Soil Stabilization is the modification of existing soils to enhance their physical properties. In-situ Stabilization increases the shear strength of soils while also controlling the shrink-swell properties, thus improving the load bearing capacity of a sub-grade to support pavements. Since the early 1940’s, the Seaman Travel Mixer manufactured by Maxon has offered contractors, municipalities, state, governmental and military agencies a competitively priced soil stabilizer ideal for onsite mixing of sub-base materials. The Travel Mixer offers contractors an alternate to the larger and more expensive soil stabilizers in the market including Bomag, Caterpillar, CMI and Wirtgen. The Seaman Travel Mixer is a highly maneuverable soil stabilizer, ideal for city streets, parking lots, residential and rural roads, and subdivisions.
Lime, Cement, & Fly Ash
For years, contractors have utilized lime, cement and fly ash to improve the load bearing characteristics of base layers for road building. Lime, utilized where clay soils are prevalent, reduces plasticity and moisture-holding (drying soils) while improving stability.
When looking to dry moist soils and pulverize and mix various sub surface layers, contractors look to the Seaman Travel Mixer from Maxon to provide homogenous mixing. The Travel Mixer allows contractors in single or multiple passes (depending on required depth of stabilization) to pulverize and blend multiple sub surface components to provide a high degree of uniformity.
To increase the cohesiveness of road sub-base materials, contractors often blend bituminous materials as a binder with the pulverized material.
Full Depth Reclamation
Contractor looking to reutilize the materials from existing road surface and sub-base of primary and secondary roads scarify and blend existing layers to create a load barrier surface on which to place a new wear surface.
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The Seaman Travel Mixer has been approved for use in Military applications and has completed First Article Testing with many agencies including: TACOM, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Seabees. With removable ROPS/FOPS, and optional lifting and tie-downs, the Travel Mixer is air transportable including C130 and C141 Military Aircraft.
In the 1990’s, Maxon also purchased the Rex Pulvimixer and the Pettibone Speed Mixers line, and continues to supply parts for those soil stabilizers as well.