Atlas Copco has upgraded and reintroduced its Dynapac road construction equipment line. Dynapac has been a pioneer in paving products since its inception in 1934, and as part of Atlas Copco it continues to lead the industry in innovation for compaction, paving and milling equipment.
The Atlas Copco Group acquired Dynapac in 2007. Since then, Atlas Copco has continued to invest in the Dynapac family with new products and technologies. Steve Cole, Dynapac business line manager, said Atlas Copco has focused on operator comfort, safety and visibility with each new Dynapac model.
“We like to say we look at things from where our customers are sitting,” he said. “That means we put ourselves in operators’ boots and develop solutions based on what will be safest and work best for them. The results are machines that are ergonomically aligned with users and allow them to be as productive as possible every single shift.”
Features that enhance visibility or operator comfort are incorporated into all Atlas Copco-Dynapac equipment, most notably in the latest pavers and rollers. On the F1000 series paver, for example, the low-profile deck and two, swing-out operator platforms give the operator the best visibility around the machine, and the controls feature system-grouped switches that minimize operator fatigue during long work shifts. The new soil rollers, including the CA1300 and CA1500, have superior gradability, which allows operators to comfortably travel backwards and forwards up steep inclines. Atlas Copco engineers are also wrapping up their latest advancements in intelligent compaction technology that will be revealed in March 2015 during World of Asphalt at booth 2514.
In addition to improved machines, dealers and customers will notice the iconic yellow of Atlas Copco has replaced Dynapac’s traditional red splashes on Atlas Copco-Dynapac equipment. Cole said, the decision to replace the red splash gives the Dynapac equipment a fresh look, and symbolizes Atlas Copco’s commitment to producing high-quality equipment and continuous improvements while delivering a high level of after-sale support.