With the advent of the “little black box,” aka electronic control modules, there’s no question that heavy equipment moved into a new world of sophisticated technology. But while advances on most dirt machines focused on engine control, the designers of asphalt pavers, compactors and plants have been busy applying a broad range of technology, computer-based and otherwise, to every aspect of these machines and systems.
The end result is better mat quality, higher production rates and more profits. Here’s what’s new:
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