MEET THE GALLMAC
Tesmec USA, Inc. and its parent company, The Tesmec Group, announce it began distribution of the GALLMAC product line in the North American and Caribbean markets in January.
Tesmec USA, Inc. is located in Alvarado, Texas, and has been in operation since 1984, primarily in the market of high-performance trenchers. From their facility in Alvarado, Tesmec USA engineers, manufacturers, and service department support their wide range of trenching equipment. The Tesmec Group is active in the design, engineering, production, and marketing of integrated solutions for the construction and maintenance of infrastructures, such as aerial and underground networks and pipelines; among its core businesses is the GALLMAC multipurpose excavator.
GALLMAC machines receive high praise due to their overall versatility, programmable hydraulic functions, and multitude of attachment possibilities. GALLMAC machines perform well in many applications including, but not limited to, road construction, residential development, industrial environments, and municipality/utility work. The capabilities of the GALLMAC can be summarized in four groups: loading, lifting, excavation, and special applications. For more information about Tesmec and its products, visit www.tesmec.com.
NEW ADDITIVES FOR ASPHALT
Honeywell announces it has introduced a line of additives for asphalt aimed at helping the paving industry decrease energy usage, reduce emissions, and save money, while helping meet demanding road specifications.
The new Honeywell Titan™ additives for asphalt have been proven in real-life paving trials (subject to weather and paving practices) to reduce the fuel required to mix asphalt by 13 percent and harmful emissions generated by road paving by as much as 82 percent, while helping to minimize rutting. Depending on the asphalt’s composition, using Honeywell Titan can also reduce the amount of additive required by nearly 30 percent.
Using Honeywell Titan additives can reduce energy needed during the manufacturing and paving processes. By adding small quantities of Honeywell Titan additives, asphalt flows as much as 60 to 80 percent more easily compared with asphalt modified with traditional technologies. Improved asphalt fluidity allows for temperature reduction during both the manufacturing and paving processes, so less energy is needed and costs are reduced for both asphalt manufacturers and road pavers. In addition, asphalt formulated with Honeywell Titan doesn’t require high-shear mix equipment, making it easy to handle and use. To learn more about Honeywell Titan additives for asphalt, visit www.honeywell-titan.com.
BATEMAN GROUNDWORKS EXPANDS FLEET
As part of a major fleet expansion, Bateman Groundworks has taken delivery of 20 Terex® TA6 Power Tip site dumpers. As part of a move to both expand and improve the productivity of its site dumper fleet, Bateman Groundworks is replacing 15 older Terex models.
Bateman’s new Terex TA6 site dumpers have a more powerful and fuel-efficient 84 hp Stage 3A Perkins engine, leading to lower fuel bills and reduced exhaust emissions. For more information on the new Terex site dumper, visit www.terex.com.
2013 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY FORECAST
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance has released its 2013 Construction Industry Forecast. Based on the survey responses of 347 construction industry executives, the forecast captures perceptions about the state of the non-residential construction industry and looks at trends for the coming year. Some highlights of the 2013 Forecast include:
- Construction is moving ahead. This survey’s primary indicator for non-residential construction activity—the Optimism Quotient—is a very positive 106.
- The industry expects rental fleets to continue to grow. About half of distributors indicated that they expect to increase the size of their rental fleet in 2013.
- Contractors will buy new and used equipment. Four out of five contractors indicated they anticipate buying new or used equipment in 2013.
THE ZONE 2013
Zonar, a leading provider of fleet telematics, remote diagnostics, and mobile onboard computing is holding its inaugural annual conference on May 14-16, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.
THE ZONE 2013 is lined up to be one of the most exciting fleet management conferences of the year with renowned industry speakers covering strategic transportation and construction fleet topics, including impending CSA regulations, operational safety, driver retention, fuel efficiency, and management best practices. At this highly anticipated two and a half day event, fleet professionals can attend 72 educational breakout sessions, a transportation vendor fair, and work with product specialists in the interactive learning lab. To learn more about THE ZONE 2013 and to register, visit: www.zonarsystems.com/thezone2013.
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WEBSITE NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES SPONSORSHIP
SANY America has published a special website dedicated to its sponsorship of Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The website, found at www.sanyracing.us, includes a variety of information about the No. 7 Chevrolet SS driven by Dave Blaney.
In February, SANY America announced its sponsorship of the No. 7 car, including 14 races as primary sponsor and 22 races as associate sponsor. The SANY-branded Chevrolet SS made its first appearance March 3 at the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The Sprint Cup Series runs through November 17.
The sanyracing.us website includes the complete race schedule, a biography of Blaney, a race photo gallery, plus information about SANY America’s equipment lineup of crawler cranes, rough-terrain cranes, excavators, and port machinery. It is designed to introduce racing fans to SANY America and the global SANY equipment brand. For more information, visit www.sanyamerica.com. ■
Modern Contractor Solutions, April 2013
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