Leeboy’s new Blaw-Knox division introduces road widener

VT LeeBoy showcased its new RW-80A road widener at the 2010 American Public Works Association (APWA) trade show in Boston in late August. The machine will be part of a product line of five road widener and commercial paver products from Leeboy’s new Blaw-Knox Commercial Paving Products division. Each will carry the Blaw-Knox logo. The brand use is provided through collaboration with Volvo Construction Equipment and is part of a business alliance.

The new RW-80A will be produced at the company’s manufacturing facility in Lincolnton, N.C., and will be distributed via Volvo Construction Roadbuilding dealerships during the first quarter of 2011. The machine boasts an 80-horsepower diesel engine with a machine weight in excess of 18,000 pounds. Each unit is provided with an 8-foot strike-off group enabling 6-foot strike-off capability at a 45-degree angle for proper material flow. This model is designed for ease of maneuverability and is shorter than other model offerings such as the RW-100B and RW-195E also built by the Blaw-Knox division of LeeBoy.

Four other models of which the product line is comprised include the RW-100B, RW-195E, PF-150B, and the PF-161B. Additional product line expansion is planned.

“We are looking forward to providing contractors and agencies with the traditional ownership experience that Blaw-Knox has historically provided,” Al Cleeland, Blaw-Knox division manager told Better Roads at the 2010 American Public Works Association (APWA) tradeshow in Boston in late August. –by Tina Grady Barbaccia