Utility Contractor

NOV-DEC 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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24 Utility Contractor | November/December 2018 As 2018 comes to a close, we asked leading suppliers and equipment manufactures what they thought were their most innovative products to hit the utility construction market. Here is what they came up with: Akkerman Sliplining System Akkerman re-introduces its enhanced SLS50/100 Sliplining System for the rehabilitation of 30- to 102-in. OD live sewers, which eliminates the need for bypass pumping. Akkerman's modular sliplining frame accommodates 10- or 20- ft pipe joints for installation in either direction and features a retention winch and pipe clamp to assist with positioning and counterbalance flow force during installation. Using a wireless remote controller with LCD screen, the operator controls main drive, bidirectional travel, brakes, speed control, frame elevators, pipe clamp, winch, E-Stop and lighting. Two-speed dual or quad motors and chain-driven planetary gearboxes generate thrust force to advance pipe into position assisted by speed sensors for synchronized travel. Sliplining operations are powered by a 200-hp electric power pack with three variable displacement pumps. The systems include a modular jacking frame and power pack and are sold as a complete system in dual (SLS 50, 65-ton) or quad motors (SLS 100, 130 ton) packages. ASV RT-40 Posi-Track Loader ASV Holdings Inc. offers the RT-40 Posi-Track loader, providing a safer and more productive alternative to walk-behind and stand-on mini skid- steer loaders. The RT-40 includes a turbocharged 37.5-hp Kubota Tier 4 Final diesel engine that produces 84.5 ft-lbs of torque. The unit also provides high tractive effort for excellent pushing and digging power. The 4,175-lb machine is 48.3 in. wide, has an 8.4-ft lift height and features a 931-lb ROC. It includes a 10.8-in. ground clearance, a 44-degree departure angle and speed as fast as 7.1 mph. The hydraulic system operates at a high auxiliary circuit flow rate with a 13.3-gpm pump capacity and 3,000 psi system pressure. The RT-40's cooling system allows operators to use the machine at full load 100 percent of the time in ambient temperatures up to 118 degrees. The unit's large rear- tilting hood provides easy access to all maintenance points. Atlas Copco HiLight V2+ and V3+ LED Light Towers Excellent for construction and roadwork, the HiLight V2+ and HiLight V3+ are each housed on a four-wheel trailer for ease of transportation. Both compact models come with a heavy-duty steel frame, stainless steel mast, and protection from polyethylene bumpers designed to the same standards as the Atlas Copco HardHat canopy. The HiLight P2+ light tower can be powered directly from an auxiliary power source, a portable generator or the grid. The HiLight V2+ offers a 320-watt LED light source, covering 21,528 square feet. The HiLight V3+ is equipped with four 160-watt LED bulbs with specially designed directional glass optics capable of illuminating an area of up to 32,292 sq ft. Both the V2+ and V3+ have manually operated vertical masts that extend up to 18 ft. The towers are designed to withstand wind speeds up to 51 mph. The LED lamps on both models have a life expectancy of more than 30,000 hours. Innovative Products 2018

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