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europian pavers

Discussion in 'Pavers' started by stevinmonteur, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. stevinmonteur

    stevinmonteur Active Member

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    heymans

    some pics I got from Heymans, NL
    there are some parts they don't want to be published :):)
     

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    Squizzy246B Administrator

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    Marco, fantastic pictures as always.:notworthy
     
  3. lars

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    I know a few answered parts of the question already, but as I understand it shuttle buggies remix asphalt in addition to keeping a constant stream of movement. The remixing eliminates the cool parts of the truckload and gets a more consistent load into the paver. Having a hot, consistent mix ensures greater compaction and eliminates dead spots were cool asphalt went down and didn't adhere to the base or other asphalt.

    Shuttle buggies are on a lot of DOT jobs where there are strict specifications on compaction and temperature. Terex/Cedarapids has a paver that mixes in the hopper, but does not seem as popular as a Roadtec shuttle buggy around here.
     
  4. lars

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    Nice pics, Stevin. Since you seem to be our resident expert on European pavers, can you tell us some of the differences between European pavers and their American counterparts? It seems that some of the machines across the pond are a lot bigger. The biggest ABG can go wider than 50 ft while most American machines go 25-30 ft max. Are there any other major differences between machines?
     
  5. Bellboy

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    Ya, me too.

    We mos dump straight into the paver. We don't know what shuttle buggies are.
     
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  6. Bellboy

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    Most of our equipment is pretty old, but still works fine. But seeing that red 'mack, makes me remember that they used a similar thing to prepare this country for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Down in Durban, they made a lane for buses, and other public transport vehicles. it sounds as though it is working, but not sure for how long though. As for the Gautrain... lots of cat equipment though. Would like to get a slice of that pie!
     
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    I was wondering how does your paving mat last in europe especially in northern climates. What mix is used and type of quality control. Here our paving is not lasting that long and I was wondering was it the superpave or the shallow lifts.
     
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    nice pictures guys
     
  9. powerjoke

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    I know alot has commented on the red asphalt but i didnt see an question or answer on how they make the asphalt red?

    Pj
     
  10. The Tackman

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    Let's see any pictures of Distributor trucks from Europe.
     
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    Great video, keep them coming!
     
  13. Aussie Leroy

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    Fantastic video's good to see how you guys pave and mill cheers Leroy
     
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    It's really neat to see but man does that seam like a lot of cost and wasted material changing from color to color.
     
  15. JimBruce42

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    Just to add to that, the Shuttle buggies remix with a special three angle auger at the bottom of the hopper. It gives a more consistant remixing of material and temperatures than the hopper inserts. It also keeps the paver moving, because you never have to stop to wait for a truck to back up to the paver and it takes away that "bump" that someone else mentioned. I think they say it reduces the number of trucks required too, but I'm not sure about how cause it seems like it only holds about a truck load worth.

    There are many DOT jobs where I think the contract requires using the shuttlebuggies. I believe Blaw-knox used to have the hopper mixers as well.


    Cool photos btw. Never seen anyone around here make such a wide pass with just one paver though. Don't you have to worry about the material at the edges not being as uniform?
     
  16. mobiscreen

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    hot in hot paving

    dynapac hot in hot paver
     

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    top view hoppers, front screed is electrical heated, second screed is gas heated
     

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    hot in hot paving

    mobile feeder
     

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    slope paving

    strabach paving in belgium
     

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    vogele 3000

    vogele 3000 with 16 ? mtr screed
     

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