Roads & Bridges Magazine Honors Vacall, Gradall Models

January 16, 2018

Gradall and Vacall machines receive 2017 Contractor's Choice Awards

New Philadelphia, OH — Vacall All-Sweep models and Gradall XL 4300 III excavators, designed and manufactured by Gradall Industries in New Philadelphia, Ohio, have received 2017 Contractor’s Choice Awards from Roads & Bridges magazine.

The awards were given in 42 categories as a result of balloting by contractors and industry material producers who evaluate construction equipment machines currently available.

Vacall’s AllSweep models, receiving a Roads and Bridges Bronze Award, have the greatest air flow capacity when compared with all vacuum machines designed to clean up runways, parking lots, event venues, highway millings and streets. Independent testing showed AllSweep’s centrifugal and blower system produces a maximum airflow of 31,000 CFM, thanks to a unique design by Gradall Industries.

Among the AllSweep’s other advantages is the industry’s widest sweep path and a single-engine design, which eliminates overall cost, service, fuel consumption and emissions associated with dual-engine sweepers. The broad sweep width capability—actually, wider than the width of the chassis—can make shorter work of big jobs using a single or dual sweep system to collect litter, stones, asphalt millings and debris. Another operator efficiency advantage is a new position memory feature to raise and then restore nozzle height when encountering curbs, speed bumps and other obstacles.

AllSweep models also come equipped with catch basin cleaner hoses, adding to the versatility of the machines. When not in use, the high-power vacuum hose, boom and tubes store compactly against the tailgate.

Recipient of a Silver Award in the Specialty Excavator category, the XL 4300 III excavator is exceptionally versatile as well as mobile. With a rubber tire undercarriage and four-wheel-drive, XL 4300 III excavators can be driven on paved surfaces without damaging the pavement, plus they are equally mobile off-road on dirt.

Unlike other excavators in the same class, the XL 4300 III models are distinguished by a design that enables them to pick and carry big loads around jobsites, working at the front, rear or either side of the machine without the need for outriggers. The XL 4300 III features Gradall’s famous telescoping boom, which can work on low-overhead jobs under bridges and trees – locations where conventional excavators with knuckle booms cannot fit.

Because the entire boom tilts, the XL 4300 III does not lose any power on high-productivity jobs like mass excavation, trenching, spreading rip-rap, demolition and pavement removal. The tilting boom also is able to place buckets, grapples, hammers and other attachments in the exact position required, and precisely place highway barriers without unnecessary swing.

Roads & Bridges magazine is one of the leading magazines covering the transportation construction and maintenance marketplace in North America.

To learn more about the Vacall AllExcavate models, call 800-382-8302 or visit www.vacallindustries.com to find an authorized distributor.

Vacall products, wholly owned by the Alamo Group, are designed, built and supported by Gradall Industries, Inc., with processes that meet ISO 9001-2008 standards. Gradall is known worldwide for productive, versatile equipment for governments and contractors.

Gradall Industries, Inc., may be contacted at 330-339-2211, or by mail to 406 Mill Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. Online, visit www.gradall.com.

Alamo Group, Inc.: For 40 years, we've been a world leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture. Our products include tractor and truck mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, excavators, street sweepers, vacuum trucks, snow removal equipment, pothole patchers, agricultural attachments and related aftermarket parts and services. We currently produce and assemble products in 16 principal facilities worldwide. Our products are sold through Alamo Group's marketing organizations and our extensive independent worldwide dealer networks under various trademarks and trade names. These include Alamo Industrial, Tiger, Schwarze, Gradall, Vacall, Nite-Hawk, Henke Manufacturing, Schulte, Rhino, M & W, SMC, Herschel, Valu-Bilt, Bomford, Spearhead, McConnel, Twose, SMA, Forges Gorce, Faucheux, Rousseau, Rivard, and others. Alamo Group went public in 1993 and since 1995 has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ALG. Visit our website at www.alamo-group.com.