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Equipment Spotlight: Padding\Spoils Handling
Padding and spoils handling equipment from Felco Industries, ALLU Group, Ozzie’s Pipeline Padder, CRC-Evans Pipeline/Laurini and Worldwide Machinery.
Felco Backfill Conveyor allows contractors to backfill open trenches faster, safer and easier. The excavator operator places material in the hopper, and sends it the length of the conveyor into the trench (past the trench box) where the material is accessible for compaction. Felco Backfill Conveyor removes truck requirements from the trenching operation and eliminates spoil stockpiling to maximize digging time. It also helps prevent clean-up costs and potential damage to private property. The conveyors are available with a custom swivel conveyor option that can be attached directly below the end of the main conveyor. The swivel conveyor can be rotated to allow the operator to place the spoils exactly where they are needed. 888.235.4651, www.felco-ind.com
Allu has introduced its complete D-Series of attachments for screening, crushing, mixing, and stabilizing a range of materials. New models with changeable blades have joined the fine screening models launched last year. The introduction of changeable blades allows the machine’s characteristics to be modified according to the task, such as screening top soil, screening and crushing demolition waste or aerating compost. The D-series range consists of 37 different models covering excavators of 11 to 50 tons and wheeled loaders of 4 to 33 tons. Allu offers three different frame options: basic, strong and heavy duty. Innovations developed for the new series include a stronger frame and a patented fender plate to protect against dust. 800.939.2558, www.allu.net
Ozzie’s Pipeline Padder
The OPP-300 is a one-man operated pipeline padder that handles on all terrain without the need for more equipment. A 3406 turbo charged engine and a Caterpillar undercarriage with 28-inch single grouser pads are standard. The elevator is self-loading to transport material to the shaker. A hydrostatic, operator controlled elevator with a reversible triple chain can make 43 flights per rotation. Interchangeable shaker screens separate rocks and debris in a 48-square-foot area. The hydraulic conveyor folds for easy transport. 480.585.9400, www.ozzies.com