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Athey Force Feed Loader.

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by LowBoy, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. bean

    bean Well-Known Member

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    We used one with conveyor that swiveled at the back for picking up a asphalt windrow it was slower then a BG-650 or Cedarapids MS-1 but it served its purpose for a while. Ours was a diesel.
     
  2. trkprts

    trkprts New Member

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    athey 721 D force feed

    i have a real nice 721d with only 1600 hours brand new belt and im asking 20000. i realize you may only want parts but this machine is really nice. thank you dale estes 1-217-520-3279
     
  3. Jerre Heyer

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    Well Tom and I found a good used Althey 7-11 unit and picked it up. If anyone knows of one of these sitting around for sale or parts please let us know. Honestly really only looking for the left and right side augers and the moldboard for the stockpile loading vs the wings shown on the one in the first pict. These are great little machines just need some TLC most times. Thanks Jerre
     
  4. ben46a

    ben46a Senior Member

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    Yeah this is a super old post I know, but some models do. They are essential to maintain consistency in a colder climates.
     
  5. mde3

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    Shurrlebuggy

    There is no way to re-heat the existing already hot asphalt (approx. 300 deg.). It may be that later units used heatstrips under the floor of the drag slat to warm it up, but that would only be to prevent material from sticking to the cold floor of the drag, but I am not sure that's even true.
     
  6. John C.

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    Around here they are called windrow loaders and the counties used to love them. About the only ones left are in eastern Washington. I don't know why.

    The machines that work asphalt around here are called shuttle buggies. The ones I've seen have a hopper and basically are used on large government jobs. Lately there has been a spec for buggies with mixing augers as well. I've seen one.

    I hate asphalt almost as much as I hate highway trucks so I never look real close at these.
     
  7. lj98

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    where can i buy a new set of chains and paddles for my Athey Loader?
     
  8. mde3

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    All Roadtec Shuttle Buggies have a mixing auger set up inside the Shuttlebuggy transfer hopper...since the days of the first units built by Barber Greene (subsequently acquired by astec/roadtec circa 1988). The spec for a re-mixing auger in the paver hopper was for the MTV units from Blaw Knox and Cedarapids...(now Bomag) as they do not have any on board mixing capabilities in the transfer units.
     
  9. mde3

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    PS...anybody got a good Athey 712 for sale? Must have the swivel conveyor set up...less than 2000 hours

    Mike Egan 570 424 1321
     
  10. mde3

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