

46 Innovate from the Base for Optimal Performance By Sandy Lender 58 Learn Something New Every Day By AsphaltPro Staff


Asphalt Proves Sustainability

36 Reclaim Soil or Pavement On the Cover

Meet Regs: Asphalt SDS Start WOA Plans Here Examine the Cutter Drum Mix in Blast Furnace Bits Winter, Summer Make Mix 100% RAP MARCH 2015

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editor's note March 2015 • Vol. 8 No. 6

It’s Worth Your Time

602 W. Morrison, Box 6a Fayette, MO 65248 (573) 823-6297 Group publisher Chris Harrison chris@ publisher Sally Shoemaker (573) 823-6297 editor Sandy Lender (239) 272-8613 Art Director Kristin Branscom business manager Susan Campbell

AsphaltPro is published 10 times per year: January, February, March, April/May, June/July, August, September, October, November and December by CHP Holdings, 602 W. Morrison, Box 6a, Fayette, MO 65248. Writers expressing views in AsphaltPro Magazine or on the AsphaltPro website are professionals with sound, professional advice. Views expressed herein are not necessarily the same as the views of AsphaltPro, thus producers/contractors are still encouraged to use best practices when implementing new advice. Subscription Policy: Individual subscriptions are available without charge in the United Sates, Canada and Mexico to qualified individuals. One year subscription to non-qualifying Individuals: United States $90, Canada and Mexico $125.00. For the international digital edition, visit Single copies available $17 each.

Which of the state asphalt association meetings or national expos will you, personally, attend this year? Do you have a ticket to travel to the legislative fly-in this fall? The transportation construction industry, and the asphalt industry in particular, needs its membership to show up. Now I can hear some folks saying, “that’s why I pay dues—so the association will do that work for me.” True. True to an extent. There’s strength in numbers. If you’re the team owner who pays the pitcher’s salary, expecting him to show up to the game, you probably have additional players on the field. Otherwise, it’s just batting practice for the other team. In the game of politics and funding, someone’s going to get the crumbs that fall from Congress’s table up there in the fancy box seats with the fancy concessions served on fancy platters. It’s worth our time to show up and make a play for the real funding that Congress owes to the transportation industry. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it is the responsibility of The Congress to provide a surface transportation system in this nation. We merely need to go to Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution to find it. Start at the beginning of Section 8:

“The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.”—Source, Of course that same article also lists one of Congress’s duties to establish roads. I’m not suggesting that we all show up at our representatives’ offices during the legislative fly-in with signs that tell them to do their jobs. I am suggesting that it is worth our time, collectively and individually, to get word to our representatives that we’re interested in seeing them follow through on fully federally funded longterm highway transportation bills (plural) that keep their constituents and this country working. I’m suggesting it’s worth your time to show up for these state and national meetings to participate fully in your business. I’ll see you there! Stay Safe,

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safety spotlight

Starting in June, every load of mix you send out needs to be accompanied by a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

Your Mix Requires an SDS


s reported previously in AsphaltPro, the goal of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is to make it quick and easy for anyone anywhere in the world to recognize a danger that a chemical may pose. The Department of Safety and Health has listed a number of

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benefits from implementing an international system of communicating hazards. While the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) proved asphalt fume is not a carcinogen, components associated with mixes can be deemed hazardous. Due to the presence of these

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components, asphalt mixes are required to have a safety data sheet (SDS) so that each batch of mix meets the GHS requirements. The SDS must be ready and in place as of June 1. During the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) 60th annual meeting on

safety spotlight Marco Island, Fla., in late January, Chris Willis of Oldcastle Materials spoke to an audience about the implementation of the SDS at Oldcastle. The information she shared included the good news that asphalt producers won’t have to reinvent the wheel to meet the requirements. NAPA has created a “Base Asphalt Pavement Mix Safety Data Sheet” that will be available around the time this magazine is distributed in Baltimore during World of Asphalt. NAPA also has a training webinar available that walks viewers through the process of assembling the SDS. If you have a specialty product, you’ll need to modify the base SDS that NAPA has compiled, but the basic format is prepared for you. Visit In the meantime, consider the system Willis shared for complying with GHS labeling. Chemical or product suppliers are required to include a safety label on the initial shipment of a product so that each employee or worker who will have con-

Did you train your employees on the GHS by Dec. 1, 2013? New employees also need to know. You can print out an OSHA Quick Card with the Hazard Communication Standard pictograms and hazards at publications. tact with the product has clear and full information about its potential hazards. That doesn’t mean an asphalt producer can put a safety label on the haul trucks in his in-house fleet and consider the matter solved. Customers who purchase mix and haul it away in their own trucks or hot boxes won’t have the benefit of the SDS on their conveyances. That means you must provide the label with the actual mix. Controls and loadout systems manufacturers such as B&S Light Industries and Libra Systems can help here. “Our system allows an administrator to con-


figure any safety message to print on the tickets,” Ken Cardy of Libra said. He explained that, to this point customers typically print loadout information on the front of the ticket. “Printing on the back would be more a function of the printer than the software,” he shared. “I have seen pre-printed messages on the back of tickets.” Printing the SDS label on the back of loadout tickets is the method Oldcastle found most expedient to be in compliance. Now each and every load of asphalt pavement mix that leaves an Oldcastle facility can meet regs and direct customers to a page on the company’s website with additional information. Your company may think of an additional or different way to get the SDS to accompany initial deliveries of product, but it’s good to know there’s a working model in action. Not only is this model in action, with the sample SDS upcoming from NAPA and the training webinar available, the model might be easy to replicate.

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Industry News and Happenings from Around the World Africa

South Africa bitumen rack prices dipped 15 percent in January, according to Petrosil’s Bitumart Bitumen Newsletter Jan. 21.


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An 11-month antitrust approval process finished Jan. 29 and Continental, Hanover, Germany, concluded its acquisition of Veyance Technologies, Inc., of Fairlawn, Ohio, the next day. The Brazilian antitrust authority Council for Economic Defence (CADE) cleared the transaction with certain conditions, thus providing the approvals necessary for international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer and industrial partner Continental to boost its worldwide industrial business. The transaction is valued at 1.4 billion euros. Veyance operates globally in the field of rubber and plastics technology and in 2013 recorded sales of around 1.5 billion euros. Veyance Technologies generates around half of its sales in the United States. Other important markets include Latin America, Africa, China and other countries in Asia.


The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that Japan is the world’s largest importer of liquefied natural gas and the second-largest importer of coal.


Bulk bitumen prices in Singapore had decreased by 24 percent in January compared to the previous month. Petrosil re10 March 2015

ported the country’s bitumen exports had been down by 3 percent in November as compared to October’s exports.

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United States

• Like us at AsphaltPro. Follow us @AsphaltPro. • The state asphalt pavement associations of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wisconsin have stepped up to the plate and given their time and monetary support to the 2015 Pavement Economics Committee (PEC) of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). The PEC funds project requests that support asphalt-related scientific research.


Asphalt producers in Colorado are embracing the value of proactive, positive messaging as environmental extremists petition to get a measure on the next ballot preventing the city of Colorado Springs from purchasing asphalt mix from any facility that is within a certain distance of a school, hospital, etc.


• Make sure you’re registered to support the Construction Angels and to have a good time with wings, country and rock & roll at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie, Fla., this Satur-

day, April 18. The Construction Angels host Alligator Ron’s Wingfest 2015 to raise funds for the non-profit entity to turn over to families of construction workers killed while building our nation’s roadways and bridges. Contact or Kathy.macaluso@constructionangels. us for more information. • It’s not too late to register for the 8th annual Argus Americas Asphalt Summit taking place March 24 through 26 in Miami at the Trump International Beach Resort. The three-day summit will provide key insights to the changing market with speakers such as 2015 NAPA Chairman Michael Cote, Former Director of Government Affairs House Transportation Committee Peter Loughlin, Jim Musselman of the Florida DOT, Bill Lee of Century Asphalt and many others. Visit to register.


Lehigh Technologies, Atlanta, has named Glenn Denstaedt its technical director for tire and industrial rubber. Denstaedt brings more than 20 years of experience in rubber compounding and materials development to support Lehigh’s rapid expansion of micronized rubber powder into the national and international tire and rubber markets.


Congratulations goes out to the Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI). Members of HAPI repaved 305 lane miles of roads in the city and county of Honolulu in 2014. That brings the total lane miles repaired with asphalt to 703 during the past two years. Source: HAPI


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around the globe shingle recycling? The 7th Shingle Recycling Forum takes place Oct. 29 through 30, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel just outside Chicago’s O’Hare airport. The CDRA has issued a call for papers to anyone who has an innovative and exciting idea for the use of recycled shingles, including beyond use in hot mix. Submit your abstract to CDRA headquarters via email at info@ • Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc., of Peoria, Ill., undertook a unique philanthropic campaign to increase support for breast cancer prevention and research through a partnership with the Susan G. Komen Memorial. The company offered three “pink” color combinations of the Autogate® Tailgate through its Pink Tailgate Initiative between August and December 2014. With three clients and three dealers taking part in the program, they raised awareness in the communities where the tailgates will “reside” and raised $5,000 for breast cancer research. A big thankyou goes out to clients Hanson, Luck Stone and OMYA, and to dealers Carter Cat, Cleveland Brothers Cat and Johnson Cat for making yellow iron just a little more pink.


Seven organizations won recognition from the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) for superior asphalt pavement construction during the association’s annual conference. A professional engineer visited and rated each project submitted for an award. Engineers considered workmanship, smoothness, joint construction, degree of difficulty and use of green technologies, among other criteria. Walsh & Kelly, Inc., of Griffith received the award for reconstruction—cities. Brooks Construction Co., Fort Wayne, received the award for reconstruction—counties. E&B Paving, Inc., Anderson, received the award for non-government—new construction. Milestone Contractors, LP, Indianapolis, received the awards for nongovernment—reconstruction and government. Phend & Brown, Inc., Goshen, received the award for new construction 12 March 2015

greater than 2,000 tons. J.H. Rudolph & Co., Inc., Evansville, received the award for airports.

a smooth runway that conformed to the mix and density specs while being completed on time. Source: NAPA



The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced Jan. 28 the winners of its 2014 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. For 2014, 205 projects completed by 80 companies were honored with a Quality in Construction Award. Ninety of the projects were singled out for their use of sustainable construction practices, such as incorporating reclaimed and recycled materials and using warm-mix asphalt (WMA). “Quality pavements are something every road builder strives to construct,” NAPA 2014 Chairman William C. Ensor III said. “We want to build pavements that deliver on the promise of high performance and drivability for the public. Projects that earn a Quality in Construction Award have been measured against industry best practices designed to live up to that promise.”

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Congratulations to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson, N.C., for winning the 2014 Ray Brown Airport Pavement Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt airport pavement. The company received its award Jan. 28 at a ceremony during the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s 60th annual meeting on Marco Island, Fla. S.T. Wooten Corp. won the award for its work on Wilmington International Airport’s Runway 1735 in Wilmington, N.C. The project involved profile milling the existing pavement to a depth of 3 inches. Next, the crew installed a 24-inch wide high-density stress-relief interlayer fabric over reflective cracks that occurred at roughly 12- to 13-foot intervals. Then the team had to meet the FAA P401 spec for airport pavements. Project specs required the use of a PG70-22 binder in the mix for the first lift; a PG70-28 for the surface lift. This order of pavement structure was a first for S.T. Wooten, and part of the requirement to help prevent reflective cracking. The project resulted in

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Northeast Asphalt Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., has won the 2014 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The award, bestowed annually since 1971, recognizes the country’s highest quality highway pavement. Northeast received the award Jan. 28 at the award ceremony of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) 60th annual meeting on Marco Island, Fla. Northeast Asphalt Inc. and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation accepted the award for Northeast Asphalt’s work on State Trunk Highway (STH) 22 from Gillet to Oconto Falls, Wis. See related story on page 18.

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LEFT: This pavement shows gouges in the milling pattern from irregular milling teeth. BELOW: Always use a straight edge to check your work. The level shows we have an obvious crown in the road, which we didn’t want on this particular project. The subcontractor was supposed to take out 2 inches all the way across the lane, but that’s not what happens when the cutter drum is in need of maintenance and repair. The level is supposed to be flat, not “up” 2 inches too high. The problem? There are 27 teeth and 27 holders that are worn out on the cutter, but the team didn’t know it. When I showed them the problem, they felt unable to correct it with their mechanic out of town. Empower your supervisor or foreman to make the tough calls out on the job. If the foreman had said, “stop now until this is fixed,” the team wouldn’t have wasted time, money and manpower on a poor performance that had to be redone.

Do More Than Brush Those Teeth By John Ball


ave you had trouble getting smoothness on a mill and fill? Look to the milling crew’s best practices. It’s shameful when a county or agency decides to merely place a thin overlay on a badly cracked concrete pavement, but it’s also a shame if a subcontractor does a poor job of preparing a milled surface for the better treatment of a mill and fill. Use the anonymous contractor’s experience here to learn some tips for the next milling job you need to do in your pavement maintenance or preservation work. Notice in these pictures that the crew is putting a crown in the road where it’s supposed to be flat—they’re not using a level and they’re not profiling. They should have been seeing a chevron pattern, a herringbone pattern. Instead, they’re seeing a mess because they haven’t been maintaining the cutter drum and teeth. When they saw a problem, the mechanic was out of town, so they just kept milling. To avoid this sort of problem, you should check the teeth every day. Nobody told them how important it is to check the teeth and the holders each day. The hardness of the aggregate really makes the teeth wear. If you don’t check over the teeth each day, you won’t know that something is going bad.

keep it up TOP LEFT: You can clearly see the tip is missing from the tooth; the next one is missing the “circle.” TOP RIGHT: This tooth just gouges the mat; it’s not rotating. BOTTOM LEFT: The tip of the tooth isn’t getting to touch the pavement; it’s not getting to do its job. Because of the worn holders and misaligned teeth, we had to re-cut almost 2 miles down the road to fix what the ineffective cutter drum had done.BOTTOM RIGHT: After re-milling the lane, we put the level down again. It looks much closer to level. This is the best way to double-check your work behind the mill. Put the 4-foot straight edge across the lane and see what you have.

This could have resulted in a great deal more material when paving if we hadn’t gone back to correct the pattern. It cost the company some money to go back and re-do the milling, but it would have cost more in material to make up the profile of the pavement to get a smooth surface. John Ball is the proprietor of Top Quality Paving, Manchester, N.H. For more information, contact him at (603) 4931458 or


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Northeast Asphalt Takes the Big Win Sheldon G. Hayes Award for 2014 goes to Green Bay company From NAPA


ortheast Asphalt Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., is the winner of the 2014 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The award, bestowed annually since 1971, recognizes the country’s highest quality highway pavement. The company received its award Jan. 28 at a ceremony during the association’s 60th annual meeting on Marco Island, Fla. Northeast Asphalt Inc. and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region were named the winner for Northeast Asphalt’s work on State Trunk Highway (STH) 22 from Gillet to Oconto Falls, Wis. In the spring of 2012, just prior to the start of Northeast Asphalt’s mill and overlay project, a utility conflict running along both sides of the 8.1-mile project was discovered, threatening to wreak havoc with planned completion before year’s end. “In the typical utility relocation, it would happen just prior to us coming in and doing any work,” said Ric Szalewski, Project Manager at Northeast Asphalt for the winning project. “But they were anticipating a couple of months to relocate those utilities and there was talk of delaying the project until 2013.” Everyone involved in the project came together to discuss options. In the end, innovative thinking saved the day. “We came together with our dirt contractor, Relyco Inc., to use Spar underground mapping technology, ground-penetrating radar, and advanced software to locate the utilities within a three-dimensional space,” Szalewski said. 18 March 2015

This year, the evaluators praised all the candidates for their high-quality construction practices, which resulted in smooth, safe, and durable pavements. Northeast Asphalt Inc. won the top award for its work on State Trunk Highway (STH) 22 from Gillet to Oconto Falls, Wis.

With the radar pinpointing the utilities exactly, the construction crew was able to provide a workaround solution without harming the utility lines. “They could start construction and not have to worry about interfering or damaging any utilities,” Szalewski said. “They knew the areas where the utilities crossed, so they skipped those areas. And where the utilities were running with construction, they could stay away from them or stay above them. The utility contractor could work behind the excavators to relocate the lines.” With this utility conflict solved, Northeast Asphalt was able to complete the project quickly and efficiently. The company was anxious to submit this job for a Sheldon G. Hayes award only to face another unexpected hurdle: the weather. Winning pavements of the Sheldon G. Hayes award are scrutinized only after surviving one winter season after completion. Because Northeast Asphalt’s STH 22 project was completed so late in 2012 — Oct. 30 — the company had to wait until 2013 to submit its entry. Thus, the pavement was evaluated with two winters under its belt, including the winter of 2013– 2104, one of the harshest on record. “I looked back through the records in this area, and there were 59 days during the winter when temperatures were at or below 0° Fahrenheit,” said Brett Stanton, Director of Engineering Services for

Northeast Asphalt said “That was particularly unique, and [the road] looked very good for the rough winter it went through.” Northeast Asphalt was also able to procure a cost reduction incentive (CRI) modification to the original contract. “We partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to evaluate the pavement, and we realized we could save the DOT $160,000 if we changed the pavement structure and used some of the existing materials on site,” Stanton said. While some of the materials were new, “we imported far less by utilizing what was there,” Stanton said. In the end, recycled asphalt material reduced the company’s need for virgin asphalt by 24 percent with the 12.5-mm surface design mix and 23 percent with the 19.0-mm binder mix. The Sheldon G. Hayes Award winner and finalists are determined through a rigorous two-year evaluation process. Any highway pavement project using more than 50,000 tons of asphalt is eligible for consideration. Initially, the project must win a Quality in Construction (QIC) Award. The year after a project wins a QIC Award, it is eligible for consideration for the Sheldon G. Hayes Award. The top-ranked projects from each year are tested for smoothness, and then visually inspected by an independent pavement consultant.



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hen the most costly product in an asphalt mix is one that can be created on-site using recycled materials, the savvy producer will find many ways to work with it. Invest in the equipment you need to fractionate your millings, crush to size those chunks of recycled pavement, etc. Fractionating the product makes sense, but have you thought about where the product goes once you have it down to size? Let’s start a discussion of metering and controlling ingredients such as recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) with tips for handling the material. Mitch Duncklee is a software engineer for Systems Equipment in Waukon, Iowa. He suggested producers 20 March 2015

could get more consistent feeding results if recycling operations stayed up to date with their practices. “Pre-processing the shingles differently can make a large difference in how the RAS feeds,” Duncklee said. “While making mix, good feedback control in the blend computer can help smooth out the AC content, but any chance to prevent manic speed changes because of poor feeding should be looked into.” He sees pre-processing as a positive step for future innovations. “Pre-processing and storage would go a long way to make RAS behave like a typical ingredient. It wouldn’t surprise me to see more buildings or shelters to store the more sensitive

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materials. A lot of money gets spent removing moisture and clumping in process. Why not eliminate it before it even gets to the bin?” While a recycler will look at pre-processing as sorting the deleterious materials out of the shingle pile prior to grinding shingles to produce RAS, the asphalt plant owner can look at pre-processing at his site as declumping the RAS prior to feeding it into his drum. Preston McIntyre, a sales representative for Rotochopper, once explained that clumping or compacting of RAS usually occurs in one of two ways. “When material is run over by a loader or similar piece of heavy equipment, it compacts,” McIntyre said. “Another clumping



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project management occurrence can happen if a pile of RAS sits for an extended period of time; it can conglomerate due to the heat of the sun and its own weight if the pile is quite high. The outer layer of the pile is typically the only area affected by the sun.” McIntyre suggested if either the problem of agglomeration or clumping occurs, send the effected RAS through the grinder for a quick, second pass to bring the RAS back to usable form. He also reminded readers they can use simple additives to prevent clumping. When stockpiling or feeding RAS, time, temperature and moisture can cause agglomeration of the particles into clumps that negatively influence quality control. While using sand in the RAS stockpile has the secondary benefit of shining some plant components by preventing RAS from sticking as it goes through production, it can have a negative influence on QC, depending on the cleanliness of the sand. Clean sand can be costly. Dirty sand can throw a good mix off

kilter. Check with additive suppliers for solutions they have to this problem. Along with fractionating RAP and declumping RAS, producers will want to prep stockpile areas when considering where the recycle material goes. Everyone knows by now to pave beneath stockpile areas. Put berms between stockpiles of differing materials or sizes. Put signs at the edge of stockpile locations to let truck drivers and loader operators know exactly what is in each bay. And then match up those signs to the cold feed bins nearer the plant.

If either the problem of agglomeration or clumping occurs, send the effected RAS through the grinder for a quick, second pass to bring the RAS back to usable form. Argo Industries, Inc., Brookfield, Wis., offers a bin designed specifically for RAS. “We use a vertical front wall and steep-

ly sloped side and end walls along with a cleated belt to improve flow ability,” Paul Vandermolen of Argo said. “What we have found with our users is that when this material is being processed in bins with flatter slope angles, the material tends to pack.” To get material ready, try these steps that Preston McIntyre suggested for basic grinding: Step 1. Single-pass grinding through a small screen hole size Step 2. Double-pass grinding through a larger screen, and then a smaller screen Step 3. Grind, screen and then regrind the overs In the end, the purpose of taking so much time with your recycle material is to get a bonus-worthy mix design. Give quality control your full attention from the moment millings and other recycle material reaches your facility until the final product is in the mix and you’ll know where your recycled product is headed: it’s headed to the bank.

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The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Foundation will host two professional development courses this March. The Project Management Academy (PMA) and P6® Scheduling Academy are designed to help both new and experienced transportation construction industry professionals better manage their firms’ projects. • PMA = March 9 through 11; $1,999 for ARTBA members ($2,499 for non-members) • P6 Scheduling Academy = March 11 through 13; $1,700 for ARTBA members ($1,999 for nonmembers) The highly-acclaimed PMA is built around an acknowledged adult learning model of instruction supported by peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. It offers both tools and critical thinking skills in these core subjects: Planning & Scheduling; Industry Ethics; Client

Relations; Construction Documentation; Management/ Leadership & Resource Management; and the Economics of Safety. The P6® Scheduling Academy will provide indepth instruction on Primavera Project Planner (P6®) software and other “tricks of the trade” to help efficiently track key project aspects, such as people, materials, operational benchmarks and payment schedules. This unique program uses hands-on training designed specifically to help industry professionals adapt the P6® software to their own needs. Dr. Newitt will also guide students through the complex principles of Critical Path Method scheduling, which can help with timing and resource allocation during the delivery of complex transportation construction projects. Both academies provide attendees an opportunity to earn up to 32 Professional Development Hours. Visit to register, or contact ARTBA’s Kashae Williams at (202) 289-4434, ext. 109.

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This asphalt plant is controlled by Blue Smoke Control’s Model 6-S12-C 24,000 cfm collector. The four 300-ton silos are vented to a Model 6-S20-C 40,000 cfm collector.

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By Bob Frank

Wrap 100% Recycle into Winter Mix I

n late 2013, Slavic Mokienko, general manager for R.E. Pierson Materials, Bridgeport, N.J., called on RAP Technologies to purchase a used portable recycler. Pierson typically has several loyal customers with ongoing projects when its Dillman drum plant closes for winter maintenance. A recycler would enable Pierson to produce lucrative winter mix without forgoing maintenance or running a 500 ton per hour (TPH) drum to service small-volume winter jobs. Winter mix with 100 percent recycle isn’t a new idea; utility contractors and municipalities have increasingly used Bagela or similar portable recyclers to keep crews working all winter. Slavic soon learned that a recycler “cost too much and didn’t have enough production.” 25

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The plant at Pierson’s Bridgeport, N.J., location received two trailer loads of equipment to effect the installation of the 100 percent RAP winter mix capability. In these pictures, you can see the Dillman drum plant with its 500-TPH capacity drum already in place. RAP Technologies delivered an Allen Bradley PLC, custom automation and an early-entry combustion zone. You can also see the totes of recycling agent used to soften the aged RAP binder.

RAP Technologies found Slavic’s idea so compelling that the company upgraded its All-RAP pilot plant to produce winter mix and be ready if Slavic called again in 2014. Engineers added the Allen Bradley PLC custom automation with wireless connectivity for the operator’s terminal and a ceramic insulated early entry combustion zone. The result is an all-RAP winter mix plant that can be transported on two trailer loads while it’s sized to serve a winter market at 25 to 500 tons per day. By November 2014, Pierson’s customers started calling to confirm their schedules. Several had utility contracts that would require hot mix daily to pave over street openings. Others had commercial parking lots that would be ready for base to support construction activities. Based on this demand, Slavic believed that “we could supply our customers throughout the winter and also be profitable.” The market justified a three-

month lease between Pierson and RAP Technologies with 1,000 ton per month production minimums. Dec. 30, 2014, Billy Bowling, Pierson’s operations manager, moved the all-RAP plant’s dryer and baghouse trailers to Pierson’s facility and began connecting ductwork and SO electric cables. Bowling placed the plant between the storage silos and Dillman aggregate dryer in order to discharge mix into the main drag conveyor. Being close to the Dillman dryer enables the winter mix plant to use line power provided by a 100HP drum drive motor starter. The wireless connectivity of the operator terminal enables Duke Strang, plant operator, to run the plant from his Dillman control room. This feature wasn’t added just for Strang’s comfort, but also so he could use the truck loadout and billing interface while operating the winter mix plant. He found that running the all-RAP 27

Duke Strang is the plant operator for the Pierson’s Bridgeport location. He runs the plant from the Dillman control room with wireless connectivity.

plant is easier than his Terex automation, taking only two keystrokes to start the plant in a fully automated startup sequence. The equipment lease between Pierson and RAP Technologies includes a supply of recycling agent. The recycling agent is a local, repurposed, non-toxic, organic material that softens age-hardened RAP binder for the purpose of producing durable, easy-to-work mixes. The product is delivered in 250-gallon IBC totes and added at a rate of 1.25 gallons per ton of mix. This dose restores PG64-22 performance to the RAP binder and balances rutting and fatigue cracking resistance, according to the manufacturer. Totes are kept warm in a heated garage overnight, and then connected to the plant in the morning to pump accurately. Dan Karcher, the quality control manager, routinely fractionates his RAP with an Astec PEP screener into ¼ and 3/8-inch fractions. These fractions give him control over gradation and asphalt cement (AC) content throughout the year. For winter mix, Karcher set up the PEP screen to make slightly different fractions that, when reblended, enable production of both base and surface mixes with just RAP aggregate and recycling agent. Karcher changed the 3/8-inch top deck screen to ¾-inch and will use that fraction to produce both base and surface winter mixes. This is a new concept in 100 percent mixes, but Karcher is well-known for designing quality mixes with high RAP. Air permitting for the all-RAP winter mix plant wasn’t an issue because New Jersey offers a special exemption for temporary portable equipment operated while stationary manufacturing components are repaired or maintained. A registration form was submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection prior to the start of work and a second notice will be submitted at the end of the 90-day maintenance period. It was that simple. 28 March 2015

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Figure 1.

NYC 100%  Recycle  Sales   %  of  Largest  Quarter  

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20.0% 0.0%  

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This graph shows the trend in sales of high RAP mixes in New York City. In the first year, RAP percentage used in mixes in Q1 was 0.0 percent. In Q2 it was 7.0 percent. In Q3 it was 12.9 percent. In Q4 it was 13.5 percent. In the second year, RAP percentage used in mixes in Q1 was 35 percent. In Q2 it was 49 percent. In Q3 it was 56.4 percent. In Q4 it was 50 percent. In the third year, RAP percentage used in mixes in Q1 was 55.4 percent. In Q2 it was 100 percent. In Q3 it was 93.4 percent. In Q4 it was 83 percent.

In May 2011, New York City’s first commercial 100 percent recycled asphalt plant opened using RAP Technologies’ All-RAP patented technology. The first season was focused on introducing contractors to the quality of 100 percent recycled mix. That task became much easier in January 2012 when the All-RAP plant stayed open while other producers serving NYC closed for maintenance. As a result of this availability and discount price, many contractors with winter projects purchased 100 percent recycled mix for the first time; their positive experiences kept them coming back during the regular paving season. Demand for 100 percent recycled mix has continued to increase every year, even as conventional plants saw declining sales (see Figure 1). RAP Technologies’ All-RAP technology is designed to be retrofitted on conventional plants as a parallel system enabling producers to switch back and forth between 100 percent RAP and conventional mix on a day to day basis. This is proving to be an attractive option in small or slow markets where operating a conventional plant is not profitable until large projects need that capacity. Portable recyclers, Pierson’s winter mix rental, and the NYC experience suggest that the market is ready for 100 percent recycled mixes. Bob Frank is the founder of RAP Technologies. For more information, contact him at (877) 4-RAP-MIX or info@

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ABOVE : With a stabilizer-reclaimer in your recycling arsenal, you’re ready to smooth out and stabilize everything from old dirt-gravel roads to complete job sites with rough terrain. ABOVE RIGHT: Note that the fully-enclosed operator compartment shifts 18 inches to the right of center and the operator seat slides laterally and swings 90 degrees for increased visibility. A rear-mounted camera is designed to provide full visibility and safety when backing up.

Reclaim Surface, Subbase for Sustainability

By Jeff Winke

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P r ob l em : potholes, “washboard” work site P r oposed S o l u t i o n : reclaim pavement with soil stabilizer/reclaimer

or those not already familiar with the soil stabilizer-reclaimer, it can be used for mixing lime, fly ash or cement with existing materials to improve soils and strengthen sub-surfaces in preparation for backfill, antifrost layers and base layers. In the application seen in the focal image here, the new SX-6e/ex soil stabilizer-reclaimer from Roadtec, Inc., Chattanooga, works a section of existing pavement. The machine is used to smooth out and stabilize the lane. The SX-6e/ex sits in the mid-size spot of its family of four different size soil stabilizer-reclaimer machines. The SX-6 cuts up to 20 inches (508 mm) deep and 100 inches (2,540 mm) wide. The machine is equipped with a Tier 4 interim 6-cylinder, 600 hp (447 kW) Cummins® QSX15 diesel engine that is engineered to provide power to the rotor through a direct drum drive. The engine compartment is fully sealed, which means it’s de-

signed to prevent infiltration by dirt or dust from soil binders. With a shipping weight of 68,000 pounds (29,480 kg), the Roadtec SX6e/ex is designed to be balanced evenly for maximum traction. Four cutting speeds and right-hand flush cut allow it to be used for a range of projects including stabilizing, pulverizing, or cold recycling. An air-shift transmission for the cutter speeds means that the operator can shift to different rpms on the cutter drum depending on application need. The variable geometry cutter housing arrangement of the SX-6e/ex is designed to position the cutter in a way that promotes material sizing as well as the flow of the material. Heavy-duty front and rear doors are hydraulically adjustable for additional control of gradation and flow. The Roadtec SX-6e/ex soil stabilizer-reclaimer is ready to perform road rehabilitation, cold recycling, or soil stabilization. 33

that's a good idea

LEFT: If the crew is not using a pickup machine, something as simple as a spray container on the back of the screed can carry release agent and help keep tools in good condition. MIDDLE: If using a material transfer vehicle, a tank for release agent is built in. Use the spray wand to spritz the hopper, end gate skis, hand tools, as needed. RIGHT: The bucket is long enough to accommodate lutes and rakes—56 inches long in this instance.

Hang a Bucket on It


hen paving, you may not always have time to spritz hand tools with release agent to get a clean edge for luting, raking, shoveling, etc. You need something you can plunge hand tools into for a good soaking in between uses. This crew has assembled a bucket filled with release agent, and has hung it on the side of the pickup machine with eye hooks and washers. I recommend a bucket that’s about a foot wide, 2 feet tall and 56 inches long. As the paving train moves down the roadway, lutes and shovels rest inside the

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bucket where material breaks loose or softens, effectively cleaning the tools while the crew members work with other tools. When a ground laborer needs a clean lute, he merely changes a messy one for a clean one out of the bucket. Pickup machines are ideal candidates to hold these types of buckets or receptacles. Do not put such a bucket on the tow arm of the paver. The bucket would not only block your ability to see the tow point cylinder, it makes the machine look unbalanced and messy. When release agent splashes on the

By John Ball

cylinder, it drags dirt particles into the seals, ruining them. Instead, a 5-gallon bucket of release agent on the back step of the paver can hold a whisk broom that helps keep hand tools cleaned during the shift. Or a laborer can place a 3-gallon or 5-gallon spray container of release agent on the screed, grabbing it when he needs to spray a hand tool or section of equipment. John Ball is the proprietor of Top Quality Paving, Manchester, N.H. For more information, contact him at (603) 493-1458 or


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ne of the largest producers of stone aggregates in the southeastern United States, Midsouth Aggregates, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., produces aggregates by quarrying naturally occurring rock deposits. Granite and limestone are extracted by carefully controlled blasting, then are crushed and graded to produce stones of different sizes to be used in various applications. The company supplies aggregate products to the Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida Departments of Transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Aviation Administration. A Midsouth Aggregates plant in north central Alabama needed to replace a sub-

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mersible pump that pumped quarry water to a stone washing tower. The plant also wanted to increase the discharge flow of the pump. The existing pump had a 4-inch discharge. The new pumping conditions were 1000 GPM, 50 feet of vertical lift and 500 feet of horizontal run to the water tower. The manufacturer of the existing pump would have to use a pump with an 8-inch discharge to meet the new conditions; BJM could accomplish the job with a 6-inch KZN. At the operation, the aggregate from the bedrock deposits are classified as hard, medium-hard and soft. After it’s harvested, the quarry rock is processed, which involves crushing, screening and cleaning.

Massive stones are sent along a vibrating feeder from the feed bin to a jaw crusher for rough crushing. The smaller rock is then transferred by conveyor to a cone or impact crusher for secondary crushing. The fine crushed stones are transferred to a vibrating screen for separation by size. Stones that meet the specific requirements of the finished product are transferred to a finished products pile. The remaining stones are sent back to be crushed again. Dust suppression equipment is often used as additional environmental protection. Scott Morrow, sales engineer for Brownlee-Morrow, a dynamic fluids transfer distributor specializing in pumping equip-

LEFT: After it’s harvested, the quarry rock is processed, which involves crushing, screening and cleaning. Massive stones are sent along a vibrating feeder from the feed bin to a jaw crusher for rough crushing. ABOVE TOP: From left: Kelly McCollum, BJM Pumps Southern Regional Sales Manager, Richard Smith, Midsouth Aggregates, Shane Horton, Midsouth Aggregates Alex City Plant Manager, and Scott Morrow, Sales Engineer for Brownlee-Morrow. ABOVE: Stones that meet the specific requirements of the finished product are transferred to a finished products pile.

ment, suggested a BJM Pumps submersible built specifically for hard-to-handle rock slurries. Midsouth Aggregates didn’t have any experience with BJM submersibles, so Morrow provided information on the BJM KZN hard metal slurry pump. Specifically, Morrow suggested the BJM KZN220-30 HP high head, hard metal agitator slurry pump. The existing submersible pump in Midsouth Aggregates’ application was a side discharge 90-degree elbow pipe that had a high wear area on the 90-degree turn. BJM’s vertically positioned top discharge KZN promotes optimum wear resistance along the discharge path as well as use of the fluid being pumped for natural cooling of the pump’s internal motor functions. BJM’s

vertical design also allows for the sump to be pumped down to within inches of the bottom. The vertical discharge and the 22.75-inch diameter of the KZN220 create a space-saving footprint, allowing installation in the tightest of manholes. Midsouth Aggregates’ Alexander City Quarry Plant Manager Shane Horton mentioned that the BJM KZN220 has been in operation for more than three years. “We start the pump when the day begins and shut it down when we leave at the end of the day,” he said. The pump’s ability to pick up siltladen water from a groundwater pond and pump it to the rock screen washing tower has provided trouble-free operation.”

KZN220: Just the Facts

• Wear Resistance—All wetted parts are constructed of abrasive resistant 28 percent chrome iron (600 Brinell, 71 Rockwell C). In addition, a replaceable hardened wear plate is located on the suction side, where erosion would cause a loss of pump performance. • Solids Handling Capability—An integral agitator fluidizes settled solids into a slurry, making them easier to pump with less chance of clogging. The semiopen impeller handles abrasive solid concentrations as high as 70 percent by weight. • Double silicon carbide mechanical seals in a separate oil filled seal chamber • Heavy duty lip seal for additional protection for the mechanical seals • Stainless steel shaft and shaft sleeve • Pump volutes cast from hardened ductile iron (300 Brinell) • Semi-open impeller made of 28 percent chrome • Vertical top discharge 37

Plant Quality Primer By Jarrett Welch

Editor’s Note: Seasoned asphalt professionals have these production basics down pat. New employees or contractors new to the production side of the industry can benefit from the tips contained herein. Check out these back-tobasics for quality production reminders, and challenge your personnel to chime in with additional ideas for optimum plant efficiencies. The complete article can be downloaded for free at


he material handlers at the plant are instrumental to quality production. These employees include your plant operator, loader operator and ground personnel. They have a whole lot of say regarding the quality of mix your plant produces. You need to have trust in your loader operator. “You can’t make quality mix without a good loader operator,” Ted Brommenshenkel said. He’s the plant maintenance supervisor for Brannan Sand & Gravel Co., Denver. “A good loader hand will know to remove wet material on the shell of the pile and not feed it into the plant. Inconsistent material with varying moisture contents fed into the bins will greatly influence plant operations.” To properly handle materials in plant operations, all personnel must follow proper protocols, such as performing a visual inspection of materials. The plant operator will perform a visual inspection of the plant as well. While performing a visual inspection of the plant, he will want to open the pump valves to get the oil circulating. Completing this step in the early stages of a cold start will help homogenize the binder and assist with getting a consistent asphalt content during initial production. The exhaust fan on the baghouse should be kicked on, followed by purging the burner blower. Next, the operator should turn on the drum, slat conveyor, scale belts and weigh feeders. Remember that most equipment performs best when it is warmed up prior to production. As the operator turns on these components, he should be aware of the gauge 38 March 2015

The type and placement of flights in the drum, and how the material is veiled through the hot gases, will have an effect on both the drying temperature and the baghouse temperature. Positioning of the flights is another area filled with options, which are discussed further online.

readings to assure everything is in working order. Check the amperage on the slat. Assure a zero on the scale belts. Make sure the settings are correct. Make a checklist and put a checkmark next to each item as you visually inspect it. The operator then will start the fire on the burner and get the baghouse warmed up. Temperatures going into the baghouse should not exceed 300⁰F during the warm up process and should be monitored. While the plant components are warming, a plant operator or ground person should walk around the plant again and visually assess the equipment while it’s running. Next to vision, one of the best senses this person has is hearing. Unfamiliar sounds, such as abnormal screeches, bangs or squeaks, are signs of trouble, and should be investigated. Following this step will allow the plant operator to inspect the belts for wear, find a squeaky bearing that may need some grease, confirm safety items are in place, and look for potential items that need addressed. When the operator feels that the plant is ready to go, he will enter the target tons

per hour and mix design into the computer, start the aggregate feed from the bins and the AC pump. Timing is critical during this stage; good timing can reduce plant waste. The operator has a host of components to monitor at this point: • Baghouse temperatures • Bin sequencing • Mineral filler feeds • Aggregate temperatures vs. RAP feed • Injection timing • Drag slat temp and amp readings • Heating circuit readings • Truck loadout Following basic guidelines will help assure a quality asphalt pavement is produced. Having the proper components in place is critical; having good employees who know their plant and their roles at the helm is even moreso. Jarrett Welch is the proprietor of Quality Paving Consultants, Wheat Ridge, Colo. For more information, contact him at (970) 361-1525. Get the full backto-basics primer at www.

Mix in Slag By AsphaltPro Staff


lthough we’ve discussed the use of slag before, AsphaltPro revisits the concept for the annual recycling issue. As a recycled product, slag is another tool in the asphalt industry’s belt for making sustainable pavements. With this primer, we’d like to give a clearer and basic understanding to those who might be interested in the incorporation of slag with asphalt mix design. Keep in mind, once the slag is created and shipped to the producer for use in a mix, it is stockpiled like any other aggregate and used like any other aggregate, according to sources.

Slag Process

Start with the definition. Basically, slag is a product of the steel-making process. Alan Bowman of Phoenix Services, LLC, shared

that slag was once scorned as a useless byproduct. “It is now accepted and often preferred as a valuable material with many and varied uses in a giant construction industry. It might be best to describe slag simply as ‘man-made rock.’ Its formation begins when iron ore, coke and a flux— either limestone or dolomite—are melted together in huge furnaces. When the metallurgical melting process is completed, the lime in the flux has been chemically combined with the aluminates and silicates of the ore and the coke ash to form a non-metallic product.” The nonmetallic product? Slag. “During the period of cooling and hardening from its molten state, slag can be treated to form any of several specific types, which can in turn be crushed or

screened to isolate diverse grades and sizes. The primary use of slag is as an aggregate but research and experimentation have turned up a number of additional applications and promise to still find more.” Bowman reminded readers of the 4 types of slag: • air-cooled slag • expanded slag • granulated slag • steel-furnace slag “In asphalt paving, as in so many other applications, slag again demonstrates its extreme versatility. It has been used for parking lots of giant shopping centers, to build handsome and durable driveways for residences of distinction and to surface the famous racetracks of Indianapolis and Daytona Beach.”

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Slag Specs

Keep in mind, racetracks demand strength, stability and, above all, skid-resistance. “Whether in plant mixes, surface seal or slurry applications, the qualities that are required in turnpike surfacing are also found desirable on local projects. Friction and pavement stability are the top performance characteristics.” Bowman stated that “no aggregate” can compare to the performance of steel slag as an aggregate in asphalt mixes. “Steel slag can provide a renewable friction surface giving the pavement a long life and offers additional safety to the motoring public. It resists rutting and shoving to provide a smooth ride for the driving public. This resists hydro-planing in wet conditions.”

miles. Sometimes more. It depends on customer need. States where slag is produced have specifications for the use of slag aggregate. All of our material (BFS), (BOF) and EAF are all crushed and screened into stockpiles. Many times samples are taken in 40 to 50-pound totes or buckets as needed for mix designs.” The number of states embracing the use of slag in asphalt mix design depends

on two factors: availability and state DOT requirements. “Some customers or state engineers have a bias against use of recycled or manmade products,” Bowman said. “Some have a lack of understanding of high performance mixtures. These are issues we as an industry try to overcome. Slag mixtures are recognized as a very good performing mixture where available.”

The number of states embracing the use of slag in asphalt mix design depends on two factors: availability and state DOT requirements. As for mix design, Bowman shared that “steel and blast furnace slag is often used as 100 percent of total aggregate in the mixture. The mixture depends on the application and cost. High performance mixtures cost more than a lesser performing mixtures.” “Slag aggregates typically are made to same specifications as natural aggregates,” Bowman said. “Phoenix Services LLC provides responsive world-class service to steel producers around the globe. Core services include slag handling utilizing slag pot carriers or the traditional slag pit digging with front-end loaders; the recovery and sizing of metal to our customer’s specification; and processing slag for use by our steel mill customer or marketing processed slag material for aggregate use. We have established regional facilities to process slag and products from steel mills. Incoming materials are processed, crushed and screened to size, to maximize the recovery of metallic. Residual materials are then marketed as aggregate products.” As with other aggregates, Bowman shared that slag also has a short transportation region. “To be competitive we have to be close to the source, often within 45 41


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Terms and Abbreviatio


n the asphalt and aggregate industry, from the terminal to the quality assurance behind the screed, there are acronyms and abbreviations that tend to send us into a frenzy of tongue-tied and twisted confusion if we’re not fully caffeinated. I’ll cut to the chase. For this special World of Asphalt issue of AsphaltPro, here’s a list of frequently used acronyms (FUAs). AAPT = Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists AASHTO = American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials AC = Asphalt Cement AEMA = Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association AGC = Associated General Contractors (of America) AI = Asphalt Institute AMRL = AASHTO Materials Reference Library (a laboratory accreditation) APWA = American Public Works Association AR = Asphalt Rubber ARMA = Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association ARRA = Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association ARTBA = American Road and Transportation Builders Association ASA = American Subcontractors Association ASTM = American Society for Testing and Materials bbl = Blue Barrel (crude oil) BST = Bituminous Surface Treatment CAA = Coarse Aggregate Angularity (a test method) CCI = Critical Condition Index CCPR = Cold Central Plant Recycling (used in conjunction with subbase drainage discussions) CDRA = Construction Demolition Recycling Association CIR = Cold In-Place Recycling 44 March 2015

CMAQ = Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program CR = Crumb Rubber DBE = Disadvantaged Business Enterprise DOT = Department of Transportation DSR = Dynamic Shear Rheometer EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation (engines) EH&S = Environmental Health & Safety EPA = Environmental Protection Agency EPD = Environmental Product Declaration ESALs = Equivalent Single Axle Loads FAA = Fine Aggregate Angularity (an indirect test method) FDR = Full-Depth Reclamation FHWA = Federal Highway Administration FRAP = Fractionated RAP (in relation to stockpiling/screening/QC) Gmb = Bulk Specific Gravity Gmm (TMD) = Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity GHG = Greenhouse Gas GHS = Global Harmonization Systems (international pictograms for safety) GTR = Ground Tire Rubber HIR = Hot In-Place Recycling HMA = Hot Mix Asphalt HSI = Horizontal Shaft Impactor (crusher) HSIP = Highway Safety Improvement Program I2P2 = Illness and Injury Prevention Programs IARC = International Agency for Research on Cancer (cleared asphalt’s good name) IC = Intelligent Compaction ILTA = International Liquids & Terminals Association IPF = Impacts per Foot (compaction/density) IRI = International Ride (roughness) Index ISAP = International Society of Asphalt Pavements JHA = Job Hazard Analysis JSA = Jobsite Safety Analysis

ons You Should Know LCA = Life-Cycle Assessment (environmental burden of a pavement from cradle to grave) LCCA = Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (total user and agency costs over pavement’s life-cycle) LEED = Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design LTPP = Long-Term Pavement Performance MAP-21 = Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act MEPDG = Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide MOT = Movement of Traffic MPH = Miles per Hour MPOs = Metropolitan Planning Organizations MRP = Micronized Rubber Powder (used in RMA) MSHA = Mine Safety and Health Administration MUTCD = Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices NAPA = National Asphalt Pavement Association NCAT = National Center for Asphalt Technology NCHRP = National Cooperative Highway Research Program NHPP = National Highway Performance Program NHS = National Highway System NHTSA = National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NIOSH = National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NOx = Nitrogen Oxide NPRM = National Proposed Rulemaking NRDC = National Resources Defense Council OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer OGFC = Open Graded Friction Course OSHA = Occupational Safety and Health Administration PCC = A Mistake to be Avoided PEC = Pavement Economic Council PEL = Personal Exposure Limit (safety and health regs) PG = Performance Grade PPP = Public Private Partnership (funding opp) PSI = Pounds per Square Inch

PVI = Pavement Vehicle Interaction (pavement engineering) PWL = Percent Within Limits (QC/specs) QA = Quality Assurance QC = Quality Control RAP = Reclaimed (recycled) Asphalt Pavement RAS = Recycled Asphalt Shingle RMA = Rubber Modified Asphalt (see also MRP) RPA = Rubber Pavements Association RPM = Revolutions per Minute (rotor bars/ aggregators, etc) or Reflective Pavement Marker SAPA = State Asphalt Pavement Associations SCR = Selective Catalytic Reduction (engines) SDS = Safety Data Sheet (formerly MSDS) SEO = Search Engine Optimization (marketing/ promotion of your business) SHRP = Strategic Highway Research Program SMA = Stone Mastic Asphalt (or Stone Matrix Asphalt) SP TWG = Sustainable Pavement Technical Working Group SSD = Saturated Surface-Dry (a condition of aggregate) Superpave = Superior Performing Asphalt Pavement System TCC = Transportation Construction Coalition TPH = Tons per Hour UHI = Urban Heat Island (remember: albedo/ reflectivity does not mitigate UHI effect) Va (VTM) = Air Voids (voids in total mix) VFA = Voids Filled with Aggregate VMA = Voids in Mineral Aggregate VMT = Vehicle Miles Traveled VPD = Vehicles per Day VPM = Vibrations per Minute VSI = Vertical Shaft Impactor (crusher) WIP = Work In Progress WMA = Warm-Mix Asphalt WOA = World of Asphalt WZSC = Workzone Safety Clearinghouse 45

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Innovate from the Base for Optimal Performance


nnovation and performance optimization lead the topics of discussion at this year’s World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md., March 17 through 19. The asphalt industry overall has grown accustomed to these two facets of road building—asphalt and aggregates—to co-locate their top education and exposition events each year. For 2015, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) invites attendees to “Optimize Your Performance Potential,” while the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) welcomes attendees to “The Base of Innovation.” In past years, multiple state association meetings and safety programs ran concurrently with the People, Plants and Paving Training Sessions, and AGG1 Academy. This year is a little less confusing while still offering useful education for your employees and your upper echelon management. For example, one conference that begins a day prior to World of Asphalt is the Beyond Compliance: Achieving EH&S Excellence. This Monday through Tuesday conference is tailored to environmental, health and safety officers at asphalt plants and

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paving sites. The 11 sessions within the conference are designed to give attendees the latest information on innovations to build a world-class EH&S culture. Visit Education/General/BeyondCompliance/ for the noon-to-noon schedule and registration information. Also beginning Monday and extending to include Tuesday afternoon, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s Safety Seminar “Safety in the Work Zone” offers two educational tracks. Visit for course descriptions and registration information. Both AGG1 Academy and WOA’s People, Plants and Paving Training Program begin Tuesday, March 17 and run through Thursday, March 19. There’s plenty of information starting on page 46 about the sessions. The highlight of such a gathering for many contractors is the trade show floor, of course. Who can resist taking a selfie next to a KM International T2 asphalt recycler or funky MA 10 sealcoat melting kettle? (booth 1658) Caption that: “He’s so hot he melted that crack filler material.”




brook, Conn., won’t be exhibiting, but did launch its new XP-KZN series of submersible slurry pumps at the Underground Technology Conference & Exhibition in Houston back in January. Neal Manufacturing of Anniston, Ala., also chose another venue to showcase its sealcoating machine due to a scheduling conflict during WOA time. Now let’s take a look at a few of the companies that will be at the show and that shared information with AsphaltPro readers. When you stop in to check out the new items and info, let them know you saw them in AsphaltPro magazine.


Get information on high efficiency filter bag cleaning from Albarrie Environmental Services when you stop by booth 1821. Atlas Copco’s new Dynapac F1200CS paver has a laying capacity of 330 tons per hour. Check it out in booth 2514 during the WOA show.

Or maybe you want to stare into the jaws of an Eagle crusher (booth 1542) or see the impact of a KPI-JCI/Astec Mobile Screens crusher (booth 1634). The testing companies will have their sieves all shiny at booths 2132 (Gilson Company Inc.) and 3529 (Instrotek Inc.) and 1751 (Troxler Electronic Labs) and 1552 (Pine Instrument Co.), etc. Are you used to seeing the same old folks with the same old equipment at these shows each year? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that “The Base of Innovation” brings out the creativity in the OEMs and service-providers in our industry this year. Now, if you ask a representative what’s innovative about his or her product, its very existence will be the fabulous aspect about it, right? But the folks who spoke with us at AsphaltPro shared technology tidbits beyond “our stuff is great.” For example, a spokesperson for TransTech Systems of Schenectady, N.Y., explained that the non-nuclear density gauges the company offers and will have on display in booth 1548 use electromagnetic technology. Without giving away the “secret sauce,” that’s what makes the gauges work, making them non-nuclear and offering the advantages over the nuclear alternative. The team at BOMAG Americas, Inc., has optimized the vibratory oscillation within its roller drums to create the TanGO. You can check this out on the company’s new BW 161 ADO-4 tandem roller in booth 1130. It’s “tangential oscillation,” thus the name TanGO, that directs forces horizontally to give that special compaction touch near buildings or on bridges. Bob Frank of RAP Technologies, LLC, Linwood, N.J., shared that the innovation he brings to the show is that of running a fully recycled hot mix. “High capacity production of 100 percent recycle mixes using conventional plant components,” is possible. A number of companies have innovations coming up, but they won’t be exhibiting during WOA/AGG1 for a variety of reasons. For example, CWMF Corporation of Waite Park, Minn., will introduce a 100 percent RAP plant later in the year; you can watch our product gallery pages for that. Phoenix Services LLC of Kennett Square, Pa., isn’t exhibiting this year while the company finalizes details at its newly acquired sites. BJM Pumps of Old Say48 March 2015

›› ASTEC, INC. WOA-2029

Look for an all new model of the Double Barrel XHR drum, which is able to run up to 60 percent RAP at the Astec booth. Also check out a display of the Astec V-Pack™ stack temperature control system and Astec controls. Direct your questions to Jeff Baugh, Floyd Cheek, Chris Frost, Ryan Bush, Tom Ondo, Greg Painter, Jason Clark, Tom Baugh, Steve Claude, Andy Guth, Larry Johnston, Tony Schwab or Malcolm Swanson when you stop by booth 2029. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “To meet with new and existing customers to convey the message that we offer the industry’s most complete lineup of asphalt plants.”


Look for the new Dynapac F1200CS paver in the Atlas Copco booth, along with compaction and other heavy-highway equipment. Direct your questions to Steve Cole, vice president business line manager of road construction equipment; Ali Pektas, vice president marketing NASA region; Vijayakumar Palanisamy, divisional product manager; or other regional sales managers when you stop by booth 2514. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “Our goal is to demonstrate our continued commitment to the U.S. asphalt industry through product improvements, breadth of products and support. We’ll be highlighting new equipment at the show, including our Tier 4 Final F800 paver and the CP1200 pneumatic roller. We’ll also show some of our latest advancements in technology, including our new intelligent compaction system that minimizes common issues involving density and stiffness.” What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “Our sales personnel can teach booth attendees how to identify low-maintenance equipment by examining the quality of features and how some add-on features will benefit their application.”


Together the Vögele Vision 5200-2i paired with a Vögele screed deliver precise results in all applications. Rideability: efficient material handling and superior controllability with precise straight-line tracking and smooth, accurate turns. Versatility: pick the screed to match the application – all mounted on one tractor! • Front mounted extension screed: multi-variable width paving and mainline paving applications • Rear mounted extension screed: mainline rideability and mainline density • Compaction screed: maximize in-place density, asphalt and roller compacted concrete applications When quality of pavement matters, rely on Vögele pavers and screeds to get the job done.


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BOMAG Americas has expanded its cold milling product range by offering the new rear rotor design BM-35 series. Check out the technology at booth 1130.

2. “Another tip attendees can learn is how to optimize material management to eliminate segregation. For instance, they can learn how feed control systems automatically adjust material flow to produce a quality mat.” The innovations that Atlas Copco brings to the show this year go beyond the company’s offerings in the intelligent compaction arena. “In addition to our new intelligent compaction system, we incorporate and offer other innovative features that ensure high productivity. For instance, our pavers can be equipped with our exclusive feed control system that monitors and adjusts material flow to eliminate centerline segregation. Another example, the F1200 paver, includes sliding step extensions that allow the operator to achieve clear views of the surface and screed.”

›› BOMAG WOA-1130

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Direct your questions to John Hood, Jim Head, Bill Rieken, Tom Kiselica, Mitch Mears, Tim Hoover or Henry Polk when you stop by booth 1130. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “BOMAG will continue to further advance its position as a fullline roadbuilding equipment supplier to paving contractors with its offering of industry leading asphalt compaction, paving, milling and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment. The company plans to further the level of understanding of its latest innovations that allow paving contractors to build a better road, including TanGO tangential oscillation, Economizer and the Remix Anti-Segregation System.” What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “We can show the benefits of BOMAG’s TanGO and Economizer innovations toward achieving optimal compaction results.” 2. “We can show how the Remix system combats thermal and particle segregation at the last stage of the paving process by distributing material over an area five times wider than traditional slat conveyor pavers.”

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More recycled content. More performance. Increased use of recycled materials in asphalt mixes means increased value. Evoflex CA allows the maximum use of reclaimed asphalt materials while still providing excellent flexibility and crack resistance over time. Designed to work with Evotherm® warm mix asphalt technology, Evoflex CA more effectively incorporates more reclaimed asphalt even when using production temperatures less than 275°F. Derived from sustainable forestry products, Evoflex CA provides an environmentally friendly, non-toxic solution for increasing the use of recycled products in asphalt mixes. Take the first step in the run towards greater recycled content and profitability—contact MWV Specialty Chemicals today.

D&H Equipment offers a new portable blending plant system with a 50 TPH production. Stop by booth 1149 to get information on this item with its automated valving and low NOx burners.

›› CAT WOA-1212

Look for a host of paving, milling and recycling equipment including the new member of the F-series pavers from Caterpillar Inc. Direct your questions to Terry Sharp, Terry Humphreys, Todd Mansell and others when you stop by booth 1212.


Look for weighing equipment in the Clarence Richard booth. Direct your questions to Clarence Richard, president of Clarence Richard Services, Inc., Minnetonka, Minn., when you stop by booth 3524. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “Make RAS users aware of their existing weighing problem, mix producers aware of uneven dust return into their mixes, and mix producers aware the majority of their plant operation people are undertrained and that we offer the solutions and we want them to take action.” What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “Effective plant operation training is your best plant ROI.” 2. “Mix quality at most all continuous mix plant can be significantly improved with new instrument technology.”


Look for information on the E3 RAP-STAR™ at the CMI Roadbuilding Inc. booth.

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Look for information on the 50 TPH fully-automated portable blending unit from D&H Equipment, Ltd., at booth 1149. 52 March 2015


Look for information on crushers and recycle crushers at the Eagle booth. Direct your questions to Daniel Friedman; Bill Rhoades, vice president; Jay Giltz; John Powell; Terry Robinette; or Norm Refford of Eagle Crusher. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “To educate about the innovative RAP recycling equipment Eagle Crusher manufactures.” What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “How to integrate RAP recycling into your existing asphalt facility.” 2. “How to reduce costs through RAP.”

›› FORTA WOA-3309

Look for information about fiber reinforcement at the Forta Corporation booth. Direct questions to Martin Doody, director of sales and marketing; Scott Nazar, technical manager; Chase Eyster, sales representative; Natasha Ozybko, sales representative; Charlie Miller, sales representative; Dave Huddleston, international business development manager; and Garrett Lovett, fiber technician, when you stop by booth 3309. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “To find customers domestically, and distributors internationally. We want to raise the level of awareness, to the paving public, of high tensile strength of synthetic fiber reinforcement.” What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “Teach them the value of fiber reinforcement for asphalt.” 2. “Show them the ease of using this product in any asphalt plant.”

›› HEATEC WOA-1630

Look for heating equipment and storage solutions in the Heatec booth. Direct your questions to Tom Wilkey, president; Robert Wilfong, vice president; Jerry Vantrease, construction sales manager; Phil Brady, regional sales manager; or Randy Osby, parts manager or Heatec, Inc., Chattanooga, when you stop by booth 1630. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “Convince buyers that our equipment is not a commodity and it is important to consider details when comparing equipment.” What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “It is important to look at long-term payback, not just initial cost.” 2. “Although heating and storage equipment comprises only a small portion of the overall plant, it can still have an important impact on plant operation.” The team at Heatec values its improvements as innovations. “We constantly explore new technologies that could improve our products and offer it as options when it appears to have suitable cost/ benefits for our customers.”


Look for a number of updated products in the LB Performance booth, from the brand new evolution of the PF150 paver line with a new screed, new endgates, Tier IV engine and more horsepower to the safety improvements on the road wideners RW100B and RW195E. Direct your questions to Al Cleeland, Rick Smith, Andy Valentine or Cory Furhamn when you stop by booth 2704. Along with new screeds delivering more heat for the end user, the team at LB Performance Paving has taken on other innovations. “We’re responsible for the evolution of the Blaw-Knox brand. Sustaining engineering had to be brought back up to speed—modernizing for safety, automation, engine Tier compliance, etc. We’ve accomplished re-engineering the engines as far as we needed to. We have our eye on the deliverable product for the contractor.”


Look for the Flex-Mat® 3 high-performance screen media in the Major Wire Industries, Ltd., booth.

›› MASABA AGG-1153

Look for a demonstration of Masaba’s patented track technology at the booth. Direct your questions to Jerad Higman, president; Jim Peterson, vice president; Bob Brewer; Ken Brozek; Jeff Elmes; Joe Elmes; or Steve Nelson of Masaba, Inc., Vermillion, S.D., when you stop by booth 1153. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “Expand dealer network, lead generation.” 54 March 2015


Look for hot oil heating equipment in the Meeker booth. Direct your questions to David Garrett, Derek Garrett, Andrew Wellock and Jeff Meeker of Meeker Equipment Co., Inc., Belleville, Pa., when you stop by the booth. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? Increase brand awareness. “Our hot oil heater provides up-tothe-minute data on the hot oil heater status. Emails personnel when a heater is not working.” Later in 2015, Meeker plans to release a “hot oil heater with iPhone controls.” What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1.“Most hot oil heater problems are with the heat transfer oil, not the heater.” 2.“Filtering your hot oil is paramount to a successful heating system.”

›› MWV WOA-3417

Look for information on Evotherm and ways to maximize your WMA potential at the MeadWestvaco booth. Direct your questions to Heather Dolan, Mike O’Leary, David Yates or others when you stop by booth 3417. MeadWestvaco offers innovation in additives and WMA optimization.

›› PHCO WOA-1618

Look for information on electric heating. Direct your questions to Rick Jay, president of Process Heating Co., Seattle, when you stop by booth 1618. Jay considers the products PHCo offers to be innovative because they are low maintenance, clean—devoid of emissions—and safe electric heat for an asphalt plant. What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “Effective insulation with any heating system will save thousands of dollars.” 2. “Proper interlocking of and use of timers will reduce electric costs.”

›› PINE WOA-1552

Look for information on the Los Angeles Performance Test at the Pine Instruments booth. Direct your questions to Dave Savage of Pine Instrument Co. Test Equipment Division, Grove City, Pa. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “To introduce the LA Performance Test.”


Look for information on running 100 percent RAP mixes. Direct your questions to Bob Frank or Todd D’Anna of RAP Technologies, LLC, Linwood, N.J., when you stop by booth 3530. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “To connect with contractors interested in producing 100 percent recycled hot mix.” What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “RAP can be restored to provide a flexible and durable pavement when rejuvenated with suitable light oils.” 2. “Heating RAP up to laydown temperatures without adding recycling agent is invitation to pavement failures and damaged reputations.”


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Look for a host of paving and pavement maintenance equipment at the Roadtec booth. Direct your questions to Jeff Richmond, president; Eric Baker, director of marketing and sales; Chris Connolly, national sales manager; Joanna Peddicord, product manager; Frank Reiland, national sales manager; Mike Kvach, executive vice president sales and marketing; Jeff Ensell; Mark Smith, national sales manager; Austin Miller, national sales manager; Tommy McClain, regional sales manager; Rick Pare, regional sales manager; Jeff Smith, vice president product support; and Jimmy Richardson, rebuild manager of Roadtec, Chattanooga when you stop by booth 1329. What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “Tips on maximizing up-time.” 2. “Tips on increasing the quality of work.” A spokesperson for Roadtec shared, “Roadtec offers a variety of products that help customers increase quality and production and lower operating costs. The Guardian telematics system is a great example of new technology that allows the customer to remotely access and monitor the equipment through a wireless signal. The SB-2500e material transfer vehicle increases production and quality of the paving operation by remixing the asphalt mix to remedy material and thermal segregation and also providing a means of storage on the job site.”


Look for the display of the Accu-Shear WMA system, blending systems, the RAP-Gator, the Recycling Breaker, a parts tree of asphalt plant components and a demo setup of the Accu-Track plant controls system at the Stansteel-Hotmix Parts booth.

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Direct your questions to Steve Elam, Chet Reinle, Brad Oller, Rick Reed, Kim Blandford, Raluca Loher, Chris Loher or Julie Boone when you stop by booth 3113. What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “How to customize the individual plant to increase RAP or RAS use to have significant savings.” 2. “We can explain how to do inline blending of liquids to modify their performance grade at the plant site.” One of the innovations Stansteel is ready to discuss with attendees is that of using plant controls in the quality assurance realm. “With the Accu-Track Quality Assurance System, we have developed a comprehensive system to help them blend a quality asphalt product with aggregate, recycle, binder, etcetera. We track the use of material and we have devices to activate an alarm if they deviate from a set point. If you can earn a bonus on your mix, which more states are offering, you need quality assurance to track your mix.”


Look for four different items specifically in the TransTech booth. The PQI 380 is the latest generation of the TransTech non-nuclear asphalt density gauge. It’s designed to provide quick, accurate readings of density and temperature of hot mix asphalt pavements. This model has a touch screen, graphical user interface, GPS, and other user-

friendly features. The PQI 380 conforms to ASTM Standard D7113 and AASHTO T343-12. The SDG 200 is a non-nuclear soil density gauge designed for the civil construction industry. It is designed to give users reliable, accurate, repeatable readings in real time. The SDG 200 conforms to ASTM Standard D7830. The Notch Wedge Joint Maker (NWJM) shapes the longitudinal joint as the HMA is spread, providing two vertical surfaces plus a tapered edge that can be adjusted on the run to meet mix and jobsite requirements. The TransTech Systems Shoulder Wedge Maker™ (SWM) is the original solution to road edge drop-off. It mounts directly on most paver screed extensions against the end gate and provides a beveled shoulder edge. Direct your questions to David Apkarian, president and CEO; Jaret Morse, COO; and Ron Berube, P.E., corporate vice president of TransTech Systems, Schenectady, N.Y., when you stop by booth 1548. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “Increase market share and company/technology profile within the industry. Obtain recognition in the industry as a leader in soil and asphalt construction quality control. TransTech wants to be your go-to company.” What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “Lose the badges, costs and aggravations associated with using nuclear gauges.” 2. “Use our experience and expertise to gain knowledge about best practices.”

›› WILLOW WOA-3220

Look for the new spring-loaded notch wedge and safety edge systems in the Willow booth. Direct your questions to Jeremy Harget, field expert with Willow Designs & Fabrication, LLC, of East Berlin, Pa., when you stop by booth 3220. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “To talk to as many people as possible and to push our onsite/field consulting service that specializes in building/compacting notch wedge joints and techniques for building functional safety edges after compaction.” What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “How much money they can save by using Willow Designs Systems.” 2. “How fully adjustable safety edge is necessary to keep the angle of the safety edge in spec after compaction.” Jerod Willow shared that Willow Designs was founded on innovation. “My products are unlike anyone else’s with simple yet effective designs that were born in heavy highway construction. The notch wedge and safety edge systems are compatible, meaning both devices mount exactly the same on the paver. Willow Designs is also the only manufacturer of notch wedge and safety edge systems that can be removed while the paver is n full production. Here is one more advantage: we offer onsite consulting specializing in building notch wedge

joints and safety edges so inexperienced crews get first-class results from the word “go.”


Look for equipment related to asphalt and aggregate processing. Direct your questions to Bruce Monical, director of marketing, Wirtgen America, Inc., Nashville, Tenn. What is a goal your company has for this year’s show? “To leverage the strong impetus for, and exposure to, Wirtgen America products for the North American market created at CONEXPO-CON/ AGG 2014.” What Top 2 Tips can your sales personnel teach the contractors who stop by your booth? 1. “In today’s post-Interstate era – with its growing emphasis on pavement preservation and recycling of pavements – Wirtgen has introduced or improved equipment that will make that work easier, more productive and more profitable.” 2. “Our high-performance cold milling and recycling machines; Vision Series, Super Series and SP Series pavers; CompactLine and tandem asphalt rollers; and portable crushing and screening equipment all are uniquely suited to pavement preservation practices such as mill-and-overlay, fine milling, materials recycling, optimization of RAP in mixes, low-energy or “cold” asphalt mixes, thin asphalt lifts, spray-applied thin lifts, and compaction of difficult mixes.”

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oth AGG1 Academy and WOA’s People, Plants and Paving Training Program have succumbed to the trap of giving original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the floor when it comes to presenting in 2015. But is that a bad thing? OEMs employ engineers and sales professionals who understand the technical and structural problems that departments of transportation (DOTs), end users and asphalt professionals face. From consultants to producers to engineers to OEM representatives to asphalt producers to long-time affiliates in the industry, the experts have stepped up to the plate to bring real-time information to the attendees who make it a priority to take notes in the seminars and workshops during their time in Baltimore. As one of those presenters, Editor Sandy Lender invites you to take the time to turn off your cell phone and fully engage in one or more of these sessions per day. Take advantage of this gathering of knowledge to soak up new advice, new ideas, new information, new methods, new ways to grow your business from the base of innovation on up. A spokesperson for Atlas Copco said, “There are a lot of good seminars at WOA and it’s such a great opportunity for attendees to learn a lot under one roof. However, there are two [sessions] that I recommend as they can have a significant impact on businesses. The first is ‘Compaction 101: Getting the Roller Pattern Right and Staying Consistent.’ Compaction is such a critical part of road construction that directly affects the integrity and lifespan of the road. It can essentially make or break a project and if it’s breaking a project it’s doing some damage to your bottom line, too. That’s why it’s important to know some of the best practices when it comes to this. We also recommend ‘ What’s the Latest on In-

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telligent Compaction?’ Intelligent compaction is such a great tool for contractors that can really save them time, hassle and money, yet it’s still underused. This is a great opportunity for contractors learn more about the systems that are out there and how they can impact their businesses.” The team at BOMAG Americas also recommended these two seminars. “These two seminars will help contractors learn the latest in compaction technology and applying the best rolling patterns to achieve desired compaction results,” they shared. You’ll find these sessions listed as W35 and W14, respectively. In fact, session W14 is popular with several folks who recommend getting in the audience to hear the panel discuss the latest technologies in intelligent compaction (IC). Bruce Monical of Wirtgen America wanted to bring attention to three courses, including W14. If your interests are in milling, paving or compaction, be sure you look into #T33, #W12 and #W14. Those are, respectively, Best Practices for Milling and Profiling with Tom Chastain on Tuesday, March 17, at 2 p.m.; What it Takes to Make Cold Central Plant Recycling Work with Brian Diefendorfer of Virginia DOT and Don Matthews of Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc., on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 a.m.; and What’s the Latest on Intelligent Compaction with Tim Kowalski and others on Wednesday, March 18, also at 7:30 a.m. The team at TransTech Systems, Inc., Schenectady, N.Y., believes the more you know, the better informed you are, so they recommend a number of sessions. #T13-Laydown Best Practices. “This is key to obtaining your targets.” #T24-A Practical Approach to Managing Density. “This one is directly related

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to the area of expertise TransTech has with non-nuclear density gauges.” #W14-What’s the Latest on Intelligent Compaction. “Is real-time density measurement in the near future?” #W25-Best Practices for Residential and Commercial Paving: “We are your go-to company for best practices.” #W34-Best Practices for Construction of Longitudinal Joints: “Our compaction solution to longitudinal joints is the Notched Wedge Joint Maker system.” #W35-Compaction 101: “Our products help achieve the compaction required.” #T31-“Support AsphaltPro!” Paving courses aren’t the only ones on the menu. Eagle Crusher suggested attendees check into “Understanding Materials and Plant Operations to Use High RAP Content, because it will help educate how RAP production will decrease costs and increase profitability.” Remember that the courses are separated into tracks or areas of interest for the industry. The program tracks are People, Plants, Paving, Safety and Pavement Preservation. While those are self-explanatory, note that the “people” section encompasses everything from leadership to marketing your business. It focuses on skills you can acquire or learn more about to manage your personnel or yourself to maximum performance levels. This is where AsphaltPro is proud to mention our editor, Sandy Lender, will present a way to promote your individual business, as well as the asphalt industry overall, through various online platforms. Her focus will be on how to market yourself online to grow your business without falling for the time traps that many social media sites lure you into. In other words, Lender has tips and advice to make your online business growth more efficient to result in more tons.

Let’s look at the schedule:

Starting Tuesday at 7:30, Larry Kokkelenberg of the Center for Business Development presents T11 Leadership in the 21st Century; Ron Sines of Oldcastle Materials Group presents T12 Key Metrics for Monitoring Performance at Asphalt Plants; Kent Hansen of NAPA presents T14 State-of-the-Practice for Porous Pavements; Bruce Farrar of Cummins, Matthew Delzell of Caterpillar, Eric Baker of Roadtec and Brodie Hutchins of Wirtgen present T15 Understanding the Tier 4 Diesel Requirements; Jim Moulthrop of Foundation for Pavement Preservation and David Peshkin of Applied Pavement Technologies, Inc., present T16 Choosing the Right Pavement Preservation Treatment; Dennis Hunt of Gencor, Dr. Laura Haupert of Ecosorb-OMI and Catherine Sutton-Choate of Astec Industries present T17 Managing Asphalt Plant Odors and Emissions; and Todd Mansell of Caterpillar presents T24 A Practical Approach to Managing Density. Starting Tuesday at 9:30, Jeff Ensell of Roadtec presents T13 Laydown Best Practices; Larry Kokkelenberg of the Center for Business Development presents T21 Ethics and Values in the Workplace; Steve Elam of Stansteel presents T22 Proactive Plant Maintenance to Improve Operations and Enhance Profitability; Jon Epps and Dave Newcomb of Texas Transportation Institute present T23 Understanding Binder Replacement Using RAP and RAS; David Morton of APAC Texas and Larry Shively of Shelly Co. present T25 The Warm Mix Revolution; Tom DeRosa of DeRosa Sports and Joe Steager of Heiberger Paving present T26 Asphalt Applications for Sports Facilities; Steve Cross of ARRA and Kevin McGlumphy of Bituminous Technologies present T27 The Basic Asphalt Recycling Manual and Full-Depth Reclamation; and Richard Wobby of AGC of Vermont presents T28 Preparing for and Managing Regulatory Inspections and Emergencies. Starting Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., Sandy Lender of AsphaltPro Magazine presents T31 Using Online Resources to Grow Your Asphalt Business; Derek Garrett of Meeker Equipment presents T32 Energy Efficiency Through Best Practices at the Plant; Tom Chastain of Wirtgen America presents T33 Best Practices for Milling and Profiling; John Dice of Topcon presents T34 Profiting from Posi- 59

tioning Technology in Asphalt Paving; Dale Decker of Dale S. Decker LLC presents T35 Best Practices for Pavement Patching; Eric Reimschiissel of American Pavement Preservation presents T36 Slurry and Microsurfacing Systems for Pavement Preservation; Mark Belshe of Rubber Pavements Association and Jeff Smith of Cactus Asphalt present T37 High Performance Uses of Asphalt Rubber; and Bob Beyke of Milestone Construction and Chris Monahan of Lane Construction present T38 Addressing Community Concerns Associated with Asphalt Plants. Starting Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., Al Lautenslager of Market for Profits presents W11 Guerilla Marketing Tactics for your Business; Brian Diefendorfer of VDOT and Don Matthews of Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc., present W12 What it Takes to Make Cold Central Plant Recycling Work; TJ Young of Technical Training and Advisory Services Company presents W13 Managing Flights for Optimum Performance; Todd Mansell of Caterpillar, Tim Kowalski of Wirtgen, Manfred Darscheid of BOMAG, Ed Conlin of Sakai, Mark Eckert of Volvo and Kevin Garcia of Trimble present W14 What’s the Latest on Intelligent Compaction; Chuck Fuller of Ramming Paving and John Hickey of Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon present W15 Using Thinlay Asphalt Applications to Increase Pavement Life; Dale Decker of Dale S. Decker LLC presents W16 Best Practices for Application of Tack Coats; Pierre Peltier of Terry Asphalt Materials, Inc., presents W17 Combination Treatments for Pavement Preservation; and Barry Gundersen of Gundersen Consulting and Curt Benefield of Benefield Consulting present W18 Safe Handling of Petroleum Asphalt. Starting Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., Al Lautenslager of Market for Profits presents W21 Nothing Happens

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Until Something is Sold; Paul Rhynard of Shawn Douglas Communications presents W22 Communicating with the Media and the Public; Ron Corun and Bob Kluttz of Axeon present W23 Introduction to Modified Asphalt Binders (Part I); Debbie Jacketta of Jacketta Sweeping Service and Ken Lindsey of Commercial Power Sweep present W24 Increase Productivity and Safety Through Effective Use of Power Sweeping Equipment; Brian Hall of LeeBoy presents W25 Best Practices for Residential and Commercial Paving; Robert Lee of TXDOT and Mike Brown of APAC Wheeler present W26 Using the IR Bar to Improve Pavement Performance; Brian Horner of Etnyre presents W27 Everything You Need to Know About Chip Seals and Fog Seals; and Lee Cole of Oldcastle Materials Group presents W28 Preventing Third Party Vehicle Work Zone Intrusions. Starting Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., Hillary Johnson of Oldcastle, Inc., presents W31 Taking the High Road: Good Community Relations for the Asphalt Industry; TJ Young of Technical Training and Advisory Services Company and Geoff Rowe of Abatech International present W32 Understanding Materials and Plant Operations to Use High RAP Content; Ron Corun and Bob Kluttz of Axeon present W33 Introduction to Modified Asphalt Binders (Part 2); Greg Harder of Asphalt Insititute presents W34 Best Practices for Construction of Longitudinal Joints; Chuck Deahl of Fat Boy Roller Company presents W35 Compaction 101; Duaine Covert of RoadTrac presents W36 Paving Smoother—Using IRI to Evaluate Paving Operations; Dale Decker of Dale S. Decker LLC and Tom Kelly of Crafco, Inc., present W37 Best Practices for Crack Treatments; Tony Bodway of Payne & Dolan presents W38 Implications of the Silica Rule: Milling Machines and Exposure Assessment.

Starting Thursday at 7:30 a.m., Bob Grauer of Luck Stone, Vince Tutino of Lindy Paving and Collin Douglas of Reeves Construction present TH11 Using Electronic Technologies to Improve Your Bottom Line; TJ Young presents TH12 Maintaining Consistency of Baghouse Fines for Voids Control; Shane Buchanan of Oldcastle Materials Group presents TH13 Mix Optimization Fundamentals; Chuck Deahl of Fat Boy Roller Company presents TH14 Compaction 101; Greg Harder of Asphalt Institute presents TH15 Best Practices for Construction of Longitudinal Joints; Brian Hall of LeeBoy presents TH16 Best Practices for Residential and Commercial Paving; and Chuck Valentine of Sandvik MGT Construction Tools and Brian Hansen of Dustrol, Inc., presents TH17 Cold In-Place and Hot In-Place Recycling Best Practices.

In other words, Lender has tips and advice to make your online business growth more efficient to result in more tons. Check out Session T31 Tuesday afternoon at 2:00. Starting Thursday at 9:30 a.m., Keith Reester of Reester and Associates presents TH21 The New Workforce; TJ Young presents TH22 Effectively Managing Silo Operations; Dale Decker presents TH23 Best Practices for Application of Tack Coats; Jeff Ensell of Roadtec presents TH24 Laydown Best Practices; Brian Horner of Etnyre presents TH25 Best Practices for Safety, Operations and Maintenance of Asphalt Distributors and Bernie Bigham of Chesapeake Environmental and Karissa Mooney of HollyFrontier Refining present TH26 Storing Asphalt Rejuvenators and SPCC Tank Inspection and Testing Guidance.

If you’d like to focus on the aggregate and aggregate safety side of the industry, there’s a conference for that. AGG1 Academy runs alongside the People, Plants and Paving Training Program. Let’s look at that schedule. The AGG1 Academy breaks its sessions into the following categories: • Operations & Production • Environment, Safety & Health • Business Management • Leadership • Automation, Technology & Software Starting Tuesday at 7:30 a.m., check out T41 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Crushing But Were Afraid to Ask; T42 Conveyors; T43 3D Mobile Laser Scanning for Stockpile Inventory Analysis; T44 Dewatering Processes; T45 Permitting; and T46 Mitigating Fatigue Risk Through Technologies and Safety Culture Solutions. Starting Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., find T51 Washing 101; T52 Tuning and Operations of VSI Crushing; T53 Developing Integrated Mine Plans; T54 How to Control Dust from Aggregate Processing; T55 Turning on the Faucet; T56 The Accidental Boss and T57 Adding True Value to Your Business. Starting Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., find T61 Screening 101; T62 Optimizing Plant Production to Match Sales; T63 Cone Crusher Optimization; T64 Eliminate the Bottleneck on the Truck Scale; T65 Improving Conveyor Serviceability and Safety, Simultaneously; T66 The Sustainable Fuel for High Performance— Employee Engagement; and T67 CostEffective Automated Haul Trucks for the Aggregate Industry. Starting Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., check out W51 Processing Sand—the Right Way for Your Application; W52

Manufacturing Information and Reporting Trends; W53 Best Practices for Conveyor Dust Control; W54 Value Reclamation Planning; W55 Electrical Safety on the Water; W56 Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Family Business; and W57 Attracting Young People Into the Industry—Demographics are Against Us! Starting Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., find W61 Evaluating Aggregate Variability Through a Distribution Terminal; W62 Plant Walk-Through: Staying Ahead of Maintenance Issues; W63 Creating a Good Neighbor Trucking Policy; W64 Development & Application of a Remote Control 988 Loader; W65 Investing in a Good Relationship with MSHA Can Bring Benefits; W66 The Rising Tide of MSHA Section 110c Special Investigation in Metal/Nonmetal; and W67 Keeping Up With Healthcare Reform. Starting Thursday at 7:30 a.m., check out TH41 Maximizing Conveyor Performance Industry Standards vs Real World Applications; TH42 Does Your Vibrating Equipment Need a Tune-Up?; TH43 Sustainability’s Impact on Customers for Aggregate Products; TH44 An Introduction to the Behavioral, Leadership, and Organizational Culture (BLOC) Program; TH45 Pros and Cons of Drilling & Blasting; TH46 Sales Metrics; and TH47 Stepping up the Challenge—Preparing Supervisors for their Next Role. Starting Thursday at 9:30 a.m., check out TH51 Contractor Safety and Training Compliance; TH52 Case Study: Experience Replacing Two Belt Presses with a McLanahan Recessed Plate Filter Press; TH53 How to Get the Most out of Your Screening Operation; TH54 Leveraging Technology; TH55 Why are My Neighbors Complaining About Blasting and What Can I Do?; TH 56 Account Planning; and TH57 Enhancing Company Performance by Improving Leadership and Communication Within a Company. 61

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Paving and Pavement Maintenance Essentials By AsphaltPro Staff 64 March 2015


s we gear up for the start of the spring paving season, AsphaltPro begins a new way to examine the equipment, products and services available in the marketplace to asphalt professionals. Of course we will still focus on the items relevant to an asphalt business, but we have a new approach to make the focus more useful to you, the reader and end user. Notice this month that all equipment and services listed in the Product Gallery relate to the “paving” side of the industry. From the information we receive and solicit from OWMs and consultants, we’ve selected just the bits that pertain to laying and compacting a gorgeous asphalt mat, or maintaining and preserving any pavement surface, or profiling and testing the road for perfect quality assurance. When you see the Paving and Pavement Maintenance Equipment headline for our Product Gallery, you’ll know you have the latest and greatest in the paving/preservation/testing side of the asphalt game.

LEFT: The autotracking package serves as a sort of tether between the paver and MTV, allowing the MTV operator to keep his machine traveling at the same speed as the paver. This keeps the MTV at a constant distance from the paver as the two move down the lane, delivering material to the hopper from a constant height. ABOVE: The two light towers on the MTV alert the operator when the paver is going to change speed.

cate when the paver speed is going to increase, decrease, or when it is maintaining the appropriate distance between the machines. Control switches for the autotracking package are also located on the Shuttle Buggy’s C1 conveyor and operator console. These controls allow the Shuttle Buggy operator to select between automation or manual modes. In either mode, the light towers provide continuous aid to the operator in judging the distance between the paver and MTV. For more information, contact Joanna Peddicord at (423) 265-0600 or and look for the in-depth Here’s How it Works equipment feature in the April/May issue of AsphaltPro.



The autotracking package for the Roadtec Shuttle Buggy® material transfer vehicle (MTV) automates the machine so that it can operate at a continuous speed with a paver, according to the manufacturer. This new option enables the paver to set the speed for the two. Currently, MTV operators have to monitor and adjust equipment speed to keep the distance from the paver constant; with the autotracking package, the speed of the Shuttle Buggy is automatically adjusted up or down to maintain a set distance from the paver. Pendant controls give the paver operator the ability to enable or disable the autotracking and swing the Shuttle Buggy conveyor that feeds the paver. Two light towers on the Shuttle Buggy indi-

Prolong® Super Lubricants, Pomona, Calif., offers the concentrated commercial grade diesel fuel treatment to improve the fuel mileage and performance of heavy duty diesel work trucks and commercial vans. Prolong’s diesel fuel treatment is formulated with premium detergents that remove gum, deposits and sludge buildup from injectors and the entire fuel system. The result is better fuel economy and less black smoke, as well as protection against fuel system corrosion and premature wear of pumps and injectors. For more information, visit www. or call 800-540LUBE. 65

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The Global Track product line from KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens now includes the GT440 track-mounted horizontal shaft impact crusher.


KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens of Yankton, S.D., now offers the new trackmounted GT440 impact crushing plant. The new track-mounted GT440 features an Andreas 4240 horizontal shaft impact crusher, which includes a 3- or 4-bar rotor configuration. It uses a vibrating grizzly feeder with a large hopper and an optional grizzly pre-screen designed to keep the crusher fed and operating efficiently. The grizzly pre-screen consists of independent vibrating fingers that resist blinding and plugging. The replaceable pre-screen module provides multiple settings for scalping unwanted materials. The 5-foot by 10-foot, two-deck screen offers 100 square feet of screen area. The addition of the track-mounted horizontal shaft impact crusher to the Global Track product line provided dealers and end users with a cost-effective, highly productive and mobile option. The Global Track product line features quarry-duty, time-proven components and was developed to be a rental tool for operations in remote locations. For more information, visit


A.R.E. Accessories, Massillon, Ohio, has partnered with LINE-X, LLC, to offer an elastomeric protective coating option for all A.R.E. truck caps and fiberglass tonneau covers. This option will be available in two different styles: the Overland, which features a coating and paint design combination offering protection for high-stress areas, and the OTR, which completely covers any cap or tonneau cover with durable LINE-X material. These new options are designed to enhance the tough, off-road style of today's pickup trucks and are available immediately. Line-X is impact-, abrasion- and solvent-resistant technology that provides an armor-like layer of protection designed to withstand years of wear and tear. For more information, email or visit 66 March 2015

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At first blush, the new app from Atlas Copco, Commerce City, Colo., looks like an electronic catalog of products you can access in the field. Upon further investigation, it proves to be more. The Atlas Copco Construction Technique Business Area has launched the app for use with Apple and Android devices, tablets and smart phones to keep the end user up-to-date on the latest news out of the company, including product releases, but also to provide training on the use of equipment, emergency maintenance, or other needs. A spokesperson for the company explained: “The Construction App helps a contractor with equipment planning by providing all the information needed to make sound equipment purchases or renting. For example, if a paving contractor wants to learn more about a Dynapac paver or asphalt roller that he or she saw at a rental yard, they could pull up the model on the app and download its product information to see if it will meet the project’s requirements. The app also has filter settings to focus on equipment that fits a contractor's preferences or requirements. For example, a contractor can use the filter to focus on different types of asphalt rollers, drum types, steering types, operating mass, module mass and compaction width. On the job site, a contractor can also use the app to pull up Atlas Copco’s contact information or submit a service request for a piece of equipment. This alleviates the hassle of searching for a contact online and puts the contractor in direct communication with Atlas Copco. A contractor can also use the app to download training videos to help teach a new operator how to run the equipment.” For more information, contact Atlas Copco at (800) 732-6762 or visit

Combustion Flight Castings

Slat Conveyor Liners

Slat End Protector

Cone Liners

Dry Bearings & Coupling Shafts

Visit us in Booth 2110 800-363-9859 Atlas Copco’s new Construction App updates users on the latest industry news, but also finds the nearest customer center in an emergency.

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The lightweight hood of the Volvo DD25B tilts forward with the aid of two gas struts providing wide access to the engine and hydraulic components of the compactor at ground level.


The Volvo DD25B double drum compactor is powered by a three-cylinder engine that meets Tier 4 Final emissions regulations without an after-treatment system. The Tier 4 Final engine is designed to deliver high productivity and low fuel consumption with a 7 percent decrease in fuel from the previous engine without the added cost of servicing the SCR or DPF. In addition, the Volvo DD25B is built with minimal maintenance requirements. The front and rear drum wipers are made of urethane, to increase effectiveness and service life while the eccentric bearings are lubricated for life. Auto-start vibration engages automatically when the FSR lever is moved out of neutral and disengages when the lever is in the Stop position to eliminate accidental damage to the mat. For more information, contact Volvo at (717) 532-9181.


SKF of Gothenburg, Sweden, offers the Lincoln Model HTL 201US continuous hydraulic lubrication pump, which has been developed to minimize friction and wear on small and medium series hydraulic hammers. The pump uses standard 14.5-ounce grease or paste cartridges up to NLGI Class 2 or can be bulk filled with its built-in refilling adapter. The unit functions in operating temperatures from -13 to +140 degrees F. Depending on hydraulic pressure and throttle setting, the pump has a variable lubricant output of up to 0.41 cubic inches per minute. For more information, contact SKF at Monique.turner@ or visit 68 March 2015

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APE-135 Single deck screen 5’ x 12’ with stand, off 400 tph plant

APE-106 Five compartment 10’ x 14’ cold feed bins, 24” x 9’ feeders, all electrical

APE-122 Astec 9’ x 32’ dryer assembly, Hauck 520 burner with controller, duct work

APE-136 Astec 75 ton self erect silo system, like new chain, slats, floor

APE-107 Esstee 70,000 cfm cyclone style dust collector, support structure

APE-123 Astec 70,000 cfm baghouse complete, skid mounted, compressor, all electrical

APE-138 Bituma Stor 200 ton silo with safety gates, 400 tph drag slat, excellent

APE-109 Gencor 30,000 gallon, coiled, very clean, skid mounted liquid asphalt tank

APE-128 Portable 30K gallon coiled tank, 2 agitators, Heatec heater and unloading pump

APE-140 H & B 10,000# batch plant, recently rebuilt – excellent value

APE-115 Barber Greene DM-55 portable, parallel flow drum mixer, Hauck burner

APE-133 Heatec 30,000 gallon coiled, skidded, liquid asphalt tank, very clean

APE-142- Hauck Starjet 520E combo oil/gas burner with controller

APE-120 Truss frame conveyor, 24” x 49’ long, gravity take-up, belt scale, supports

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Step 1 Fine material particles and water vapor are created inside the milling drum assembly during the milling process.

Step 2 The Vacuum Cutting System applies negative pressure to suck fine particles from the cutter housing into the milling machine’s short conveyor channel.

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Step 3 A suction hood located above the conveyor channel pulls the particles into two hoses.

The hoses transport the extracted particles directly to the long conveyor of the front loading system.

Hydraulically-driven centrifugal fan

Step 5 A yellow plastic “bell” captures oversized particles from the air stream.

Wirtgen’s Vacuum Cutting System


irtgen GmbH introduced its Vacuum Cutting System (VCS) for use in front-loading road milling machines to suppress airborne material particles, which are produced by the milling process. All Wirtgen’s larger cold mills can be fitted with the CVS to extract fine material particles at the cutter drum. By creating a negative pressure in the drum housing, the mix of air and water vapor Is evacuated and then fed back into the flow of the milled material transported on the conveyor via a hose system. Here’s how it works. First, fine material particles and water vapor are created inside the milling drum assembly during the milling process. VCS be-

gins by applying negative pressure to suck these fine particles into the milling machine’s short conveyor channel. Additional sealing of the milling drum assembly supports this process. A suction hood located above the conveyor channel sucks the particles into two hoses, which transport the extracted material particles directly to the long conveyor of the loading system. Again, the process is supported by sealings in the short conveyor channel and at the suction hood. A hydraulically driven centrifugal fan installed on the conveyor makes sure the extracted material is fed into the long conveyor channel. Negative pressure is creat-

ed in the milling drum assembly at the same time. Additional injection of water at this point binds most of the particles. The water-bound particles are finally returned into the stream of material and are, for the most part, fed into the truck together with the milled material during the loading process. Better air quality and visibility in the working environment of the milling machine operator and ground crew members improves crew comfort and productivity, while reducing wear and tear on the machine. For more information, contact Wirtgen America at (615) 501-0600 or visit


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resource directory Asphalt Drum Mixers........................30, 66 Contact: Steve Shawd or Jeff Dunne Tel: 260-637-5729 Asphalt Plant Equipment.......................69 Contact: Tom Holley Tel: 706-595-3268 or 706-466-3678 Astec, Inc..................................... 17, 42, 55 Contact: Tom Baugh Tel: 423-867-4210 B & S Light Industries............................ .62 Contact: Mike Young Tel:918-342-1181 BOCA Construction.................................69 Tel: 419-668-5575 BOMAG Americas…...................35, outsert Tel: 800-782-6624 Or 309-853-3571 Butler Justice........................................... 22 Contact: Mike Butler Tel: 714-696-7599

CAT Paving................................................21 CEI............................................................... 4 Tel: 800-545-4034 Clarence Richard Co.................................72 Contact: Clarence Richard Tel: 952-939-6000 CWMF Corporation.................................. 47 Tel: 877-457-3938 Dillman Equipment..................................56 Tel: 608-326-4820 E.D. Etnyre................................................60 Contact: Tel: 800-995-2116 Eagle Crusher............................................19 Tel: 800-25-EAGLE Ergon Inc.....................................................11 Fast-Measure............................................73 Tel: 888-876-6050

Gencor Industries…..................................13 Contact: Dennis Hunt

Quality Paving Consultants....................69 Contact: Jarrett Welch Tel: 970-361-1525

Systems Equipment................................ 53 Contact: Dave Enyart, Sr. Tel: 563-568-6387

Heatec, Inc......................Inside Front Cover Contact: Sharlene Burney Tel: 800-235-5200

Reliable Asphalt Products........Back Cover Contact: Charles Grote Tel: 502-647-1782

Tarmac International, Inc........................59 Contact: Ron Heap Tel 816-220-0700

Homestead Valve......................................16 Tel: 610-770-1100

Roadtec…................................................7, 9 Contact: Sales Tel: 423-265-0600

Top Quality Paving....................................73 Contact: John Ball Tel 603-624-8300 www.tqpaving

Kenco Engineering....................................67 Contact: Tel: 800-363-9856

Rock Systems..............................................8 Contact: Mike Bruce, or Vicki Savee, Tel: 916-921-9000

Libra Systems............................................41 Contact: Ken Cardy Tel: 215-256-1700

Rotochopper, Inc............ Inside Back Cover Tel: 320-548-3586

Meadwestvaco..........................................51 Tel: 800-456-4034

Stansteel - AsphaltPlant Products........ 71 Contact: Dave Payne Tel: 800-826-0223

Pine Instruments..................................... 29 Contact: Dave Savage Tel: 724-458-6391

Stansteel.................................................. 39 Contact: Dawn Kochert Tel: 800-826-0223

Transtech Systems Inc............................68 Tel: 800-724-6306 Willow Designs.........................................28 Contact: Jerod Willow Tel: 717-919-9828 Wirtgen America......................................49 Tel: 615-501-0600 WRT Equipment......................................28 Contact: Sara Pagoda Tel: 800-667-2025 or 306-244-0423

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B-66 MultiPurpose Shingle Grinder

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TEREX PORTABLE E-225 • Portable Five bin cold feed, single deck scalping screen, scale conveyor • E-225 portable drum mixer w/ slinger feed, recycle collar, Hauck Star Jet 360 burner • Portable RA-218 baghouse w/ fan, damper, dust return auger to the drum • Portable 20K gallon AC tank • Warm mix pump assembly

• Portable 55-ton self erect silo system w/ reject chute • Two recycle bin set up w/ rap breaker, scalping screen, scale conveyor • Portable Control trailer with Allen Bradley MCC, Terex HMA blending and load-out controls • Portable 300 BBL Self Erect Lime Silo – NEVER USED • All available spare parts and manuals





• Portable 8ft Ultradum Mixer with Ultraflame Burner • Portable Gencor Baghouse Nominal 60,000 CFM • (2) 200 Ton Dillman Silo

System - 400 TPH DEI Drag Slat • 6 Bin Stationary Gencor Cold Feed 9x14 • Kolberg Virgin Screen and Scale Conveyor




• Model 3036 • Support structure included



• Nominal 9x12 bin opening • Turbo RAP gator • Incline collecting conveyor • Bin equipped with air cannon and grizzly

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RAP-14435 • Part# - N-6147363 • Hot oil heat on cone and electric heat on gates • Night seal gates on batchers


68,000 cfm w/ new bags cages solenoids valves and pipes • Two sets of (3) cold feed bins 9x14 openings



• Nominal 10x14 bin opening • Skid mounted unit • Equipped with grizzly and air cannon

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