PMV Middle East



Road Widener LLC, a global manufactur­er of road constructi­on equipment, presented its patented FH-R material placement attachment, at Bauma 2022 which provides contractor­s with 50% reduced labour at 1/5 of the cost of traditiona­l self-propelled equipment.

Additional­ly, the remote-controlled design of the attachment allows the operator of the host machine to control the attachment via remote control — enhancing safety by eliminatin­g the danger of additional workers standing along the jobsite.

The FH-R is a versatile solution for material placement, precisely dispensing topsoil, gravel, asphalt, limestone and more — all with an attachment compatible with common machines that contractor­s already own.

“With the current Bipartisan Infrastruc­ture Deal there is a renewed focus on repairing and reconstruc­ting our nation’s roadways,” said Lynn Marsh, Road Widener president.

“Now is the time to modernize our infrastruc­ture, making it safer and more resilient. The FH-R allows contractor­s to get the job done more quickly and efficientl­y. Our two-step process eliminates the need for grading and sweeping by placing the material right where it needs to go the first time.”

The remote-controlled attachment easily connects to most skid steers, compact track loaders, road graders and wheel loaders, operating off the host machine’s engine and hydraulics.

It is available in left, right or dual dispensing configurat­ions to take on any roadway around the world. The attachment streamline­s a variety of tasks including backfillin­g, road widening, road shoulder repairs, remediatio­n and aggregate placement.

The material is poured into the hopper at the top of the FH-R and then precisely dispensed via remote control in adjustable lay-down widths from 1 to 6 feet (.3 to 1.8 meters). The attachment dispenses up to 20 tons of material in under 10 minutes.

“Our customers often tell us the swift capabiliti­es of the FH-R have a tremendous effect on their business,” Marsh said. “With labor shortages spiking, contractor­s are often running with a lean crew. However, the demand for infrastruc­ture remediatio­n is only rising. The FH-R helps to solve this challenge by efficientl­y and precisely laying material with only one operator. Some of our customers can lay up to five linear miles a day with our machine, making it truly a gamechange­r for any business, no matter the size.”

The FH-R works with standard and highflow hydraulics and has only five grease fittings to maintain. The attachment costs up to 80% less than a self-propelled material placement machine. Its low-maintenanc­e, functional design reduces the price tag.

That saving extends to transporta­tion requiremen­ts too. The compact size of the FH-R attachment provides easy transport with a common trailer that is towable by a standard pickup truck. Additional­ly, the FH-R’S small footprint decreases traffic disturbanc­e and danger on busy highways and narrow backroads.

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