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Looking to buy Paver

Discussion in 'Pavers' started by KMSEXC, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. KMSEXC

    KMSEXC Well-Known Member

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    Hey paver experts looking to buy paver i have good experience with asphalt , but not with make the right choice in buying , looking to pave driveways and parking lots what brands and what size should i be looking at Thanks KMSEXC
     
  2. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack Senior Member

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    company i worked at had a leeboy 8500 low deck . nice machine not to big for the common driveway but big enough for parking lots and neighborhood roads, i think it opens up to 13ft. right after i quit they got a new 8515, we were doing alot of parking lots and roads last year. most companys in my area have leeboys, i see your in ct, the dealer is in hooksett nh so parts aren't that bad to get. i don't know what else your lookin for for information:beatsme
     
  3. Steve Frazier

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    The paving company I worked for had 2 Blaw Knox pavers, one small one for driveways and a large one for roads and parking lots. They put down a lot of tonnage with no breakdowns that I can remember.
     
  4. CEwriter

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    Depending on parking-lot size, you might be looking for a commercial-class paver (<19,000 lbs). Here's a roundup of what's available in that class [http://www.constructionequipment.com/article/CA6311686.html?industryid=23401].

    Story focuses on higher-end technology available in this category for high-production paving. Most of the manufacturers mentioned here offer economical, smaller machines too.

    Best,

    Larry
     
  5. NPCA

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    There are may brands in this class. Bomag, Lee-Boy (as mentioned-probably the biggest seller) Voegel now has a smaller machine but still in the "largest of the small" class. Puckett Brothers, Mauldin, Gehl, and several others have smaller pavers suitable for small paving projects including parking lots (not malls).

    Different people prefer different brands, many will be on display at the National Pavement Expo the end of this month and they have courses for pavers in their seminar program (first time they have had an "asphalt track" of seminars)

    In the small to mid-size market it's about what is small enough to maneuver on the smallest jobs you plan to do and large enough for the biggest with the features you want (and a dealer and/or parts/service nearby)
     
  6. KMSEXC

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    Thanks Larry
     
  7. KMSEXC

    KMSEXC Well-Known Member

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    Greatly Appreciated

    Thanks Fellows For replys I alway learn from them
     
  8. ZX850

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    My family does a lot of commercial and industrial paving and we have placed two Lee Boy 8500's in our fleet for smaller work and love them (easier to manuever and haul than an AP650 or AP 1050. They have a lot to offer and lay a very nice mat. I have heard that their new electric screed is unbelieveable and does an excellent job at keeping the screed an even temp (something that previous electric screeds could not do)....just my two cents but I have to say that if you are looking for a small machine lee boy has done an excellent job at placing their product with a "paving knowledgeable" dealership netowork that is responsive. Furthermore, Lee Boy is manufactured in the SE US and parts availability is great.
     
  9. DirtHauler

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    Here in the NW LeeBoy is the paver of choise for the smaller companies. I do not know if its because we have great support from the local dealer or that they are just that much better machines. I really do not know much about them, just reporting what I see most around here for smaller paving machines.
     
  10. Pave_A_lot

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    Go with a leeboy, you wont be sorry. We run a LB 7000 great for driveways and parking lots we also run a bomag 4410 we've had lots of problems with the auger system on this paver, lays a tight mat but its "jumpy"
     
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    Welcome to Heavy Equipment Forums Pave A lot! :drinkup
     
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    Check out craigslist,seems like I saw one in WTBY for cheap.Ron G
     
  13. KMSEXC

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    Look in the ct listings for wtby.
     
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    what ever you do donot buy a blaw knox pf4410 they will self destruct after 1500 hours. i have ran tomany of them. they dont have a manuel clutch (for cold weather) and the driveline (ptoshaft) going to the final drive box for the pumps ,the ujoints willdetonate
     
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    Depending on the volume you wish to put down should determine the size.....just watch going to bulky or big because it could create a lot of unfavorable situations with certain bases.
    In my 16 years of paving they no longer make my machine of choice for a mid-size tire and I find alot of the new tired pavers to be way to bulky for smaller work. Best advice would be to go to so kind of track machine.
    I ran a 813 Gilcrest (which is now Bomag) and had tons of problems with the screed being to light; crown constantly needed reset and extention troubles. Unless Bomag made great changes to the screed I would be leary of them.
     
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    I would say go for a Vogele, several DAF CF 85.430 Rigid tippers and Hamm rollers. Well, that is my dream team anyway...
     
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    bomag baught gilcrest they probably have the best screed around right now,then i would have to say leeboy stay away from gehl i tried one it was the closest thing to junk i ever used!
     
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    2008 bomag 813 for sale

    i baught two brand new bomags this year i have a 2008 bomag 813 used only about a week i paid 60k will sell for 42k it's a great machine perfect for parking lots and driveways 8 to 13 ft still a new machine i have a total of three and just don't have the work for three machines it weighs around 14k and lays a real nice matt,i wish i could keep it but there is no point in it sitting not making$ email sawyrch@aol.com
     
  20. CEwriter

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    All-Bomag Bomags

    John Hood, Bomag product manager for pavers and milling machines (a Missouri homeboy who came to Bomag with the Gilcrest acquisition), says the BF6615 introduced at Conexpo (check out the video walk-around) is the first all-Bomag-designed Bomag paver out of the old Gilcrest works. He told me the latest generation of Bomag pavers represent a complete shift to Bomag designs. Not sure what that means exactly for the screed used on the paver size you are interested in, but the BF6615's screed was not warmed-over Gilcrest.

    Hope that helps.