New Road Products: Power equipment, materials and supplies for the road market
The Bomag BF6615 self-propelled asphalt paver weighs in at more than 22,000 pounds and features a 99-horsepower Cummins water-cooled, turbocharged diesel engine. The engine’s Ecomode feature automatically lowering rpm’s during stops, which saves fuel and reduces noise. The new design, UNIMAT 2 full-width floating screed has a standard 8- to 15-foot paving width. The screed is electrically heated, eliminating the need to change propane bottles in the middle of a large project. Dual vibrators provide 2,500 vibrations per minute.
Roadtec highway class paver models are now available with an optional temperature-sensing bar. Developed by MOBA, the device measures the temperatures of the entire mat width in real time and records that data, along with the corresponding GPS coordinates. The paver operator is able to see the temperature information on a screen, and has the ability to control the paving process better by spotting potential problem spots and taking corrective action. The company offers 8- and 10-foot pavers in tire or rubber track versions.
Calder Brothers Corporation has announced the availability of thermostatic control, electric heat on the company’s high-end Silver-16 screed. The Mauldin 1750-C paver now offers two thermostatically-controlled heating options; propane or electric. By entering the “auto” mode at the start of the day, the screed is assured to be at the proper paving temperature when it is placed on the mat.
Terex Roadbuilding’s CR662RM RoadMix material transfer vehicle and paver features a variable-pitch in-hopper auger design that dramatically increases material throughput. Pitch spacing – transitioning from 10 inches in the front to 11 inches and then to 12 inches the rear – channels material to the rear of the machine for faster truck unloading. The auger can exceed 500 tons per hour and reblends 100 percent of the material to combat both material and thermal segregation.
The Vision Series of asphalt pavers from Vögele America included the 10-ft. tracked Vision 5200-2 with HR 500-1E screed, the 8-ft. tracked Vision 5100-2, 10-ft. wheeled Vision 5203-2, and 8-ft. wheeled Vision 5103-2. All the models provide forward and all-around visibility without turning. The operator’s stations also swing out from both edges of the machine.
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