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COMPANY Performs Route 905/Otay Mesa Road Overlay Project

10 PAVEMENT RECYCLING SYSTEMS, INC. Installs Cold Central Plant Recycled Asphalt Concrete Pavement Over Cement Stabilized Pulverized Base on Willowbrook Community Road Improvement Project

18 RENOVATE, RECYCLE, RESTORE The 3 Rs of California State Highway 137

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HAZARD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Performs Route 905/Otay Mesa Road Overlay Project Photos Provided By: Hazard Construction, Scott Nadell of Volvo & Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc.

Above: Hazard Construction places the final AC Cap on Otay Mesa Road utilizing its newly purchased Volvo P7110 Track Paver.


tate Route 905 (SR 905) connects Interstate 5 and Interstate 805 in San Ysidro to the United States – Mexico border at Otay Mesa and has served to close the gap between Otay Mesa Port of Entry (POE) and I-805. SR 905 has been in existence since 1927 and was formerly routed on Otay Mesa Road. It officially became SR 905 in 1986, was converted to an expressway in 2000 and upgraded to a freeway in 2010. The plans are now to eventually convert SR 905 to traverse several states as Interstate 905 in the future. Due to funding constraints, it was necessary to build the


new SR 905 section in several phases. Phase 1A kicked off construction between Britannia Boulevard and Sempre Viva Road in April 2008 and opened to traffic in December 2010. Phase 1B started in July 2009, included construction between I-805 and Britannia Boulevard and opened to traffic July 2012. Phase 2 improvements to the I-805/SR 905 interchange began in May 2011 and opened to traffic in February 2012. Phase 3, the SR 125/ SR 905 interchange, will be constructed in two phases. Phase 3A will construct the northbound connectors and Phase 3B will construct the

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southbound connectors. This phase begins this summer, with a final Phase 4 that will include the completion of the Heritage interchange ramp beginning soon after. The improvements made to date have come at a cost of approximately $441 million. The final two phases are expected to cost an additional $163 million. Funds for this project have come from a variety of sources including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and a combination of federal, state and local funds. $17.9 million from an ARRA program, known as Transportation

Investment Generating Economic Recovery, paid for the I-805/SR 905 interchange improvements. The estimated cost for the entire SR 905 project is expected to be around $607 million. This project required Caltrans to abandon the old 905/ Otay Mesa Road and dedicate that right of way over to the City of San Diego. Prior to doing this, it was necessary for Caltrans to perform repairs to just shy of 4 miles of roadway. This overlay project was awarded to Hazard Construction and began in February 2015. It began with an astounding 2,259,000 square feet of cold planning, which Hazard Construction subcontracted out to Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. Pavement Recycling Systems first milled this massive section of roadway to a depth of 6 inches and Hazard Construction performed 6 inch dig out repairs, where needed, throughout the 4 mile stretch of roadway. These dig out areas received full depth ¾ aggregte asphalt paving, with the remainder receiving another grind and overlay of 15 hundredths or 1.8 inch final cap of Type A ½ inch aggregate HMA asphalt pavement overlay. All of the paving was done under the new Caltrans Section 39 Superpave specifications. Vulcan Materials provided approximately 32,300 tons of asphalt out of their Otay asphalt plant. Jason Mordhorst is the president of Hazard Construction and he has been serving the company for more than 13 years. “This job represents the first Superpave job in District 11 on this side of the hill in San Diego for that matter,” says Mordhorst. “Caltrans smoothness specifications for Superpave are very stringent and they require that all paving projects use the inertial profiler for measuring pavement smoothness.” Jason continues to point out that the inertial profiler replaces the California Profilograph and that the new smoothness specifications requires

Top Left: Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. milled approximately 753,000 square yards of pavement on the 905/Otay Mesa Overlay Project. Top Right: Hazard Construction’s Screed Man watches the thickness of the mat carefully. Above: Mechanics from Hazard and Volvo check to make sure the augers are feeding the screed extensions correctly.

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Above: Hazard Crews focus on quality control while placing Superpave HMA. Right: Hazard crews making adjustments to the paver to facilitate a smoother ride.

certification of both equipment and operators. The new device is reported to save time and money by eliminating the need for traffic control. It is said to also be safer by minimizing exposure of live traffic to crews and offers a faster turnaround. “Meeting smoothness specifications can be a challenge. We have to meet IRI (international roughness index) and MRI (means roughness index) and can only have a certain amount of deviation from a set profile for every 10th of a mile,” says Mordhorst. “There is a pretty high learning curve with the new inertial profiler specifications. Changing the way your crews think about smoothness is key. Still we had to do roughness grinding and repaving in localized areas.” In order to make the company’s job a bit easier, Hazard decided to invest in a brand new Volvo P7110 track asphalt paving machine from Volvo Construction Equipment & Services. “We purchased our new Volvo paver because we wanted to put down the


smoothest and best product possible on this job,” says Mordhorst. “Volvo brought back a lot of the features that Ingersoll-Rand offered in the past, plus several other technical advances that make our job easier on projects like this.” Hazard Construction finished the final touchups and striping on the Route 905/Otay Mesa Road overlay project in June 2015. “It is always a challenge on Caltrans projects when you are required to cold plane and overlay on the same shift,” says Mordhorst. “This was a heavily traveled 6 lane roadway with a tremendous amount of semi traffic and four intersections that we had to complete during nighttime hours. I think we stood up to this challenge wonderfully and I want to personally thank our Superintendent, Larry Miller, as well as our entire crew,” says Mordhorst. “I also want to thank our subcontractors/ suppliers: Pavement Recycling Systems (cold planning), Payco Specialties (striping), Maneri Traffic Control (Signs), Lekos

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Electric (Traffic loops), Vulcan Materials (AC Supplier) and G3 Quality (quality control). This was a team effort and we are grateful for everyone’s time and skilled efforts.” Hazard Construction Company’s history dates back to the early 1920s, when Pappy Hazard laid the foundation for what would become one of San Diego’s largest general engineering contracting firms. The company went on to build many of San Diego’s major freeway interchanges, incuding I-8 at I-805, I-8 at I-15, I-8 at Route 125 and I-5 at Ardath Road. Over recent years, Hazard Construction Company has evolved into a full-service general engineering contracting firm that performs and manages commercial site development, residential subdivisions, golf course construction and public sector projects throughout Southern California. For more information on Hazard Construction Company, please visit or call (858) 587-3600. Cc


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Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. Installs Cold Central Plant Recycled Asphalt Concrete Pavement Over Cement Stabilized Pulverized Base On Willowbrook Community Road Improvement Project. Written By: Brian Hoover


he Willowbrook Community Road Improvement Project recently received the Overall Winner Award from the Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Awards Program sponsored by California State Association of Counties, League of California Cities, and the County Engineers Association of California. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has been implementing sustainable pavement treatments in recent years with significant positive results. Statewide legislation to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was a key element in the development


of the county’s sustainable approach that first emphasizes taking care of roads that are in good condition, secondly includes the use of recycled materials in the treatment selections and finally reutilizes and strengthens the existing materials in-place. Completed in November 2014, the Willowbrook project serves as a prime example of Los Angeles County’s approach to sustainability. The project is located in the unincorporated community of Willowbrook, near the City of Compton. Due to widespread distress, base failure and yielding subgrade,

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reconstruction of the roads was the best solution for the neighborhood. The County of Los Angeles first looked at a complete removal and replacement of the existing pavement, which was estimated to cost $4.5 million. Because of the high cost of construction, the County also evaluated the sustainable engineering strategies for the reconstruction Below: Hardy & Harper crews pave 3 inches of CCPR asphalt. The recycled base course asphalt was subsequently overlaid with 1.5 inches of ARHM.

Left: The RAP from the existing pavement is processed at the on-site Central Plant with PASS R engineered emulsion and stockpiled. Approximately 1,200 tons of CCPR asphalt were manufactured daily. Below: The CCPR asphalt is loaded onto trucks for the short haul from the Central Plant to the paving operation.

and that came in at a cost of approximately $2.3 million. The decision to go with the more cost effective sustainable solution was ultimately made with much more in mind than just simple economics. Counties, cities and municipalities throughout California are focusing on the sustainable aspects of reconstructing roads utilizing recycling processes. Benefits include energy reduction, landfill space savings, tire recycling through the use of Asphalt Rubberized Hot Mix (ARHM), conservation of non-renewable resources, and the reduction of greenhouse gases. The Willowbrook Community Road Improvement Project focused on reutilizing the existing materials in-place to reconstruct approximately 6 miles of residential roadways (983,000 square feet). The scope of work included constructing a structural pavement section consisting of 1.5 inches of ARHM on 3 inches of Cold Central Plant Recycled Asphalt Concrete Pavement (CCPRACP) over 8 to 10 inches of Cement Stabilized Pulverized Base (CSPB). Significant benefits were achieved by using treatments that re-use the existing pavement and subgrade materials in-place, rather than the reconstruction methodology of

removing the existing materials and replacing them with new pavement materials. Compared to the remove and replace method, the sustainable treatment resulted in shorter construction durations with fewer community impacts; a 68 percent reduction in energy consumption; a 57 percent reduction in GHG emissions; the reduction of landfill deposition by 32,000 cubic yards; the diversion of 18,300 scrap tires from landfills; and a cost savings of $2.2 million. These savings enabled Los Angeles County to invest in improvements in other county roads. In addition to all of this, construction time was cut by 30 percent. Hardy & Harper, Inc. of Santa Ana, CA was the general contractor on this overall $4.6 million project that called for the reconstruction of roadway pavement, construction

of sidewalks, driveways, curbs and gutters, as well as cross gutters. In addition, Hardy & Harper installed all of the striping and pavement markings, as well as performance of other appurtenant work including: parkway improvement, American Disability Act curb ramp installation, tree removal and replacement and traffic control. Work began the first week of March 2014 and was completed on budget in mid-November 2014. Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. was subcontracted to perform all of the cement stabilization, asphalt removal and asphalt recycling, as well as for delivery of recycled asphalt material back to Hardy & Harper’s paving machines. In all, 18 separate streets were reconstructed throughout the Willowbrook community, with

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Left: PRSI’s Wirtgen 240i Soil Stabilizer mixes 3% of cement and water into the subgrade soils to provide higher strength and increased support for the overlying asphalt pavement. Above: A prime coat is placed on the CSPB prior to the placement of the recycled base course asphalt.

124th Street being the longest stretch of roadway affected. Pavement Recycling Systems began their portion of work by milling off the existing asphalt and stockpiling it at a centralized recycling site. Next, they cement treated and stabilized 8 to 10 inches of subgrade to correct any structural deficiencies and improve its strength and R-Value. They then took the milled asphalt or RAP, crushed it to 1” minus material, and processed with 3 percent Pass R engineered emulsion manufactured by Western Emulsions in the Cold Central Plant Recycling process. Once it was blended, the recycled asphalt was trucked back ito the paving machines for paving on the newly cement stabilized and pulverized base. Finally, a 1 1/2 inch ARHM, totalling 9,100 tons, was paved over the recycled asphalt base course. Marco Estrada has been with Pavement Recycling Systems for 14 years and is the company’s Director of Business Development. He has been instrumental in increasing the awareness and education of the sustainable process to a long list of agencies during his tenure. “Sustainability


and the use of the recycling process is recognized through engineering standards, such as the Caltrans Highway Design Manual and the Green Book Standard Specification for Public Works, as a standard engineering practice,” says Estrada. “It has gone way beyond economics, as more agencies embrace these sustainable engineering practices. The drive for sustainability and reduced community impacts are also significant motivators at this time.” Sustainable methods are designed to not only save money, time and the environment, but also to perform as long as removal and replacement with new pavement materials.. According to Estrada, “there is no compromise in quality or lifecycle…. it is for these reasons that sustainable practices are readily becoming the new traditional and conventional. As cited in the California Local Streets & Roads Needs Assessment 2014 Update, there are over 150 California public agencies utilizing these processes.” That does not, however, mean that there are not challenges. “We always have to take the local residents

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into consideration and respect their day-to-day life styles and activities,” says Estrada. “We do everything we can to minimize the impact that our work will have on their daily lives.” According to Estrada, this is accomplished by sequencing work so that residents have effective and safe access to their homes. “Recycling strategies also minimize disruptions to the public, who have to deal with heavy trucks that remove and replace paving material. This is illustrated by the fact that the CSPB strategy required only 53 truckloads, compared to an estimated 5,500 truck loads required to fully remove and replace the CMB,” says Estrada. “Additionally, the reduced excavation allowed for easier access to residences and businesses during construction. Daily construction operations began at around 7 a.m. and everything was buttoned up and ready for traffic by 4 p.m.” These sustainable practices have become instrumental in the County’s approach to reduce costs and environmental impacts. Greg Kelley, the Assistant Deputy Director for the Geo-Technical [ Continued on page 14 ]




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TOTAL: $2,308,882

TOTAL: $4,539,164

COST SAVING: $2.2M [ Continued from page 12 ]

Materials Engineering Division of Los Angeles County states, “The County of Los Angeles recently implemented a comprehensive sustainable focused pavement treatment approach that concentrated on reducing: greenhouse gas emissions, energy usage, and landfill deposition. The Willowbrook Community Road Improvement Project required a pavement treatment approach that included reconstructing the existing roadway. The


sustainable treatment approach selected involved reusing the existing materials in-place by recycling the existing pavement and strengthening the subgrade beneath it. A significant benefit of reutilizing the existing materials in-place is that it eliminates all the truck trips that would be required to remove and replace the pavement and subgrade material if traditional road constructing methods had been used. Eliminating these tasks reduced the work days and truck traffic resulting in fewer impacts to the community. Furthermore, eliminating these construction activities and material costs reduced the cost of the project by $2.2 million, which enabled us to reinvest these savings into other parts of our road network. As a result of the success of this project, the County will be looking to use this approach for all residential reconstruction projects,” says Kelley.

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Project success is best ensured by quality field management; Dennis Beyle was the Superintendent for Hardy & Harper overseeing all project operations and Chris Rogers was the Superintendent in charge from Pavement Recycling Systems, managing the field operations for company’s ReNew Division. “It is difficult to recognize every individual responsible for the success of the Willowbrook Community Road Improvement Project, but teamwork and constant coordination of individual efforts is what makes jobs like this one go smoothly,” says Estrada. “Everyone on this project worked very well together to achieve harmony between road construction and community, as well as to ensure the project’s success.” Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. offers a full range of state-of-the art recycling solutions to reclaim, preserve and rehabilitate pavement at any stage of the life-curve. They are a unique and highly acclaimed company with proven engineered alternatives that raise quality, cut costs, and reduce environmental impact. For more information on Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc., please visit them online at or call 800-966-7774. Cc

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The 3 Rs of California State Highway 137

Left: Coghlin Company using their Roadtec RT-500 Mobile Recycle Trailer on the California State Highway 137 Project. Below: Coghlin Company milling and cold-in-place recycling the worn California State Highway 137 for prime contractor, Papich Construction.


s in much of the country, road construction and repair in California’s San Joaquin Valley has become as common as a hot, sunny, dry day. The California Department of Transportation bid out a project to renovate a 9.2 miles stretch of State Highway 137 west of Tulare, which lies about midway between Fresno and Bakersfield, in the heart of the Central Valley. The road runs through the vineyards and almond groves, and the agricultural producers appreciate the state getting the job done between the heavy spring activity and the harvest beginning in August.


The project from the California Department of Transportation therefore gave a tight schedule to lead contractor Papich Construction, which won the $3.4 million project — along

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with its demanding road specifications. Coughlin Company, based in St. George, Utah, was the sub-contractor for milling and cold-in-place recycling of the worn roadway.

Above: The train used was a Roadtec RX 900e milling machine towing an RT 500 mobile recycle trailer, plus support equipment. Below: Roadtec Rx 900e milling machine loading milled asphalt into a RT 500 mobile recycle trailer.

Darren Coughlin is the fourth generation Coughlin at the head of the company, which has been doing infrastructure projects since 1921. Taking over in 1994, Darren converted the company from an underground pipeline company into a rotomilling, cold-in-place recycling, pulverizing, soil stabilizing, and heavy hauling operation. With 20 years in the business, Coughlin has gained an appreciation for state-of-theart construction technology. The company employs 50 people. “Our fleet includes 12 Roadtec RX-900 cold planers with various cutter widths, a Roadtec RT-500 mobile recycle trailer that is fed and pulled by an RX900, a CRMX2 Recycle Train, a Roadtec RX-400 cold planer with various cutter widths for narrow milling, a Terex CMI PR-600, two Caterpillar pulverizers , two custom built cement spreader trucks, various trimmers, and various support equipment for central plant recycling and In place recycling,” said Coughlin.

The California Highway 137 road had aged and was displaying both transverse and longitudinal cracking. The rehabilitation project was ideal for cold-in-place recycle (CIR). According to Coughlin, the benefits of CIR are substantial: He calculates that the Roadtec RT-500 mobile recycle trailer saves 30 percent in cost and 25 percent in time. In addition, the process reduces reflective cracking, substantially improving the road life cycle. The machine has a rating of 500 tph, making it capable of recycling miles of road in an extremely short amount of time. It features closed loop sizing because of its onboard vibratory screen and horizontal shaft impact crusher. This is designed to prevent the need to pre-process the RAP when it’s used as a cold-mix plant. Using a crew of seven, Coughlin Company finished the job within the allotted ten days. The train used was a RX 900e milling machine towing an RT 500 mobile

recycle trailer, plus support equipment. “The sub-base on every CIR project needs to be investigated to ensure it has adequate support for the CIR material,“ Coughlin stated. One special milling challenge on the California Highway 137 project was the existing paving fabric on the roadbed. Said Coughlin, “we decreased the recycle depth about one-half inch to keep from milling up the fabric. Fortunately the equipment has the sensor and control capabilities to make fine calibrations of cutting depth.’ Twenty-five thousand tons of reclaimed asphalt pavement were produced in the project. Quite a harvest, and almost all of this was CIR, with other milling done only in areas not accessible to the train, such as turn pockets and some intersections. “I was glad we had the availability of the conveyor configuration on the RX-900e cold planer,” Coughlin said.

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Left: Twenty-five thousand tons of reclaimed asphalt pavement were produced in the California Highway 137 project that encompassed a 9.2 mile stretch of State Highway 137 west of Tulare.

“Roadtec milling machines offer 60 degree conveyor swing, which allowed an easy feed to the RT-500.” And when the situation doesn’t call for CIR, the machine does duty as a cold mobile mix plant. “It’s nice that the RT-500 recycle trailer can be set up to make cold mix from our RAP stockpile using emulsion or foam. Of course, we have options to add


cement or lime if required.” The RT-500 also has a weigh bridge on board, which is designed to ensure accurate additive injection in the pugmill. Coughlin Company is an early adopter of the machine. “We placed the order for the first RT-500 CIR machine ever built in 2008. Since then, we’ve recycled 1,200 lane miles with the trailer.”

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So, all told, the milling of the 9.2 miles stretch of State Highway 137 was a relatively painless process. Ask him to imagine completing the job without the CIR machine, though, and Coughlin has one word to describe that feeling: “Painful!” Cc

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Your Generator Just Got STOLEN Your employees and their safety should be your company’s number one concern. After your employees and their safety, your second consideration should go towards your equipment. As it is the Crime Prevention Program’s (CPP) mission is to reduce crime in the construction industry, we have to state the obvious: have a good inventory system and mark your equipment. To these points you should look at your Cat, John Deere or Case backhoe or your Honda 3000 series generator and see your company name, logo and equipment number stickered or painted on the equipment and an OAN (Owner Applied Number) or DL number stamped on the equipment. Members of CPP should also have a reward sticker on the equipment. You should then be able to go into a computer generated list or software program or a much updated paper filing system and know where your equipment is or should be. If your equipment is assigned to a specific vehicle or person, a computer or paper file needs to be maintained as well. One overlooked item is the person assigned to accomplish these duties. A company that is prepared should have two of everything - when possible. This


means your company should have at least two or three persons that understand how equipment is marked and numbered and understand the inventory system, in the computer or on paper. Just as you don’t have one accountant overseeing tens of thousands of dollars coming in and out of your company, you should not leave the inventory of your company’s equipment to just one person. You want to believe your employees would not steal from you. Don’t take that chance, either with your equipment or your accounting. Approximately ten years ago there was a five store heavy equipment rental business in the greater Los Angeles area. Over the course of a couple of years large pieces of equipment began to disappear most likely because of several dishonest employees working together. Enough disappeared to severely affect the bottom line and the business was sold to a competitor. A couple of issues to consider: Did the rental inventory software tell the business when a specific piece of equipment had not been rented over a set period of time and was someone made to physically go out and identify the equipment. At this point, either the equipment is stolen or this equipment is not what customers are renting. Another issue is if the equipment is stolen did the company mark it well

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enough to identify it as the company’s equipment and did it install either a GPS or LoJack tracking system. Make the suspects work to remove your markings. The Honda 3000 generator is a great case study. Over the last year Crime Prevention Program members and non-members have reported quite a few small generators as stolen. The two attached photos show how the serial number sticker is attached and also how easy it is to remove. If 100 police officers were asked where the serial number is to this generator maybe 1 would know the location and the serial number structure. Maybe the officer would also know the serial number is repeated on the engine block. Help the officer out and take a grinding tool, such as a Dremel, and repeat the serial number on a non-removable section and make it obvious, ie: “S/N: EZGF – 1567927”. Police officers are like many of us in that they don’t want to appear ignorant so they will not ask for help. Police know how to run a serial number but they will probably not recognize your equipment number if the company name is removed. Having a good inventory system and marking your equipment takes time and effort. The Crime Prevention Program is here to defend the construction industry. If you need us please call us, 562-860-9006. Cc

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SONSRAY MACHINERY HOLDS BACKHOE RODEO AT MSA TRAINING AND TRADE SHOW Sonsray Machinery held an exciting Rodeo Competition on Tuesday, May 19th, from 8 a.m to 1:30 p.m. at the annual Maintenance Superintendents Association (MSA) Training and Trade Show. The event was officially presented by the Los Angeles & Orange Area MSA, which offered free indoor and outdoor training classes and more than 100 vendors. In addition to exhibits, competitions were held for everything from concrete finishing to backhoe skill-testing events. California Case dealer, Sonsray Machinery, held the Rodeo Competition that awarded cash prizes to the first, second and third place winners. A Case 580 Super N extendahoe backhoe was utilized by all contestants. First place was won by Tim Rubio from LBWD, third place by Tyler Powell, also from LBWD and the second place

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winner was Rick Westbrook from Culver City. Sonsray Machinery also held a prize drawing during the well-attended event that was

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CASE OFFERS LIMITED-TIME THREE-YEAR, 3,000-HOUR COMPLETE FACTORY WARRANTY ON ALL SKID STEERS AND COMPACT TRACK LOADERS CASE Construction Equipment is now offering a three-year, 3,000-hour complete factory warranty on its entire line of skid steers and compact track loaders. This includes all new models, such as the brand new SR270 – the industry’s largest radial-lift skid steer – and the TR310 compact track loader. The offer, which expires Sept. 30, covers all units sold through retail channels and comes at no additional cost to the customer.


“CASE was the first OEM to take its entire line of skid steers and compact track loaders Tier 4 Final, and we want to highlight the quality and performance advances that have been made by standing behind these machines for the first three years of ownership,” says Warren Anderson, brand marketing manager, CASE Construction Equipment. “This special, limited-time warranty will allow business owners to

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invest with confidence in the latest technologies that offer significant efficiencies and performance improvements over older models. Cc

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NEW JOHN DEERE L-SERIES TRACTOR LOADERS ARE JOBSITE WORKHORSES The 210L EP and 210L are the newest members of the John Deere L-Series lineup. Joining their backhoe brethren, the dependable and durable tractor loaders boast several customer-inspired improvements that are ideal for earthwork, roadwork, land clearing and landscaping operations. The L-Series meets today’s emission regulations through a rugged Final Tier 4/EU Stage IV PowerTech™ Plus diesel engine on the 210L (93 hp) and a certified IT4/Stage III B John Deere PowerTech E engine on the 210L EP (70 hp). Both models boast a four-speed PowerShift™ transmission that allows smooth no-clutch

fingertip shifting and direction changes for fast work cycles. Like their backhoe counterparts, L-Series tractor loaders also boast the benefits of unsurpassed reliability and uptime. Same-side ground-level service points help speed daily checks. A two-position tilt hood provides same-side ground-level access to engine and transmission dipsticks, engine-oil fill, fuel and air filters, and coolant reservoir. The fuel fill area is also nearby. Operators looking to get the most out of their tractor loader can rely on Ultimate Uptime featuring John Deere WorkSight™. With Ultimate Uptime, operators receive predelivery and follow-up inspections; three years of

JDLink™ telematics, machine heath prognostics and remote diagnostics, and programming capability; and the ability to add dealer-provided uptime solutions to customize the package to individual needs. For additional information and model-specific specifications on the new L-Series, visit or contact your local dealer. Cc

KOMATSU AMERICA CORP. LAUNCHES THE NEW D85-18 CRAWLER DOZER Speed, power and efficiency join forces in this latest addition to Komatsu’s big dozer lineup. Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new D85-18 dozer. With a 264 HP, Komatsu SAA6D125E-7, variable geometry, turbo charged (KVGT) and after cooled, Tier 4 Final certified engine, this new dozer leverages Komatsu’s nearly 20 years of experience and innovative leadership in emissions technology to deliver a high-performance, more environmentally-friendly engine that burns up to 5% less fuel and costs less to operate.


A standard EX track model and a low ground pressure PX track model are available to offer customers flotation and weight distribution options that best match their needs. “For anyone looking for a large construction or small mining size dozer, the D85-18 hits the sweet spot,” said Chuck Murawski, Komatsu America product manager. “Whether you’re dozing, leveling or spreading, it has the speed and power to get the job done and it saves you fuel in the bargain,” Murawski said. The crawler dozers are equipped with the latest KOMTRAX® technology. Data such as fuel levels, DEF levels, operating hours,

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location, cautions and maintenance alerts are relayed to the web application for analysis. A new Operator Identification System reports key operating information for multiple operators and a new Auto Idle Shutdown function helps reduce idle time as well as operating costs. Cc

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CAT® 336F L XE HYBRID DELIVERS FUEL-EFFICIENT PRODUCTION WITH INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY The Cat® 336F L XE Hybrid features an integrated design that conserves fuel, optimizes performance, and captures and reuses energy. The machine delivers an estimated fuel savings of up to 20 percent compared with its standard 336 counterpart with no compromise in performance and no added maintenance costs. The new Cat Production Measurement system adds even more value by enabling operators to load trucks with just the right weight while allowing managers to remotely monitor the machine’s productivity. The 308 horsepower C9.3 engine meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations without interrupting the operator or the job. Proven electronic, fuel, air, and aftertreatment components ensure customer expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability, and service life are met. The inherent fuel efficiency of the C9.3 is further enhanced with automatic engine speed control, a programmable engine idle shutdown feature, and an ECO mode that allows operators to tailor machine performance to the application. The engine also runs efficiently on biodiesel blends up to B20. The 336F XE uses three building block technologies to deliver outstanding fuel savings and performance. The Cat Electronic Standardized Programmable (ESP) pump smoothly transitions between the hydraulic hybrid power sources, the engine, and the accumulator to conserve fuel. The Cat Adaptive Control


System (ACS) valve optimizes performance by intelligently managing restrictions and flows to control machine motion. Instead of wasting kinetic energy during swing braking, the Cat Hydraulic Hybrid Swing System pressurizes the accumulator to stop the machine and then uses that pressure when needed to accelerate the machine later. The key ingredient is the ACS valve, which can be found only on the Cat brand. It is the “brain” of the system – one that independently controls machine functions and directs hydraulic energy where operators need it precisely when they need it. Because the ACS valve is fully integrated with the pump and hybrid system, operators will experience the same extraordinary control, hydraulic power, and lift capacity they get from traditional Cat machines with the added benefit of dramatically reduced fuel consumption. That’s why the valve is now standard on larger machines like the 374F and 390F. Technology enhancements To assist customers in managing the 336F L XE for optimum return on investment, Caterpillar offers several connected technologies as standard. Grade technologies provide real-time bucket tip elevation guidance to help operators stay on grade and finish work more quickly, accurately, and productively. The latest technology addition is payload, and it provides real-time weighing as the boom swings for fast, efficient loading, and optimum payloads. Operators

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can view load weights on the in-cab display and know when target payload is achieved, maximizing the productivity of the entire fleet. Productivity can be tracked from the cab—with quick access to payload weights, load and cycle counts, and daily totals. Site managers can wirelessly access payload data and machine operating data such as location, hours, idle time, fuel usage and events via Link technologies through the VisionLink® web portal to measure production, monitor efficiency, and optimize performance. The 336F L XE’s massive frame, heavy-duty extended-length undercarriage, and standard and heavy counterweight options combine to form an exceptionally strong, stable work platform for digging, lifting, or attachment use. The heavy-duty reach boom can be paired with either a 10’6” stick or a 12’10” stick. A mass boom and 8’4” stick combination are also available. So are multiple Cat Work Tools and a stateof-the-art tool control system designed specifically to help customers get the most out of one machine. For more information go to or visit your local Cat dealer. Cc

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UPDATED 550K, 650K, AND 700K FINAL TIER 4 CRAWLER DOZERS JOIN THE JOHN DEERE K-SERIES LINEUP The John Deere 550K, 650K and 700K Crawler Dozers not only meet Final Tier 4 emissions standards, but also incorporate value-enhancing features such as Eco mode and an updated electro-hydraulic (EH) control system. The K-Series dozers provide contractors a Final Tier 4 product that affords higher productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs in earth moving and grading applications. The 550K and 650K incorporate a PowerTech™ 4.5L Final Tier 4 diesel engine with 92 hp and 104 hp respectively. The 700K boasts


a PowerTech™ 6.8L Final Tier 4 diesel engine with 130 hp, a five horsepower increase over its IT4 predecessor. All three models incorporate John Deere’s new Eco Mode feature that optimizes fuel economy while maintaining ground speed by automatically adjusting engine speed and transmission settings based on load. Machine hydraulics were updated for improved performance and response, and offer new features when optional electrohydraulic controls are ordered. The EH system on the 550K,

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650K as well as the 700K is more responsive to operator inputs and the machine will significantly grade better when equipped with a grade control system. For additional information and model-specific specifications on the new 550K, 650K and 700K, visit or contact your local dealer. Cc

NEWEST CAT® TRUCK, THE CT680, DELIVERS CLASS-LEADING COMBINATION OF DURABILITY, COMFORT & STYLE The Cat® Vocational Truck line continues to grow to meet customer needs with the addition of the CT680, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model built to tackle today’s most demanding jobs while setting new standards for comfort and style. The third vocational truck offered by Caterpillar, the CT680 features a rugged exterior, attractive automotive appearance, spacious and ergonomic cab, and vocationalspecific engine and transmission. Its set-forward axle, parabolic taper leaf suspension, tuned cab air suspension system, and premium sound insulation and trim combine to deliver industryleading ride quality. Vocational-specific engine Powering the CT680 is a Cat CT Series Vocational Truck Engine with horsepower ratings from 410 to 475, peak torque ratings

from 1,450 to 1,700 lb-ft and the flexibility to match power and performance to specific jobs and operating conditions. Productive, easy-to-operate transmission Featuring six forward speeds and one reverse, the Cat CX31 Automatic Transmission delivers rugged durability, smooth shifting and optimum power. It boasts the industry’s highest power-to-weight ratio, full power shifting and quick acceleration to boost productivity. Ideal speed and torque combinations help improve fuel economy, and two side PTO locations and a Cat exclusive rear PTO enhance versatility and serviceability. Performance-enhancing technology The CT680 comes standard with Caterpillar’s comprehensive asset and fleet management tool, Product Link™. Customers

can use this tool and the accompanying VisionLink® web interface to track fuel use and costs, location, working versus idle time, preventive maintenance schedules and more. Like the Cat CT660 and CT681, the CT680 is backed by bumper-to-bumper service at more than 400 Cat dealer locations across North America. More information about the CT680 and the rest of the Cat Vocational Truck line is available at

KOMATSU AMERICA CORP. INTRODUCES THE GD655-6 MOTOR GRADER Powered by Komatsu Tier 4 Final Engine. Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced the introduction of the GD655-6 motor grader. Featuring 218 net horsepower (163 kW), the GD655-6 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine that is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified. This new motor grader leverages Komatsu’s nearly 20 years of experience and innovative

leadership in emissions technology to deliver a high-performance, more environmentally-friendly engine that burns less fuel and costs less to operate. Standard features on the GD655-6 include a Turbo II precleaner, independent blade lift float, front mounted work lights, and a toolbox with lock. Also standard on the grader are 10 control valves, which means two extra valves with linkage for additional attachments.

In addition, the GD655-6 has provisions for ripper and grade control installations. Cc

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Nixon-Egli Equipment Co., LeeBoy and K & M Asphalt, Inc. Mark and Kelly Verni, owners, K & M Asphalt, Inc., pictured here with their new LeeBoy 8500C purchased from Nixon-Egli Equipment Co.

K & M Asphalt, Inc. is headquartered in San Jose and they offer years of experience in all levels of pavement construction. Whether your project calls for asphalt repairs or a complete new pavement surface, K & M is there to help their customers determine the best possible solution. They specialize in Petromat overlays, asphalt resurfacing, sheet patching, asphalt repairs, reconstruction, seal coating, Petromat fabric and asphalt grinding, among many other services. Their focus is on industrial, commercial and residential construction and they have earned a reputation for offering only the highest quality of work, at competitive prices. They strive to build long-term relationships with their customers, as well as with their vendors. Mark Verni is the owner and president of K & M Asphalt Inc. and he recently purchased a new 2015 LeeBoy 8500C asphalt paver from Nixon-Egli Equipment Co. “This is our second LeeBoy paver. We go with LeeBoy because we believe that it is a high quality machine and our customers deserve the best,” says Verni. “We particularly like the Legend Screed and LeeBoy’s overall ease of operation. K & M Asphalt, Inc. has been doing business with Nixon-Egli Equipment Co. since they started in business over 15 years ago. “We have always had a good experience in our dealings with Nixon-Egli. I enjoyed working with our representative, Denny Johnson on this last deal. He was good about following up with me during the sale and made sure that everything was working out for us after the sale,” says Verni. “It is always a pleasure doing business with Nixon-Egli and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

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