April 10, 2014 06:26

Product Focus

Retaining Wall Unit

The open core design of the Keystone’s Compac retaining wall unit ensures sufficient fill placement. It reduces overall unit weight, and enhances connection strength with geosynthetics. Fiberglass pins connect and align the system, to provide a secure connection with soil reinforcement materials.

From large, load-bearing reinforced structures to residential landscapes, the height-to-depth ratio delivers walls with good erosion control, stability and strength. In addition to the traditional straight-face or tri-plane styles, Sculpterra Technology can be used on Compac units to create alternate face options. Keystone Circle 520 on Reader Response Card

Biodegradable Stakes

Ecoturf Midwest Inc., has introduced 100% biodegradable and compostable contractor grade stakes. They are offered in a variety of styles, in 4'' or 6'' sizes. The Ecoduty stakes are designed to tack down turf, erosion control blankets, geotextiles, jute netting, and more. The stakes will hold in the toughest conditions (11 lbs of pull-out force required to remove the 6'' stake.) The prices are competitive with wire stakes. Ecoturf stakes are made in the U.S.A. and are made from 100% recycled resins. Ecoturf Midwest Inc. Circle 518 on Reader Response Card


Horizontal Grinder

The latest design of high production grinders, the 5710D, has been introduced by Peterson. Powered by a Tier IVi Caterpillar C27 engine with 1050hp (783 kW), the 5710D has the dle the tough- power to han- est jobs. It utilizes the Impact Release System, which the detent can be set in mode to provide consistent product sizing, or switched to the floating anvil mode for a primary reduction. The unit’s new generation of controls includes the Adaptive Control System and a fully adjustable feed system that can be optimized for a wide range of materials.

Another feature is the large grate area that enables the 5710D to produce materials to exact specifications. Our quickchange multiple grate system makes it easy to customize grate configurations to produce a wide variety of finished materials. Grates are removed through an enlarged access door on the side wall of the 5710D. Peterson Circle 519 on Reader Response Card

Silt Fence

The most commonly used fabric for erosion control in residential and commercial construction is now being sold by the DeWitt Company. Made of woven polypropylene yarns, their design is meant to block sediment from flowing out into streams and rivers while letting water pass through to accumulate elsewhere. This device can not only prevent soil from washing away, but ensures that it doesn’t end up harming any aquatic life.

These silt fence kits come in multiple lengths. The standard silt fences are 2'x100', and 3'x100'. These come with 11 36" stakes, and 11 48" stakes respectively.

There is also a 3'x1,000' fence, and a 3'x2,000' fence, but neither of them come with stakes. The DeWitt Company Circle 521 on Reader Response Card

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