SNEAK PEEK FROM OUR DIGITAL EDITION: Commercial Pavers Get on Track
| April 19, 2012 |
It’s a small group of mostly niche players that supplies commercial-class asphalt pavers to the North American construction market. But even with BOMAG’s recent decision to exit the paver business, the remaining players offer products with plenty of heft.
Although these machines may be working on pathways, parking lots and street patches, many of them offer highway-class paver features.
“We were the first in the commercial paving industry to introduce an electrically-heated screed,” says Brian Hall, territory manager with LeeBoy. “This gives our users a more environmentally-friendly solution at a cost savings over the life of the machine. Wide, slow-moving conveyor flights extend the time between replacements of those components, including the augers, which do not need to run when paving at narrow widths.
Segmented augers reduce the need to change augers if they are only partially worn.”