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Worldwide Machinery Pipeline Division
Worldwide Machinery Pipeline Division recently provided U.S. Pipelines with an SPD-350 for their Alberta Clipper project for Enbridge. The pipe sizes and length for this project, which is located near Bemidji, MN, are 20 and 36 inches and 180 miles. In addition to providing the SPD-350, Worldwide Machinery was allowed to demonstrate the “gargantuan” SPD-450. With a screening area of 90 square feet, the 450 is described as the biggest and newest addition to SUPERIOR Manufacturing’s line of padding machines.  agreenberg@wwmach.com, www.wwmach.com.

Mid America Trenchers
The Buckeye 9200 Magnum from Mid America Trenchers is a versatile trencher. Its 55,000 pounds build weight is tough enough to handle trenching from Fort St. John, BC to Texas and Oklahoma. The 9200’s distinguishing features make it one of the most environmentally friendly trenchers available. www.wheeledtrenchers.com.

Caterpillar
The Caterpillar PL61 Pipelayer provides 40,000 pounds of lift capacity. The PL61 features a Cat C6.6 ACERT engine, closed-loop hydraulic drive system, oval track SystemOne undercarriage and an electronically enhanced operator station. The pipelayer also maintains hydrostatic draw-works, two speed load line and extendible counterweight. Available with either a canopy or an optional enclosed cab, the PL61 operator station features a pair of sea-mounted, electro-hydraulic joysticks designed for intuitive control of travel and lifting functions. The operator station provides clear line of sight to all work areas, including the boom and upper block, which are visible through a new roof-mounted skylight. For added control, a combination decelerator/brake pedal can be configured to slow the machine with or without a reduction in engine speed. The 18-foot boom is constructed of high-tensile-strength steel, allowing a robust box-section design that is durable, yet lightweight to optimize payload capacity. www.cat.com.
 
VOLVO  CE
The Volvo PL4608 pipelayer provides a 360-degree working platform. Its versatility to be converted to a conventional excavator increases the potential utilization of the PL4608. Features include : a 329-hp Volvo Tier 3/Stage IIIA compliant engine with Volvo’s Advanced Combustion Technology; a longer boom for more hook and height and better reach; hydraulically elevated Volvo Care Cab with operator protective structure that lifts the operator by 30 inches providing a wider field of vision; a load-management system features a boom-mounted light bar, in-cab monitor and warning system to optimize operator confidence, effectiveness and safety. 828.650.2000, volvo.com.

RWF Bron
The BRON 150P self-propelled pipelayer features full hydrostatic drive for track speed control and link controls for sensitive hands-on sideboom operation. A 200-hp CAT diesel power train provides operational efficiencies even in the toughest conditions with 6.6 psi ground pressure. Tractor components include full hydostatic two-speed automatic drive, Sunstrand hydraulic motors and pumps, 80 gallon fuel capacity for up to 12 hours full-load operation and a 65 gallon hydraulic tank. The sideboom has  a standard lift of 30,000/40,000 pounds and comes fully equipped with a 2-speed planetary load line winch, single-speed planetary boom winch and a 5,00 pound counterweight. www.bronrwf.com

New Holland
The New Holland Models D85B crawler dozer offer a hydraulic sideboom option. The attachment offers a lift capacity of 20,000 pounds and features a three lever hydraulic control system giving the operator simultaneous control of load and boom function. The 15-foot sideboom conveniently folds for ease of transport and two extendable counterweight segments, each 1,120 pounds, can be easily removed for shipping. While the counter weights add maximum stability, the attachment’s low and compact design guarantees optimum balance and control as well as excellent visibility. 

Astec Underground
The Astec RT1200 offers optional attachments like a trencher, vibratory plow, backfill blade, backhoe and rock saw. A tilt frame and rubber tracks are also optional. The RT1200 can trench as deep as 84 inches and from 7- to 18 inches wide. The 121-hp 4 cylinder turbo charged B4.5 diesel Tier 3 Stage IIIA Cummins engines is both fuel efficient and powerful. Four wheel steering offers high maneuverability. Crab steering is useful on slopes when countering tractive effort. www.astecunderground.com. 

Pipeline Roller Systems Inc.
Pipeline Roller Systems, Inc. manufactures a complete line of pipe travel systems for the pipeline and horizontal directional drilling industries. The company manufactures ASME designed roller cradles, lowering-in cradles, single and double roller pipe stands, four roller concrete coated stands, plus steel and urethane roller design for any pipe or tubing application. 918 645 1664. sales@pipelineroller.com.

CRC-Evans
CRC-Evans’ P600 External Welder was selected for use on Spread I of the Rockies Express Pipeline East (REX-East) located between Muskingum County, OH, and Fairfield County, OH. The P600 dual-torch system is said to provide through-the-arc tracking, smart card programming, onboard data collection and touch-screen control. It offers precise control of welding parameters such as voltage, wire-feed speed, and travel speed. Its ergonomic design is smaller and lighter for less operator fatigue. CRC-Evans reports it is the only company to offer full digital control in its automatic welding systems. All system components communicate digitally without the need for analog conversions. CRC-Evans also offers its new P625 dual-torch external automatic welding machine for small-diameter offshore and spoolbase applications.  autoweld@crc-evans.com, www.crc-evans.com.

Reed Manufacturing
Reed Manufacturing is offering Universal Pipe Cutters (UPC) for steel and PE pipe. Available with different blades, they can cut 6- to 48- inch steel, ductile iron, cast iron, clay, concrete, PVC or PE pipe in one revolution. These pneumatic powered cutters are lightweight, and easy to set-up and use. Fast cutting, they require only a 12-inch clearance around the pipe. The pipe cutters provide a square cut and can be used under water. 800.666.3691, www.reedmfgco.com.

PipeSak

PipeSak continues to be the weight of choice for Enbridge’s international Alberta Clipper Pipeline project. After successfully supplying weights for the Canadian side, PipeSak has supplied the majority of the United States portion. To date, PipeSak has supplied more than 7,000 36-inch and  20-inch weights.  PipeSak was able to meet the stringent deadlines by utilizing both its regional warehouse in Duluth, MN as well as one belonging to its licensee – Indianhead Pipeline Services. Indianhead was successful in both the delivery of thousands of weights and in choreographing the simultaneous filling in several locations. www.pipesak.com.

E.H. Wachs
E.H. Wachs® has announced the launch of its new heavy-duty split frame (HDSF™). The HDSF™ is the largest and toughest in the Wachs split frame family. Designed to part (cut) and bevel simultaneously, the HDSF is described as the foundation of a complete machining system. Built with larger gear sets and hardened steel components, the HDSF will single point, counterbore and face flanges on large-diameter pipes from 12-84 inches OD (ND300-2100). Included are OD tracking slides for unrivaled ease of use and durability.  www.ehwachs.com.

Lincoln Electric
Lincoln Electric has introduced the new Pipeliner® 80Ni1 MIG (GMAW) wire to its line of Pipeliner® consumables to meet the rigorous demands of the global pipe welding industry. It is designed for semi-automatic or automatic welding of root, hot, fill and cap passes on up to X80 grade pipe and root passes on up to X100 grade pipe. Pipeliner® 80Ni1 is capable of producing impact properties of 69 – 95 J (51 – 70 ft•lbf) at -50°C (-58°F) to meet the demands of tough pipeline jobs. This new wire increases productivity with enhanced arc. www.lincolnelectric.com to obtain Bulletin C1.100.4.

Darby Equipment Company
Darby has begun shipping what it describes as a powerful, smooth running 24 to 48-inch pipe facing machine featuring quick change-out (average 30 minutes) clamping sections for easy pipe size transference. The hydraulic system incorporates Parker seal lock fittings for leak-free operation; hardened, three-inch wide drive gears; and two, low speed, high torque hydraulic motors working in tandem to drive a 1,700-pound flywheel. The rigid support frame is suitable for right-of-way or offshore projects. 800-882-5468, www.darbyequip.com.