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Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

Ajax Engineering, the world’s largest manufacturer of self-loading concrete mixers (SLCMs), has recently earmarked around Rs 100 crore for allotment of land in Bengaluru from Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) as well as for building a new manufacturing facility.

The versatile machine

Most skid steer loaders are designed to work in diverse climates of high ambient of 48 degree Celsius or severe cold and high altitude areas, no matter what climatic conditions.

Improving efficiency

Batch mix plant is the most widespread type of asphalt plant in the world, which guarantees the highest level of flexibility in production and quality of the finished product.

What’s new – and what’s next – in sustainable asphalt production

Sustainability has been part of the roadbuilding conversation for decades. Yet improvements that make the methods and machines more environmentally friendly continue to gain momentum.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

The leading SLCM manufacturer says it is investing Rs 140 crore to help in its plan to diversify its construction to roads, railways, energy, and irrigation.

Safe Concrete Breaking

The heavy pneumatic breaker TEX 33 PE from Atlas Copco offers reliable, ergonomic and safe breaking in mass concrete and pavement breaking. The TEX 33 PE is ideal for heavy-duty demolition jobs where medium and hard materials such as asphalt and reinforced concrete come into play.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

Impressively Wide, Incredibly Accurate

The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is one of the most prestigious expressway projects in India in current time. The highway will start near Gurugram at Sohna and will end at JNPT, near Mumbai. With a total length of 1,353 km, the expressway is divided into 49 packages (31 packages in Delhi-Vadodara section, 13 packages in Vadodara-Mumbai section and five packages in Mumbai-JNPT section).

Green Technology for Indian Roads

The Ghaziabad-based JRD Infratech is using an Ammann ACC 90 CounterMix asphalt-mixing plant in their project to meet the guidelines of the National Green Tribunal and Central Pollution Control Board

Registration and driving licence not needed for road making machines: MoRTH

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has clarified that the heavy road making machinery is not a motor vehicle, and is not covered under MV Act.

Hiway Stabilizers buys Volvo P8820C paver

Hiway Stabilizers, an Australian company delivering advanced stabilisations solutions for pavements, recently took delivery of the first P8820C ABG tracked paver in Australia from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE).

Paving to Perfection

The projects planned in roads, highways and expressways under the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the next five years will drive the demand for pavers during the period.

Hiway Stabilizers take delivery of first Volvo P8820C paver in Australia

Hiway Stabilizers, an Australian company delivering advanced stabilisations solutions for pavements, recently took delivery of the first P8820C ABG tracked paver in Australia from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE).

Low-cost, high-quality road REHABILITATIoN

The Wirtgen cold recycler and soil stabiliser WR 240 rehabilitates the 22-km road between Hapur and Kithore.

Neal Manufacturing updates full line to Tier 4 Final

Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment and a leader in asphalt pavement preservation equipment, announced that all its machines are Tier 4 Final compliant, including the DA 350 dual sealcoat applicator and high-volume road maintenance vehicle.

Towards Greener Future

Asphalt is regaining traction in the Indian road construction due to its better recyclability and the freedom to use waste materials like plastics along with asphalt mix. The future looks greener for asphalt mixing plants.

Neal Manufacturing updates full line to Tier 4 Final

Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment and a leader in asphalt pavement preservation equipment, announced that all their machines are Tier 4 Final compliant, including the DA 350 dual sealcoat applicator and high-volume road maintenance vehicle.

Road Dryer to exhibit pavement-drying units at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020

Greenville, South-Carolina-based Road Dryer, LLC, will exhibit its truck/trailer-mounted Road Dryer RD-1200XT pavement drying unit at the Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020.

BETTER road rehabilitation WITH COLD MILLING

Cold milling is one of the first measures taken when a roadway or traffic area needs to be rehabilitated.

Concrete Future

Requirement of concrete in construction is expected to increase in the future with a slew of projects in the pipeline in real estate and infrastructure projects.

Skid-steer Loaders in Rural Road Construction

With the help of various attachments, Bobcat Skid-steer loaders provide cost-effective solution in rural road construction.

New paving technologies

Paver market in India is picking up with the growing road construction projects. Both asphalt and concrete paver markets see positive growth in the coming years.

Skid-steer loader with grader attachment concept is growing

BOBCAT has been providing Skid-steer loader with grader attachment as an apt solution for new rural roads and widening of existing roads. S Manjunath, General Manager - Sales, Doosan Bobcat India, shares more on the advantages of the concept and the market outlook.

Combination rollers

Volvo Construction Equipment launched the CR30B and CR35B combination rollers at World of Asphalt, adding to its small asphalt compaction line. These machines are powered by a fuel-efficient, low-emission engine and are packed with features that deliver a smooth and dense mat surface.

Technology Meets Opportunity

Rs 1.2 trillion investment in roads and highways; extension of 3.17 lakh km of rural roads; 35,000 km highway construction under Bharatmala Pariyojana scheme- it seems that there is a lot slated to happen in the coming years in rural roads and highways.

New technologies gaining traction

The Wirtgen Group has been continuously innovating its products in the brands Wirtgen, Vogele, and Hamm. They are not only global market leaders but also innovation leaders, with the average age of a machine being not more than three years.

Ambitious on Indian infra sector

Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India's overall development and enjoys intense focus from government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world-class infrastructure in the country.

XCMG Aerial Work Platforms

Aerial work platform (AWP) comes from the product line of firefighting machinery of XCMG. With a small boundary dimension, wide working range, strong obstacle climbing ability, simple safe and reliable operation, AWP can be widely used in the construction, repair and maintenance of plant, firefighting industry, warehouses, airports, municipal engineering and in other facilities.

Our bar placement technology is one of the best in the world

The Indian market is probably one of the best infrastructure markets in the world on the highway front, along with there being a lot of discussions on more spending in airports and irrigation. So, it is a promising future for construction as a whole.

The Show of Technology Prowess

Excon 2017 is all set to open its floors for the five-day mega technology feast on December 12, 2017. This year marks the ninth edition of the Excon, which has a 17-year strong legacy being organised since 2000.

Cold Recycling with Foamed Bitumen

Roads that are subjected to continuous and heavy traffic often show signs of damage that extend down to the road base. To eliminate this damage, the entire road needs structural rehabilitation.

Rolling ahead

Roads and highways is still going strong as the most happening infrastructure sector in India with many ongoing projects and many in the pipeline. India has the second largest road network across the world at 4.7 million km and is still growing.

Saving cost of transportation

Crushing on site provides lower cost and greater efficiency. In fact, crusher and screening buckets attached to excavators and other earthmoving equipment allow materials to be processed for reuse, right where they are being extracted.

Dust Control at Mines

Global Road Technology (GRT) India, with 2,459 miles of road construction currently under execution, unveils its unique dust control technology, GRT: HAUL-LOC for DOTT Services (DOTT), contractor for Singareni Collieries Mines.

Fulfilling the trenching needs

In Austria, a Wirtgen W 100 CFi compact milling machine with deep milling unit is being used for trenching prior to the laying of broadband cables - just before it sets to work milling off entire pavements.

Recycling Economically

Time is money, especially in road construction. When it comes to cost efficiency, being able to put all equipment to maximum use is a critical factor. Consequently, it is a major advantage when a machine can be used flexibly, like the 3800 CR recycler from Wirtgen, which can use the up-cut and down-cut cold recycling processes or operate as a high-output milling machine.

Building Better Roads

The Ministry of Surface Transport has set an objective of building 40 km of roads a day from 2017-18 from the current level of 18 km a day. This has resulted in a paradigm shift in the use of road construction and rehabilitation methods and technologies.

GRT introduces advanced road technology in Bihar

Global Road Technology India?s operation announced it has commenced road works on National Highway 2 using its advanced recycling technology with foamed bitumen. GRT is working with lead contractor Soma Enterprises under their concessionaire subsidiary, Soma-Isolux to rehabilitate approximately 74 km of damaged pavement in Bihar. The six-lane construction undertaken by GRT is from Naubatpur to Muthani district.

Construction Challenges

The Indian road sector has undergone phenomenal growth over the last decade and is growing exponentially now due to the new government's focus on the sector. The pace of road construction is even higher in rural areas, sub-Himalayan regions, international border areas and north-eastern (NE) states, as part of providing better connectivity and access for defence requirements.

Steady Evolution

When you think of a paradigm shift, it is not just a change from one way of thinking to another, but it is a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis.

The Road Ahead

In spite of the government's policy shift towards building four- and six-lane National Highways as concrete roads, plans to construct more rural roads and coastal roads will drive the demand for asphalt plants in the future. EQUIPMENT INDIA explores the road ahead for asphalt plants.

MARINI ? A TRAILBLAZER IN ASPHALT MIXING INDUSTRY

Marini launched its smart range of MACs earlier this year. Now being manufactured at its modern manufacturing facility in India, these plants are all set to create historic

L&T plans training centre in Nagpur

L&T Construction will develop a skill development training centre on the Nagpur Municipal Corporation?s abandoned school land at Babulban in East Nagpur. The corporation?s standing committee in a meeting has approved the proposal to lease out 75,000 sq ft land to L&T Construction for 30 years.

Rehabilitating A5 highway

These days, highways surfaced exclusively with concrete or asphalt are something of a rarity in Germany, particularly in its more densely populated regions.

Innovative Solutions for Concrete Roads

Wirtgen Group is presenting three Wirtgen slipform pavers and a texture curing machine and a Kleemann mobile crusher at this year?s World of Concrete trade fair in Las Vegas.

L and T Construction to develop training centre in Nagpur

According to reports, L&T Construction will develop a skill development training centre on the Nagpur Municipal Corporation?s abandoned school land at Babulban in East Nagpur.

GRT provides several technologies not seen before in India

The road sector in India is in desperate need of new technologies, not only to improve speed and quality, but also to introduce more environmentally friendly construction techniques and to cut down on quarrying, transportation of materials and use of water and fuel.

Yanmar ViO25 proves ideal for road construction in urban areas

A 2.5 ton Zero Tail Swing Yanmar mini-excavator helps restructuring the Nikolai Quartier in Hamburg?s city centre. With its compact dimensions, the ViO25 is the ideal choice for working in the restricted space of the downtown area.

Paving on a High

Asphalt paver was developed by Barbar Green Co that originally manufactured material handling systems. In 1929, the Chicago Testing Laboratory approached them to use their material loaders to construct asphalt roads.

Successful Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavement

Fraport AG, operator of Frankfurt Airport, renews the surface course on the runways about every seven years, including the centre runway, the most-frequently used section.

Dual-layer Concrete Paving

Four job sites, four contractors, four German states, one paving method: Dual-layer concrete paving with the slipform paver SP 1500 from Wirtgen is on the road to success in Germany

Asphalt Removal in Record-Breaking Time

Three Wirtgen cold milling machines (two W 210 and one W 200i) and two Wirtgen soil stabilisers (WR 2000) demonstrate their productivity and reliability at Alghero-Fertilia Airport in Sardinia.

Discovery Series excavators in two, four wheel drive

Economical Discovery Series hydraulic excavators, designed to deliver ?more dig for the dollar,? are now available in two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models.

RAP Essential in Asphalt Plants

Asphalt mix production has had a long and rapid journey of redefinitions over the past decade, to allow the incorporation of RAP recycling. This procedure is now gaining acceptance in Indian markets.

Compact Road Equipment Market to Grow

Developmental work in the North-East and far-flung rural areas will drive a robust growth of road building equipment, with a twist - the market for smaller-sized equipment to suit applications and delivery logistics requirements will be the gainer.

BWSL: A Triumph of Precision Engineering

Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL) is the first-of-its-kind civil engineering marvel on Mumbai?s coastline. With its cable-stayed towers soaring gracefully skywards, the sea link is a reflection of the modern infrastructure that Mumbai added in its progress towards becoming a world-class city.

Budget spells fiscal discipline

Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, presented the Union Budget 2016-17, explaining the backdrop of global economy slowdown from 3.4 per cent in 2014 to 3.1 per cent in 2015; battered financial markets and contracted global trade.

Cold Milling Machines

Similar to developed nations, pavement milling or cold milling or cold planning of asphalt topped pavements is fast going to become a necessity in India, considering the volumes of crushed, screened, sized and shaped aggregates required for the upcoming roads and infrastructure projects, in the country.

Exceeding Expectations

According to a report released by ICEMA, the current market size of the construction equipment including backhoe loader, concrete mixers excavator is around $2.8 billion. Further, the Indian construction equipment industry

Delivering Versatility

One of the first Wirtgen W 200 Hi cold milling machines is being used in Italy, where the large milling machine demonstrates its unique practical flexibility day after day, with a milling drum assembly that can be displaced 400 mm to either side.

Concrete Paving to Flourish

Renewed thrust on building new concrete roads by Indian government spells a boom for concrete paving equipment industry in India. Most of the highway network in USA was built with concrete roads and some

Intelligent Compaction

Performance and productivity remain key issues for compactor manufacturers, with firms keen to enhance output from their latest units. EQUIPMENT INDIA takes a peek into the features major OEMs have built in, in terms of improving machine

The Marinis always would more than meet the existing and the future environmental norms

Our new products are designed to meet the new and the next generation demands on the roads. Energy and sustainable development along with evolution readiness are the key features in our product technology and we intend to take them to the next level in our new products, says Blesson Varghese, Managing Director, Marini India.

Efficiency Matters

Globally, the past decade saw amazing developments in the hot- mix production technology. In India too, with the entry of global players, OEMs have geared up to offer advanced plants that can produce a variety of mixes - be it low energy / low-temperature asphalt mixes, warm / cold mixes, high percentage RAP mix, high recycling technology

L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs.3,343 crore

The construction arm of L&T has won orders worth Rs 3,343 crores across various business segments in March 2015.

Chicago Pneumatic expands concrete range with introduction of new surfacing equipment

International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has unveiled the first new products in its expanded range of reliable and efficient concrete equipment with the addition of new surfacing tools.

Wirtgen Group acquires Benninghoven

Wirtgen Group has acquired a 70 per cent stake in Benninghoven GmbH & Co KG, located in M?lheim, Germany. Benninghoven is a successful manufacturer of asphalt mixing plants with a long-standing tradition.

Asphalt Recycling

Millions of tonnes of asphalt have being wasted in the country, when these could be properly treated and recycled for rehabilitation of road projects and new pavements.

Marini users can easily recycle 35-40 % with minimum investment

Fayat Group is the global leader and the only full liner in road building equipment industry. Today, we serve our customers the complete range of hot/cold/in-plant/in-place technologies, which allow use of RAP from 0-100 per cent.

Scope for pavement rehabilitation alternatives is huge

Our Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has no vision for the country. Cannot they spend even 0.01 per cent of the total outlay for training? This is simply unacceptable, says Prof. Prithvi Singh Kandhal, Associate Director Emeritus, National Center for Asphalt Technology, Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

Tech-Xage 2014

Living up to its commitment of innovation Ammann Apollo organised an in house exhibition - Tech-Xage 2014 at its facility in Ditasan near Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Wirtgen Group acquires Benninghoven

Wirtgen Group has acquired a 70 per cent stake in Benninghoven GmbH & Co KG, located in Mulheim, Germany. Benninghoven is a successful manufacturer of asphalt mixing plants with a long-standing tradition.

Small is beautiful

Skid steer, a cute little machine, is steadily carving a niche amid the Goliaths of construction equipment space. Agith G Antony takes a peek at this unique machine and its myriad of application areas.Despite its sheer utility value and high adaptability with a wide variety of tools and attachments for applications such as recycling, paving, excavation, earthmoving, demolition, mining, landscaping and farming, skid steer, a compact and highly versatile machine is still somewhat in a concept sell

Yamuna Expressway

Jaypee Infratech relied on the skills of the proven construction machines from Wirtgen for the construction of 165 km-long Yamuna Expressway between Noida and Agra. The Yamuna Expressway not only cuts travel time between Delhi and Agra by more than half but also drives the development of industry and tourism, the two major backbones of the Indian economy in the region

ASTEC debuts double barrel HR at ConExpo

As Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) usage continues to increase as a way for producers to keep costs down while utilising stockpiles of reclaimed asphalt pavement, ASTEC has increased the ability of its signature double barrel drum dryer/mixer to handle RAP. The ASTEC double-barreled HR includes enhancements to the drum which allows use of up to 65 per cent RAP. A 1/8 model of the new high RAP double barrel drum was on display during the ConExpo 2014 trade show in Las Vegas.

Cold Recycling: A Success Story

Larsen and Toubro (L and T) opted for a WR 2400 cold recycler and Hamm 3520 and 311 compactors to rehabilitate a motorway in the Golden Quadrilateral.The Golden Quadrilateral is a gigantic motorway network stretching 5,846 km. It connects the Indian metropolises of New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata. The four-lane sections are being rehabilitated and extended to six lanes, and Indian construction company L and T is carrying out this work as part of a public-private partnership (PPP) proj

Astec Voyager to run RAP

ASTEC Inc has introduced the 120 mtph Voyager plant with compact, highly portable design. Unique for a plant in this class is the ability to run up to 30 per cent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP). In addition, it is backed by the best service support in the industry.

Complete Batching Solutions

With four manufacturing facilities in Chennai, the company has the biggest manufacturing facility for batching plants in South Asia. The increased demand for ready mix concrete and the growing need for a range of batching plants to choose from, can both be met by Schwing Stetter India

Intelligent compaction

Road construction experts as well as OEMs, vouch for the efficacy of intelligent compaction technology lauding the way it has led to improved roads. It is one of the most significant technological developments for the road construction sector

Hot Mix Technology: On Solid Ground

The current challenges in hot mix asphalt pavement-making in India is to manage sustainability, conserve energy and natural resources, eliminate waste yet achieve a pavement quality with competitive cost per unit length.

Our commitment to sustainable development is total

To promote sustainable development and encourage recycling, we have developed plants which take asphalt recycling to the next level.

The double barrel green system does not require the addition of commercial additives

TIL has always introduced world class products and is firmly associated with India's infrastructure development. Considering India's hot mix asphalt pavements` making needs and challenges, TIL has introduced the latest technology from Astec Inc,

Application and orientation have always been driving factors at Escorts

We cover around 65-70 per cent of the equipment requirement and we will be left behind if we don't look at the remaining share of the market. We are looking at that unexplored segment; our R&D team is working to bring out variants in the near future, says GVR Murthy, Head Construction Equipment Division, Escorts.

Case leads the vibratory compactors market with proven models

With over 3,000 units working in a variety of applications ranging from bituminous roads and runways to concrete pavements, the Case 752 model leads the market, says Anil Bhatia, Director Sales and Marketing, Case New Holland Construction Equipment India.

We have the safety redundancy system to protect machines and operators

BOMAG builds on our vast and practical site experience, coupled with our engineering expertise, in the arena of compaction.

The innovative EcoPlus package achieves fuel savings of more than 20 per cent

The new training centre at Wirtgen India is equipped with a high-end multimedia system, two generously dimensioned training rooms, each one large enough to carry out training directly on a Wirtgen surface miner or a large V?gele asphalt paver,

Committed to efficiency

Case India has launched F Series wheel loader, B Series motor grader and upgraded 752 vibratory compactor. Case Construction Equipment has recently launched F Series wheel loader and B Series motor grader and has also introduced the upgraded version of 752 vibratory

Case Upgrades Vibratory Compactor

Case will showcase its upgraded 752 tandem compactor at bC India.Case Construction Equipment, the market leader for vibratory compactors in India, will launch the first major product upgrade by them in India, with the introduction of a water-cooled engine on its popular Case 752 tandem compactor at the Bauma Conexpo show, which will be held at the Mumbai Bandra Kurla Complex from February 5 to 8.

New Dash 3 Pavers

The leader of the world paver market is presenting the new Dash 3 generation of pavers for the first time at this year's Intermat exhibition in Paris, France. A new generation of engines known as I-engines ensures higher efficiency and lower pollutant emissions, as well as lower noise levels. But Dash 3 encompasses more than just conversion of the engines to meet statutory requirements

Milling and recycling

The W 50 DC Wirtgen small milling machine sets standards in the 50-cm class.For decades, the name Wirtgen has been synonymous with innovative, high-quality milling technology worldwide. The company offers its customers a complete range of products that leaves nothing to be desired and is unrivalled in the international market.

Using double-barrel and RAP technology will be a necessity

The double-barrel innovation is totally driven by customer need as well as the need of authorities. It actually delivers significant improvements in energy, carbon emission and the total cost of pavement making.

V?GELE Pavers on Buddh Circuit

Precise paving and perfect grade and slope control provide ideal conditions for Formula 1 drivers. More than 500 million people worldwide watched the first Formula 1 race in India?s history on 30 October 2011.

Dash 3 Pavers from V?GELE

The leader of the world paver market is presenting the new Dash 3 generation of pavers for the first time at this year?s Intermat exhibition in Paris, France.

We will shortly be starting our training institute in India

As the infrastructure in India is poised for high growth, the road sector will be a major contri?butor, hence we see a good future for pavers in India,

Volvo CE is committed to delivering the most advanced training available today

Volvo CE?s strategy is robust enough to work in a range of economic scenarios, and desig?ned to be achievable throughout the business cycle of the construction equi?pment industry, says AM Muralidharan, President, Volvo CE S&M India.

Paving Solutions

Today?s road projects require contractors to work faster, with better accuracy and with a tighter control on cost. For the paving contractor, that means no unplanned downtime,

Batching Plants & Transit Mixers

With three manufacturing facilities in Chennai, Schwing Stetter India has the biggest manufacturing facility for batching plants in South Asia.

Leading the Pack

With three manufacturing facilities in Chennai, Schwing Stetter India has the biggest manu?facturing set-up for batching plants in South Asia. Schwing Stetter India has proved its mettle amongst all odds, setting records in the industry.

Perfect Evenness and Compaction

Vogele pavers rehabilitate the vehicle dynamic assessment pad of Continental Tire the Americas LLC in the USA. A Super 2100-2 replaced the asphalt pavement of the Vehicle Dynamic Assessment Pad (VDA Pad) at the Conti Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas (USA).