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Tracks vs Tires on Asphalt pavers

Discussion in 'Pavers' started by Jeffksf, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. paving greg

    paving greg New Member

    Jan 22, 2013
    Dunbar WV
    Tracks on pavers are good on new construction jobs. We run predomiatly rubber tire machines in WV especially since most interstate work requires a material transfer device you arent puching trucks. the rubber tires are more mobile and less expensive to maintain. if you need the extra push go with front wheel assit. it will save you money in the long run
  2. Browne

    Browne Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Diesel Fitter/Mechanic
    wheeled pavers don't tear up the underlay as much as a tracked machine they also seem to travel faster...
  3. ingedata

    ingedata New Member

    Jun 16, 2014
    antananarivo madagascar
  4. Jfarris

    Jfarris Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Rubber Tire- Good in subdivions & small parking areas where you're making a lot of pulls. Work well for overlays and highway paving also. Will get stuck pretty easily under certain conditions if your not careful.

    Tracks- Good for mountain paving. You can pave either up or downhill (I know first hand with a Blaw Knox 5510,4410). Great for overlays, paving over petromat fabric, paving over soft sub grades (winter conditions). Can be used in small areas (I know first hand with above listed machines), but do need to be careful with turning and tearing up sub grade. Getting stuck is obsolete....as long as your careful.

    Back in 1999, we put down right around 10,500 tons of asphalt in a 10 hr day with a Blaw Knox 5510/Lincoln 660H pickup machine. We still hold the record for most tonnage put down in a single day.