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November 11, 2013
CDR Staff

Hoban Equipment Erects New Asphalt Plant in Canada
Hoban Equipment Ltd., construction company based in British Columbia, has purchased a portable asphalt plant that it says will help expand its asphalt paving offerings.

The asphalt plant is a model EX8842 from Asphalt Drum Mixers Inc. (ADM), Huntertown, Ind., and was first erected near Regina, Saskatchewan, to repave a 10.5-mile stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway. Hoban says it selected the model because of its ease of use and productivity.

The EX8842 produces up to 250 tons of asphalt per hour. It includes a counterflow mixing drum, baghouse, cold feed bins, self-erecting storage silo, drag conveyor, asphalt cement tanks, mineral filler silo and recycle bins. The system is designed for fuel efficiency and low emissions. The plant also features the ability to incorporate up to 30 percent recycled material in its asphalt mixes.

A service team from ADM traveled to Saskatchewan to oversee the erection of the new plant.

“The whole setup process went well, thanks to the help of the Asphalt Drum Mixers crew,” says Mike Tiffin, project manager for Hoban Equipment. “And, because the new plant is so easy to use, we can train new plant operators in no time at all.”

Terex Cedarapids MACS Plant Offers New Cone Crusher

The Terex Cedarapids MACS plant from Terex Minerals Processing Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is designed to be a highly mobile, high-capacity, complete crushing and screening system. MACS stands for Mobile Aggregate Crushing System, and the company says it is a complete system, not just a collection of individual processing units. MACS units are highly integrated with each other to increase production and to reduce setup time. No cranes or booms are required to setup the MACS plant; all interplant conveyors are on board.

The MACS uses larger crushers and screens than what are typically used in track mounted or wheeled plants, says the company. The MACS plant now offers the newest generation Terex Cedarapids MVP450X cone crusher. The MVP450X has numerous features that the company says increase productivity and ease of use. Major new enhancements include high-speed clearing of jammed material and quick crusher separation capability for faster manganese changes.

The MACS trailer designs can be permitted for travel throughout most of the continental United States, according to the company. The crushing and screening units travel under 13 feet, 6 inches high and under 12 feet wide. Interplant conveyors are designed into the units so that separate transfer conveyors are not required. Folding conveyors and walkways are set up using on-board hydraulics, thus eliminating the need for cranes or lifts. More information is available at

Major Wire Names New Dealer in North and South Carolina

Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Ltd. has named Tractor Tracs Inc. as its new authorized dealer representing its complete line of screen media solutions for asphalt and recycling operations in North and South Carolina. For more than 24 years, Tractor Tracs has been servicing the heavy equipment and construction industry with aftermarket parts and service.

“Adding Major Wire’s screen media complements our current lines and fills a need for our market,” says Mark Franks, salesman for Tractor Tracs. “We kept hearing from our customers that they were already buying screen media and that they would like to buy it from us. I had experience with a previous dealership selling Major Wire and was confident that it would satisfy our customers.”

Major Wire Flex-Mat 3 high-performance, self-cleaning screen media is available in a tensioned version as an alternative to traditional woven wire and a modular version designed to replace polyurethane and rubber modular screen panels. Independently vibrating wires are designed to increase product throughput by up to 40 percent over traditional woven wire or polyurethane panels by increasing screening action and open area and by eliminating blinding, pegging and clogging.

Major Wire’s OptimumWire Woven Wire has a unique chemical makeup that provides up to 40 percent longer wear life when compared with traditional woven wire of the same diameter, according to the company. Its ductility, hardness and tensile strength means OptimumWire is less susceptible to breaking, Major Wire says.

Bomag Expands Deal with Jesco
Bomag Americas Inc., Kewanee, Ill., has expanded the coverage territory and product line for its distributor Jesco. Bomag manufactures vibratory tampers, single and reversible plate compactors, walk-behind rollers, small single-drum and tandem ride-on rollers, and highway class single-drum and tandem rollers.

“Jesco has been a longtime Bomag distributor who has delivered results for us and for their customers, and to say we are excited about them taking on the full Bomag equipment offering in a larger territory is an understatement,” says John Hood, director of sales, heavy equipment, for Bomag.

Jesco is now a full-line Bomag equipment distributor—from tampers and plate compactors to road building equipment and landfill compactors—for contractors in the Hudson Valley and Long Island in New York as well as in Delaware, New Jersey and most of Maryland.

Hood continues, “This new contract establishes them as a major asphalt house with milling machines, pavers and reclaimer/stabilizers to complement their strength on the soil side of the business. They are truly a one-stop shop for both soil and asphalt contractors operating in this region.”

Anthony Falzarano, Jesco vice president of sales, says, “Bomag’s line fits well with our rental marketing strategy, as we have a fleet of more than 600 rental units strong.”

As a road building distributor, Jesco also offers a full line of milling machines, asphalt pavers, material transfer equipment and recycling/stabilization equipment. The contract includes recently acquired Cedarapids paving equipment and CMI RS Series of reclaimer/stabilizers.

According to Jesco, the new contract with Bomag will take advantage of its growth within the Northeast. Jesco has 10 locations—three in New Jersey, two in New York, four in Maryland and one in Delaware.