McElroy Creates Super 28 TracStar® Machine

TULSA, Okla. — The popular TracStar® 28 has a new ordering option for customers. Named the “Super 28,” the fusion machine pairs a 28 fusion machine carriage for fusing 2-inch IPS to 8-inch DIPS (63mm to 225mm) polyethylene pipe with a larger tracked chassis powered by diesel fuel. McElroy TracStar machines are self-contained, self-propelled, track-mounted vehicles that can handle grades up to 30 percent. The four-jaw fusion carriage of TracStar machines can be easily removed …

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PolyHorse helps contractor tackle cross-country fusions

Many people have heard of a cross-country foot race. A cross-country race is a timed event where competitors face different challenges over a fixed distance. The obstacles can range from weather to adverse terrain. The thrill of the race might be the obstacles awaiting the competitors at every turn. However, no one would blame a competitor for using a shortcut in the race, if it were legal and within the rules. Near Loudonville, Ohio, R&R …

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McElroy’s New Hydraulic Clamping Speeds Fusion Jobsites

TULSA, Okla. — One of the more popular features of McElroy large-diameter fusion machines is coming to several mid-range units. The recently introduced McElroy Hydraulic Clamping retrofit kits upgrade the clamping systems on Rolling and TracStar 412 machines, as well as Rolling and TracStar 618 machines. “Our middle-diameter machines were originally designed with manual cranking of the jaws’ clamp knobs that secure and hold the pipe for the fusion process,” said Chip McElroy, president and …

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HDPE Answer To Drought Crises

Ballinger, TX — Images of polyethylene pipe curving across the West Texas landscape while a massive ditcher carves a slice out of the parched earth might seem like just another construction story. In reality, however, the pipeline is part of a State of Emergency Relief Effort passed by the Governor of Texas to rescue the city of Ballinger from severe drought. A 14 mile, 10 inch, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline is under construction that …

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