Maxon Industries


EVENT: 2018 SME Annual Conference and Expo

Maxon will be joining Putzmeister America’s Exhibit (Booth 1227) at the 2018 SME Annual Conference and Expo February 25-28, 2018. 

JOB REPORTS: Agitors Deliver Chilled Concrete for Folsom Dam
The $900 million Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway, constructed in four phases, will provide 200-
year level of flood protection to the area. After excavation was completed (Phases I and
II), Granite Construction built a 6-Gate Control Structure (Phase III). In the final phase of the
project, Kiewit Construction constructed a 1,100’ long approach channel which feeds water
from the lake to the control structure, and a 3,000’ long spillway chute and stilling basin. Both
contractors assembled onsite concrete batch plants and utilized Maxon truck-mounted Agitors
to place nearly 300,000 cubic yards of concrete. The plants were equipped with liquid nitrogen
and ice plants to produce concrete at 40 to 55 degrees to control the heat of hydration within the
massive lifts. The majority of the pours were at night as daytime temperatures exceeded 100
degrees during the summer. Maxon equipped the Agitors with insulated bodies and retractable
covers to maintain the concrete temperature during transit, and High Dump Swing Away Chutes
to allow the Agitors to feed directly to either belt placers or pump hoppers
JOB REPORTS: Agitors and Surgecretes place concrete for Cannelton Lock and Dam
Walsh Construction Group completed construction of the Cannelton Hydroelectric Power Plant
adjacent to the existing Cannelton Lock and Dam on the Ohio River. Walsh assembled a
central mix concrete batch plant onsite and utilized an overland conveyor to transport and place
nearly 100,000 cubic yards of concrete for the intake approach channel, powerhouse, and
tailrace. Maxon, in conjunction with Putzmeister America and Continental Conveyors (Marco),
supplied the entire concrete transportation and placing system. Equipment included: Maxon
Surgecrete, Maxon Agitors, Marco Overland Conveyor, Putzmeister MXTB 130 Tower-Mounted
Placing Conveyor, and Putzmeister TB 130 Truck-Mounted Placing Conveyor.
JOB REPORTS: Agitors deliver Roller Compacted and Conventional Concrete (RCC and CVC) to Taum Sauk Pumped Storage
When the Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir Dam failed in 2005, the decision was made to replace
the complete reservoir. Over 22 months, 2.8 million cubic yards of RCC and .3 million cubic
yards of CVC were placed by Ozark Constructors, a venture partnership between Fred Weber
and ASI Constructors. The reservoir is located in Lesterville, Missouri, USA in the St. Francois
mountain region of the Ozark Mountains, and reopened in 2010, with a storage capacity of over
1 billion gallons of water.
Maxon Agitors were used on the project to haul and place RCC, CVC and grout enriched RCC
for all phases of construction. The unique design of the Agitor offers easy and effi cient loading
from any concrete plant, or conveyor. The hoisting body allows for fast discharge, up to 12yd3
(9m3) in less than 30 seconds, and the patented chutes provide direct placement of RCC/CVC
to exacting locations.
JOB REPORTS: Maxon supplies barge mounted concrete production system to Tappan Zee Bridge
The New NY Bridge, at over $3.9 billion, is the largest bridge and highway infrastructure project under construction in North America. A replacement of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge, the New NY Bridge, is being constructed by Tappan Zee Constructors LLC (TZC), ajoint venture of Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc. Over the next fi ve years, TZC will place over 300,000 yards of concrete in constructing the cable-stayed bridge, including the 419’ towers that support the 1,200’ main span. With an eye toward reducing construction traffi c leading to the bridge and minimizing environmental impact, TZC turned to the concrete experts at Maxon Industries to provide two complete fl oating concrete plant/placing systems.
JOB REPORTS:  Maxcrete processes river sediment in Sheboygan
For over 100 years, heavy manufacturing has taken place along the banks of the Sheboygan
River in NE Wisconsin. The river, which feeds into Lake Michigan, has been contaminated
from years of runoff and discharged PCB’s and PAHs resulting in the river being listed as
one of 43 Areas of Concern (AOC) on the Great Lakes. In an effort to restore the waterfront
and river habitat, the US EPA awarded the joint venture (JV) of Ryba Marine and Terra
Contracting the contract to dredge and dispose of 160,000 cubic yards of contaminated
sediment. The JV utilized two Maxon Maxcretes to mix/solidify the free liquids and dredged
sediments with cement (preventing contaminated leaching when the resulting solidifi ed
product was disposed of at landfi ll). Production rates approached 2,000 cubic yards per day.
JOB REPORTS: Maxcrete solidifies dredged harbor sediment in New Bedford, MA
Waste solidification contractor Dry Dredge Inc. of Boston, MA, utilized a Maxon 10 cubic yard
Maxcrete to solidify 60,000 yards of contaminated harbor sludge from the New Bedford Harbor.
The Maxcrete mixed the harbor sludge with a proprietary mix of reagents to create a solidifi ed
and encapsulated material. The resulting material was then used to cap a brownfi eld site
adjacent to the harbor.
JOB REPORTS: Maxcrete delivers barge concrete to Corps Job on Columbia River
The Dalles Dam is a hydroelectric dam spanning the Columbia River, two-miles (3 km) east of the city The Dalles, Oregon (it joins Wasco County, Oregon with Klickitat County, Washington).
The Dam has been the site of a recent U.S. Corps of Engineers project to improve survival rates of out-migrating young salmon that pass over the Dam spillway. The Dalles Dam spillway is the primary downstream passage route for migrating juvenile salmon travelling down the Columbia River.Researchers found in previous studies that theyoung salmon had low survival rates after passing through the spillway.
JOB REPORT: Agitors and Surgecrete advance rapid expansion of Panama Canal
General Contractor GUPC (Sacyr Vallehermoso/Impregilo/Jan de Nul/Constructora Urbana J.V.) selected Maxon Agitors and Surgecretes for use in the expansion of the Panama Canal, one of the largest civil project in recent history. GUPC will construct new lock chambers on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides (which will add a third lane to the canal). The new locks will accommodate the larger Post-Panamax containerships which are up to 2.5 times the size of vessels that could previously navigate the Canal
New Product Literature: Maxon Full Line Catalog
Many of the world’s major civil projects have used Maxon equipment to transport and place structural concrete, roller compacted concrete (RCC) or mass-aggregate concrete. Since the construction of The Grand Coulee Dam in the 1930’s, truck mounted Maxon concrete transporters have been used for large pour concrete projects including dams, powerhouses, nuclear power plants, airports, foundation mats, and many other projects requiring mass concrete pours. The Maxon Agitor offers contractors the ability to agitate and transport any concrete mix and feed concrete pumps, buckets, and conveyors or directly to grade.
New Product Additions: Maxon Surgecrete – Portable Surge Hopper
The Maxon SURGECRETE is available as a stationary or portable surge hopper designed to accept a full load of material including concrete, Roller Compacted Concrete,rock, sand or dirt from any haul truck quickly and easily, and meter the material to charge belt conveyors, buckets, or concrete pumps with controlled accuracy. The Maxon SURGECRETE allows trucks to quickly discharge their load, and maintain metered continuous flow to maximize your material delivery system.
New Product Additions: Maxon Techcrete – Mobile Concrete Mixer
The Maxon TECHCRETE The only truck-mounted mixer that produces concrete by weight, not volume, for improved quality assurance, reduced operating costs, and enhanced productivity, is the patent pending 10 cubic yard Maxon Techcrete. The first concrete mixer to offer a continuous component weighing system with load cells and Maxon’s exclusive onboard batch controls.
JOB REPORTS: Maxcrete mixes foam concrete for East Side Access Tunnel NY City
The East Side Access Project required a unique solution to redirecting the hard rock TBM at a critical intersection linking the Long Island Railroad Commuter Train Line tunnel to the tunnel leading to Grand Central Station. The Joint Venture of Dragados/Judlau turned to Maxon for a solution to mix and place foamed concrete on-site / below ground to temporarily fill the end of a previously bored tunnel so that the TBM could be relaunched in a new heading.
JOB REPORTS: Barge-mounted Maxcretes deliver concrete for 250 hour pour at Lake Mead
Lake Mead feeds over 90% of the fresh water to the Las Vegas, NV area. During an 11 year drought, water levels have dropped significantly, placing one of the two horizontal underwater intake shafts in danger of being above the water level. Impregilo/Healy JV was awarded the $800 million contract to construct a 20’ diameter – 3 mile long tunnel under Lake Mead including a new intake structure at the bottom of the lake. The JV turned to Maxon to supply barge mounted concrete placing equipment for the continuous 12 day pour to seat the new intake structure 375’ below the Lake Mead surface.
JOB REPORTS: Barge-mounted Agitors and Maxcrete place concrete for New Orleans Hurricane Storm Surge Barrier
At $14.6 billion dollars, the new New Orleans area Hurricane and Storm Risk Reduction System is the largest Corp of Engineers job ever constructed in the United States. The system is designed to eliminate flooding similar to what occured after Hurricane Katrina (100 year flood), and consists of constructing new or elevating over 350 miles of levees, floodwalls, surge bariers and navigable floodgates encircling the New Orleans area. Over 200 separate contracts were awarded to many of the nations largest civil contractors: Shaw, Traylor, Kiewit, Manson, Massman, Boh Bros and Weeks, to name just a few.
JOB REPORTS: Trio of Surgecretes utilized in repair of Tampa Reservoir
The C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir in Tampa, Florida first began operating in 2005. At 15.5 billion gallons the reservoir serves as an above-ground storage facility during the wet season. During the dry months, the reservoir is drawn down. Water is then sent to the regional treatment plant and distributed to 2.3 million people served by Tampa Bay Water. Soon after being constructed, large cracks began to form in the facility’s soil cement erosion control lining, eventually forming in over 70 percent of the interior face.