TracStar® 900 Fusion Machine Improved

McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. has recently enhanced the fusion machine that revolutionized large diameter pipe fusion. The new TracStar 900 is now available with options. In 1997 McElroy unveiled the world’s first self-contained, self-propelled, all-terrain hydraulic fusion machine — the TracStar 500. The TracStar 900 soon followed and the mobility of the track system, removable jaw assembly and elimination of a third party generator are features that fusion technicians loved. As polyethylene gains acceptance in water, …

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HDPE Solves Earthquake Damage Problem In Washington State

Olympia, WA, is not the ideal setting for a major construction project. The city is located on the shores of South Puget Sound, with the rugged Olympic Mountains rising in the distance across Capital Lake and the dome of Washington State’s capitol soaring above the town. However, when an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Olympia and the greater Puget Sound on Feb. 28, 2001, a good portion of the city quickly became a …

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McElroyIntroduces New TracStar 618 Fusion Machine

McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. (MMI) has recently completed rigorous infield testing on the new TracStar No.618 fusion machine and are ready to unleash it on the ever-expanding world of large diameter polyethylene pipe. The new TracStar enters the market on the heals of the highly successful campaign of the TracStar No.28 and TracStar No.412. In 1997 MMI unveiled the world’s first self-contained, self-propelled, all-terrain hydraulic fusion machine — the TracStar 500. The TracStar 900 followed and …

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TracStar, Just What The Dr. Ordered

The TracStar is mimicking its name and is off to the races. McElroy Manufacturing Inc. is being challenged in the quest to keep up with the volume of demand for the TracStar No. 28 and No. 412. Since their launch, orders have been pouring in and MMI personnel have been pitching in to handle the magnitude of sales. About ten people from the engineering and tech services departments, as well as sales, have changed hats …

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