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ASPHALT MILLING ATTACHMENTS 2005 Nova Award Nomination 25 ASPHALT ZIPPER RECLAMATION ATTACHMENTS The Innovation: Asphalt Zipper Reclamation Attachments, also known as asphalt grinders, asphalt cutters, or asphalt mills, have changed asphalt removal methods forever. Asphalt Zipper milling attachments save up to 70% and more of asphalt removal costs. Saw cutting, chunking, and hauling asphalt are old technology. With production rates of up to 4,000 square feet per hour or more and cutting widths of up to 48 inches wide in up to 12-inch thick asphalt, it’s no wonder contractors and municipalities all over America and Canada choose the powerful solution, the Asphalt Zipper. The Asphalt Zipper is a faster, less expensive, much easier way to remove asphalt for trenching, patching, and full street replacement. Patches and streets last year’s longer when repaired using full depth reclamation. When a 2-3 day job can now be done in just 4-5 hours with the Asphalt Zipper, why do maintenance the old way? Asphalt Zipper is innovative, because it replaces the breaking up and hauling asphalt to an offsite location using backhoes/ loaders/ haul- ers. Instead, it pulverizes the pavement and leaves behind a drivable and compactable base using an attachment to a front end loader bucket. The pulverized material can be compacted to provide a top quality new road base. The Zipper has been used by many underground contractors, road and street contractors, and government transportation agencies all over North America. Very simply, it has revolutionized asphalt pavement demolition and reclamation, cutting costs and time by as much as 80%. Primary Users Underground Utility Contractors What used to be very expensive and could take days can now be done in a couple of hours at a fraction of the cost. Open trenches, up to 1000 linear feet of asphalt 3-4 feet wide and 6 inches thick, in about an hour. All you need is your existing backhoe or loader and pickup truck for transport. Once you see it in action, you will never want to remove asphalt the old way again! Paving Contractors Turn your existing backhoe or loader into a high-powered milling machine capable of pulverizing up to 1000 linear feet of asphalt 3-4 feet wide and 6 inches thick in about an hour. The Asphalt Zipper makes short work of most types of asphalt removal, utility trenches, road reclamation, road repairs, soil stabilization, parking lots and even driveways. It virtually eliminates the hassle and expense of chunking and hauling old asphalt. City, Town, County, and State DOTs A minimal investment with maximum returns. Asphalt Zipper high-powered milling attachments have become the ultimate weapon against bad streets with cities across America. Don't just fix streets! Solve the problem, the base! Asphalt Zipper milling attachments let existing budgets do more work in less time, with longer lasting, more cost effective results. Many municipali- ties report increased production of 300-400%. Testimonials D.N. Higgins Construction, Ann Arbor, MI – Dan Higgins, We made the mistake of not buying the Zipper sooner. The cost and time savings are well worth the investment even for smaller jobs. The Zipper’s been everything we hoped for and more. Great machine! Georgetown Construction, inc., Jenison, MI – Dave Parsh We saw the Zipper in an ad, ordered a video, then had them come out and demo for us. Everything turned out just as advertised. We’ve been very pleased. On our utility jobs in asphalt we used to pull up the road with our loader and haul it away. Now we Zip it out and are able to re-use the material which saves us a lot of money. It’s also much more convenient. We’re only opening what we need when we need it. An added bonus is we’ve virtually eliminated complaints from homeowners! The bottom line is the Zipper makes our jobs a whole lot easier and saves us a bunch of money. Ramming Paving, Austin, TX – Jim Ramming - When I first heard about the Zipper I was obviously skeptical. But it was a good purchase for us. The benefits are unbelievable. It saves us up to 50% of our costs overall. Now that we have the Zipper, we couldn't live without it. It's been a tremendous asset for our company. The recycling way is the way to go. We just picked up a second machine because we now have enough work to keep both of them busy. Wilkins Contracting, Tyler, TX – Joe Wilkins - When we found we were the successful bidder on this project, the Asphalt Zipper looked like the perfect fit. We can zip 300-400 yards of pavement in 30-40 minutes and we are ready to start laying pipe. The material the Zipper takes out of the pavement is all suitable for backfill. So the Zipper eliminated all disposal from the jobsite. This one job is paying for the Zipper alone. This piece of equipment will be responsible for making this project a successful project. I don't know why anybody would want to saw cut and haul it off. That's an old thought with us. The bottom line is, if you don't have a Zipper, get one. City of North Miami Beach, FL – Kelvin Baker We were getting ready to put a water main line in. The crews wanted me to see how much time it would save. I was out on site for about roughly an hour. What normally would take us multiple days took place within a couple hours. My mind was blown. The impact has been tremendous. We have three major divisions that use this piece of equipment. In fact our success has been so great that we may have to get another unit because it's in such high demand. I challenge anyone to just look at what their spending on one project and break it down. They'll be surprised at how many dollars they can possibly save in a short period of time by going with this piece of equipment. Arco Inc. Savannah, GA – Joe Arsenault The Zipper’s the greatest thing since peanuts! I’m crazy about it. It has saved us a ton of money. It’s paid for itself many times over. The Zipper demolishes asphalt really fast and the end product makes great base. The Zipper’s perfect for odd sized jobs. In fact, we even have big milling contractors calling us in for their small and odd sized jobs. Show Low Construction, Show Low, AZ – Mike Lange It has performed as advertised. What more can I say. The Zipper has exceeded our expectations in both production and ease of maintenance. We've also found it to be useful in reclaiming small streets. Good solid unit! It's great not having to wait for subs anymore. Frank Shea, Superintendent of Streets, Town of Wilbraham, MA We’ve started our 4th year with the Asphalt Zipper. In that time we’ve reclaimed over 35,000 square yards, some patches, some full roads. Our outside contractors would cost us $1.50 per square yard. We do it now with the Zipper for .60 cents. Best of all we can schedule small jobs at our convenience to fit our schedule rather than wait for an out- side contractor.” Contact: Asphalt Zipper • P.O. Box 750 • Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 888-947-7378 • Fax 801-772-0909 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.asphaltzipper.com Construction Innovation Forum • 7001 Haggerty Road, Canton, MI 48187 • 734-455-0600 • Fax: 455-3131 • E-mail: info@CIF.org • www.CIF.org ASPHALT MILLING ATTACHMENTS 2005 Nova Award Nomination 25 THE LARGEST AND THE SMALLEST OF FOUR MODELS AZ-480S - GREATER PRODUCTION MAGNUM POWER The AZ-480S makes short work of most types of asphalt removal, including utility trenches, road reclamation, road repairs, soil stabilization, parking lots and even driveways, virtually eliminating the hassle and expense of chunking and hauling old asphalt. It's also easy to transport behind most pickup trucks on a trailer. The AZ-480S easily attaches to the bucket of your existing loader, in effect, turning it into a magnum-powered asphalt destroyer with production capabilities of much larger, more expensive machines. AZ-300 - ENGINEERED FOR SMALLER BACKHOES The AZ-300 is engineered to pack the punch of its bigger brothers, yet it's com- pact enough to accommodate virtually any backhoe. It has the power to do most asphalt removal, including full-depth reclamation, trenching, and patching. The gutsy 100 HP Turbo diesel power plant and state-of-the-art Fairfield Torque Hub put maximum power right where it is needed... the cutter head. Pulverize asphalt at the astonishing rate of up to 3000 square feet per hour. With operating costs as low as 5-10 cents per square foot, the AZ-300 impacts the bottom line just like it does asphalt. W.G. Tomko, Inc., Finleyville, PA – Keith Koons We debated for quite a while before purchasing the Zipper. Now that we have it, I wish we had two. Because of its dependability and convenience, all of our pipe crews are constantly using the Zipper. It saves us not only the cost of saw cutting, but the cost of hauling away spoils. So far, the Zipper has done everything I need it to do. Lower Township, NJ – Gary Douglass When the Zipper first pulled up we all laughed. Then we had them demo in some really thick stuff. Believe me, after the first pass we weren’t laughing anymore. It was amazing, even in 8+ hard asphalt. We use it a lot to reclaim full roads. All we have to do is Zip it up, grade it up, pave it and we’re done. Simple as that. Now that we have one I’d tell any municipality they’re crazy if they don’t have an Asphalt Zipper. Mather Corporation, Bloomfield CT – Woody Mather The initial cost scared me, but when I figured what I saved in only 3 days, it was a ‘no brainer’. It Paid for itself very quickly. Keeps guys safe a Makes a lot of money, that’s what the Zipper Does for me. If you do utility jobs you can’t beat It. It’s hands down the way to go. Just Zip-it and Get the job done Arizona DOT, AZ– Tom Steinberger With the Zipper we’ve increased our production 400%. We used to do 1-2 patches per day. Now we do 7-8 with the same budget and crew. All the crews love it. It’s made all of our jobs easier and more enjoyable. We have 3 Zippers And they’re always busy. The Zipper’s been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. It’s a great tool! Shaw Equipment Rentals, Inc., San Marcos, CA – Dan Shaw Extremely good machine. We love it! Paid for itself on the very first job. I wouldn’t ever want to be without it. Washoe County, Incline Village, NV – Dick Minto If you do your own road repairs, you’ll want an Asphalt Zipper. Besides being really fast and cost efficient, our greatest benefit is not having to haul away torn up asphalt. We reuse the zipped material as base or shoulder material saving us 70% off our hauling costs alone. Many times the Zipper does 2 jobs at once. We grind up the areas to be patched and do shoul- der work at the same time. Buno Construction, Snohomish, WA – Bill Buno With the Zipper we’re able to open enough trench in just a couple of hours to keep our crews busy all week. We never have to wait for asphalt removal anymore. We reuse the millings and it saves us a lot of money. We’ve been watching Asphalt Zipper for almost 5 years now. They’ve come a long way. The machines they build today are vastly improved. Fardig Development, Sumner, WA – Rick Fardig The Zipper has saved our pipeline crews a tremendous amount of time and money. I’d say we save at least 80%. Probably more. Our crews no longer have to wait for asphalt removal. We just zip what we need when we need it. Petticoat Contracting, Inc, Jacksonville, FL – Elaine Jones-Carter We do a lot of utility work. The Asphalt Zipper has saved us a lot of money. We’ve had a really good experience. I think the greatest benefit to us, however, is the convenience. No waiting for subs. We just zip whenever and wherever we need to, even on smaller jobs. I highly recommend it . Assistant Public Works Director City of Livingston, MT – Tom Bergsing One hell of a machine! The Zipper saves us a lot of time. It just gobbles the asphalt up. We used to spend $16,000 per year to have our chunked asphalt crushed. Now we’ve eliminated that expense. We are also able to get more work done in less time. Since buying the Zipper almost 2 years ago we wonder how we ever got along without it. Underground Utilities Roads and Streets Parking Lots, Walks, Drives Construction Innovation Forum • 7001 Haggerty Road, Canton, MI 48187 • 734-455-0600 • Fax: 455-3131 • E-mail: info@CIF.org • www.CIF.org
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