Utility Contractor

JUL-AUG 2018

As the official magazine of NUCA, Utility Contractor presents the latest information affecting every aspect of the utility construction industry, including technological advancements, safety issues, legislative developments and instructional advice.

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40 Utility Contractor | July/August 2018 PRODUCTS CASE Develops Universal Machine Control Option CASE Construction Equipment has developed a universal machine control option for its production class M Series dozers (1150M, 1650M and 2050M) that makes each machine factory compatible with all major suppliers of machine control tech- nology, including Topcon, Trimble, and CASE precision partner Leica Geosystems, within a single "universal machine control" option. CASE universal machine control provides a universal harness for blade guidance systems, universal machine brackets and mounts, and universal jumpers to integrate any industry solution into each dozer. This allows CASE dozers to be deployed, straight from the dealer, into any fleet-wide precision or machine control solution an owner/operator/contractor may deploy on their worksites. CaseCE.com CAT 814K Wheel Dozer Delivers Advancements The new Cat 814K wheel dozer from Caterpillar features a new, sound-suppressed cab, efficient power unit and transmission drive, and centralized service station configuration to drive machine uptime and operator productivity to new levels. With its rugged struc- ture designed to achieve multiple life cycles under the toughest operating conditions, the 814K delivers high production operation in applications like utility work at mines, heavy civil construction backfilling and grading work, and ground preparation and sub- base work. Today's 814K wheel dozer offers a newly upgraded touch screen information display for intuitive machine control. The dozer's new Vital Information Management System (VIMS) allows technicians to connect directly to the machine to access a wide range of sensor information and expanded machine data. Cat.com Doosan Portable Power Introduces New Light Towers Doosan Portable Power has expanded its product line of portable light towers with the addition of the LCV6 and LCV8 models. Both the LCV6 and LCV8 light towers feature a small-body design and vertical mast that allow for greater maneuverability, ease of transport and low operating cost. A new clamshell-style canopy is made of highly durable composite material yet is lightweight for easy access to internal components for regular maintenance. Both LCV light towers are standard- equipped with a vertical mast that manually extends to 23 ft. The vertical mast design significantly cuts setup time compared to the traditional laydown mast, and the upright mast position improves transport safety. With a new compact footprint, 17 units can fit on a standard flatbed trailer for more cost-effective transportation. Both LCV models have a 52-gallon diesel fuel tank with the lon- gest runtime in the industry for greater overall productivity. The LCV6 and LCV8 have minimum runtimes of 119 hours and 97 hours, respectively. Doosanportablepower.com GSSI Adds Drill Hole Feature to StructureScan Mini XT GSSI, a leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announced the addition of a new drill hole feature to the StructureScan Mini XT – the newest generation of GSSI's popular all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system. The drill hole feature is a 3D data processing detection algorithm. The algorithm evaluates a user chosen cylindrical area that represents a potential or planned coring location. Scanning for all potential targets within the cylindrical area, the drill hole feature looks for targets that may interfere with a proposed coring location. Available only within the StructureScan Mini XT user interface, the drill hole indica- tor is designed for concrete coring applications. In complicated slab situations, the drill hole feature can help users determine the safest location for coring concrete. However, this feature is not a substitute for careful analysis by a trained operator. Geophysical.com

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