Wacker Neuson says its new DPU 130 vibratory plate offers the same compacting power as a 7 t roller. A key feature of the remote controlled unit is the use of two ground plates that make it more maneuverable.
Compaction and light equipment manufacturer Masterpac is to establish a new European sales office in Paris, France on 1 March 2010. The operation will be run by ex-Dynapac sales and marketing employee Ms Nathalie Nguyen.
Sakai unveiled its new 10.6 tonne SW770HF vibratory tandem roller last week at the World of Asphalt show in Orlando, US. The machine on show was the first production model in a ‘slow release' program and represents Sakai's entry into the larger rollers market in the US.
Spanish concrete vibrator and powered screed manufacturer Enerco is investing in a new multi-million Euro production facility in La Muela, 25 km from its current base in Zaragoza. The company expects to move into the facility early in 2009.
Hamm has launched two new versions in its popular HD range of tandem rollers. The HD range has been around for ten years and the updated ‘+' versions of the 12 and 14 tonne class machines should go down well with operators for their spacious cabs and intuitive controls.
Germany's Bomag has announced plans to build a new 11500 m2 roller drum facility at its main factory in Boppard. The company said the €24 million investment, the largest in its 51-year history, will double drum capacity there.
Innovations in concrete construction equipment are helping contractors acheive faster cycle times and perform larger pours on ever tighter construction schedules. Richard High reports on some of the largest projects currently taking place and looks at some of the newest equipment available.