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Cat ap555f vs Roadtec 175e

Discussion in 'Pavers' started by RoadMan1775, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. RoadMan1775

    RoadMan1775 Member

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    Hello, I'm part of a small company and we are looking at purchasing a new asphalt paver and have narrowed it down to the two. Any info or pros and cons of the two would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Vetech63

    Vetech63 Senior Member

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    Don't know anything about the Roadtec. A customer of mine has a 555E and the only issues it has had have been with the generator and the screed heating elements.
     
  3. laycobeau

    laycobeau Well-Known Member

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    Have found Roadtec support and parts department to be much better. and cheaper.
     
  4. cuttin edge

    cuttin edge Senior Member

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    We get great support from roadtec with our transfer vehicle, but no experience with their spreaders. Our owners stick with cedar rapids or terrex now for highway stuff and a leeboy for private.
     
  5. andoman

    andoman Well-Known Member

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    We have 3 - 1055’s, a 655, a 195e and a 175e. We were solid cat guys and drank the koolaid then we bought a Roadtec. Great machine, great parts department and the guardian system is awesome. Roadtec builds solid machines. DA385588-EB81-4DAE-832E-7EAF03AFA78E.jpeg
     
  6. Mechanically impaired

    Mechanically impaired New Member

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    The new f series cat pavers are a very nice machine I must say. The quick change heating element and screed plate system is much better than the road tec setup if u already have access to cat et and sis that's a huge asset to reducing down time.if you do not than the Guardian system is great....especially when they use it to find out they ran out of fuel.where I work we have cat and road tec machines and the road tec breaks alot but in my opinion it' a bit of a lemon they happen. Got a rx 900 grinder and it's awsome