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Single Beam gantry makes the grade at TriKon Precast

Shuttlelift recently delivered a 50-ton Single Beam gantry crane to Tri-Kon Precast Products Ltd., which needed a solution to simplify the lifting process and safely navigate a 12 percent grade between the lower and upper half of its western Canadian operation. The Cranbrook, B.C., producer’s former transfer method was complex and required the hiring of outside sources to handle product multiple times.

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Microwave, microprocessor technologies power aggregate moisture meter

The Aggrameter T-T-100 taps the latest microwave and microprocessor offerings to measure moisture content in various fine and coarse-grained materials. Probe prongs are inserted into the material and moisture content percentage is instantaneously shown on the easy to read display. An average of five to 10 readings is normally taken in order to ensure a valid measurement. The output is converted by the integrated microprocessor and the moisture content displayed directly as a percentage of dry weight.

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Hilti bolsters workhorse adhesive anchor

Manufacturer has announced engineering improvements to its HIT-RE 500 anchor system, including a 60-plus percent increase in published load performance, lowest installation temperature in the industry, and ICC approval for cracked and uncracked concrete and all seismic zones.

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Licensed system brings precast efficiency to light pole bases, foundations

Mindful of general and electrical contractors seeking alternatives to cast-in-place lighting structure foundations, Redi-Rock International—developer of namesake and Rosetta Hardscapes structural or decorative earth-retaining block—has introduced Pole Base. The precast units are typically 2-ft. in diameter and 3- to 4-ft. high, with up to 12 feet of additional structure below grade; reinforced with four #5 vertical and #3 round tie steel bars; and, fabricated with four galvanized anchor rods plus four PVC electrical conduits for light pole mounting and wiring.

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Marcotte platform affords Béton Chevalier plant control from anywhere, anytime

David Chevalier owns seven ready mixed plants, operating under Béton Chevalier inc., the Stoneham, Quebec-based flagship business, or as Béton Royal. His fleet of 70 mixer trucks covers a 150-mile radius of metropolitan areas and rural communities in central and eastern Quebec.

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