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New Dynapac F1250CS paver can be operated remotely by one operator
Dynapac is offering wireless remote control for its new F1250CS tracked paver, allowing the paver to be operated by just one person, from the ground. The paver can work in narrow and confined spaces, with basic paving widths of 3.9 to 7.3 feet. And when working in those tight spaces, such as deep trenches, operators […]
August 24, 2020
Cat’s New Thermal Imaging Camera Debuts on AP1055F paver
For contractors who want to monitor asphalt temperatures in real time, Caterpillar has a new thermal imaging system. The system, which includes an infrared camera and Global Navigation Satellite System, can be retrofitted to Cat’s pavers for achieving optimal paving quality. Cat is rolling out the new Thermal Mapping on its rubber-tracked AP1055F paver, designed […]
August 13, 2020
Volvo CE to sell Blaw-Knox paver business to Gencor
The Orland, Florida-based Gencor plans to manufacture the pavers in Letterkenny Township, Pa., and sell them through Volvo CE dealerships, Pennsylvania.
July 31, 2020
LeeBoy’s new 8530, 8616D pavers come standard with heavy screed for compaction
LeeBoy has equipped its new tracked asphalt pavers, the 8530 and 8616D, with the 4,150-pound Legend HD Pro Screed for greater compaction and strength for large jobs. The new pavers are designed for parking lots, driveways, municipal work, subdivisions, and state and county roads. They feature a wide, slow conveyor that moves material from the […]
July 16, 2020
Reimagining the Screed: Brothers invent new screed system that achieves denser asphalt mats
Contractors report seeing higher density readings behind the screed with wave-textured, instead of flat, screed plates.
July 15, 2020
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Mauldin launches new 760 paver with electrically heated screed
Mauldin based the platform of its new 760 gravity-fed paver on its 690 model but with some differences. For one, the Freedom Screed that comes with the paver is electrically heated. A 12-kilowatt mounted generator delivers heat through six heating elements. The screed’s temperature can be controlled from a new 5-inch screen on the dash […]
July 13, 2020
New BOMAG CR 820 pavers offer sliding seats, consoles
BOMAG overhauled the operator platform on its new tracked CR 820 T paver. It features the company’s Sideview in which both seat and console can swivel out together at four different angles to view the paver side and screed end gates. Through the platform grate, operators can see the screed’s spreading augers. BOMAG upgraded the […]
July 9, 2020
Volvo gives new P5110B, P5170B pavers fuel-efficient engines
Volvo Construction Equipment designed its new P5110B tracked and P5170B wheeled pavers for heavy commercial and light highway work. The 20-ton pavers are powered by Volvo’s D6 173-horsepower Tier 4 Final engine, which is also used in the manufacturer’s L60H to L90H wheel loaders. Volvo says it designed the engine for fuel efficiency, with the […]
July 6, 2020
The 2020 Buyer’s Guide for Asphalt Pavers and Compactors
Equipment World’s 2020 Buyer’s Guide for Asphalt Pavers and Compactors offers an in-depth look at the latest paving equipment to hit the market.
July 1, 2020
Dynapac combines SD2500CS paver with high-compaction screed to reduce need for rollers
At this year's ConExpo, Dynapac debuted its SD2500CS asphalt paver combined with new tamper, high-compaction electric screeds. Details here on Equipment World.
June 9, 2020
Wirtgen debuts machines for all new paving train at World of Concrete 2020
Wirtgen introduced its SP124i slipform paver, WPS 62i placer/spreader and TCM 180i self-propelled texture/curing machine at World of Concrete 2020. The company displayed the new machines as part of a simulated inset concrete paving train at its booth at the show. Wirtgen also put on a live demonstration of its AutoPilot 2.0, a three-dimensional control system […]
February 19, 2020
What contractors should look for when buying a concrete slipform paver
Contractors in the market for a concrete slipform paver with a 20- to 53-foot maximum width have a lot to consider beyond how much it’s going to set them back financially. “Far too often contractors ask only the price of the machine,” says Stephen Bullock, president of Power Curbers Companies. “Total cost of ownership – which […]
January 21, 2020
BOMAG BF 200 small construction paver can pave widths from 1.3 to 11.2 feet
BOMAG’s new BF 200 small paver is narrow enough to fit in the cut of a 4-foot cold planer on mill-and-fill tasks on road rehabilitation projects. It can also pave cart paths. Paving widths range from 3.6 to 6.6 feet. With manual screed extensions, the width can be extended to 11.2 feet, and reduction skids […]
January 13, 2020
New Power Curbers 5700-D curb-gutter paver makes it easier to go stringless
Power Curbers will roll out the next generation of its most popular curb and gutter concrete slipform paver in January, with an eye toward making it easier for contractors to go to stringless 3D paving. The new Power Curber 5700-D, which replaces the 5700-C, will come ready to be quickly connected to any of the […]
November 25, 2019
Stringline or stringless? Manufacturers of curb and gutter pavers let operators decide
When it comes to curb and gutter concrete slipform pavers, one word tends to crop up. “It’s very unusual to go into a sales call and walk out without having spoken about ‘stringless,’” says Wade Bowman, Wirtgen product manager for concrete slipform paving. “Even if the contractor doesn’t think he’s ready for it quite yet, […]
August 5, 2019
Dynapac upgrades commercial paver series with new engines, screeds, controls
Dynapac has released the second generation of its commercial class pavers, with upgraded engines, controls and screeds. The three models in the new lineup are the FC1700C, FC1400 II and FC1300 II. FC1700C The FC1700C replaces the FC1600C and is equipped with a larger, 120-horsepower Tier 4 Final Cummins engine. It is designed to […]
July 31, 2019
BOMAG intros 10-foot pavers with dual swingout stations for better visibility
The new pavers were designed for quieter operation in interstate and state highways, airports, heavy industrial and large commercial projects. More here.
July 15, 2019
Roadtec: New RP-250e wheeled paver achieves pushing power of tracks
The new RP-250e comes with the same features as other Roadtec pavers but also includes a 250-horsepower engine and large diamond-tread. More on Equipment World.
June 12, 2019
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Concrete Paver Market Heats Up as Contractors Turn to Roadbuilding
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