1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!
  2. ALL NEW MEMBERS READ THIS FIRST!! Thank you for joining Heavy Equipment Forums! If you are new to forums we communicate with "Threads", please search our threads to see if your topic may have already been answered and if not then click "Post New Thread" in the appropriate forum. This will allow all of our members to see your question and give you the best chance to be answered. After you've made a number of posts you will graduate to Full Member status where you'll see a few more privileges. Following these guidelines will help make this the best resource for heavy equipment on the net. Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy your stay!!

Looking to buy Paver

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

  1. pavving

    pavving Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Occupation:
    paving contractor
    Location:
    central north dokota
    same paver diffrent stickers i have both,a few minor changes like a big yellow coveron the motor,bomag baught gilcrest for a reason.the reason the gilcrest sceed wich is probably rhe best around,but leeboy's legend screed in is pretty nice' and as far gehl thats is a warmed over puckett, just my opinion after owning both!i am also originaly from mo,my mother lives in ble springs, i buy my eq from kc.
     
  2. CEwriter

    CEwriter Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Messages:
    391
    Occupation:
    journalist
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Good to know another Show-Me-stater on the board, pavving.

    If I can clarify, my point is that the BF6615 -- Bomag's first >20,000-pound paver -- is an all-Bomag design, and Hood says the new pavers coming in this generation are supposed to follow suit. Gilcrest didn't make a 20,000-pound paver, so the BF6615 is a completely new animal.

    Smaller Bomag pavers consistent with the Gilcrest line, as you say, continue to display their heritage, but Hood says that will change with the next introductions of machines.

    Best,

    Larry
     
  3. pavving

    pavving Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Occupation:
    paving contractor
    Location:
    central north dokota
    one bug to look out for on bomags larger pavers,not 813,after about 600 ton the machines have a automatic shut down when they start to heat up,[you have to add a backup cooling system i was told] i hav not fixed mine yet becase it only happens when the outside tem reaches about 100f,wich we don't see we are live now very often,my big machine is around 16000 lbs,i can't remember the number on it 4414 or something it has the live floor other than that glitch that happenend once i love the machine, and as far as the 813 it seems to br a great machine it is not a live floor but it lays a bueatiful mat! has anyone tried the terex 1200 asphalt rollers? i just baught one and haven't tried it out yet!the only reason i baught it it was brand new and got it for 13.500$
     
  4. StevenL

    StevenL Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    MAssachusetts
    I'm looking to sell 200o LeeboyL8500T Low deck PAver. 156 Hours. Asking for $23K FOB Massachusetts.
     
  5. A1mudpuppy

    A1mudpuppy New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Brooksville, FL
    Does anyone own a Bomag BF815 and if so how has it been , any problems? Looking at a Leeboy 8515 vs a Bomag BF815. The Bomag is 50k cheaper. but I know Leeboy has been around a while.
     
  6. pavving

    pavving Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Occupation:
    paving contractor
    Location:
    central north dokota
    bomag

    Honestly i have had leeboy machines in the past and they are good machines! But i now have a couple of new bomags and they are very good! If it was me buying a new machine this year i would save the 50k and go with the bomag i baught mine last year and i am very pleased with the bomag! But i dont want to see no one buy and be unhappy on my say so? For what its worth 50k bomag is all its cracked up to be! good luck....let us know what choice you made and how you liked it? Bomag had a few bugs at first and they seem to have worked them out? and they was not nothing big just minor mechanical problems that could happen to any machine like over heating and automation censors.The bomag lays a good mat and is easy to run in my opinion and 50 k is a free roller or something if you look at it that way?
     
  7. pavving

    pavving Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Occupation:
    paving contractor
    Location:
    central north dokota
    Bomag has kinda been around also but under the name of gilcrest but they have changed the machine for the better since bomag baught them out!
     
  8. StevenL

    StevenL Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    MAssachusetts
    I have a 2000 Leeboy l8500T Low deck with 2300 hrs. Godd working FOB MA
     
  9. pavving

    pavving Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Occupation:
    paving contractor
    Location:
    central north dokota
    bomag

    Leeboy may have a little better machine? It depends on who you ask...I dont think its worth the extra 50k when buying a bigger machine? It is hard to knock a leeboy! The big thing is if you have a service department close for wich ever machine is baught.Where i am at a warranty is worthless because its cheaper for me to buy a part than take it to the nearest dealer for either machine!
     
  10. CJLennon

    CJLennon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    62
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Check out www.rockanddirt.com

    Check out rockanddirt.com for used equipment. Lots of good deals, especially the way the economy is. Best of luck!
     
  11. buddy605

    buddy605 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    188
    Occupation:
    Engineering tech/ survey
    Location:
    halifax
  12. jtjurgensen

    jtjurgensen New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Spokane Valley Wa

    Hello,

    I have a Blaw Know 510 and Blaw Knox 5510 paver for sale.
     
  13. hardhatman

    hardhatman Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Location:
    Skowhegan Maine
    If you're looking into buying a larger 8 footer for a paver to do parking lots,driveways,roads, and highways,the CAT AP-655C or the AP655D would be a good match for those jobs.
     
  14. CEwriter

    CEwriter Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Messages:
    391
    Occupation:
    journalist
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
  15. hardhatman

    hardhatman Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Location:
    Skowhegan Maine
    Caterpillar will be coming out with the 8 foot wide pavers to add to the paver line very soon.The AP500E wheeled paver and the AP555E tracked paver.It will be launched at the World of Asphalt Show 2010 Feb 16-18.here's the link for it YouTube - Cat AP555E Paver
     
  16. CEwriter

    CEwriter Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Messages:
    391
    Occupation:
    journalist
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Yeah that's what I heard. I'm going to Cincinnati tomorrow morning and will be with the Cat Paving people on the show floor in the afternoon. Looking forward to having something to post.

    If you have any questions you'd like to ask specifically about Cat's 8-foot pavers or the 500E size, post em as soon as you can. I'll try to check my email before I go to the airport at about 9 am tomorrow (2/16).

    L
     
  17. andoman

    andoman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    236
    Location:
    midwest
    I went down there today, and I'd say I'm not impressed with the 500 series from cat (don't get me wrong they changed some things like the side mounted fan on the 655c) they are trending toward making taller and taller machines. The size of machine lends itself to local government and commercial jobs (and possibly residential contractors) and you get in some tight spaces (especially in commercial) that the height is not a helpful. I like the cat pavers, we run two 1055's and a 655c but the height on the newer models is getting to be a problem so much so that we specifically went down to look at the new dynapac paver. Dynapac is actually using the lower deck height as a sales point against CAT's machines, too bad the dynapac machine looks like it was put together by two year old children (our foreman spent about an hour showing the guy all the things we would easily break on the machine, one thing I specifically remember was the weak hinge designs on the access panels.) The dynapac design looks good but the implementation was poorly executed. That's our two cents on the newer machines, weather anyone at cat will listen or care I don't know. I've run 6 barber green's and now 5 caterpillars but if they keep going taller I think our next machines will be roadtecs.
     
  18. hardhatman

    hardhatman Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Location:
    Skowhegan Maine
    Caterpillar definitely makes the best asphalt pavers on the market.I have been quite a big fan of CAT branded asphalt pavers.
     
  19. andoman

    andoman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    236
    Location:
    midwest
    Don't get me wrong, so am I and I wouldn't complain if I did all open highway work but I put these machines into some crowded areas and the height issue has come into play a few times, especially with the 655.
     
  20. CEwriter

    CEwriter Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Messages:
    391
    Occupation:
    journalist
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Yeah I saw the AP500E today. Asked the product manager if it was sized to accommodate Tier 4 aftertreatment under the hood (because it was so tall). Apparently not, but no explanation for its altitude. Pretty amazing, given it's an 8-foot paver supposedly designed more for commercial paving than the 600 series.